Steamboat briefs: Registration open for Yampatika’s summer camps |

Steamboat briefs: Registration open for Yampatika’s summer camps

Yampatika’s summer camps are now open for registration for children age 5 to 14. The wide variety of camp topics – from studying moose, to backpacking and primitive camping skills, to learning about our area’s geological, natural and cultural history – complement what kids are studying in school and help to maintain curiosity and interest in learning in a fun way during summer.

Camps include weeklong programs, overnight adventures and drop-in day options beginning June 12 through Aug. 13.

“Yampatika provides a different style of day camp, one that is more focused on educational enrichment rather than just childcare,” said Joe Haines, executive director of Yampatika. “Our programs inspire children to want to learn about the beautiful area in which we live and equip them with tools and knowledge to be better stewards of the land.”

Yampatika offers a variety of camp choices for all ages and interests.

“Our camp themes are designed to get kids to understand more about where they live, their role in their environment and the influence they can have on it,” noted Yampatika program director Kellie Gorman. “Younger campers are immersed in learning about the forest and what lives in the river and they become inquisitive ‘wildlife detectives.’ And our older campers have the opportunity to study moose in their natural habitat, immerse in a wilderness backpacking experience and step back in time and venture to Dinosaur National Monument.”

Visit for more information or to register for summer camps.

Documentary takes fresh look at American farming

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and the Community Agriculture Alliance present a free screening of the documentary “At the Fork” with discussion about food production at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Library Hall. This is a free community film in honor of Ag Appreciation Week.

Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa Versaci, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption.

With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers — real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food.

Visit for more information.

Rotary Club of Steamboat seeks grant applicants

The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs is seeking applications for the first round of grants in the 2016-17 funding cycle. Applications can be found online at or by emailing Jeremy Behling at

Applications are due by April 1.

Philanthropist of the Year award nominations accepted

The Philanthropist of the Year Award was established in 1998 by the Yampa Valley Community Foundation to heighten visibility of philanthropy and giving in the Yampa Valley.

Each year, this award honors the individual, business and youth who have exhibited significant charitable giving, insightful leadership and volunteerism and who has encouraged others to contribute by example. Nominations are now being accepted for recommended 2017 recipients of this honor.

Visit for the form and instructions on how to submit your nomination. A list of previous award recipients is also available on the website. Deadline to submit nominations is April 21. Call 970-879-8632 for more information.

Routt County Humane Society offers spay/neuter coupons

The Routt County Humane Society still has $75 spay/neuter coupons available in honor of World Spay Day, which was commemorated Feb. 28. Stop by the shelter between noon and 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday or between noon and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to get a coupon, which are available in limited supply on a first-come, first-served basis and can be used at Steamboat and Craig veterinary clinics. Call 970-879-7247 for more information.

Share favorite healthy recipes with Steamboat Today

The Steamboat Today publishes simple, healthy recipes in the Yampa Valley Health section of the newspaper each Monday. Those who have a recipe that is easy to fix and made from commonly found ingredients are welcome to share it with the paper. Forget the fussy soufflé or the dish requiring fenugreek seeds, we’re looking for basic recipes that will inspire people to cook. Email recipes to Karen Massey at or send them to Massey at the Routt County Extension Office, P.O. Box 772830, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

The Haven Assisted Living accepts new residents

The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden is accepting new residents. The 20-bed nonprofit assisted living facility is owned and operated by Northwest Colorado Health. Private and semi-private rooms are available.

Services include meals, housekeeping, exercise classes and social activities. Additional amenities and care options are available. Medicaid is accepted (a limited number of rooms are available).

A respite room also is available for adults who need temporary assisted living care. For more information, call 970-875-1888 or visit

Online local food market has longer business hours

The Community Agriculture Alliance has expanded hours for its online local food market at The site, which is managed by CAA, allows local producers the opportunity to list their products and customers can shop online.

The site is open for weekly ordering from noon Monday through midnight Wednesday.  Orders are picked up at CAA offices, at 141 Ninth St. in downtown Steamboat, from 9 am. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.

The market is also offering new same day pick up with a limited number of local products available for ordering and pick up the same day. Current same day pick up products include farm fresh eggs, micro greens, local pork, lamb and beef, honey, locally roasted coffee, tea, wheat berries and more. 

Go to for more information or to begin shopping, or call 970-879-4370.

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