Steamboat briefs: Timbers Water, Sanitation District completes plant
Members of the Timbers Water and Sanitation District celebrated the completion of a new water treatment plant last week. The district serves the Timbers Preserve, Timbers Condominiums and Timbers Village — about 6 miles from Steamboat Springs up Rabbit Ears Pass — and all water treatment has moved to the new plant.
“We are very pleased with the operation of the new water treatment plant. It draws water from our new well and supplements it with water from McKinnis Creek when necessary,” board President Ron Krall said.
Water-quality testing confirms the water meets the standards of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Furthermore, the addition of a well provides long-term water security in case environmental changes affect McKinnis Creek flows.
“The changeover from the old plant went very smoothly, thanks to the efforts of our water system operator, Tim Gibbons, Mary Andre at Civil Design Consultants and Terry Mikolaiczik and the crew from Duckels” Construction, which built the new water treatment plant, Krall said.
Emerald City Opera seeks youths for ‘Falstaff’ cast
Emerald City Opera is seeking four youngsters to join the cast of “Falstaff” in the non-singing role of fairies. Costumes are provided, and participants are required to attend five rehearsals and two performances Aug. 15 and 17. Interested youths should contact the Emerald City Opera office at 970-879-1996 for more information.
Free fly-fishing clinic held Monday at Fetcher Park
The Yampa Valley Fly Fishers Chapter of Trout Unlimited is offering a free clinic on fly-fishing the Yampa River at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Fetcher Park in Steamboat Springs. Participants will receive instruction on equipment selection, methods, casting, stream ethics and overall fly-fishing strategies. Fishing will take place in the Yampa River in the immediate vicinity of Fetcher Pond. A cookout will follow the clinic, which is open to aspiring fly-fishers of all ages and abilities. A valid Colorado fishing license is required. Call or text 970-219-1109 to register.
Arts Council offers ‘Writing Your Environment’ camp
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is presenting Dagny McKinley’s “Writing Your Environment” creative writing camp from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for anyone 11 or older. The program is part of the council’s “Young at Art” program.
“Environment isn’t just about nature or the world around you, environment is the house we live in, the smells that wake us up, the cigarette stains on the walls or the stale breath next to us,” McKinley, author of five books, said in a news release. “Environment is about the history of place as well as our current surroundings. This camp will explore the senses, the environments we create and the environments we are surrounded by.”
The cost of the camp is $140, and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council has scholarships available. To apply, visit http://www.steamboatarts.org/youngatart or call 970-879-9008.
Each day is a stand-alone camp, so students only able to attend one day or a few days are welcome. Discounts are available for members or those signing up for multiple Young At Art Camps.
Town of Hayden to chip-seal some streets starting Monday
The town of Hayden will be chip-sealing the streets from Fifth Street east to Shelton Lane. No on-street parking will be allowed between the hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Aug. 8. Call Town Hall at 970-276-3741 for more information.
Kiwanis announces Benita Bristol Scholarship at CMC
The Kiwanis Club of Steamboat Springs now is accepting applications for the Benita Bristol Scholarship. The applicant must be attending or about to attend Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs, and the applicant must have been a Routt County resident for at least two years and involved in community activities. The scholarship will be awarded based mainly on financial need, and the applicant’s CMC education shall be in pursuit of a career. Application forms are available from and must be returned to Vicky Ho at the Steamboat Pilot & Today office (970-871-4208, vho@SteamboatToday.com) or Carl Vail at Kamar (970-879-2591, firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications must be received by Friday. The Kiwanis scholarship committee will review applications and select the recipient by Aug. 15.
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