Steamboat briefs: Hayden Library to close for Memorial Day

Hayden Public Library will be closed Saturday through May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. The library and re-open May 26. Registration for Summer Reading also begins May 26. 

Cuginos will host free Friends and Family Night

The new owners of Cugino’s, John and Sharon Gamradt, are hosting a free Friends and Family Night on Thursday. They will be offering a Chef’s Choice family-style dining experience featuring their new menu for a monetary donation of the diner’s choice.  There will be seatings at 4:30, 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m. on a first-come first-served basis. All donations will be given to two local families with members who are battling cancer — The Scherff-Zamora and Nerney families.  

Middle school carnival scheduled for May 28-31

The Spring into Summer Carnival fundraiser for the Steamboat Springs Middle School will roll into the Meadows Parking Lot with a colorful collection of rides, games and festive food May 28 and remain until May 31. Advance unlimited rides tickets are currently on sale for $20 at Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools, Steamboat Springs Middle School, All That and Off the Beaten Path bookstore. Unlimited rides tickets at the gate are $30. Carnival hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Moonhill Schoolhouse plans covered dish supper, dance

The Moonhill Schoolhouse covered dish supper and dance will begin again at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and will be held the fourth Saturday of every month. Those who plan to attend are asked to bring their own beverage and covered dish. Water, coffee and soft drinks will be provided. Group dances will be taught and there will be instructors for two step and cowboy cha cha on hand. For more information, call 970-879-1036 or check out the Moonhill Schoolhouse’s Facebook page at

Bestselling author slated to appear at local bookstore

Award-winning, internationally bestselling author John Vaillant will make an appearance at Off the Beaten Path bookstore at 6 p.m. May 27 to discuss his novel, “The Jaquar’s Children, which focuses on individual experiences from the U.S.-Mexico border.

Told with incredible detail and suspense, “The Jaguar’s Children” unwinds a survival story that takes issues of global importance and makes them immediate, urgent and undeniably human. Vaillant’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Atlantic, National Geographic and Outside, among other magazines. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Financial help available to have pets spayed, neutered

Spay/neuter financial assistance is available to Routt County resident dogs and cats through the Routt County Humane Society. Shots are also available on the day of the appointment for $10 each. Co-pays range from $5 to $70 for qualifying applicants, and an $80 coupon is offered to all other residents. Local veterinarians participate in the program. To make a spay or neuter appointment online visit

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