Steamboat briefs: Haymaker plans 1st junior golf information session |

Steamboat briefs: Haymaker plans 1st junior golf information session

Haymaker Golf Course will host its first-ever junior golf information session at 4 p.m. May 14 at Haymaker Patio Grill.

The session will include information for youngsters who are new to golf, as well as those already playing, who want to improve their game.

Refreshments will be served.

State parks, wildlife offers new options for hunters

Colorado Parks and Wildlife now offers apprentice licenses and hunter education test-out options. The changes, are intended to encourage people to get active in the outdoors and interested in hunting, according to a news release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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Hunter education test-out options are available for U.S. military and individuals 50 or older.

"Safety is our primary concern," said Todd Schmidt, CPW's hunter education coordinator, in the release. "The new options help recruit those who have the hunter safety knowledge and experience to get in the field."

The $24.50 test-out option ensures proficiency by providing a one-time, 30-minute online test allowing participants to demonstrate their knowledge of hunter safety. Participants must pass with a score of 90 percent or higher. For more information, visit

Those who test out of the education requirements will not receive a hunter education card but can purchase one for five dollars online at, at any CPW office or at any license agent.

The other new option is the apprentice licenses, which waive the hunter education requirement for one year, April 1 through March 31. It is available once per lifetime to applicants 10 years old or older or 12 years old or older for big game hunting. For more information, visit

Colorado law requires anyone who was born on or after Jan. 1, 1949, to complete an approved hunter education course before applying for or buying a Colorado hunting license. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Courses, led by certified volunteer hunter education instructors and/or CPW staff, are offered throughout state.

Grief support group held on 2nd, 4th Wednesdays

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a grief education and support group from 4 to 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at The Haven Community Center in Hayden, 300 S. Shelton Lane. The group is open to anyone coping with the loss of a loved one. Call 970-846-8319 for more information or to RSVP.

LiftUp seeks personal items, donations for food bank

LiftUp of Routt County is in need of personal items for its food bank. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, dish and laundry soap and razors are currently in short supply. Donations can be dropped off at the LiftUp offices, 2125 Curve Court.

Yampa Valley Parkinson's group offers support classes

Yampa Valley Parkinson's Support Network offers a number of free classes each week to provide support, camaraderie, education and dynamic activities for people with Parkinson's and their care partners.

Exercise classes for balance, cardio, dynamic strength, dexterity and agility are offered from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Mondays at Sundance Studio, 385 Anglers Drive, Suite D, and from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, Eighth and Oak streets. To register for those classes, contact instructor Jacqueline Teuscher at or 303-829-2869.

On Wednesdays, exercise classes designed to meet the physical challenges of people with Parkinson's are held from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at the Methodist Church. Contact instructor Eva Gibbon at 970-846-9887 or to register.

Yoga classes designed specifically for people with Parkinson's and their care partners are offered at 11 a.m. Thursdays at at the Yoga Center of Steamboat, 701 Yampa St. To register, contact Jeanne Upbin at 970-846-3326 or

Aquatic aerobic classes are offered from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturdays at Old Town Hot Springs pool. Contact Sally TeStrake for more information and to register at or 970-761-2381.

All activities are free of charge, but donations to the Yampa Valley Parkinson's Support Network are encouraged to support ongoing programs.

2016 Tour de Steamboat sponsor packages available

The Tour de Steamboat is a one-day event, bringing together 750 to 1,000 riders in Steamboat Springs for four rides — 25-mile, 46-mile, 66-mile and 116-mile — on July 23. The cycling event benefits Partners in Routt County, Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, Routt County Riders and Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. In 2015, the all-volunteer effort raised more than $65,000 total for the four organizations.

Corporate sponsor packages, ranging from $100 to $3,000, are available and offer businesses the chance to be actively involved throughout the five-month marketing campaign. Depending on the level, marketing benefits may include company logo or name on T-shirts, posters, entry forms and the Tour de Steamboat website. Also, there is pre-event print advertising and social media as well as banner display and mention during the post ride BBQ.

Visit for more information.