Steamboat briefs: Meetings on summer adult sports to be held Tuesday

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— Summer adult sports organizational meetings are Tuesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Softball league meets at 5 p.m., outdoor soccer league meets at 6 p.m. and beach volleyball league meets at 7 p.m. All team captains and players looking to join a team should attend the meeting, during which league fees, rules and dates will be discussed. For more information, visit www.steamboatsprings.net/recreation.

Sage grouse mating guided tours run through Sunday

Guided tours to view sage grouse mating displays are from 4:30 a.m. to about noon through Sunday.

“Our agency will provide a viewing trailer so that people can sit inside and not disturb the grouse on the lek,” Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife watchable wildlife coordinator Trina Romero said in a news release. “An organized tour like this is a great way to observe lekking behavior, and I highly recommend it.”

The cost is $50. Reservations are required and can be made at www.ourcolorado.org.

Historic preservation grant applications due by Friday

Applications for the Routt County Museum and Heritage Capacity-Building Grant Fund are due in the commissioners’ office by Friday. Qualified projects must relate to historic preservation and must be sponsored and administered by a qualified museum entity within your district. The approved museum entities are the town of Yampa, the Oak Creek and Phippsburg Historical Society, Tread of Pioneers Museum, Hahn’s Peak Historical Society, Historic Routt County and the Hayden Heritage Center. Applications are evaluated on a set of standardized criteria available through the museum entities and specified in the application packet. If you have any questions or want an application emailed to you, call Helena Silva at 970-879-0108.

Nominations accepted for this year’s Senior Awards

Routt County Council on Aging is accepting nominations for its 2012 Senior Awards, which will be presented at the organization’s annual Spring Fling from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Awards will be given in two categories: Senior of the Year and Friend of the Seniors.  

The Senior of the Year award will be presented to an adult 60 or older who has dedicated himself or herself in the past year to helping other older adults and whose exemplary service, peer relationships, and contribution of leadership, knowledge, skills and time have made a difference in the community (two people, such as a couple, may be nominated).

The Friend of the Seniors award will be presented to a business, agency, organization or individual whose relationships and specific contributions/service have positively impacted older adults in the community in the past year and who is a facilitator of positive change to make the community aging-friendly and a better place to live.  

Nominations are due Friday. For a nomination form, visit www.rccoaging.org or call 970-879-0633.

Registration now open for Steamboat summer camps

Registration now is open for all Steamboat Springs school-age summer camp programs. The cost is $32 per day if registered by May 10 and increases to $36 per day starting May 11. Registration materials are available at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department, 245 Howelsen Parkway, and at www.steamboatsprings.net/recreation.

The city is continuing the Art, Socialization, Sports, Education and Teamwork programs this summer. Weeklong camp topics include horseback riding, rock climbing, archery and fishing, kayaking and Lego vehicle engineering. ASSET camps are for children entering third through sixth grades. The Lego camp is open to first- through sixth-graders.

All daily summer camp programs operate from 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays from June 11 to Aug. 17. The Rocky Mountain Adventure Club, for children entering fourth through sixth grades, meets at the Igloo at Howelsen; the Steamboat Explorer’s Club, for children entering second and third grades, and Incredible Steamboat Sneakers, for children 5 and older entering kindergarten or first grade, meet at Soda Creek Elementary School.

The city also is offering a before and after care program for children enrolled in Camp Invention from June 11 to 15.

VNA reminding residents of avian salmonella risks

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is reminding residents that baby chicks and ducks can carry salmonella and is offering the following safety tips:

■ Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after touching live baby poultry or anything in the area where they live. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

■ Adults should supervise hand washing for young children.

■ Don’t let children younger than 5 handle or touch chicks, ducklings or other live poultry.

■ Don’t snuggle or kiss the birds, touch your mouth or eat or drink around live baby poultry.

■ Don’t let live baby poultry inside the house, in bathrooms or in areas where food or drink is prepared, served or stored.

■ Do not eat or drink in the area where the birds live.

■ Don’t clean any equipment or materials associated with raising or caring for live poultry, such as cages or feed or water containers, inside the house.

■ Don’t give live baby poultry as gifts to young children.

For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/features/salmonellababybirds.

Veterinary clinics to offer free exams, rabies vaccines

Four veterinary clinics in Steamboat Springs, in coordination with The Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and 9News, are participating in the 9PetCheck, according to a news release.

9PetCheck is an effort to help economically disadvantaged pet owners get wellness examinations and rabies vaccinations for their pets April 14 and 15. Participating clinics are Pet Kare Clinic, Mt. Werner Veterinary Hospital, Ski Town Veterinary Services and Steamboat Veterinary Hospital.

Pet owners living on a restricted or low income or those who have recently lost their jobs should call 855-699-6397 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday to make an appointment. Appointments will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the release.

Win a free ticket to Wild Edible Feast with trivia

Win a free ticket to the Wild Edible Feast by answering trivia questions correctly on Yampatika’s Facebook page. Every Monday from April 9 to May 21, Yampatika will post a trivia question. The first person who answers all seven questions correctly will win a ticket to the Wild Edible Feast from 6 to 9 p.m. May 30 at Sweetwater Grill. Email info@yampatika.org for more information. 

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