Steamboat briefs: School district is looking for substitute teachers
The Steamboat Springs School District needs eligible substitute teachers and substitute paraprofessionals (aides) for the 2014-15 school year. Please call Deb Ginesta at 970-871-3193 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to become a substitute.
Holy Name Catholic Church dinners currently cancelled
Due to the construction that is currently taking place in the hall at Holy Name Catholic Church in Steamboat Springs, the monthly free community dinners will be taking an indefinite hiatus. There will not be a community dinner on Aug. 14. Call 970-879-0671 for more information.
Hayden library reader of the week is Michah Green
Micah Green, 6, of Hayden, was chosen as the Hayden Public Library’s Reader of the Week. Micah has lived in Hayden his entire life, and his parents are Christopher, Rhonda and Danny Green. He has an older brother Will, 15, and the family has two dogs named Sparky, a Pekinese, and Mac, a bulldog.
Micah’s favorite color is green and he loves to eat lasagna and play with his friends Jordan and Zander. He is a fan of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse movies and spends his free time riding his bike, scooter and playing on the iPad.
Micah plays baseball and is No. 10 on the orange team. He also enjoys builds tracks with his blocks. His favorite book is “Minecraft” by Stephanie Milton.
When he grows up, Micah wants to be a race car driver. He is looking forward to going to the waterpark in Utah.
Micah’s advice for younger readers is, “Do you like Minecraft books? I’ll read it to you.” Micah said he felt really good when he found out he won Reader of the Week.
North Routt Barbecue is slated for 2 p.m. Saturday
The North Routt Barbecue will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse. The event will include wagon rides, games, food, live music, silent auction, dunk tank, cow plop bingo and more. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for kids 3 to 11 and free for children younger than 2. Call Stephanie at 970-871-9459 for information. All proceeds benefit North Routt Community Charter School.
Author Laura Pritchett speaks Tuesday at library
Award-winning author Laura Pritchett returns to the Bud Werner Memorial Library on Tuesday as part of the ongoing Library Author Series. Pritchett is one of the West’s defining literary voices, and she will speak about her new novel, “Stars Go Blue,” at 7 p.m. in Library Hall. It is novel of family, nature, sacrifice and justice, in which Pritchett brings her straightforward style and Rocky Mountain rancher sensibility to bear on a situation that is distressingly increasingly prevalent — the horror, misery and desolation of advancing Alzheimer’s disease. Winner of the WILLA and PEN USA awards, Pritchett is the author of “Sky Bridge,” “Hell’s Bottom, Colorado” and the nonfiction book “Great Colorado Bear Stories,” among many other stories and essays published in journals and magazines around the West. The talk is free, and books will be available for sale and author signing. For more information, visit http://www.steamboatlibrary.org/events.
Culvert fix on Colo. 125 slated to begin Monday
The Colorado Department of Transportation and Duckels Construction Inc., of Steamboat Springs, will begin a box culvert replacement project on Colorado Highway 125 near Walden on Monday. Construction will continue through October. The project replaces an old and failing culvert under the highway.
Motorists can expect periodic single-lane closures, and a reduced speed limit to 25 miles per hour in the project vicinity. A full road closure between Aug. 25 and 29 will require a traffic detour.
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