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Steamboat briefs: Voting for Best of the Boat extended through Sunday

Voting for the Best of the Boat has been extended through Sunday. Submit your votes at http://www.bestoftheboat.com. Winners will be announced at the Best of Boat party from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at The Steamboat Grand and recognized in the fall issue of Steamboat Living magazine.

Cadet Capt. Noah Gibbs to present Tuesday at library

Cadet Capt. Noah Gibbs, of Steamboat Springs, will be talking about his recent experiences touring aviation facilities in the Shandong Province of China as an ambassador of the Civil Air Patrol cadet program during a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Library Hall.

Gibbs was one of two CAP cadets representing the United States this summer in China in order to build aviation partnerships between countries through the International Air Cadet Exchange. He currently studies international relations at the University of Edinburgh and has an interest in promoting space exploration. In 2008, he joined the Civil Air Patrol as a young aviation enthusiast and has participated actively in the program. He served as Cadet Commander at the Colorado Wing Encampment at the Air Force Academy Prep School in June and successfully lobbied Congress to present the congressional gold medal to CAP members who served during World War II.



The presentation is free and open to the public.

Steamboat youth program registration still is open

Registration still is open for all middle school teen programs offered by the city of Steamboat Springs.



Programs, which are open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, include:  

■ G.R.O.W.: Girls Reaching Out Wider

Tuesdays, 3:15 to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 9 to Dec. 9. $200. Open to sixth- through eighth-grade girls. Full to partial scholarship is available. Contact Kate Warnke at kwarnke@steamboatsprings.net or 970-871-7054 for more information.

■ Archery

Thursdays, 3:15 to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 11 to Oct. 23. $100. Participants will learn competition shooting using Genesis compound bows instructed by Alexis Wolf, the city’s youth coordinator.

■ Baby sitter training

Mondays, 3:15 to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 27 to Dec. 15. $100. This is an American Red Cross baby-sitting class. Upon completion, students will be certified in baby-sitting, infant and child CPR and first aid. 

■ Teens on Tour

Overnight trip Nov. 6 and 7. $125. Participants will travel out of Steamboat Springs for this trip. Past trips have included visits to Flatiron Crossing Mall in Boulder and the Downtown Aquarium in Denver.

Registration closes the week prior to the programs’ start date. For more information or to register online, visit http://www.steamboatsprings.net/teen or call 970-871-7054.

Women’s health, fitness, fashion event 4 p.m. Wednesday

A “Celebrate Women” health, fitness and fashion event will be held from 4 to 6:45 p.m. today at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. Hosted by the Gloria Gossard Breast Health Center at Yampa Valley Medical Center and the Tennis Center, the event will begin with tennis, drinks and shopping at the Wanderlust Boutique trunk show. A meet and greet with Dr. Terese Kaske, medical director of the Breast Health Center, will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. The evening will end with Kaske and Dr. Leslie Ahlmeyer, OB-GYN, discussing the latest in breast health from 6 to 6:45 p.m. To register for the free event visit http://www.yvmc.org/calendar. To reserve a court time, call the Tennis Center at 970-879-8400.

Alexis Estes earns bachelor of science from Adams State

Alexis Estes, of Yampa, graduated from Adams State University in Alamosa during spring 2014 commencement. She earned a bachelor of science in business administration/management.  

Chamber Singers holding auditions for new members

The Yampa Valley Chamber Singers now are holding auditions for new members. All voice parts are encouraged, and now is a great time to join as summer rehearsals begin in preparation for a special commemorative concert Sept. 11.

To schedule an audition, call Christel Houston at 970-846-7638 or christelhouston@gmail.com.

If you want to learn more about the Yampa Valley Chamber Singers, visit http://www.yampavalleychoralsociety.org.

Use ‘4 Ds’ to protect against West Nile virus

Precautions to take against West Nile virus include the “Four D’s”:

■ Drain standing water around the house weekly since that’s where mosquitoes lay eggs. Be sure to empty old tires, cans, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, rain barrels and toys where puddles can occur.

■ Dusk and dawn are when mosquitoes that carry the virus are most active, so limit outdoor activities or take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

■ DEET is an effective ingredient to look for in insect repellents. Always follow label instructions carefully.

■ Dress in long sleeves and pants during dawn and dusk or in areas where mosquitoes are active.

West Nile virus is rare, but if you have symptoms including high fever, severe headache and stiff neck, contact your health care provider immediately.

For more information, visit http://www.fightthebitecolorado.com.

he Yampa Valley Chamber Singers are now holding auditions for new members. All voice parts are encouraged, and now is a great time to join as summer rehearsals begin in preparation for a special commemorative concert Sept. 11.

To schedule an audition, contact Christel Houston at 970-846-7638 or christelhouston@gmail.com.

If you want to learn more about the Yampa Valley Chamber Singers, visit the website http://www.yampavalleychoralsociety.org.

This trail is important for both experienced hikers and naturalists, and for introducing people that are new to looking for outdoor adventure.”

During this project, volunteers will address erosion and drainage issues by widening and adjusting the slope of the trail. Work will also include the construction of water bars and timber steps.

No experience is necessary to volunteer. For registered volunteers, free camping is available Friday and Saturday night, and meals will be provided Saturday through Sunday lunch.

Volunteers are asked to register in advance at http://www.voc.org/projects or by calling 303-715-1010.


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