Fish Creek pumping,
propelling Yampa River
Fish Creek was pumping at three times its typical streamflow for the date late this week, helping to propel the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat Springs close to 1,600 cubic feet per second overnight Thursday into Friday.
Temperatures in the 70 degree range accelerated the snowmelt this week and Fish Creek was flowing at 350 cfs compared to the typical 100 cfs for the date.
The Elk River, at its confluence with the Yampa east of Milner, was carrying even more snowmelt, flowing at 3,000 cfs compared to the typical 1,800 for this time of year. That fact boost the Yampa just upstream from Elkhead Creek at Hayden over 8,000 cfs.
Further downstream in Moffat County, the Little Snake River, a major tributary of the Yampa is flowing at 950 CFS, less than half the average for May 7. The Yampa at Deer Lodge Park, just upstream from Dinosaur National Monument, is in the average range at 6,000 cfs.
Buddhist Center having open house Monday
The Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs opens at 7 p.m. Monday with an open house. Tim Olmsted will speak on "The Buddhist Path."
The Buddhist Center will be the permanent home of a Buddhist meditation sangha that has been meeting regularly for nearly a decade.
The goal of its founders is that the new center will become a cultural and spiritual resource with meditation hours, public talks, retreats, films, a library and classes on Buddhist philosophy, classic texts and works of modern masters.
The center is at 2550 Copper Frontage Road, No. 201, in the Copper Ridge Business Park. For a recorded schedule of Buddhist Center events, call 871--6135.
association has openings
The Stagecoach Property Owners Association has three board openings to be filled at the annual meeting July 17. If you are a property owner in Stagecoach and are interested in being on the board, e-mail a resume and letter of interest to Sue Kimes at email@example.com or mail to SPOA, P.O. Box 774845, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. The deadline for applicants is May 15.
Adult baseball league practices start May 22
Practices for the Yampa Valley Baseball League begin at 11 a.m. May 22 at Vanatta field. Players will be drafted onto one of three teams and will play games on Sundays in June, July and August. The cost is $115 per person. Call 871-4776.
B&K Distributing will hold TIPS classes May 25, 26
B&K Distributing will hold TIPS classes May 25 and 26. There is a $20 fee for the class. For information or to sign up, call 879-1906.
Workshops planned on peaceful communication
Tori Caplan will present workshops on peaceful, nonviolent communication at a peace potluck at 5 p.m. May 16 at 140 Park Ave. and at a breakfast at 8 a.m. May 17 at Olympian Hall. Learn new, more effective ways to listen. Call Sandra at 879-0689 or Lisa at 846-8228.
Holy Name Preschool accepting registration
Holy Name Preschool is accepting registration for its preschool and kindergarten through fifth-grade summer camp programs. The school also is taking registration for fall 2004 preschool and kindergarten enrichment programs. Call 879-8228 or stop by
514 Oak St.
Yampatika hosts hands-on conference on plants
Yampatika hosts a hands-on conference about Northwest Colorado's native plants from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 22 at the Yampa River Botanic Park. Registration is required, and lunch is included. The cost is $40. Call 871-9151.
Arts Council seeking new members for Visual Arts
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking new members for its Visual Arts Committee. Committee members are expected to be involved in all aspects of exhibit production, participate in focus groups to enhance existing visual arts programming, and attend quarterly meetings.
Those with ideas for exhibits or visual arts programs at The Depot and an interest in making them happen are being sought. Call Beth Banning at 879-9008 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Monday.