Steamboat briefs: Blackmer Drive Trail now open for public access

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— Blackmer Drive Trail, which accesses the quarry and Emerald Mountain trails, is once again open for all public access.

Rogue Resources will finalize road repairs and clean up from its logging operations when the area has dried out, city officials said in a news release. Much of the area remains too wet to access, and city officials are asking the public to consider trail conditions and impacts before use.

Call the city’s Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department at 970-879-4300 for more information.

Yampa Valley Medical CEO earns grass-roots honor

Yampa Valley Medical Center CEO Karl Gills is being recognized with the American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award. Gills is being honored for his “exceptional leadership in generating grass-roots and community activity in support of a hospital’s mission,” according to a news release.

The award is presented annually to one person from each state. Honorees will be recognized at a breakfast of award winners at the AHA annual membership meeting April 27. 

Urbane hosts 2nd annual skate deck art show May 7

Urbane is hosting its second annual Skate Deck Art Show from 5 to 9 p.m. May 7. Blank skate decks are available at Urbane for $15 plus a $15 deposit that will be refunded when the artist returns the deck for the show. The entry fee is $10 for those who want to enter their own skate decks. Pieces must be returned by May 3. There is no theme to the show, and artists can choose whether to sell their decks. The show will go through May.

Stop by to pick up a blank skate deck or call 879-9169 with questions.

Memorial to include run, hike, bike events May 22

A celebration of life for Jenna Gruben-Morrill is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. May 22 at Olympian Hall and Howelsen Hill. Activities such as a run, hike, bike and yoga will take place that morning. Info on these activities will be announced closer to the event. For more information, contact Riley Polumbus at 846-2934 or polumbus@gmail.com.

Volunteers who speak French are being sought

French-speaking volunteers are needed for assistance to non-English-speaking residents of Steamboat Springs. Call Anna at 870-3069.

Boys & Girls Club asks for gently used gaming tables

The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs is seeking gently used gaming tables, such as pool and foosball tables, for its rec room. The group also would like a mini refrigerator for its teen room. Call Heather Martyn at 846-7710.

Registration now open for Yampatika summer camps

Registration is now open for Yampatika’s 2010 summer camps. Yampatika is offering weeklong programs at its Environmental Learning Center at the Legacy Ranch for children ages 5 to 14.

Yampatika’s programs provide children hands-on opportunities to explore their natural surroundings and are designed to inspire environmental stewardship through education. Camps include Wilderness Pioneers 1 and 2 for children ages 12 to 14, teaching map, compass and GPS skills, as well as wilderness ethics and Leave No Trace practices. Wilderness Pioneers experience a pack in, pack out field trip at the end of the week. There also will be an optional overnight experience for Junior Naturalists ages 9 to 11. Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis thanks to The Craig Scheckman Family Foundation. E-mail Yampatika at info@yampatika.org for more details.

VNA offers quit kits to kick nicotine habits

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Colorado Quit Line can help residents quit their nicotine habits. Pick up a quit kit (no patches or gum) at the Steamboat Springs VNA, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Call Liz at the VNA at 875-1882. Free counseling, patches and gum are available through the Colorado Quit Line at 1- 800-QUIT-NOW, or www.coquitline.org.

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