Steamboat briefs: Hayden School Board hosts master plan open house |

Steamboat briefs: Hayden School Board hosts master plan open house

The Hayden School District Board of Education will host a facilities master plan community open house from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Hayden Valley Elementary cafeteria. Community members are invited to drop in and provide input about the Hayden School District master plan.

Say Boo to Flu clinics slated for today, Oct. 26

Northwest Colorado Health will host Say Boo to the Flu clinics from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at South Routt Elementary School and 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Northwest Colorado Health in Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Flu shots will be available for all ages. Children will receive a new book when they get their flu shot. Bring Medicaid, CHP+ or other insurance card. Low-cost options are available for individuals who don’t have insurance. Cash and checks will be accepted. A full schedule of flu clinics is available at Flu shots also are available by appointment by calling 970-879-1632.

Rancher honored with Stanley L. Larson Award

Lewis Kemry, who was born in 1920 and died in 2014, was honored posthumously as the 2016 recipient of the Tread of Pioneers Museum’s Stanley L. Larson Award. Kemry was committed to ranching, youth and his community, and he held a variety of leaderships positions with the Routt County Stock Growers Association, American Legion, Steamboat Springs Cemetery Board and Steamboat Springs School Board.

Born on a ranch near Steamboat, Kemry returned to ranching in the local area after his service in the Rainbow Division of World War II. He developed a Hereford cattle herd that brought him national recognition. Throughout his life, he would open up his Elk River Ranch to 4-H and FFA members, offering his knowledge and advice that continues to keep our rural western heritage alive.   

Partners in need of male volunteer role models

Partners in Routt County is looking for a few good men to come alongside boys in the community who are in need of positive adult role models and exposure to new interests and activities. Volunteers are matched one-to-one with a youth, and the two meet each week for a year. Partners provide training, support, resources and monthly group activities. Call Clarice at 970-879-6141, ext. 306, or visit for more information.

Registration open for Learn to Skate program

Learn to Skate Session II registration is open at, and classes are held weekly from 4 to 4:25 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Oct. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 1. The sessions run for seven weeks. Classes are open to age 2 1/2 and older for both beginner and advanced skaters. Email for more information. 

Yampa Valley Gives helps inspire area giving Dec. 6

Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, Dec. 6. The annual statewide movement, which celebrates and increases philanthropy through online giving, has brought over $900,000 to more than 50 local nonprofits in the last two years.

In partnership with Yampa Valley Community Foundation and as a ColoradoGives Regional Champion, Yampa Valley Gives serves as the platform for donors to learn about and donate to participating nonprofits in Routt and Moffat counties. This year, YVG is covering credit card processing fees on Colorado Gives Day, so 100 percent of every donation will go directly to local nonprofits.

Yampa Valley Gives is encouraging people to #GiveTogether on Dec. 6 at Sponsorship opportunities are still available to support YVG and make a difference in our community. Contact for more information.

Registration open for Steamboat Nordic Camp

Steamboat Nordic Camp organizers announced the annual cross country ski camp will be held Dec. 10 and 11. The camp is hosted by Lake Catamount Touring Center, Ski Haus and Steamboat Ski Touring Center.

In its 14th year of operation, the camp caters to cross country ski enthusiast of all levels including new skiers learning technique to seasoned skiers looking to get a jump on training for the season. 

The camp includes top-level coaches, excellent student-to-coach ratio, video analysis, new equipment available to demo, a wax clinic by SWIX and Toko, lunches, happy hour and prize drawings.

Visit for more information or to register.

Community Ag Alliance accepts local food orders

Buy local food and products online at, then click on “Shop the CAA Marketplace” tab.

Locally grown fresh produce, meat, eggs, jelly, sauces, granola and more are available.

Order online from noon Monday through noon Thursday. Orders may be picked up Friday afternoons at CAA offices in downtown Steamboat Springs.

For more information, call 970-879-4370.

Hayden Congregational Church distributes 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, or stop by the church, 202 E. Jefferson, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

County commissioners have meeting call-in line

Routt County commissioners have established a call-in line enabling people to listen in live to public meetings held in the Commissioners Hearing Room at the Routt County Courthouse in Steamboat Springs. People are invited to listen to the meetings, but there is no capability to take public comment. The call-in number is 970-870-5499.

Free, confidential Medicare help available

The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado has established a new local office to provide free, confidential counseling to anyone with questions about Medicare.

The office is located at 3001 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite E, and the local phone number is 970-819-6401.

The office is available by appointment.

For more information, contact Betsy Packer at 970-819-6401 or

Residents encouraged to renew licenses online

Colorado residents who renew their driver’s licenses or identification cards online will now receive a newly designed card.

Renewing online allows customers to avoid visiting a Department of Motor Vehicle office. It also offers individuals the opportunity to update their current physical and mailing addresses.

Individuals may renew their driver’s license up to two consecutive times online. The most recent photo on file with the DMV is used when renewing online.

Last year, only 29 percent of eligible residents took advantage of the online renewal option. Individuals are encouraged to renew online for their convenience.

Colorado unveiled the new driver’s license and identification card at three pilot offices in March. All driver license offices across the state are issuing the new design.

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