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Steamboat briefs: Hayden to consider body cameras for officers

Hayden to consider body cameras for officers

The Hayden Town Council on Thursday will consider purchasing body cameras to be worn by the town’s police officers.

Town staff members will deliver their reports beginning at 7 p.m. The regular meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.



The town budgeted to purchase the cameras this year. Similar cameras have been rolled out nationwide and by the Steamboat Springs Police Department.

“During this same time, increased public awareness and unfortunate incidents in other states has raised the belief that these tools can assist in reducing some of the more negative contacts that citizens have with law enforcement officers,” states a memo prepared for the town council.



The town was hoping that grant money would be available soon, but it now appears that it could take another year to buy the cameras if the town is awarded grant money.

“However, given recent events, Chief (Greg) Tuliszewski is recommending that the purchase of the body cameras go forward as soon as possible as approved in the 2015 town budgeting process,” the memo states.

Destiny Wagner named Teen of the Month for April

The Optimist Club of Steamboat Springs has selected Yampa Valley High School senior Destiny Wagner as the Teen of the Month for April. In addition to preparing for graduation from YVHS, Destiny has completed her certified nursing assistant certification and is now working part time at Casey’s Pond. During ski season, she also works at Snowbird Restaurant at the Ptarmigan Inn.

Destiny is planning to major in nursing at Colorado Northwestern Community College with the goal of working in pediatrics. She is currently taking college classes at CMC that are required to apply for the college in Craig. As a teen mom, Destiny has had the support of her family and the staff at Steamboat Springs High School and Yampa Valley High School to reach her goals while also caring for her daughter Serenity.

Crews to clean medians on US Highway 40 next week

City crews will be spring cleaning the landscaped medians along U.S. Highway 40 from downtown to Anglers Drive as well as the Mount Werner Road medians, beginning Monday and continuing through Friday, weather permitting.

Work will begin after 8 a.m. and end by 4 p.m. to minimize delays. Left lanes will be closed in both directions. Motorists are advised to slow down in work areas and drive safely.

High school organizations hold spring fundraiser

The Steamboat Springs High School Booster Club and high school athletic teams are selling potted annuals and flats of annuals for its annual spring fundraiser. To order 12-inch diameter hanging baskets containing either mixed annuals or geraniums, or 12-inch diameter patio pots of mixed annual, call Mary Labor at 970-846-8982 or email her at mlabor@buy

steamboat.com. The plants will be blooming and ready for pick up on May 28.

Hayden Public Library to celebrate month of poetry

Hayden Public Library is celebrating National Poetry Month at 6:30 p.m. April 23 with a send-off for pastor Karen Howe, People are invited to attend and share their their favorite poetry or their own poetry in an open mic format or they can choose to come and just listen. Refreshments will be served.

Lions Club to meet on second, fourth Wednesdays

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club now meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at The Egg & I restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The group is one of Steamboat’s oldest civic organizations, chartered in 1923. Meetings are open to members as well as those who are interested in learning more about the Lions Club.

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club is made up of civic-minded men and women of all ages who identify needs within the Steamboat Springs community and work to fulfill them.

Throughout the years, the group plans or participates in numerous events and pro-grams. It collects eyeglasses for those in need throughout the world and provides free vision screening for youths in Routt County schools and at health fairs. It supports United Way Day of Caring and the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. It provides scholarships for high school seniors and funding for local youth groups such as Rocky Mountain Youth Corps.

Highlight events include its annual Thanksgiving turkey drive, highway cleanup days, participation in the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast and Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. The club’s largest fundraiser is its annual Christmas tree sale in November and December. For more information on joining, call Theo at 970-879-4889. For general information on the club, visit skilions.org or find the club on Facebook at facebook.com/skitownlions.

Litter solutions committee hosting community survey

To help the Routt County Litter Solutions Committee better understand the issue and solutions for litter in the Yampa Valley, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is having a survey that community members can participate in. Readers can take the survey by visiting yvsc.org/littersurvey.

Preschool tumble class to begin Thursday mornings

Steamboat Rocky Mountain Cheer presents Tumble Tykes, a preschool tumble class for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Steamboat Rocky Mountain Cheer gym,1880 Loggers Lane, Unit C.

Participants must pre-register. Contact Summer McParland for information at 727-424-1373 or srmcheer@yahoo.com.

The cost for members is $8 and nonmembers are $10 per class, $10 yearly registration.

All proceeds go toward the cheer program.

Steamboat Art Museum seeks more volunteers

Steamboat Art Museum is looking for volunteers to assist in greeting visitors, assisting in special events or working in the museum’s store. Shifts are 3 1/2 hours, one day per week Tuesdays through Saturdays during the summer and winter exhibits. Perks include getting to enjoy the fabulous art exhibits, meeting exhibiting artists at exhibit openings, free admission to all Saturday lectures during exhibit opening and meeting visitors from all across the country and world. If you are interested in volunteering, call Dottie at 970-870-1755 or email sam@steamboatartmuseum.org.


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