Steamboat briefs: Emerald Mountain School is accepting applications

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Emerald Mountain School is accepting applications for enrollment in the 2013-14 kindergarten class. Families interested in learning more about the program and arrange a classroom visit can call Director of Admission Debbie Gooding at 970-879-8081.  

Bookstore seeking historic hot springs photos, stories

Off the Beaten Path Bookstore is in need of historic hot springs photographs and stories from Steamboat Springs. From noon to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, people with historic images of Strawberry Park Hot Springs will receive a free pass for a one-time entrance to the springs. Those with five or more images or stories will be included in a book and will receive a copy when published. Call 970-846-6768 or email dagny@undiscoveredearth.com with questions.

Parking lot paving work may cause trail detours

The city of Steamboat Springs and Connell Resources have begun work to pave the parking lot at River Creek Park near the Yampa River at U.S. Highway 40 and Walton Creek Road, according to a news release.

Steamboat Springs City Council voted unanimously in March to approve the construction of a public restroom, transit facility and parking lot paving at the park.

The parking lot will be closed periodically during construction. Bicyclists and pedestrians also should watch for detours on the Yampa River Core Trail.

The about $350,000 project is expected to last through October, according to the release.

Lifeguarding class taught at Old Town Hot Springs

A lifeguarding class is being offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28 and Nov. 3 and 4 at Old Town Hot Springs. Participants must be 15 years old, pass a pre-course swim test and attend all four class sessions. Upon completion, each participant will receive American Red Cross Certification in lifeguarding/first aid, CPR/AED for lifeguards and administering emergency oxygen. The cost is $150. Contact Sam Huff at 970-879-1828, ext. 311, or shuff@sshra.org for more information.

Free guide on preventing use of tobacco available

Free copies of the 2012 Surgeon General’s Consumer Guide “Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults” are available at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Craig, 745 Russell St., and Steamboat, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. For more information about tobacco prevention efforts in our communities, call Community Health Educator Vicki Barron at 970-875-1883. 

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