Steamboat Briefs: Saturday’s Carpenter Ranch bird walk has been canceled |

Steamboat Briefs: Saturday’s Carpenter Ranch bird walk has been canceled

Mark Emery

— The bird walk scheduled for Saturday at the Carpenter Ranch has been canceled because of flooding.

Community blood drive is set for June 16 at YVMC

A Steamboat Community Blood Drive is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. June 16 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Schedule an appointment by calling Bonfils Appointment Center at 1-800-365-0006, option 2, or sign up at, site code 0234. Walk-ins are welcome after 3:30 p.m. as space permits. Eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating blood.

VNA to offer HPV vaccine to men next week for $14

June 13 to 19 is Men's Health Week. Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will offer the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for men age 19 to 26 for $14 (the regular cost is $169). To make an appointment, call 970-824-8233 in Craig or 970-879-1632 in Steamboat Springs.

Late appointments for immunizations available Tuesday

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will take late appointments until 5:30 p.m. for immunizations on Tuesday at its Steamboat Office 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. All children's immunizations will be offered. To schedule an appointment, call 970-879-1632.

Gondola maintenance supervisor earns award

Mark Emery, supervisor of gondola maintenance at Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., was awarded the Bob LeSage Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Industry during the 40th Rocky Mountain Lift Association Conference in Grand Junction in May, according to a news release. The Bob LeSage Award, the highest lift honor in the ski and snowboard industry, comes after 39 years of service in the lift industry.

"Mark's dedication to the industry is apparent in everything he does, and I couldn't think of a more deserving individual for the Le­­Sage Award," Kurt Castor, director of lift maintenance at Ski Corp., said in a news release. "His passion and determination are contagious to all those who work with him, and we applaud him for his desire to maintain and operate the best means of transportation for the company and guests."

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Emery began working as a lift mechanic in 1972 for Keystone Resort and in 1979 moved to Ski Town USA. Over the next two decades, he worked as a gondola supervisor for Ski Corp. Emery took a job with Doppelmayr for five years before returning to Steamboat as a master mechanic and supervisor of gondola maintenance. Today, he is responsible for every aspect of Steamboat's eight-passenger gondola.

Whiteman School alum graduates from Portland

Kelly Northcutt, a 2007 graduate of The Lowell Whiteman School, earned her bachelor's degree in environmental ethics and policy from the University of Portland. She was recognized with the rest of the Class of 2011 during a May ceremony at the catholic school in Portland, Ore.

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