Steamboat briefs: Award-winning filmmaker’s movie set to screen at library
Steamboat Springs — Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “Yosemite,” a film by award-winning filmmaker Oliver Goetzl from the 2016 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 in Library Hall. Yosemite National Park is a place of superlatives where you can find sheer granite cliffs 900 meters high and giant sequoias well more than 1,000 years old. Beneath these towering heights live animals that make Yosemite their home: from bobcats to black bears to coyotes and golden eagles. Follow Yosemite’s inhabitants throughout the seasons in a unique portrait of this legendary park. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Steamboat woman earns masters degree from WGU
Susan Engle, of Steamboat Springs, has received her master of science in nursing education degree from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah. Engle was one of 3,103 students to earn a graduate degree at commencement ceremonies July 16.
Hayden Library to be closed for Labor Day weekend
Hayden Public Library will be closed Sept. 2 through Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. The library will reopen for normal business hours on Sept. 6.
Learn to Skate registration open to kids age 2, older
Learn to Skate classes at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Sept. 13 at the Howelsen Ice Arena. The class is open to age 2 and older. Register online at steamboatsprings.net/ice or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preschool story hour in South Routt to begin next week
Story hour will begin in the South Routt Library District the week of Labor Day for preschoolers age 2 to 5. The event will be held at the Yampa Library, 116 Main St., from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and at the Oak Creek Library, 227 Dodge Ave., from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Includes a snack and craft.
City reminds users about basic, proper trail etiquette
The city of Steamboat Springs Parks & Community Services Department reminds all trail users of some basic trail etiquette.
■ Use authorized trails only.
■ Stay on the existing single track of the trails. Walking on the sides of muddy trails creates trail widening, braiding and other negative impacts.
■ Stay off wet and muddy trails to minimize damage. If mud is sticking to your shoes, tires or animals, it is too muddy.
■ Educate yourself and your friends. Friends don’t let friends use muddy trails.
Steamboat Springs has limited resources for trail maintenance. These resources are stretched even thinner, when they are needed to address the negative impacts of users not following trail etiquette.
Visit steamboatspring.net for up-to-date trail closures and help prevent resource damage by respecting closures that remain in effect.
Area yellow fever vaccine remains in short supply
The yellow fever vaccine, recommended or required for travel to some international destinations, is in short supply. Anyone planning travel to a yellow fever risk area should contact the travel clinic at Northwest Colorado Health to verify the vaccine is available. If possible, travelers should do this at least five weeks before departure. Call 970-871-7336 for more information. A list of all Colorado clinics providing the yellow fever vaccine is available at colorado.gov/cdphe/international-travel.
LiftUp seeks food bank, store, donation center volunteers
LiftUp of Routt County is seeking volunteers to work in the organization’s donation center, food bank and thrift store. Duties include sorting donations, stocking shelves, greeting the public and pricing merchandise. Benefits include bonus bucks to spend in the thrift store. To volunteer or for more information, call Jackie at 970-870-0727.
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