Steamboat briefs: Hayden's Bradon Webb announced as student of excellence

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Bradon Webb

Bradon Webb, a freshman at Hayden High School, has been announced by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in mathematics, according to a news release.

The academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of students for this honor based on recommendations from school staff. Recommendation requirements include consideration of academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, attitude and cooperative spirit and dependability.

Webb is the son of Kim and Doug Scherar, of Steamboat Springs, and the grandson of Linda Bertram, of Hayden, and Bill and Debbie Bertram, of Craig.

Weigh and Win program available through Friday

Weigh and Win, a free community program that pays you to achieve a healthy weight, is available through Friday at South Routt High School. Visit www.weighandwin.com to sign up and www.facebook.com/LiveWellNWCO for the kiosk schedule and locations throughout Routt County. For more information, call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110.

Summer food program for children offered in Hayden

Totally Kids sponsors a free summer food program for children ages 1 to 18 through summer at Hayden Valley Elementary School. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For more information, call Carolyn at 970-846-9083.

Registration open for free summer reading programs

Registration is open for the Yampa and Oak Creek public libraries’ Dream Big — Read! free summer reading programs. The Yampa program begins June 12, and the Oak Creek program begins June 13 with programs, a prize drawing, story hours, a reading club and more. Activities may include programs on stargazing and moon lore, dreams and wishes, space exploration and nocturnal animals. For more information, call the Yampa Public Library at 970-638-4654 or the Oak Creek Public Library at 970-736-8371, or visit www.yampavalley.info/libraries.

Hospice Celebration of Life event set for June 18, 19

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s annual two-day Hospice Celebration of Life event is June 18 and 19. The event kicks off with dinner at 6:30 p.m. June 18 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. The dinner includes viewing of a gallery of artwork for sale, a getaway raffle and a live auction. The golf tournament is the next morning at Catamount Ranch & Club with registration at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sponsorships are available starting at $100. Dinner tickets are $60 and include one raffle ticket each. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased at the dinner for $10 per ticket or $100 for 12 tickets.

The events supports the VNA’s Hospice and Palliative Care Program. In 2011, the VNA provided care to 69 terminally ill patients and bereavement counseling and support to more than 300 grieving family members. For more information, contact Director of Development Dervla Lacy at 970-871-7603 or dlacy@nwcovna.org, or visit www.nwcovna.org/hospicecelebration.php.

Lowell Whiteman to host kindergarten open house

The Lowell Whiteman Primary School invites students entering kindergarten in the fall and their parents to attend an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Drop by anytime during the sessions to learn about the new full-day kindergarten program. Call Debbie at 970-879-8081 for more information.

BLM to host workshops June 12 in Steamboat

The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado District is hosting a public workshop at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. June 12 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center to gather social and economic information that will be used in its districtwide greater sage grouse planning effort, according to a news release.

The BLM is writing an environmental impact statement to analyze incorporating new sage grouse conservation measures into its resource management plans for the five field offices within the district: the Colorado River Valley Field Office in Silt, the Grand Junction Field Office, the Kremmling Field Office, the Little Snake Field Office in Craig and the White River Field Office in Meeker.

For more information, visit www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Programs/wildlife/sage-grouse.html.

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