Steamboat Briefs: Rescheduled US 40 rock work planned for today

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— Rock work planned last week along U.S. Highway 40 in Mount Harris Canyon near Hayden was delayed until today, weather permitting.

The work will take place near mile point 113.7, about six miles east of Hayden in the Mount Harris Canyon. Crews are scheduled to work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Nancy Shanks said Thursday that drivers should expect delays of 20 minutes while traffic is stopped so rocks can be brought down from the cliff sides and cleared from the highway. There then will be single-lane, alternating traffic through the work area. She also warned of even longer delays of “45 minutes or possibly more if things don’t go right,” Shanks said.

Shanks said the rock work is being done because CDOT crews have been monitoring a crack in the rocks and noticed there had been some recent movement. Workers will be removing rock by hand and with the use of airbags that are inflated in cracks to loosen rocks.

Tee ball and coach pitch registration opens today

Registration for the 2011 tee ball and coach pitch program opens today. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until 5:30 p.m. June 2. For more information or to register, visit http://steamboatsprings.net/departments/parks_recreation/recreation/youth_sports/, or stop by the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department, 245 Howelsen Parkway.

If you are interested in coaching, contact Kate Warnke at kwarnke@steamboatsprings.net or 970-879-4300, ext. 354.

Steamboat police report safe high school prom

Sgt. Rich Brown, of the Steamboat Springs Police Department, said Saturday night’s Steamboat Springs High School prom, held at The Steamboat Grand, went very well from a safety and law enforcement perspective. Brown said Sunday that no troubling incidents occurred and praised students and staff for a successful, safe event, including the after-prom festivities at the high school.

Hayden library will host a book fair through May 10

Hayden Public Library will host its annual Scholastic Book Fair through May 10 during regular library hours. There will be books available for all ages and prices. There also will be school supplies, toys, computer game software and other fun items to purchase. Call the library with questions at 970-276-3777.

Horizons seeks volunteers for 1-on-1 client mentors

Horizons is seeking caring, committed individuals to serve as one-on-one mentors to developmentally disabled clients. For more information, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 970-879-4466, ext. 111. 

Steamboat native among top in world math contest

The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications announced the results of the 13th annual Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling, held in February. A three-student team from Carroll College in Helena, Mont., finished in the world’s top 2 percent, qualifying for the official designation of “Finalist.”

The Carroll team included Jennings Anderson, a junior math and computer science major from Steamboat Springs; Grant Williams, a junior math major from Golden; and Bryan Hurtle, a junior chemistry major from Helena.

This year’s ICM contest ran from Feb. 10 to 14. During that time, 735 teams of three students each competed worldwide. Teams researched, analyzed, modeled and communicated a solution to an open-ended interdisciplinary modeling problem.

Top finishers included six teams deemed “Outstanding” in the top 1 percent, and five “Finalist” teams, including Carroll.

June 4 golf tournament to benefit suicide prevention

The fourth annual Know the Signs … Save a Life! golf tournament fundraiser for the Jeffrey Allen Dye Suicide Prevention Project at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation is June 4 at the Steamboat Golf Club. Entry is $50 for nine holes of golf and $90 for 18 holes. 

Shotgun starts are at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. It’s a scramble format with teams of four golfers, and players can sign up individually and be placed on a team.

Donations accepted from those who cannot attend. Call the Steamboat Golf Club at 970-879-4295 or the Dye family at 970-879-9105.

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