Steamboat briefs: Over The Hill Gang social and dinner is on July 20

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Steamboat’s Over The Hill Gang will hold its July dinner/social at 6 p.m. July 20 at Rex’s American Grill & Bar. Reservations must be made by July 13 with choice of soup or salad and salmon or beef. Call or email Louise Wu at 970-870-0791 or louisewu55@yahoo.com. All members and guests are invited to attend. The event is limited to 46.

Open horse show is set for Saturday in Hayden

A Yampa Valley Horse Show Association Open Horse Show is at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Routt County Fairgrounds. English, Western and hunter/jumper divisions will be included. All age groups, breeds and experience levels are invited. Register at http://www.yampavalleyhorseshow.com or at 7 a.m. on the day of the show. Registration is $9 in advance or $10 on show day.

2009 Steamboat graduate named to CU dean’s list

Sierra Weir, a 2009 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, was named to the spring 2011 dean’s list in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. To make the list, students must maintain at least a 3.75 GPA while taking a minimum of 12 graded credit hours.

Weir is a sophomore studying art.

Early childhood workshop for teachers is on Aug. 3

The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado Mountain College are sponsoring a Growing Up Wild workshop for preschool through second-grade teachers from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 3 in Bristol Hall at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus. Growing Up Wild is a new early childhood curriculum from Project Wild designed to help early childhood teachers connect children to the outdoors while solidifying early math and literacy skills.

The workshop features hands-on activities and materials. Participants will receive a curriculum guide with activity ideas and resources and can earn .5 college credit to apply to teacher recertification. The registration fee is $10, and teachers need to register by July 25. For more information, call Elaine at 970-879-3521.

Libraries in South Routt looking for new patrons

South Routt County librarians are encouraging residents to stop by the libraries in Yampa and Oak Creek to sign up for membership or to update their membership information. Folks who stop by will be eligible for a prize drawing to be held May 2. Call the Yampa library at 970-638-4654 or the Oak Creek library at 970-736-8371.

VNA offers meningitis vaccines for students

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend meningococcal vaccine for: preteens and teens 11 through 18 years of age, College freshmen living in dormitories, and children 2 through 10 years of age who are at increased risk or if elected by their health-care providers and parents. For more information or to schedule an appointment for vaccination, call Northwest Colorado Visiting Association at 970-879-1632 or 970-824-8233.

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