Steamboat briefs: Volunteers are needed to become victim advocates
Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is recruiting volunteers who are interested in becoming victim advocates. Twenty-five hours of domestic violence training will be the first week of June.
Call Diane or Laura at 970-879-2034 for more information.
Steamboat Bike Commuter Challenge is next month
Teams for the fourth annual Steamboat Bike Commuter Challenge in June can register and log miles at http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/discover-steamboat/biking. An afterparty is July 2 at Creekside Cafe & Grill.
In June 2012, 204 participants rode more than 16,000 miles and saved more than 16,000 pounds of CO2 emissions from being released into the atmosphere.
Guided historical bike tour is downtown on Saturday
The city of Steamboat Springs will host a free, guided bike tour of historic places in downtown.
Meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Carver Power Plant, 124 10th St. The tour also will visit the Depot Arts Center, Lithia Spring, the Yampa Valley Electric Association building, Howelsen Hill, Bourgoin House, Christian Science Society Building and the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Participants must bring their own bike and wear a helmet. The tour lasts until noon, and refreshments will be available at the last site. For more information, call the Department of Planning and Community Development at 970-871-8258.
Preregistration for women’s Bible study is open for fall
Preregistration for the fall session of a women’s nondenominational Bible study is ongoing by calling Susie Rinn 970-879-2045. Beginning in August, the group will meet from 8:45 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Concordia Lutheran Church. A preschool program is available.
Ranger District expanding hours for fern harvesting
The Hahn’s Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District will expand its hours to be open from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday and June 1, 8 and 15 for those who are collecting bracken ferns. Picking permits are $10 each and allow the harvest of one bushel. There is a minimum purchase of two permits per visit with a maximum of five bushels harvested per year.
For more information, Steamboat Springs visitors can call 970-870-2299 or stop by the Steamboat District Office, 925 Weiss Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Tips for staying safe while drinking this weekend
Grand Futures of Routt County would like to remind holiday revelers to take a few steps to ensure their celebrations don’t end in tragedy:
■ Designate a sober driver before the festivities begin.
■ If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. If you are impaired, find another way home: Use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation.
■ If someone you know is drinking, do not let him or her get behind the wheel. If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement by calling 970-879-1090.
Visit http://www.grandfutures.org/summersafety to download an impaired driving prevention flier as well as the R-U-Buzzed BAC Calculator App for iPhone and Android.
Baseball fundamentals camp is June 1 and 2
A baseball fundamentals camp for those in seventh to 12th grades is from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 1 at Emerald Park and for those in first to sixth grades from 8 a.m. to noon June 2 at Emerald Park. The camps will focus on throwing, fielding, hitting, pitching and catching.
College athletes, a Paradise Valley Community College recruiter and a New York Yankees associate scout will participate in the events. The cost is $60 and proceeds will benefit the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Team.
For more information, contact camp Director Joe LeFebre at 602-332-7156 or email@example.com or Dave Roy at 970-819-6868.
TeensRead summer reading program begins June 17
The TeensRead summer reading program runs from June 17 to Aug. 23 at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The program is for teens entering sixth grade and older.
Participants should go to the library from 4 to 6 p.m. June 17 to pick up their TeensRead card.
For more information, visit http://www.steamboatlibrary.org/services/teens.
Hayden reading program registration opens Tuesday
Hayden Public Library Summer Reading Program registration is open from Tuesday through June.
Call 970-276-3777 for more information.
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