Steamboat briefs: Cattledog finals set to start for June 10 in Oak Creek |

Steamboat briefs: Cattledog finals set to start for June 10 in Oak Creek

The National Cattledog Association will hold its 2015 National Finals June 10 through 14 at Flying Diamond Ranch, 30110 County Road 131 in Oak Creek. 

Come for food and fun, and enjoy watching the most talented working dogs in the nation.

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, in 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 Saturday, 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.

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Steamboat Golf Club to host beginning clinic

A beginning golf clinic is being offered at Steamboat Golf Club at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, June 4, June 5 and June 11. Cost is $165. To sign up, call 970-879-4295.

Emerald Mountain School offers summer classes

Emerald Mountain School is now enrolling students for Summer Inspiration programs. Classes are open to all students in the Steamboat Springs community.

Programs include:

■ Instructor Dave Marrs will offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays from June 15 to Aug. 10 for students entering second through fourth grades and from 5 to 6 p.m. for students entering fifth through eighth grades. Cost is $200.

■ In Focus, a creative writing class inspired by students’ own photography, will be taught by Kim Schulz from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesdays from June 24 to July 29 for students entering fourth through eighth grades. Cost is $150.

■ The Stock Market Game will be taught by Emerald’s Head of School Sharon Mensing. Students will invest an imaginary $100,000 while learning investment strategies and how to buy and sell stock. Classes for students entering fourth through eighth grades will meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from July 1 to 22. Cost is $80.

All classes will be held at Emerald Mountain School, 818 Oak St. Registration forms are available online at Call 970-879-8081 for more information.

Program delivers food boxes to low-income seniors

Commodities Supplemental Food Program boxes are designed to supplement the diets of low-income seniors 60 and older. The boxes, distributed monthly by LIFT-UP of Routt County to area seniors, contain a variety of nonperishable food items and cheese. If you or someone you know may benefit from this program, call the LIFT-UP Food Bank at 970-870-8804 for more information.

Photo contest added to upcoming crane festival

The Yampa Valley Crane Festival is adding a photo contest to its event offerings this year. Photographers are invited to enter photos of sandhill cranes and/or sandhill crane habitat in the Yampa Valley. Entrants should not submit images that involve willful harassment of wildlife or damage to the environment or trespassing on private property is prohibited.

Submitted photos must be taken in the Yampa Valley between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 15. All submissions must be sent by email to no later than Aug. 15. Three submissions per person are allowed. Each photo must be accompanied by photographer’s name, age, phone number, location of photo, date photo was taken and an optional title for the photograph.

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Yampa Valley Crane Festival, which will be held Sept. 10 to 14 in Steamboat Springs and Hayden. for more information about the fourth annual festival.

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