Steamboat briefs: Hayden Public Library is closed until Tuesday

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The Hayden Public Library will be closed today through Monday in observance of Labor Day. The library will reopen Tuesday.

Childhood development discussion is Thursday

A discussion about childhood development titled “Why Kids do What They do” is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Soda Creek Elementary School, 220 Park Ave. The workshop will focus on children from birth to age 18 and will feature local experts, including Kathy Northcutt with Early Intervention Colorado, Tami Havener with the Family Development Center and Susie Clark with Mind Springs Health and others. The free program includes child care and a pizza dinner. Register by contacting Stephanie Martin at 970-870-5270 or smartin@co.routt.co.us.

Garden-to-table dinner by CMC is scheduled for Oct. 2

A garden-to-table dinner organized by the Colorado Mountain College culinary management and sustainability studies programs is scheduled for Oct. 2. The meal will feature fresh, organic produce harvested from the garden at Yampatika’s Environmental Learning Center at Legacy Ranch. The cost is $75 per person, and seating is limited to 50 people. Proceeds from the dinner benefit Yampatika’s Environmental Literacy Program. Register by calling 970-871-9151.

Applications for Leadership Steamboat are due Friday

Applications for Leadership Steamboat are due Friday. The nine-month professional development program focuses on enhancing individual leadership skills, increasing understanding of how the community works and meeting professional leaders who guide the community and its businesses. Participants will work with national experts on leadership skills and local civic and business leaders who will share their insights on how things get done in the Yampa Valley. 

Each year, the class identifies a community need and takes on a group project to solve that need through collaboration and project management. Recent group projects include the community garden on Oak Street, recycling containers along Lincoln Avenue, benches in the downtown area and the Bike Guide.

After an initial 1 1/2-day orientation Sept. 26 and 27, the group meets one Friday per month through early June. Find more information about the program, including the cost and an application, at www.steamboatchamber.com/leadership or call Ashley Reed at 970-875-7000. 

Garrett Pohlman graduated from basic training Aug. 22

Army Pvt. Garrett Pohlman graduated Aug. 22 from basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., according to a news release.

During the nine weeks of training, Pohlman studied the Army mission, history, tradition, core values and physical fitness. He received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, drill and ceremony, basic and advanced rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, basic first aid and field training exercises.  

Pohlman since has returned to Steamboat to attend his senior year of high school with a planned graduation in spring 2014. Pohlman is a member of the Army National Guard and reports to the 947th Engineering Division headquartered in Grand Junction, according to the release.

Volunteers are needed for Yampa Valley Crane Festival

Volunteers are needed for the Yampa Valley Crane Festival from Friday to Sept. 9 in Steamboat Springs and Hayden. Those who are interested are asked to call Nancy Merrill at 970-846-5556. See a detailed schedule at www.coloradocranes.org.

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