Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs hosts second bike race in series |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs hosts second bike race in series

The city of Steamboat Springs will host the second race of the 2015 Town Challenge mountain bike series Wednesday at Emerald Mountain. The start/finish area will be located on the chariot track, adjacent to the Howelsen Hill rodeo grounds. Parking will be available at the rodeo grounds, Howelsen Ice Arena and the stables. Registration will take place from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., with races beginning promptly at 5:25 p.m. Visit for more information, including race maps and division start times.

Electrical association holds annual meeting in Hayden

Yampa Valley Electric Association will hold its annual meeting Thursday in the Hayden High School auditorium. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The meeting is open to all YVEA members.

Road construction to cause delays, use alternate route

The Colorado Department of Transportation has issued an advisory alerting motorists to the fact that 45-minute delays are possible on Colorado Highway 9 between Silverthorne and Kremmling from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Friday. Due to ongoing roadwork on that section of Colo. 9, CDOT is recommending an alternate westbound route to Kremmling on U.S. Highway 40.

Free breakfast for bikers at bike to work event

Ski Haus and the Steamboat Bike Town USA Initiative are teaming up Wednesday, to host this year’s Bike to Work Breakfast. The free breakfast, including pancakes and fruit, will be served to bike commuters from 7 to 9 a.m. in celebration of Colorado Bike to Work Day.

Mountain school offers summer inspiration classes

Emerald Mountain School is now enrolling students for Summer Inspiration programs. Classes are open to all students in the Steamboat Springs community.

Programs include:

■ Instructor Dave Marrs will offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 10 for students entering second through fourth grades and from 5 to 6 p.m. for students entering fifth through eighth grades. Cost is $200.

■ In Focus, a creative writing class inspired by students’ own photography, will be taught by Kim Schulz from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays from June 24 to July 29 for students entering fourth through eighth grades. Cost is $150.

■ The Stock Market Game will be taught by Emerald’s Head of School Sharon Mensing. Students will invest an imaginary $100,000 while learning investment strategies and how to buy and sell stock. The classes are for students entering fourth through eighth grades and will meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from July 1 through July 22. Cost is $80.

All classes will be held at Emerald Mountain School, 818 Oak St. Registration forms are available online at Call 970-879-8081 for more information.

Library seeks volunteers for mandala sand painting

Bud Werner Memorial Library is seeking volunteers to help manage the community sand painting during the five days of Mandala on the Yampa from July 29 to Aug. 2, while the Drepung Loseling monks are in residence at Library Hall. Learn from the monks themselves about how to paint with sand, then be an on-site liaison to the community as everyone is welcomed to try their hand at this ancient art by working on the community sand painting.

The library needs lead artists to commit to being on-site in Library Hall for a two- to three-hour shift, ideally on multiple days, plus one half-hour training with the monks. Those interested in volunteering for a lead artist position should contact Adult Programs Coordinator Jennie Lay at 970-367-4971 or


for more information about the monks, the mandala sand painting they will create this summer, and the community sand painting.

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