Steamboat briefs: Hayden set to spray for mosquitoes Wednesday |

Steamboat briefs: Hayden set to spray for mosquitoes Wednesday

The town of Hayden will conduct an aerial spraying for mosquitoes during the evening hours Wednesday or the earliest evening thereafter, weather permitting. A more exact date and time cannot be established because spraying is contingent upon wind and weather conditions. Call Hayden Town Hall at 970-276-3741 for more information.

Emerald Mountain School announces its honor roll

Emerald Mountain School in Steamboat Springs has announced its 2014-15 second semester middle school honor roll. Students who earned a spot on the list are Erik Belshaw, Miles Borden, Ellie Brown, Finn Dresen, Christopher Faunce, Eva Hermacinski, Bennett Jones, Aliyah Reimer, Macayla Scheidt, Ella Stroock, Tinsley Wilkinson, Canden Wilkinson and Delaney Ziegman.

New Soroco Preschool is now enrolling students

The new Soroco Preschool in Yampa is now enrolling students, according to director Tamara Bereznak. The licensed large group center is open year-round and serves 2 1/2- to 5-year-olds. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tuition assistance is available. To enroll or for more information, call 970-638-1065.

Hayden’s Reader of the Week is Andrew Pagan, 9

Hayden Public Library announced its first Reader of the Week in the library’s annual summer reading program for 2015. Andrew Pagan, 9, was chosen as last week’s winner.

Andrew has a brother, Paul, 7, and two sisters, Natalie, 13, and Kiana, 11. He lives with his grandparents, Penny and Joe Coons, and dad, Craig Pagan. The family also has two black labs, Molly and Bella, a teacup Yorkie, Qudy, and cats Haven and Puppy.

Andrew moved to Hayden from Denver two years ago and enjoys playing with his friend Ryley from school. Andrew’s favorite color is purple, and he enjoys eating steak. His favorite movie is “Wild Hogs” and favorite book is “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss. In his free time, Andrew enjoys riding his bike and playing Wii. Andrew played football last school year and enjoys doing multiplication. He would like to play running back for the Broncos when he grows up.

Andrew is looking forward to going camping this summer with his uncle. He was happy when he won Reader of the Week. He also had won a round of bingo, so it was his lucky week. Andrew chose “ants on a log” for next week’s cooking demonstration.

Third annual Senior Law Day set for 9 a.m. Friday

The third annual Northwest Colorado Senior Law Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. The event is hosted by Routt County Council on Aging.

Senior Law Day is an event with informative seminars for seniors, adult children, friends and caregivers of seniors. The following topics will be covered by a variety of local professionals: Social Security strategies; fitness, diet, nutrition and living with diabetes; long-term care insurance; estate planning; and dissolution of a prolonged marriage.

The event is free, and registration will be at the door at the time of the event. The first 20 participants will receive a free copy of the 2015 Colorado Senior Law Day Handbook.

Contact Kris Ford at 970-871-4858 or for more information.

Forest Service accepting proposals to protect areas

The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting Forest Legacy Program proposals from Colorado landowners.

The program authorizes the USDA Forest Service or the CSFS to purchase permanent conservation easements on private forestlands to prevent those lands from being converted to non-forest uses.

The application deadline is 4 p.m. July 24 for federal fiscal year 2017 funding. Proposals must be submitted by mail.

The purpose of the Colorado Forest Legacy Program is to protect environmentally important private forest areas that are threatened by conversion to non-forest uses. The program provides an opportunity for private landowners to retain ownership and management of their land, while receiving compensation for unrealized development rights.

The Colorado State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee will evaluate proposals and recommend to the state forester those proposals that have sufficient merit to forward to the USDA Forest Service. Forwarded proposals will then compete at a regional level; those selected at the regional level will compete nationally for funding.

For additional information or to obtain an application packet, call Naomi Marcus at 970-491-6303. Applications also are available online at

Life-change events may qualify for health insurance

Have you had any of the following life-change events in the last month? If so, you may qualify for health insurance coverage through Connect for Health Colorado outside of the open enrollment period.

■ Marriage, birth, adoption and placement for foster care.

■ Your insurance plan or Medicaid coverage was canceled or ended.

■ You changed jobs and lost your employer-sponsored insurance.

■ You gained citizenship or immigration status.

■ You experienced a change in incarceration status.

■ You moved to Colorado.

For more information or to meet with a health coverage guide, call 970-871-7664 in Moffat County or 970-871-7638 in Routt County.

Volunteers needed for summer reading program

The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs is looking for volunteers to help with its summer reading program. Listen to kids read for 45 minutes from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. with a flexible schedule. The club is also looking for a terrarium for a turtle. To volunteer or to donate, call Bonnie at 970-871-3160.

BookTrails adds two new camps to summer offerings

Due to high demand, BookTrails has added two new camps to their Reading on Ranches 2015 camp season. Lego Camp will be held from July 20 to 24 and another session of Camp Splash will be offered July 27 to 31. Lego Camp is all about building. Students will read a building-related book and learn how different animals build their habitats in nature. Sign up at or call 855-426-6587 with questions.

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