Steamboat briefs: Registration open for Steamboat Triathlon

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Registration is under way for the 2009 Steamboat Triathlon, Aug. 30 at Lake Catamount. Offering a sprint-distance event, the triathlon takes place entirely in Steamboat Springs.

The 3/4-mile swim event is on a point-to-point course in Lake Catamount. The 20-mile bike course runs on county roads to a downtown turnaround. The 4-mile run is on paved roads near Lake Catamount.

The Steamboat Springs Triathlon is limited to 650 entries and is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national governing body of the triathlon. For more information, go to www.usatriathlon.org.

Library district seeks board member applicants

The South Routt Library District is accepting applications for board members. For more information, visit the Oak Creek Library or Yampa Library, or call Linda Dilley at 638-4270 or Lisa Rangel at 638-4479.

Horizons seeks volunteers to help mentor individuals

Horizons Specialized Services seeks volunteers to mentor individuals with developmental disabilities. Volunteers spend at least three hours a month with Horizons clients. Activities can include hiking, biking, bowling, swimming, fishing, walks and more. Call Rebecca Hanson at 879-4466, ext. 111.

Summer Reading Program with prizes to end Friday

Bud Werner Memorial Library's youth services department is giving away free prizes to children ages 5 to 10, just for reading.

Pick up a Summer Reading Program map at the Kids' Desk to get started. And don't forget to answer the daily trivia for your chance to win great prizes, including free tickets to the Alpine Slide, rodeo, Strings Music Festival and more. Children older than 10 also have a chance to win prizes with Teen Trivia and can earn gift certificates for reading any 1,000 pages. The Summer Reading Program ends Friday. Call 879-0240 or visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/kids.

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