Steamboat briefs: Habitat for Humanity to change volunteer schedule |

Steamboat briefs: Habitat for Humanity to change volunteer schedule

Routt County Habitat for Humanity is changing its weekday volunteer day to Friday. Weekend workdays will continue to take place on Saturdays, as well. Half-day shifts and full-day shifts are available; lunch is included for those who work a full day. Crews are setting windows Friday and wrapping the duplex with Tyvek starting Saturday. For more information, visit and register online, where you’ll find a lot of answers to basic questions. Most days there are jobs for both unskilled and skilled workers. You must be at least 16 to volunteer. There still is approximately $20,000 to raise to complete the duplex project in west Steamboat.

Local Victoria Lavington graduates DU cum laude

Victoria Lavington, a 2008 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, graduated cum laude from the University of Denver last weekend with degrees in Russian and International studies.

Elk River Road northbound traffic detoured this week

Northbound traffic on Elk River Road from U.S. Highway 40 will be detoured to Downhill Drive starting this week to accommodate the replacement of an existing water line. Detours will be in place through September. Access to all businesses will be provided. Email Lyn Halliday at for more information.

Registration now is open for all school-age camps

Registration is open for all Steamboat Springs school-age summer camp programs. The cost is $36 per day. Registration materials are available at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department, 245 Howelsen Parkway, and at

The city is continuing the Art, Socialization, Sports, Education and Teamwork programs this summer. Weeklong camp topics include horseback riding, rock climbing, archery and fishing, kayaking and Lego vehicle engineering. ASSET camps are for children entering third through sixth grades. The Lego camp is open to first- through sixth-graders.

All daily summer camp programs operate from 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Aug. 17. The Rocky Mountain Adventure Club, for children entering fourth through sixth grades, meets at the Igloo at Howelsen; the Steamboat Explorer’s Club, for children entering second and third grades, and Incredible Steamboat Sneakers, for children 5 and older entering kindergarten or first grade, meet at Soda Creek Elementary School.

The city also is offering a before and after care program for children enrolled in Camp Invention through Friday.

Library’s reading program ongoing through Aug. 24

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s summer reading program, “Dream Big,” runs through Aug. 24.

Children ages 5 to 10 can pick up a summer reading program map at the Kids’ Desk to get started earning prizes. Daily trivia questions offer chances to win tickets to the Alpine slide, Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo, Strings Music Festival and more.

Youths older than 10 have a chance to win prizes through the Teen Trivia program.

New this year is the Wee Readers Edition for children as old as 4. Pick up a Wee Readers incentive map at the Kids’ Desk.

For more information, call 970-879-0240, ext. 313, or visit

South Routt free summer reading program ongoing

Registration is open for the Yampa and Oak Creek public libraries’ Dream Big — Read! free summer reading programs. The Yampa program begins Tuesday, and the Oak Creek program begins Wednesday with programs, prize drawing, story hours, a reading club and more. Activities may include programs on stargazing and moon lore, dreams and wishes, space exploration and nocturnal animals. For more information, call the Yampa Library at 970-638-4654, the Oak Creek Library at 970-736-8371 or visit

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