Steamboat briefs: Depot Arts Center hosts watercolor workshop Saturday |

Steamboat briefs: Depot Arts Center hosts watercolor workshop Saturday

A one-day Introduction to Watercolor Painting workshop for beginners will be offered Saturday at the Depot Arts Center. The instructor is Mary Levingston.

The cost is $75, and registration is required through the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. Supply kits are available for purchase and must be pre-ordered if needed.

For more information, call the SSAC at 970-879-9008 or visit

Steamboat to hold 3rd meeting on Bear River Park

The city of Steamboat Springs, in collaboration with the National Parks Service and Oxbow Design Collaborative, is working to update the Bear River Park Master Plan and has hosted a series of open houses to present information regarding the project and solicit public feedback.

The third public meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Citizens Hall, 124 10th St., in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Commission work session.

Oxbow Design Collaborate and the National Parks Service will present the next round of conceptual plans for Bear River Park, based on feedback received at the first two community meetings and the public information at Those interested reviewing the plans and providing feedback are encouraged to attend. Following this meeting, the plan will be submitted to the Steamboat Springs City Council for review and approval.

The goal of this planning effort is to create a viable, financially feasible master plan for the site and to guide the next phase of improvements to the park. This plan is an update to the 2004 park master plan and will incorporate the most efficient, sustainable and desirable uses of the park space, through extensive community participation.

The various comments regarding what the park should be, as well as the available land and features of the park, will be weighed equally with the number of responses favoring specific amenities. The end result will be a park consistently used by a diverse array of park users and is supported and stewarded by the community.

Area students named to Fort Lewis College Dean’s List

Three Steamboat Springs students were named to Fort Lewis College’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester. These students took at least 15 credits of gradable hours and achieved a 3.60 or higher grade point average. They include the following.

■ Nicole Fry, majoring in athletic training

■ Ryan Walker, majoring in engineering

■ Tyler Scott, majoring in business administration.

Free parenting session, panel, dinner set for Tuesday

First Impressions of Routt County will host a free dinner and parenting session for parents of children age birth to 8 from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Soda Creek Elementary School, 220 Park Ave.

Attendees are invited to bring their questions for the panel, which will include Dr. Josh Welch, of Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association; Sophie Berkley, LLPC, of Growing Potential Now, LLC; and Tami Havener, director of Discovery Learning Center.

Dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m., and the panel discussion will follow from 6 to 7:30.

Free childcare will be provided.

Attendees are asked to RSVP no later than Monday, May 23, at 970-870-5270 or and include the number of adults and children who will be attending.

This is a zero-waste event, and attendees are asked to bring their own water bottles.

VNA hosts grief support group bimonthly in Hayden

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a grief education and support group from 4 to 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at The Haven Community Center in Hayden, 300 S. Shelton Lane. The group is open to anyone coping with the loss of a friend or a loved one. Call 970-846-8319 for more information or to RSVP.

LiftUp in need of personal items for local food bank

LiftUp of Routt County is in need of personal items for its food bank. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, dish and laundry soap and razors are currently in short supply. Donations can be dropped off at the LiftUp offices, 2125 Curve Court.

Hayden Public Library conducts community survey

Hayden Public Library is conducting a community survey it hopes will help the library better serve the public.

The survey can be found at various locations around Hayden or at the library’s website,

All survey respondents will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire.

For more information, call 970-276-3777.

Hayden Congregational Church distributes free food

Hayden Congregational Church Food Bank distributes free food to those in need.

For more information, call the church at 970-276-3510 or Pastor Jane at 970-757-0000, email or stop by the church, 202 E. Jefferson, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

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