Steamboat briefs: Beall Trail open for summer on Emerald Mountain |

Steamboat briefs: Beall Trail open for summer on Emerald Mountain

— The Beall Trail on Emerald Mountain is open. The Bureau of Land Management coordinated with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to remove the closure that was in place to protect wintering wildlife. The gate on Cow Creek Road is unlocked. Repairs to the vandalized vault toilet on Cow Creek Road are ongoing so the toilet remains unavailable for use.

Emerald City Opera seeks youth singers for production

Emerald City Opera is seeking youth singers age 7 to 15, for its Aug. 12 and 13 production of Tobias Picker’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox.”

Auditions will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 22 at St. Paul’s Old Stone Church.

Those interested must complete an audition application.

For more information and an audition application, visit

LiftUp announces temporary closure at donation center

The LiftUp Donation Center will be closed June 22 through July 5 while the organization prepares for the store’s expansion. The center will reopen at 10 a.m. July 6.

Mountain Madness races to benefit NW Colorado Health

The Mountain Madness half-marathon and 10K run/walk will be held July 2. Proceeds from the event, hosted by the Steamboat Springs Running Series, will benefit health and wellness programs at Northwest Colorado Health, formerly Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Parking lot, 245 Howelsen Pkwy. Entries are $25 to $40 and include post-race food, prizes for winners and a raffle entry. Walkers are welcome in the 10K. Pre-registration is available at

Tyler Downs named Hayden Library’s Reader of the Week

Tyler Downs, 9, has been selected as Reader of the Week for Hayden Public Library’s summer reading program. Tyler is the son of Kimberly and Bobby Downs, and he has two sisters, Kaylee, 5, and Aubrey, 7. The family has lived in Hayden for four months. Tyler has two cats, Mars and Caw, and when he grows up, he said he wants to be a billionaire.

Tyler’s favorite color is blue, and his favorite food is lox and bagels. His friends are Cooper and Timmy, and in his free time, he enjoys playing with a tablet. He enjoys soccer and coming to the library. His favorite TV show is “Duck Dynasty,” and his favorite movies are “Zootopia” and “Avatar.” He loves to read “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” by Jeff Kinney. Tyler and his sisters are homeschooled, and his favorite subject is math.

When asked what advice he would give other kids about reading, Tyler said, “Read a lot, have fun and read good books.”

Presentation to reach out to grieving fathers

Author Kelly Farley will discuss his book “Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back Again” at 7 p.m. June 29 at Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive. The event is an opportunity for fathers grieving the loss of a child to find support and share stories with other parents experiencing similar loss. RSVP to Jo Anne Grace at 970-871-7629. Email Kelly Farley at for more information.

Downtown pollinator garden tour scheduled for June 28

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s February Beekeeping Talking Green event was so popular, the organization is continuing the bee theme for its annual garden tour.

On June 28, the Pollinator Garden Tour will feature downtown gardens bees love. Participants will visit the gardens of Karen Vail, Grace Holt and Jackie Grimaldi and have the opportunity to get advice from these passionate and experienced gardeners, as well as local beekeepers.

Registration for the tour is $15 and includes hors d’oeuvres by Skull Creek Greek. For more information and to register online, visit

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