Steamboat briefs: City to email survey for feedback on Howelsen |

Steamboat briefs: City to email survey for feedback on Howelsen

The Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department has been working with planning and survey firm Lose and Associates to put together a public survey that will be emailed out to a random sampling in the city of Steamboat Springs this week.

The survey asks for feedback on different uses and desires at Howelsen Park and suggestions for ways to fund any improvements. The survey is short and feedback from users and other city residents is essential to help the city plan for the park now and into the future.

Residents are asked to fill out their surveys as soon as possible and to check spam or junk email folders to see if the survey may have been filtered. For more information, call the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department at 970-879-4300.

Library presents talk by author Peter Heller on Monday

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a community talk by Peter Heller, best-selling author of “The Dog Stars,” about his new novel titled “The Painter,” a suspenseful novel about an artist trying to outrun his past. Heller is a contributing editor at Outside magazine, Men’s Journal and National Geographic Adventure as well as a regular contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including “The Whale Warriors” and “Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet’s Tsangpo River.” The free talk starts at 7 p.m. Monday in Library Hall, and books will be for sale and the author will sign after the program. For more information, visit

Alcohol Responsibility Training class held Monday

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host its Alcohol Responsibility Training class from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

This class is an accepted certification for alcohol responsibility training for servers, distributors and sellers of alcoholic beverages in Steamboat Springs and Routt County and now is accepted by the state of Colorado. The class costs $35.

Grand Futures is a nonprofit organization and fees collected from this class go directly to our programs and activities that promote healthy lifestyles for youths. Registration is mandatory by emailing

2nd payment of property taxes due Monday to county

Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn is reminding residents that the second payment of property taxes is due Monday. The treasurer’s office will be open until 5 p.m. Monday. Checks can be made out to Routt County Treasurer. The treasurer’s mailing address is P.O. Box 770907, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Taxpayers also can access their accounts by visiting the website at Under “Your Government,” click on “Departments” and then “Treasurer.” Click on “property tax search,” agree with statement and enter the account number, address, name or parcel number.

For more information, call 970-870-5555.

Community Grant letters of intent are due Monday

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for 2014 Community Grants.

Nonprofit applicants from Routt and Moffat counties are welcome to apply and should submit a letter of intent by Monday through the website at With questions, email or call 970-879-8632.

Colorado Hay Directory listing deadline is Monday

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting listings for the 2014 Colorado Hay Directory. This annual publication, celebrating its 28th anniversary, markets Colorado hay to buyers.

“The directory continues to be a valuable resource for livestock owners from Colorado as well as across the nation,” said Wendy White, a marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “It is also an important marketing tool for Colorado’s hay producers.” 

The listing fee is $25, and the deadline is Monday. Forms are available at Colorado State University Extension offices or by contacting the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

This free directory will be available in August through CSU Extension offices and various livestock associations in the state as well as at agricultural events such as the Colorado State Fair, National Western Stock Show and the Colorado Farm Show. The directory also can be found online at   

Additionally, the directory includes listings for companies that offer hay-related products or services. Advertising opportunities are also available at $50 for a half-page ad or $90 for a full-page ad.

For more information or to receive a Colorado Hay Directory listing form, call the Markets Division at 303-869-9175, email or visit

Yoga in the Botanic Park starts 1st day of summer

Yoga in the Botanic Park returns for another Summer on the Green. Beginning the first day of summer, June 21, yoga will be offered from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 23. These are all level classes, so whether you’re new to yoga or have an established practice, all are welcome.

New this year is meditation from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursdays. These will be gently guided meditations beginning with some stretching and breathing exercises. Meditation has been proven to lower stress and the illnesses that are related to stress, such as high blood pressure and inflammation, which can lower the immune system’s effectiveness.

Steamboat Yoga instructors Patty Zimmer and Mandy Leonhardt will teach throughout the summer.

Complimentary snacks will be provided, and a yoga mat or towel and some water are recommended. A sweater or wrap for meditation would be a good idea, as well. Sunscreen is recommended. A suggested donation of $10 helps support the Botanic Park. Classes may be canceled because of park events and/or rain. Contact Patty at 970-846-5608 or with questions.  

Sign-up open for city’s summer camp programs

The city of Steamboat Springs’ summer camp registration is open for all school-age programs.

The daily rate for summer camp is $40 per day.

■ The ASSET Camps will continue this summer. These one-week-long camps teach a specific skill set and include horseback riding, rock climbing, kayaking, archery and theater. All ASSET Camps are for kids entering third to sixth grades. Space is limited. We are offering a special before and after care program for kids who are enrolled in Camp Invention this week, and swim lessons through Old Town Hot Springs are available this week, as well. All daily summer camp programs will operate through Aug. 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

■ The Mini-Sprouts preschool program for potty-trained 3- to 5-year-olds will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 24 to Aug. 7, and activities will include swim lessons, library story-time and nature rangers.

■ New this year are Teen Adventure Treks. On select Fridays in the summer, kids entering seventh to ninth grades can participate in trips that will include rock climbing, Silverthorne Recreation Center, Craig wave pool, hiking Hahn’s Peak and more.

Registration materials for all programs can be picked up at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office at 245 Howelsen Parkway or online registration is available through the website

Service Learning Corps accepting applications

The Service Learning Corps is accepting applications for 2014 for students going into sixth through ninth grades.

The Service Learning Corps, which is operated by Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, is a community service program for Routt County youths. The program provides education on citizenship, volunteerism and self-development. Youths complete service projects that benefit nonprofits in a crew-based format.  

Session dates are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays:

■ Session 1: June 16 through 26

■ Session 2: June 30 to July 10

■ Session 3: July 14 to 24

■ Session 4: July 28 to Aug. 7

■ Session 5: Aug. 11 to 21

Visit the RMYC website for more information or to apply at

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