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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat school board to honor staff, educators Monday

The Steamboat Springs Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Steamboat Springs High School, 45 East Maple Street.

Board members will honor retiring staff, educators of the year and the 2015-16 Friend of Education at the beginning of the meeting.

Everyone is invited to attend.

The meeting agenda and packet are available at

Summer learn to skate class registration open today

Registration is now open for summer learn to skate classes.

Classes begin at 4 p.m. today and are open to skaters age 3 1/2 or older.

Power skate and edge class, for advanced figure skaters and hockey players, follows at

4:30 p.m.

All classes are offered at reduced rates and run through the end of July. To register, visit

For more information, email Stacy at

Elkhead Reservoir Fishing Tournament starts Saturday

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Elkhead Reservoir Fishing Tournament starts Saturday, June 11 through 19 at Elkhead Reservoir, located approximately 9 miles northeast of Craig according to a news realease.

Anglers can catch as many northern pike and smallmouth bass as they can, and turn them in for a chance to win  an AlumaCraft ’16 Boat, Karavan Trailer and Nissan Outboard Motor. Second prize is a Fish Cat 4 Deluxe Float Tube and third prize is a Minn Kota 50 PowerDrive 54” Trolling Motor.

Northern pike and smallmouth bass, found in large numbers in Elkhead Reservoir and other Upper Colorado River Basin waters, continue to be a significant impediment to the recovery of Colorado’s native fishes — Colorado pikeminnow, humpback chub, razorback sucker and bonytail according to the realease.

Additional prizes categories include the smallest fish each day, largest fish each day, most fish caught per day and most fish caught during the course of the tournament, presented after 5 p.m. each day.

For more information, visit, call Elkhead State Park at 970-276-2061 or visit at

Missouri poet hosts writing workshop Tuesday at library

Following up on Walter Bargen’s Tuesday, June 7, poetry reading and performance in Library Hall, Bud Werner Memorial Library invites local writers to join Missouri’s first poet laureate for a writing workshop. “The Golden First Line” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 8, at the library.

Bargen has published 18 books of poetry, including two books of prose poems, and is the recipient of many awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Writing Fellowship. He describes writing as process and asks in this workshop, “How does a writer surprise one’s self?”

Bargen has said writers are writing at the top of their skill when they write beyond what they know, into what they don’t know and know it for the first time. Bargen will lead a workshop that looks at a writing technique based upon surprise.

The fee for the workshop is $20, payable by cash or check on the day of the event. Participants are asked to sign up in advance by contacting adult programs coordinator Jennie Lay at or by calling 970-879-0240, ext. 317. Visit for more information.

South Routt libraries hosts summer reading programs

Readers of all ages will explore sports and fitness this summer as South Routt Public Library District presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” during its summer program. Activities may include costume creation, group games, physical challenges, art and science and engineering experiments.

The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to children ages 5 to 12. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program.

Registration is open through Tuesday, June 7.

For more information, call the Oak Creek Library at 970-736-8371 or the Yampa Library at 970-638-4654, or visit

The program will run Wednesday, June 8 to Aug. 3 at Oak Creek Public Library and Tuesday, June 7 to Aug. 2 at Yampa Public Library. There will be no program the week of July 4.

All programs are free.

Chamber seeks volunteers for summer events

Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is gearing up for the busy summer season and is asking resident to become involved by volunteering at one or more of the Chamber’s signature events, which include the following.

■ Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup: June 18

■ July 4 parade: July 4

■ Hot Air Balloon Rodeo: July 9 and 10

■ Wild West Air Fest: Sept. 3 and 4

Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt.

To volunteer, visit the Chambers volunteers page at, or call 970-875-7005.

Steamboat Toastmasters Club begins at noon Wednesday

Steamboat Toastmasters Club will hold its initial meeting at noon Wednesday, June 8. The meeting is to assist Steamboat community members in improving public speaking and leadership skills, which increases self-confidence and professional skills.

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development with a membership of more than 332,000. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,400 clubs in 135 countries.

Laura Case, president of Steamboat Toastmasters, originally attended Toastmasters in Aspen. Through the past few months, she found many in the community who have wanted to join a Toastmasters club but had little or no access to one.

Developing a local club has brought the goals of several community members and Toastmasters International together.

Meetings will be held twice per month at the Steamboat Springs Realtor Association conference room, 625 South Lincoln Ave. For more information, call Laura Case at 970-846-7841 or Paul Weese at 970-367-7721.

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