Steamboat briefs: Hayden police investigating a Monday home burglary

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The Hayden Police Department is investigating a home burglary the occurred Monday evening on West Jackson Street.

Gordon Booco said sometime between dusk and 9:15 p.m. someone entered the trailer home through an outside window and took items that included cash, electronics, T-shirts and a handgun. The resident reported the burglary Tuesday morning and was not home when it occurred, Booco said.

Anyone with information about the burglary can call Hayden police at 970-276-2535.

Teen council is looking for members for school year

The Steamboat Springs Teen Council is looking for new members for the 2012-13 school year. The all-teen organization works to “give teens a voice in our community.” Learn leadership and team-building skills while helping to guide community decisions that affect teens. Students in ninth through 11th grades are encouraged to apply. Downloaded an application at www.steamboatspringsteencouncil.org. For more information, call Brooke Lightner at 970-879-4300.

Boat ramp at Stagecoach State Park opens Friday

The marina boat ramp at Stagecoach State Park will open for boating Friday, and the Morrison Cove boat ramp is scheduled to open in mid-May, according to a news release. Early-season conditions exist, and boaters should keep a lookout for possible floating debris.

Before boating, check that your vessel has all of the required safety items on board and go through an aquatic nuisance species inspection prior to launching. The inspection stations will not be staffed until mid-May, so boaters must obtain the required preinspection from the park office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Campgrounds and water facilities are scheduled to open the first week in May. The marina will open weekends starting mid-May and will be open daily beginning Memorial Day weekend. For more information about Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass, visit www.parks.state.co.us.

Resource fair planned for Routt County teens May 17

The Resource Fair for Teens in Routt County is from 3 to 6 p.m. May 17 at Olympian Hall. The fair will provide youths ages 16 to 21 the opportunity to connect with area employers and community service organizations. Teens also can learn about careers, resume writing, interview skills and more. The event is sponsored by the Steamboat Workforce Center, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and the Colorado Governor’s Summer Job Hunt. For more information, call the Steamboat Workforce Center at 970-879-3075.

Class about Brown’s Park history offered next week

Colorado Northwestern Community College is offering a class about the history of Brown’s Park led by Tim Frentress. Students will study petroglyphs, stage stations and more. The class includes evening lectures from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at Hayden Public Library and an all-day field trip April 28. The cost is $75. Seniors are two for the price of one. Call Lindsay at 970-276-7291 to register.

Recent news items about the Old Town Hot Springs

■ The Poochy Paddle is Sunday. The cost is $5 per dog in advance or $10 on the day of the event. Enter at the back gate. Bring a dog food donation for the animal shelter. For details, call 970-879-1828, ext. 0.

■ The Old Town Hot Springs pools will be intermittently closed for spring cleaning. The lap pool will be closed after the Poochy Paddle on Sunday through April 30. The hot pool will be closed Monday to Wednesday. All pools are closed Monday and Tuesday so the decks can be sealed.

■ A lifeguarding class is offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 and 6 and May 12 and 13. Participants must be 15 years old and pass a swim test to be eligible. Upon completion, American Red Cross certifications will be issued in lifeguarding/first aid and CPR/AED for lifeguards and administering emergency oxygen. The cost is $150. Register at the front desk. For more information, contact Sam Huff at 970-879-1828, ext. 311, or shuff@sshra.org.

Yampatika summer camp registration remains open

Yampatika summer camp registration is open. The summer programs provide children with hands-on opportunities to explore their natural surroundings, and each program is theme-based to inspire environmental stewardship through education. Programs also are age specific and are led by experienced naturalists. The programs take place at Yampatika’s Environmental Learning Center at Legacy Ranch. Find more information about the camps and registration documents at www.yampatika.org or call 970-871-9151.

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