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Steamboat Pilot & Today to host community event Aug. 8

Steamboat Pilot & Today’s next Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the newspaper’s new offices in the 910 Yampa Building downtown. Those who plan to attend will have the opportunity to meet the newspaper’s new publisher Logan Molen and tour the new offices. Free coffee and pastries will be served. The entrance to the office is on 10th Street. For additional information, email Editor Lisa Schlichtman at

Hayden Public Library announces Reader of the Week

Isaac Johnson has been chosen as Hayden Public Library’s seventh Reader of the Week. The 7-year-old is the son of Lauren and Jerry Johnson.  Isaac’s sister, Kaylee was also a Reader of the Week this year. His best friend is Levi.  The family has two cats, Fifi and Micah, and two dogs, Porter and Boone.

Isaac’s favorite color is orange, and his favorite food is pepperoni pizza. His favorite movie is “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”  He wants to be a karate instructor when he grows up.  His favorite books are about Tyrannosaurus rex, and most books about dinosaurs.  In school, he likes reading. His favorite sport is playing soccer with his friends.  In his free time, he enjoys playing Lego Hulk with Lego Ironman, and taking his stuffed animal Sharptooth out to eat.

When asked if he had any advice for other kids about reading he said, “If you don’t know a word, cover part of the word and sound out what you do know.” Isaac said that he felt “amazing and famous” after learning he was the Reader of the Week, and being interviewed for this article.

Final Junior Master Gardening Workshop slated for Aug. 18

The last Junior Master Gardening workshop for the summer — Harvesting a Garden — will be at the Yampa River Botanic Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 18. Learn how to enjoy a garden’s harvest. Activities will include sampling the harvest, pressing flowers, making herbal tea, arranging flowers, storing seeds and more. Register at the CSU Extension office at 136 6th St. or call 970-879-0825. Open to third- through sixth-graders.

Free Parkinson’s exercise classes offered across Routt County 

Free Parkinson’s exercise classes are offered seven days per week in Routt County. Classes are free of charge to those with Parkinson’s and their care partners. Registration is not necessary. Classes are funded by Yampa Valley Parkinson’s Support Network.

Classes are as follows.

• Essentrics: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays and 9 to 10:15 a.m. Fridays at Heart of Steamboat Methodist Church, 736 Oak St. Contact Jacqueline Teuscher at 303-829-2869 or

• Balance, Cardio, Strength and Agility: 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays at The Haven, 300 South Shelton Lane, Hayden and 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Heart of Steamboat Methodist Church, 736 Oak St. Contact Eva Gibbon at 970-846-9887 or

• Yoga: 11:15 a.m. to noon Thursdays at Heart of Steamboat Methodist Church, 736 Oak Street. Contact Cheryl Anders at 970-875-4568 or

•  Power Punch for Parkinsons: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at Old Town Hot Springs pool, 136 Lincoln Ave. Contact Daphne Butas at 703-655- 9464 or

• Aquatics: 10 to 11 a.m. Sundays at Old Town Hot Springs pool.

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center seeks volunteers

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center is seeking caring people to join its volunteer team. Openings are available in the following programs: day surgery support, front desk at the Outpatient Pavilion and the music program.  Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or who would like more information should contact Volunteer Services at 970-870-1146 or email at

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