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Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley electric warns about area telephone scam

— Yampa Valley Electric Association is warning members about a telephone scam.

According to a news release from Tammi Strickland, YVEA communications and PR manager, members have been receiving phone calls from someone claiming to work for Xcel and needing to collect payment to avoid a disruption in service.

YVEA assures members they will never receive a phone call from YVEA asking for payment to avoid disruption of service. Members will, however, receive a courtesy call if they have a past due balance.

Those who call in to make a payment will be routed to the association’s automated secure system and will be required to verify account information. Members also may come into the YVEA offices and pay at the kiosk or pay online with SmarHub.

YVEA advises members who receive calls of this nature from any company asking for payment — and especially for credit card information — to request a phone number and offer to call back.

For more information, call 970-879-1160.

Party to honor Don Fagre set for May 29 at Decker Park

A party in honor of Don Fagre will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. May 29 at Decker Park in Oak Creek. The party will be a potluck, and attendees are asked to bring their memories of Don Fagre, who was born Feb. 10, 1949 and died Dec. 17, 2015.

For more information, call Joe Ghiglia at 970-875-4029.

Steamboat Lake State Park seeks nest box volunteers

Steamboat Lake State Park is looking for volunteers interested in helping monitor the newly created bluebird nest box trail.

Volunteers will help document nesting activity of birds in Steamboat Lake as part of the Colorado Bluebird Project.

Volunteers will be asked to attend a brief orientation and training that can be scheduled for individual convenience.

There is no fee to participate, and volunteers can earn a free park pass after volunteering 48 hours.

For more information, contact Julie Arington at 970-879-3922 or email

CMC summer, fall semester registration underway

Registration for Colorado Mountain College’s summer semester is underway. Classes begin Monday.

New this year, open registration for fall semester credit classes also is available, giving students more time to pay their tuition bills.

To sign up for credit classes, new students and those who haven’t taken a class during the past three semesters need to first apply to Colorado Mountain College online or in person at one of the college’s 11 learning locations. After they have applied, they can register for classes.

Anyone who has taken a credit class within the past three semesters can register using the college’s new student planning feature online, which is designed to help students find the courses needed to complete their academic programs. These students can go to their account on the college’s Basecamp site at and using the menu, click on “I Want to … Register for Classes.”

Students taking only continuing education (noncredit) classes may register for summer classes online, in person, by phone or fax or via email at

Summer class schedules are being mailed throughout CMC’s district this spring. Printed copies also are available at all campuses, and flipbooks are available online at Click on your campus and go to the “Class Schedule” link.

More information and registration instructions are available online at or by visiting any CMC campus. Colorado Mountain College is located in Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley, Leadville, Rifle and Steamboat Springs, and also offers courses in Parachute and Salida.

For more information, call 800-621-8559 or your local campus.

City seeks proposals from municipal/financial advisors

The city of Steamboat Springs is seeking proposals from qualified municipal/financial advisors to assist the city in issuing Certificates of Participation for the Downtown Improvements Plan.

Proposals must be submitted to City Hall offices, 137 10th Street, P.O. Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, Attention: Shelly St. Pierre no later than 5 p.m. June 9.

The city reserves the right to reject any and all bids and proposals and enter into a contract or issue a purchase order which, in its opinion, best serves the needs of the city of Steamboat Springs and its residents.

Community climbing wall remains open through May

The Everyday Outdoor Steamboat Community Climbing Wall, located at Steamboat Springs Middle School, will continue through the month of May with open climbs for all ages.

Upcoming open climbs and kid climbing events will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the EOS Community Climbing Wall, 39610 Amethyst Drive.

Cost is $5 to climb and $5 for shoes and harness rental, and all proceeds go to benefit EOS and Friends of Steamboat Climbing.

Parents or guardians must sign release forms for underage climbers and remain onsite to supervise their own children.

For special group rates and times, contact or 970-870-8440. For more information, visit

City to accept sealed bids for water main replacement

The city of Steamboat Springs will accept separate, sealed bids for the Old Town Water Main Replacement Project at 137 10th Street or mailed to P.O. Box 775088, Steamboat Springs until 1 p.m. May 31.

Bids will then be publicly read aloud. Bids received after the deadline will be returned to the bidder unopened.

The work includes replacement of a four-inch, cast iron water main with an eight-inch water main, including associated fire hydrants, gate valves and service line taps in a residential area.

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 10 a.m. today onsite at the intersection of Hill and Sixth streets.

Contractors planning to submit a bid must be represented at this meeting.

The city reserves the right to reject any and all bids and proposals and enter into a contract or issue a purchase order which, in its opinion, best serves the needs of the city of Steamboat Springs and its residents.

To view bid documents, visit

Free classes open to those with Parkinson’s, caregivers

Yampa Valley Parkinson’s Support Network offers a number of free classes each week to provide support, camaraderie, education and dynamic activities for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners.

Exercise classes for balance, cardio, dynamic strength, dexterity and agility are offered from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Mondays at Sundance Studio, 385 Anglers Drive, Suite D, and from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, Eighth and Oak streets. To register for those classes, contact instructor Jacqueline Teuscher at or 303-829-2869

On Wednesdays, exercise classes designed to meet the physical challenges of people with Parkinson’s are held from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at the Methodist Church. Contact instructor Eva Gibbon at 970-846-9887 or to register.

Yoga classes designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners are offered at 11 a.m. on Thursdays at at the Yoga Center of Steamboat, 701 Yampa St. To register, contact Jeanne Upbin at 970-846-3326 or

Aquatic aerobic classes are offered from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Saturdays at Old Town Hot Springs pool. Contact Sally TeStrake for more information and to register at or 970-761-2381.

There also is a Parkie Slyders Nordic ski instructional program available at Haymaker Golf Course. Call Mark Traum at 970-846-6498 or email for more information.

All activities are free of charge but donations to the Yampa Valley Parkinson’s Support Network are encouraged to support ongoing programs.

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