Steamboat briefs: Registration open for Asset Club Water Fun course |

Steamboat briefs: Registration open for Asset Club Water Fun course

Registration is open for the city of Steamboat Springs Asset Club, Water Fun.

The city has partnered with the Steamboat Kayak School to work with children on their skills and techniques in waters in Steamboat.

The program, which will include two days of paddle boarding and two days of kayaking, runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Participants should bring a swimsuit; all equipment will be provided.

For more information or to register, call Holly Rockwood at 970-871-7015 or Alexis Wolf at 970-871-7053.

Portion of Forest Road 100 to be closed for 2 weeks

Due to a culvert replacement project on a tributary of Franz Creek, a portion of Forest Road 100 — Buffalo Park Road — in the Gore Range will be closed for approximately two weeks, beginning today.

The segment of affected road is located in the Routt National Forest, south of U.S. Highway 40 for approximately eight miles and north of Colorado Highway 134 for approximately 19 miles.

The short-term closure will be in effect 24 hours per day, seven days per week until the project is complete. There will be no through traffic.

Non-motorized access to the surrounding forest will still be allowed, and dispersed recreation sites outside of the closure area are available.

For more information about road conditions and ongoing projects, contact the Yampa Ranger District at 970-638-4516 or visit for more information about road conditions and ongoing projects.

Free young artists program open to middle schoolers

A free program for young artists is being offered to Steamboat middle-school students this summer. The six-week program for fifth- through eighth-grade students will begin today and continue from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays through July 24.

The sessions are being led by Steamboat Springs High School senior, author and theater student Eden McGuire. Interested students should meet in front of the high school. Hats, water and sunscreen are recommended. Email for more information.

Postmodern nature film on hippos screens at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “The Pursuit of Hippo-ness,” a featured documentary from the 2016 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 7 p.m. today in Library Hall.

Best described as a postmodern nature film, culture and conservation collide in this documentary about humans and hippos. Featuring an ensemble of people whose lives are tied to the hippopotamus in some manner, the film explores their relationships with the animal and with each other, while raising larger questions about how we conceptualize, represent, and interact with nature.

Visit for more information.

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