Steamboat briefs: Tubing restrictions still in effect |

Steamboat briefs: Tubing restrictions still in effect

— Routt County's partial use restriction in place on local rivers prohibits the use of single-chambered air-inflated devices (i.e., inner tubes and air mattresses) until rivers flow at 800 cubic feet per second. This restriction does not prohibit the use of vessels, whitewater canoes or kayaks. The Yampa River was flowing at 1,400 cfs Saturday afternoon.

Pet wellness checks offered for low-income residents

Mount Werner Veterinary Hospital and Steamboat Veterinary Hospital in Steamboat Springs, in coordination with The Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and 9News, are participating in the 9PetCheck — an effort to help economically disadvantaged pet owners get wellness examinations and rabies vaccinations for their dog or cat.

Exams will be July 30 and 31, according to a news release. To make an appointment, pet owners living on a restricted or low income or those who have recently lost their jobs must call the live phone bank from 4 to 6:30 p.m. July 25. Appointments will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The number to call to make an appointment is 877-667-6727. These appointments are for wellness checks and rabies vaccinations only. If a pet is sick or injured, the animal's owner should contact a local veterinarian immediately.

Spellbinder training is in August at the library

Spellbinder training for those who want to learn to tell engaging, fun stories to children is from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 21, 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22 and 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The cost is $30. The workshop is limited to 10 participants, and those who want to attend must RSVP for the class by emailing or calling Sarah Kostin at or 970-879-0240, ext. 314, by Aug. 18.

Bust of Steamboat seeks sponsors, artists for event

The Bust of Steamboat is looking for sponsors and artists for the 10th annual Bust of Steamboat in October. Sponsorships are available at all levels and may include tickets to the auction and the sponsor's business featured on the event poster, in the evening's auction program and display advertising.

The Bust of Steamboat is organized by the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project, a volunteer organization where 100 percent of the funds stay local and help pay for mammograms, wellness exams and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.

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For more information about how to become a sponsor, call Deb Curd at 970-846-5696.

To see past auctions, visit

The 10th annual Bust of Steamboat will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at Three Peaks Bar & Grill.

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