Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Coffee with Council scheduled for Friday
Coffee with Council is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, July 14 with Councilman Scott Ford and other available council members in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The July session will discuss the current status of the west Steamboat neighborhood proposed by developer Brynn and the expansion of off-leash dog areas. Any other topics of interest are always welcome. No RSVP is necessary. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
Come early for Saturday’s yoga event in Botanic Park
Due to the soccer tournament this weekend, people are encouraged to come early to get a parking place or allow time to walk or bike to the Yampa River Botanic Park for the all-levels community yoga class. Classes are held from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the green. A suggested $10 donation helps support the park. Complimentary treats will be offered after class. Call or text Patty at 970-846-5608 for more information.
Film reveals world’s 1st quest to film bioluminescence
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “Deep Ocean: Lights in the Abyss,” a featured film from the 2017 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13 in Library Hall. The filmmakers, who captured the world’s first footage of a live giant squid, go on a new deep-sea adventure to a huge submarine canyon in California’s Monterey Bay.
Equipped with a 4K camera system designed specifically for deep sea filming on state-of-the-art submarines, the crew encounters a world of countless exotic creatures including sparkling jellyfish and deep-sea fish that emit flashes. This is the world’s first quest to film bioluminescent creatures in their natural environment in the deep fathom of our oceans.
Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Hayden Public Library slates anti-bullying workshop
Local author Trish Carpenter will present an anti-bullying workshop at 1 p.m. Monday, July 17 at the Hayden Public Library. The program is open to all ages. There will be opportunities to draw and write stories about bullying, and small awards will be given to young people who display outstanding efforts. The program will conclude with a reading of the book “Katie and the Crayons.”
New documentary ‘Tribal Justice’ screens at local library
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free preview of the new documentary film “Tribal Justice” at 7 p.m. July 19 in Library Hall. This film by Anne Makepeace shares the story of two Native American judges reaching back to traditional concepts of justice to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for youth. By addressing the root causes of crime, they are modeling restorative systems that are working. Mainstream courts across the country begin to take notice. This special community screening is part of the library’s collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
CPW to host big game herd management meetings
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host two big game herd management meetings in July, one in Walden and another in Fort Collins. The gatherings will give residents the opportunity to express their preferences as the agency forms future management strategies for mule deer and pronghorn herds in North Park.
The first meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 14 at the U.S. Forest Service office, 100 Main St. in Walden. The second opportunity will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 17 in the Harmony Library at Front Range Community College, 4616 S. Shields Street in Fort Collins.
Approximately every 10 years, CPW updates management strategies for the state’s big game species. Known as Data Analysis Unit, or DAU plans, they are the blueprints establishing overall big game population objectives, including goals for male-female ratios within those populations.
“Science and biology are the cornerstones of responsible wildlife management, but the public’s input is very important,” said Jeff Yost, terrestrial biologist for the Steamboat Springs area, in a news release. “It is very difficult to manage wildlife without the participation our citizens.”
CPW manages deer populations in North Park in accordance with the DAU D-3 plan, including Game Management Units 6, 16, 17, 161 and 171. Pronghorn fall under the DAU PH-3 plan, including Game Management Units 6, 16, 17, 161 and 171.
During each meeting, CPW personnel will present several management alternatives, including increasing or decreasing overall herd size and male-female ratios, or leaving the populations and gender ratios at their current levels.
“Some of the questions and discussion will focus on whether the public wants larger herds for increased opportunity or managing for bigger bucks but with less hunting opportunity,” Yost said.
For more information, contact Yost at 970-871-2843.
Steamboat highlights rules for slacklining in city parks
Slacklining is enjoyed in a variety of parks across the city, and with the early arrival of spring, city officials are reminding slackliners about the following policies pertaining to the sport.
ν Tree trunks must be protected with padding, blankets, cardboard or carpet placed between the tree and the anchor line. Ensure that the tree trunk is fully protected and no bark is exposed to the anchor line.
ν Use only trees that are at least 18 inches in diameter.
ν Trees may not be damaged in any way including no cutting of branches or use of screws or nails.
ν Use only nylon webbing.
ν Slacklines may be no higher than 48 inches above the ground and no longer than 80 feet.
ν Slacklines may not span ponds, rivers or creeks.
ν Slacklines and hammocks may not be left unattended.
ν For visibility, mark the slackline with bright ribbons or flagging and use a spotter at all times to ensure public and slackline participant safety.
ν Slacklines may be erected for up to two hours at a time.
ν Ensure slacklines do not obstruct vehicle or foot traffic in the park and do not block trails, walkways, roads or parking areas.
ν There may be up to three slacklines set up together in one area of a park; additional slackline areas may be set up at least 100 yards away.
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