Steamboat Digs Dogs launches new membership fundraiser
Steamboat Digs Dogs has launched a new membership drive. The last drive was held in April 2017 and memberships expired May 1. To rejoin and join, interested individuals can become a member online at steamboatdigsdogs.org or send a check, payable to Steamboat Digs Dogs, to P.O. Box 881544, Steamboat Springs, 80488. People can become a member of the organization with donations of $20, $40, $50 or $100.
Clark resident makes Deans’ List at Azusa Pacific University
Hannah Griffin, of Clark, was named to the Deans’ List at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. To earn a spot on list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or greater. Griffin is a psychology major.
Women United hosts Backpacks & Bubbles event on Aug. 2
Women United is collecting school supplies for children going into kindergarten and will be assembling backpacks and supplies during its annual Backpacks & Bubbles event, which will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Champagne Room at Rex’s Bar & Grill. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-879-5605 to donate supplies and RSVP for the event by July 26. The event is sponsored by Glas Deffryn Ranch of Oak Creek.
Library presents free preview of fireworks extravaganza film
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free preview of the new award-winning documentary film “Brimstone & Glory” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5 in Library Hall. Filmmaker Viktor Jakovleski showcases the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, a site of festivity unlike any other in the world.
In celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers, revelry engulfs the town for 10 days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up-and-comers create their own combustibles, and dozens of teams build larger-than-life paper mâché bulls to parade into the town square, adorned with fireworks that blow up in all directions.
For the people of Tultepec, the National Pyrotechnic Festival is explosive celebration, unrestrained delight and real peril. Plunging headlong into the fire, “Brimstone & Glory” honors the spirit of Tultepec’s community and celebrates celebration itself.
This special community screening is part of the library’s collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Yampa Library to be open July Fourth for book sale
The Yampa Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. A used book sale will be held and the Fourth of July parade will be going right by the library.
Take precautions with bats, which may carry rabies
Rabies is a potentially deadly virus transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal. Some bats have tested positive for rabies in Northwest Colorado.
Follow these precautions to avoid exposure to potentially infected bats or other wild animals.
■ Never touch a wild bat or any other wild animal.
■ Teach children who find a bat to leave it alone and tell an adult.
■ Keep your doors and windows covered with intact screens. Do not leave screenless doors or windows open in the evening.
■ If you have bats in your house, call a professional trapper with experience removing bats from homes.
■ Keep your pets up to date on rabies vaccines. Call your veterinarian if you are unsure of your pet’s vaccination status.
■ If you are exposed to a bat, safely collect the animal using a shovel (do not use your hands, even if you are wearing gloves) and contact the Routt County Department of Environmental Health at 970-870-5588.
■ If you are bitten by a bat or awake to find a bat in the room where you are sleeping, contact your medical provider and Northwest Colorado Health at 970-879-1632.
Community Ag Alliance offers online farmers market
The Community Agriculture Alliance hosts a Friday Farmers Market weekly where people can purchase vegetables, eggs, meat and other locally-produced items. After the first order, the cost to join the market is $25 a year. Most products and their availability change along with the seasons. People can reserve what they’d like online at caa.org and pick it up on Friday.
Colorado driver’s license fees slated to change Sunday
The fee for a driver’s license in Colorado is set to increase by $1 to $28 on Sunday. The fee increase is intended to offset the cost of providing driver services.
This fee increase is the last of three written into the current law, which included a $1 price increase in the cost of driver’s licenses each year since 2015.
Visit colorado.gov/dmv/driver-license-and-related-fees for more information.
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