Steamboat briefs: Steamboat senior receives National Merit scholarship |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat senior receives National Merit scholarship

Steamboat Springs High School senior Logan Sankey has received a $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

She is one of 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists nationwide as part of the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Scholars were selected because of their strong combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

Scholars are selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors and were judged on their academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studies and grades earned, scores from two standardizes tests, contributions and leadership in school and community activities, a letter of recommendation and an essay written by the finalist.

Sankey is one of 37 Colorado students to receive the scholarship this year.

Soroco ’05 graduate completes medical school

Matt Iacovetto, a 2005 Soroco High School graduate and a 2009 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, will graduate from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine on May 27. Iacovetto will complete his internship at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver and his residency at the University of Colorado for anesthesiology.

Pot-holing work to begin on US 40, Elk River Road

Safe Site Utility Field Services will conduct utility pot-holing work at the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Elk River Road beginning Tuesday, May 17 and continuing through the end of the week. This work is associated with the Colorado Department of Transportation and city of Steamboat Springs’ collaboration to design intersection improvements at that location.

The pot holing will require the contractor to deploy traffic control, such as lane closures, at and near the intersection of U.S. 40 and Elk River Road. Delays should be expected, so the public is asked to plan accordingly. Access to all area businesses will be maintained throughout the duration of this job.

Motorists are reminded to obey the traffic control and associated signage and to slow down through the work zone.

For more information, call public works engineer Matt Eggen at 970-871-8273.

Craig’s Whittle the Wood art applications due Monday, May 16

The Yampa Valley Artisans will host an art show called Galleria at the Park during the 2016 Whittle the Wood Rendezous, June 16 through 18 at Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig. The group seeks art submissions from artists across Colorado and from the Utah and Wyoming regions.

The show will be juried by an independent group looking

for quality artwork in Colorado and surrounding areas. All mediums will be considered, and applications will be accepted online through Monday, May 16.

To request an application or for more information, email

Annual Gardening 101 back at library starting Monday, May 16

Bud Werner Memorial Library is teaming up the Routt County CSU Master Gardeners and Routt County CSU Extension to offer the annual Gardening 101 series at the library.

Master Gardeners share two free nights of expert gardening advice at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 16 and Thursday in Library Hall.

The programs are to help the community plan and maximize summer gardens and will deal with the best use of Northwestern Colorado’s short growing season.

During today’s session, Master Gardeners will discuss essential aspects of building and maintaining a garden and answer questions.

Topics will include components, types, amending and purchasing of soil, seed and site selection, seed planting, transplanting, weeding and mulching, container gardening, raised beds, season extenders and microclimates, companion planting, water use and setting gardening goals.

On Thursday, the Master Gardeners will return for a night of hands-on demonstrations.

Demos will include seed starting, square foot gardening, transplanting, soil sampling, salad bowl gardens and other container gardens.

Routt County CSU Extension’s soil sample kits will be available for purchase, as well.

Both programs are free, and no registration is required. Visit for more information.

Volunteers needed for local marathon from June 3 to 5

The Steamboat Chamber Resort Association seeks volunteers for the Steamboat Marathon, June 3 to June 5.

Shifts are available Friday and Saturday at race registration, as well as race day Sunday.

All volunteers will receive a T-shirt and lunch. Visit for more information.

Volunteer judges sought for downtown Mustang show

The Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup is seeking volunteers to judge the June 18 Show ’n’ Shine car show in downtown Steamboat Springs. No experience is necessary.

Judges must be available from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Each judge will be given a 2016 Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup T-shirt (sizes limited) and the opportunity to meet Mustang owners at the Friday evening hospitality meet and greet.

To sign up, email or visit


Library to host discussion, reading series about West

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a special reading and discussion series this summer, “The American West as Living Space,” a program of Pulitzer-inspired readings and conversations for those who love the West.

In honor of the Pulitzer Prizes’ 2016 centennial celebration, the library is hosting a four-part reading and discussion series focused on reading selections about the American West written by Pulitzer-recognized authors.

Local scholar Lynn Ross-Bryant will facilitate the community conversations surrounding each session’s reading selections. All participants will receive a free copy of the “American West as Living Space” reader, which includes nonfiction, journalism, fiction and poetry.

This series is part of the Colorado Humanities Pulitzer Campfires Project and will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on four Mondays — June 27, July 25, August 15 and Sept. 12 — in the library conference room.

The series is free, but space is limited. Participants are asked to commit to the readings and attending the discussion sessions.

To sign up, email adult programs coordinator Jennie Lay at or by call 970-879-0240, ext. 317.

For more information, visit

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