Steamboat briefs: Emily Tracy set to meet with local voters March 26 |

Steamboat briefs: Emily Tracy set to meet with local voters March 26

Emily Tracy, Democratic candidate for Colorado Senate District 8, is traveling the district in March to attend County Democratic assemblies.

The northwest Colorado District extends from Breckenridge north to Wyoming and west to Utah. Tracy will be at Coal Ridge High School today, speaking to delegates at Garfield County’s Democratic Assembly.

She will travel to GranbyTuesday, March 15 to meet with Grand County Democrats at Middle Park High School. The rest of March will see her in Rangely on Sunday, March 20 for Rio Blanco’s assembly, Summit County on Wednesday, March 23, and both Jackson and Routt counties on Saturday, March 26.

“It will be great to reconnect with voters all over Senate District 8,” Tracy said in a news release. “Our senate district is one of the most beautiful areas of Colorado and is filled with a wonderful, diverse electorate dedicated to making their communities stronger and their families successful.”

Tracy will attend six of the seven county assemblies.

“I’ll be talking about some of the issues critical to our part of the state — water, transportation, agriculture, our rural economy and the values that are the backbone of rural Colorado,” Tracy said in the release.

Beginning ice fishing clinic offered at Steamboat Lake

Steamboat Lake State Park Marina will host a free beginners ice fishing clinic from 10 a.m. to noon today. Kids and people of all ages are invited to attend and learn the basics of ice fishing. 

All gear and instruction will be supplied. Participants must have a current park pass, and a valid fishing license is required for anyone 16 or older. Passes and licenses will be available at the Visitor Center. There is no additional cost for the program.

Teen council applications for 2016-17 accepted

The Steamboat Springs Teen Council is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. The all-teen organization works to “give teens a voice in our community.” Teen Council members have the opportunity to learn leadership and team-building skills while helping guide community decisions that affect teens.

Students currently in eighth through 11th grades are encouraged to apply.

The application process consists of several short questions and a letter of recommendation. In addition, applicants may be called to do an in-person interview after school Tuesday, April 26.

Applications are due Wednesday, April 13.

To download an application, visit

For more information, contact Teen Programs Specialist Lauren Lastrina at or 970-871-7056.

Submit proposals for median landscape maintenance

The city of Steamboat Springs is soliciting proposals from qualified contractors to provide landscape maintenance and horticulture services in 18 medians and streetscapes and two traffic roundabouts throughout the city of Steamboat Springs.

A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 at the Parks and Recreation Building, 245 Howelsen Parkway. All contractors planning to submit a proposal must be represented at the meeting. Proposals must be submitted to city offices, 137 10th Street, P.O. Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, Attn: Shelly St. Pierre, no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. The city reserves the right to reject any and all bids and proposals and enter into a contract or issue a purchase order which, in its opinion, best serves the needs of the Steamboat and its residents.

Nonprofit to offer diabetes screenings March 22

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will recognize Diabetes Alert! Day with free drop-in diabetes screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell Street.

Screenings help gauge risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and include a blood glucose test, cholesterol panel, blood pressure, body mass index and personalized education.

For more information, call 970-819-9577. Information about diabetes prevention can be found at

STEM summer program comes to Strawberry Park

Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program, is coming to Strawberry Park Elementary the week of June 13.

For students entering first through sixth grade, Camp Invention is a weeklong adventure that offers hands-on problem solving using science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

Camp Invention provides an opportunity for inventive young minds to exercise their creativity and use their imagination in ways they don’t normally get to in the classroom. Program participants do not realize they are learning and developing new skills as they build prototypes, take things apart and explore different types of technology.

“We are thrilled to offer Camp Invention to our students for the fourth year,” said Alice Opperman, director of curriculum for Emerson Public Schools, in a news release. “The hands-on curriculum helps to further insert curiosity into a child’s everyday lifestyle. As the need for skilled STEM professionals increases, we believe we are setting our students up for success by offering programs like Camp Invention.”

For more information on camp programming, visit

Local programs are facilitated and taught by educators who reside and teach in the community. Camp Invention serves more than 94,000 students every year through nearly 1,400 camps across the nation. For additional information or to find the nearest location for registration, visit

Identity theft, Internet safety seminar today

The Colorado Bureau of Investigations will hold a free, informative seminar about identity theft from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave. Security breaches are on the rise at retailers and identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the country, according to the CBI. RSVP for the free seminar by calling 1-800-228-9876. The event is co-sponsored by Donna Mae Hoots, Colorado Group Realty and Financially Speaking Inc. 

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