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Steamboat briefs: Tour de Steamboat benefit ride announces raffle prizes

As part of the Tour de Steamboat benefit ride July 22, the benefit bike raffle has five prizes this year. For the grand prize, Eriksen Cycles and Shimano are teaming up to give away a fully-built custom Eriksen bicycle. The titanium road bike, hand-crafted in Steamboat Springs, is valued at $8,000.

The other four prizes are a DT Swiss wheel set (value $1,286), Big Agnes tent and sleeping bag package (value $753), Momentum fat tire cruiser bike (value $701) and a Primal Wear gift certificate for $300. Raffle tickets are $50, and only 500 tickets will be sold.

With four route distances — 26, 46, 66 and 116 miles — the Tour de Steamboat is a non-competitive cycling event for riders of all ages and abilities. All proceeds from the Tour de Steamboat benefit Yampa Valley nonprofits, including Partners in Routt County, Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, Routt County Riders and Yampa Valley Sustainability Council.

For more information about the raffle prizes, to purchase tickets or to register online, visit tourdesteamboat.com.

Registration open for Asset Club, Water Fun course

Registration is open for the city of Steamboat Springs Asset Club, Water Fun.

The city has partnered with the Steamboat Kayak School to work with children on their skills and techniques in waters across Steamboat.

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The program, which will include two days of paddle boarding and two days of kayaking, runs from 1 to 4 p.m. June 19 through 22

Participants should bring a swimsuit; all equipment will be provided.

For more information and to register, call Holly Rockwood at 970-871-7015 or Alexis Wolf at 970-871-7053.

Mini Sprouts summer camp program registration open

Registration is open for the city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Community Services pre-school summer camp program, Mini Sprouts, which runs June 20 through Aug. 3.

The program is offered to children age 2 to 5 who are potty-trained in three multi-week options including a six-week session on Tuesdays; a seven-week session on Thursdays; or all 13 sessions.

Each session will include a specific primary activity and have a consistent drop-off and pick-up location.

Children can register for individual days, and rates will be discounted for those signing up for all 13 sessions.

The Tuesday program includes water fun and costs $110. The Thursday program includes an outdoor education program at Yampa River Botanic Park and costs $120. The discounted rate for all 13 sessions is $220.

For more information, call 970-879-4300 to speak with a staff member. To register, visit steamboatsprings.net/recreation.

CDOT to host 6 telephone town halls to allow public input

The Colorado Department of Transportation is hosting six telephone town halls beginning in early June to provide the public with a forum to ask questions and give input about a variety of transportation issues.  

Between Monday and June 13, residents in all 64 counties will be called at random through an automated system and invited to take part in their regional town hall. Coloradans who choose to join the conversation can listen in and also express their thoughts to their transportation commissioner and key CDOT personnel about how the department is addressing the state's transportation needs, important projects or initiatives and funding.

Those who do not receive a call but want to participate can dial in, toll-free, at 877-229-8493, PIN 112034.

In Routt County, the telephone town hall is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, June 12.

On-site workshops on 2015 energy codes offered

All area construction professionals working in Routt County are invited to attend a short on-site workshop at a residential job, which explains the required sections of the 2015 energy code.

A professional trainer from Colorado Codes Consulting will present workshops from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. or 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, June 8 at 1390 Bangtail Way, just east of the Tennis Center of Steamboat Springs. Attendees are asked to RSVP online for either workshop at yvsc.org/greenbuilding. Light refreshments will be provided.

This free educational offering is made possible through funding from the Colorado Energy Office and is organized by the nonprofit Yampa Valley Sustainability Council in conjunction with the Routt County Regional Building Department and local green building business sponsors.

The 2015 building and energy codes are proposed for local implementation Jan. 1. Email suzie@yvsc.org for more information.

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