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Steamboat briefs: Board of education meets Monday, will honor educators

The Steamboat Springs Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Steamboat Springs High School, 45 E. Maple St. The board will honor retiring staff and the district’s educators of the year at the beginning of the meeting.

Register for Independence Day parade by June 12

Registration is now open for the Steamboat Springs July Fourth Parade. The theme for the 2015 parade is “Blazes of Glory — Fireworks and Freedom,” and Steamboat community groups and businesses are encouraged to create a float for the event. The application deadline is June 12. Email maren@steamboatchamber.com for more information.

Deadline to return business climate surveys extended

Businesses that received business climate surveys from Routt County now have until Wednesday to return them. Routt County distributed more than 500 surveys to businesses throughout the county in order to gather input on the county’s business climate and issues that should be addressed in economic and community development efforts by economic development organizations and cities and towns within the county. The survey and follow-up analysis and recommendations are funded through technical and grant assistance administered by the State Department of Local Affairs, in partnership with the Steamboat Springs Economic Development Council. Results will be presented later this summer. Email Economic Development Director Jane Blackstone at jane@steamboatchamber.com for more information.



Volunteers needed for summer reading program

The Boys and Girls Club of Steamboat Springs is looking for volunteers to help with its summer reading program. Listen to kids read for 45 minutes from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. with a flexible schedule. The club is also looking for a terrarium for a turtle. To volunteer or to donate, call Bonnie at 970-871-3160.

Coffee and a Newspaper is 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday

The Steamboat Pilot & Today will be hosting its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the newspaper office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Members of the newspaper staff — including Publisher Suzanne Schlicht, Editor Lisa Schlichtman and Assistant Editor Jim Patterson— will be on hand to answer questions. Coffee and pastries from Mountain Brew will be provided.



Chamber seeks volunteers for marathon this weekend

The Steamboat Chamber is seeking volunteers for the Steamboat Marathon from Friday through Sunday. Assist with packet pick-up Friday and Saturday this weekend. Help to congratulate runners as they finish the marathon, half-marathon and 10K. All volunteers receive a free volunteer T-shirt and lunch. Visit steamboatchamber.com/volunteer to sign up.

Applications for LIFT-UP meal program accepted

LIFT-UP is accepting applications for the Rocket Pack, a program designed to ensure children have healthy meals during the summer when school lunches are not available. For more information, call 970-870-8804 or visit liftuprc.org/emergency-assistance-food-bank/.

BookTrails adds two new camps to summer offerings

Due to high demand, BookTrails has added two new camps to their Reading on Ranches 2015 camp season. Lego Camp will be held from July 20 to July 24 and another session of Camp Splash will be offered from July 27 to July 31. Lego Camp is all about building. Students will read a building-related book and learn how different animals build their habitats in nature. Campers can expect to learn how to build survival shelters, hike to look for signs of habitats and, of course, play with Legos. Sign up at mybooktrails.org or call 855-426-6587 with questions.

Gardening workshops for kids offered this month

Four gardening workshops for third- through fifth-graders will be offered this summer at the Yampa River Botanic Park. The workshops, taught by CSU Master Gardeners, are sponsored by Routt County CSU Master Gardeners, Yampa River Botanic Park and the 4-H Youth Development Program. Workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 13, June 27, July 11 and Aug. 15. There will be a $10 materials fee for each workshop. Participants may find more information or sign up for one or more sessions at the CSU Routt County Extension Office or by visiting rcextension.colostate.edu and clicking on the link under “Events.”

Supplies available to local art educators at Depot

Local arts educators now have access to recycled or donated art supplies through the new Create Space program at the Steamboat Springs Arts Council at The Art Depot. For more information, email info@steamboatarts.org, call 970-879-9008 or visit steamboatarts.org.

Oak Creek to host cattledog association national finals

The National Cattledog Association will hold its 2015 National Finals from June 10 to 14 at Flying Diamond Ranch, 30110 County Road 131 in Oak Creek. NCA will offer a series of clinics during the event. Local ranchers are welcome to bring their own working dogs for an opportunity to work with one of the handlers and a few cattle. Clinics are being offered at 5:15 p.m. June 11, 2 p.m. June 12, 1 p.m. June 13 and 11 a.m. June 14. Specialty kids clinics, during which children can learn the basics of dog obedience and how the handlers train their dogs, are also planned. Kids clinics are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. June 12 and 11 a.m. June 13. Also on June 13, there will be a demonstration session on how to use a dog whistle following the clinic. Cost is $10 per day or $30 for the week for adults. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free. Visit nationalcattledog.com for more information.

Food bank in Hayden to distribute food as needed

The Hayden Community Food Bank will distribute food on an as-needed basis. Call Theresa Stivers at 970-276-2507.


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