Steamboat briefs: Local resident named to President’s List at Gonzaga University |

Steamboat briefs: Local resident named to President’s List at Gonzaga University

Kelly Borgerding has earned a spot on the Gonzaga University President’s List for the 2017 spring semester. Students must earn a 3.85 to 4.0 grade point average to be listed. Gonzaga University is a private Catholic University situated along the Spokane River near downtown Spokane, Washington.

Local Erina Alkema named to Lasell College Dean’s List

Erina Alkema, of Steamboat Springs, was recently named to the Dean’s List at Lasell College for the spring 2017 semester. She is majoring is psychology and is a member of the college’s class of 2017. To achieve a spot on the Dean’s List, Alkema had to earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Steamboat student graduates from Baylor University

Elizabeth Arthur Morgan, of Steamboat Springs, was one of more than 2,500 students to graduate from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, this spring.  She earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree.

Yampa Valley Youth Choir to begin meeting Mondays

Yampa Valley Youth Choir will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays in the choir room at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, Eighth and Oak streets, Monday through July 31. The cost is $75 per singer. To register, contact the Director Keri Rusthoi at

Program in need of donated quilts, knitted blankets

The program that provides donated quilts and handmade blankets to the Steamboat Springs Police Department to be used to help victims and others in emergency situations is in need of quilts and knitted or crocheted blankets. The donated quilts need to be at least 36 by 36 inches but may be larger.  They also need to be washable and colorful. Completed quilts and blankets can be donated at Sew Steamboat. For more information, contact Gayle Dudley at or 970-846-2157.

Mountain Madness to benefit Northwest Colorado Health

The Steamboat Springs Running Series Mountain Madness half-marathon and 10K run will begin 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 1 at the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation parking lot, 245 Howelsen Pkwy. All proceeds benefit Northwest Colorado Health.

Walkers are welcome in the 10K, and there will be a kids’ dash at 10 a.m. Entries start at $25 and include post-race food, prizes for winners and a raffle entry. Pre-register at Race day registration ends at 7 a.m.

Students named to Montana State University honor rolls

Montana State University has announced its undergraduate honor rolls for spring semester 2017 with two recognitions — the President’s Honor Roll and the Dean’s Honor Roll. Students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester were named to the President’s Honor Roll. The Dean’s Honor Roll students earning grade point averages of 3.5 or above.

Area students named to the President’s Honor Roll were McKenzie Bradley, Oak Creek; and Dane Dixon and Suzanne Lyon, both from Steamboat Springs.

Dean’s Honor Roll students from Routt County included Aubree Jensen, Hayden; and Gretchen Burkholder, Devin De Jong, Ellese Lupori, Kathleen O’Connell, Erik Sobeck and Zachary Sperry, all of Steamboat.

Library presents science talk about pika, changing habitat

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Yampatika and the U.S. Forest Service present a free talk, “Pika and Habitat Fluctuations Across the West,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22 in Library Hall.

Wildlife biologist Missy Dressen will explore the biology of pika and their changing habitat. This talk will also cover a local study on pika on the Routt National Forest and the influence of persistent snow, winter and summer temperatures, and how this is influencing pika distribution.

Dressen has been a professional wildlife biologist for nearly 20 years and has been working for the Forest Service on the Routt National Forest for most of her career. She received her bachelor’s in wildlife biology and master’s in ecology, both at Colorado State University. Her passion is understanding ecology of wildlife and how natural or human disturbances can affect them.

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Library offers online database options to patrons

Hayden Public Library is now offering online database options to patrons to improve their research experience.

These databases include Auto Repair Reference Center, Consumer Health Complete, Business Search Premier, Legal Information Reference Center, Psychology & Behavioral Science, Explora for the Elementary, Middle and High School, Science Reference Center, Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, Newspaper Source and much more.

The databases are accessible from the library and online at Call for the login and password information.

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