Steamboat briefs: Safe boating exams offered through Parks and Wildlife |

Steamboat briefs: Safe boating exams offered through Parks and Wildlife

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer three safe boating exams during May and June at the Steamboat Springs Parks and Wildlife office, 925 Weiss Drive.

The course is designed for teens 14 and older as well as adults who are interested in earning their boat operator cards and learning about the safe operation of motorboats or personal watercraft, according to a news release.

Stagecoach State Park employees will teach a two-hour classroom review session followed by the exam from 10 a.m. to noon May 18, and from 1 to 3 p.m. June 8 and 22.

Teens ages 14 and 15 are permitted to operate a motorboat after the successful completion of this course. Without the course, teens must be 16 before legally operating a motorboat in Colorado, according to the release.

Register for the course by calling 303-791-1954 or emailing with your name, address, date of birth, phone number and the number of manuals you need. The cost is $15. For more information, call Stagecoach State Park at 970-736-2436.

Tread of Pioneers Museum closed Monday, open Tuesday

The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed through Monday. It will reopen Tuesday with normal business hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Registration ends Monday for Hayden T-ball for ages 4 to 7

T-ball registration is open for Hayden children ages 4 to 7. Call Danielle at 970-846-7198 or Carolyn at 970-846-9083 for more information. The registration deadline is Monday.

Treasurer reminds residents to pay their property taxes

Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn would like to remind readers that full payment of property taxes is due Tuesday. For those who paid half of their property tax bills by Feb. 28, the second half is due June 17.

Checks can be made out to Routt County Treasurer and mailed to P.O. Box 770907, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, or dropped off at 522 Lincoln Ave. Residents also can access their accounts at by selecting “Your Government,” “Departments,” “Treasurer” and “Property Tax Search.” 

For more information, call 970-870-5555.

Nominations accepted for Philanthropist of the Year

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the Philanthropist of the Year award, which was established in 1998 to heighten recognition of giving in the Yampa Valley. Each year, the award honors an individual, business and youth who has exhibited significant charitable giving, insightful leadership and volunteerism, and encouraged others to contribute by example. Find the nomination form at The deadline is Tuesday. Call 970-879-8632 for more information.

Old Town Hot Springs raising money for fund

During April, the Old Town Hot Springs is trying to raise $2,000 for the Wayne Kakela Scholarship Fund, which helps provide affordable or free memberships and youth swim lessons for financially disadvantaged families. Funds are raised through donations and events. For more information, contact Program Director Jill Ruppel at or 970-879-1828, ext. 311.

South Routt Medical Center has an opening on board

The South Routt Medical Center Health Service District board of directors has an opening for a board member. The South Routt Medical Center is a special district governed by Title 32 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. Anyone interested should be registered electors of the district, willing to commit to fulfill a term that ends in May 2014 and be able to attend at least one meeting a month. It is a volunteer position. Interested parties should send a letter of interest to SRMCHSD Board, P.O. Box 8, Oak Creek, CO 80467.

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