Yampa Valley Crane Festival coloring contest accepting entries
The Yampa Valley Crane Festival kids’ coloring contest is underway. The crane drawing, designed by art teacher Rose Swenson, is available now at the Bud Werner Memorial Library’s children’s library, Ciao Gelato, Creekside Cafe and Yampatika. The picture is also available for download at the crane festival website coloradocranes.org.
Kids can color, paint and decorate the crane drawing and return it back to these same locations by Aug. 15. Winners will be notified in late August, and awards will be given out at a special ceremony on Aug. 31 at the library. All contest entries will be displayed at the library throughout the four days of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival.
Yampa Valley Electric slated to change business hours June 4
Beginning June 4, Yampa Valley Electric Association will change its office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Days of operation will continue to be Monday through Friday, excluding specific holidays.
The decision to modify the office hours was based on the needs of members, whose heaviest call periods and in-person visits are between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with members often waiting outside before the doors open. YVEA officials also said the change aligns department work schedules, which allows for better collaboration and improved service to members.
The current process for before- or after-hours communications remains the same. YVEA will continue to offer call service 24 hours per day, seven days per week for power outages or other emergency issues. YVEA’s current bill payment options also remain the same.
Visit yvea.com or call 970-879-1160 for more information.
DePauw University graduates 2 Steamboat Springs students
Kaleb VanArsdale and Peter White, of Steamboat Springs, were among the 473 students who graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. The undergraduates were awarded their degrees during the program, which took place in Holton Memorial Quadrangle on May 20. The day’s events included a speech by civil rights legend, attorney and presidential adviser Vernon E. Jordan Jr., DePauw Class of ‘57.
Free home energy assessments offered in Routt, Moffat counties
Late spring and early summer are still good times to sign up for a free home energy assessment through the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. New funding currently is available on a first-come, first-served basis for 15 free residential energy reviews for homes that do not have Atmos Energy natural gas service in Routt and Moffat counties.
This safety and energy efficiency assessment also is a great opportunity before starting home remodeling or repair projects in order to locate air and energy leaks and other potential energy saving opportunities.
Homeowners and renters with high utility bills, drafty homes, pipes that freeze or cold areas in their homes are encouraged to sign up at energysmartcolorado.com and click on the “For Your Home” button.
Customers with both YVEA and primary home heating by Atmos Energy also are eligible for free assessments. For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-871-9299, ext. 104.
Hayden Library seeking local artist for inaugural art show
The Hayden Library is looking for any local artists to participate in an upcoming art show in June. The newly-formed art group invites artists to join in the first-ever show at the library. There will be a formal Art Opening evening sponsored by the Friends of the Library at 5 to 8 p.m., June 22. Any Hayden artist is welcome to join the show. For more information, call the library at 970-276-3777. The deadline to join the show is June 8.
Partners Amazing Race opens registrations for 2018 event
Registration is now open for the 2018 Partners Amazing Race supporting the youth mentoring programs of Partners in Routt County, which will be held on June 23. During the event, more than 50 teams of two will race around Steamboat completing various mental, physical and skill-based challenges, competing for amazing prizes, valued at more than $1,000 for the top-three finishing teams, best costume, best fundraising and more. Registration includes lunch, a race t-shirt and a goodie bag. For more information and to sign up by the early registration deadline of Thursday, May 31, visit amazingracesteamboat.org.
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