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Steamboat briefs: Flower barrels, baskets to be distributed on Tuesday

Flower barrels and baskets will be distributed to downtown businesses Tuesday.

Volunteers are needed to help hang the flower baskets at 5 a.m. Tuesday. Those who are interested in helping should call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800.

Those who still would like to order a flower barrel should call Deb Aragon at 970-879-1756 before Tuesday. The cost is $115.

Hayden School District phones temporarily out

Phone service for Hayden School District will be unavailable from noon Monday through Tuesday evening during an upgrade of the phone system, according to a news release. The school's business office will be available during the outage at 970-326-8791.

The new phone system hardware supports features including enhanced conferencing and two-way video communications. Financing for the upgrade was provided by the Hayden School District, and the upgrade was performed by Information Systems Consulting, of Englewood, according to the release.

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LIFT-UP Thrift Store set to reopen at 10 a.m. Monday

LIFT-UP of Routt County's Community Thrift Store will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday after being closed during remodeling. The LIFT-UP Donation Center will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Call 970-870-0727 or visit for more information.

Meeting for cancer coach volunteers is Monday evening

An informational meeting for those who would like to volunteer as cancer coaches is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the second-floor meeting room at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave. Cancer survivors are needed to share their experiences to help current cancer patients. The volunteer coaches will share what has helped them through the side effects of cancer treatment. For more information, call Ken Farmer at 970-846-4717.

Soroco's Slowey chosen for summer teacher institute

Patrick Slowey, a teacher at Soroco High School, has been selected to participate in the Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute later this month at the Library of Congress, according to a news release.

Each year, a group of K-12 educators attends one of five teacher institutes in Washington, D.C. During the five-day program, participants work with experts to learn effective practices for using primary sources, original documents and objects in the classroom while exploring digitized historical artifacts and documents available on the library's website,

Bud Werner broadcasting '13 TED Global conference

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a broadcast of the complete 2013 TED Global conference Tuesday through Friday as it happens in Edinburgh, Scotland. The free viewings will take place in Library Hall. Following is the schedule:

■ Tuesday

Noon to 1:45 p.m. Moments of Truth

5 to 6:45 p.m. Those Flying Things

7 to 8:45 p.m. Exquisite Enigmatic U.S.

■ Wednesday

10 to 11:30 a.m. Money Talks

Noon to 1:45 p.m. Listening To Nature

5 to 6:45 p.m. World On Its Head

7 to 8:45 p.m. Regeneration

■ Thursday

Noon to 1:45 p.m. State of the Nations

2:30 to 4:15 p.m. Forces of Change

5 to 6:45 p.m. Imagined Beauty

■ Friday

10 to 11:30 a.m. Tech Impact

Noon to 1:15 p.m. All Together Now

The speaker lineup can be found at

Upcoming Steamboat Girls Lacrosse clinic schedule

■ 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday for rising third- through fifth-graders. The cost is $6 per session or $15 for the week.

■ 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 17 to 20 for rising sixth- through ninth-graders. The cost is $8 per session or $20 for the week.

■ 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays from June 24 to July 29 for rising fourth-graders through adults. The drop-in skills and scrimmages clinic is free.

Attendees should bring equipment if they have it, but sticks and limited eye guards will be available to borrow. No experience is necessary. All the clinics take place on the turf field at Steamboat Springs High School. For more information, contact Betsy Frick at 970-819-8354 or

Hepatitis A outbreak may be linked to frozen berries

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration to investigate an outbreak of hepatitis A thought to be associated with frozen berry and pomegranate mix purchased in Colorado from Costco stores, according to a news release from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.

Townsend Farms has issued a voluntary recall of its Organic Antioxidant Blend 3-pound bag with UPC 0 78414 404448. This blend includes cherries, blueberries, pomegranate seeds, raspberries and strawberries. The state health department is asking people to check their freezers and dispose of the product if it is found.

If you have eaten any Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend frozen berry and pomegranate mix during the past 14 days, contact your medical provider or the VNA at 970-879-1632 in Steamboat Springs and 970-824-8233 in Craig for an immunization.

For more information, go to or call 1-877-462-2911.

Registration still open for youth soccer in Hayden

Registration remains open for soccer for youths ages 5 to 14 in Hayden. Call 970-846-9083 for more information.

Steamboat graduate Jenna Peters named to dean's list

Jenna Peters, a 2011 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, was named to the dean's list at the University of Portland. Students need at least a 3.5 GPA to be eligible for the dean's list. Peters is a sophomore and is studying nursing.

Dig into Reading program registration due this week

Dig into Reading, the summer reading program at the South Routt libraries in Yampa and Oak Creek, gets started in June.

The theme includes program about dinosaurs, construction vehicles, animals that live underground, Ancient Egypt, caves, rocks and more. The summer program is open to those in preschool through young adults, and includes prizes, story hours and a reading club.

Registration for the free reading program is due Tuesday at Yampa Public Library and Wednesday at the Oak Creek Public Library. For more information, call the Yampa library at 970-638-4654 or the Oak Creek library at 970-736-8371.

Volunteer for the National Cattledog Association Finals

Volunteers are needed for the National Cattledog Association Finals on Saturday and Sunday as well as Savor Steamboat on Saturday.

Volunteers at the Cattledog event will receive entrance into the event and a meal ticket. Those who would like to participate can bring their dogs to a pair of free clinics at 3 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

Savor Steamboat shifts are two hours in the afternoon, and volunteers get a free combo ticket to the event with a barbecue cookoff and drink competition. 

Those who are interested can call Misto Productions at 970-871-4775.