Steamboat briefs: Hayden Town Board to discuss health insurance at Thursday meeting

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The Hayden Town Board will hold a special meeting Thursday to pick a health insurance carrier for town employees.

The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at Hayden Town Hall.

Town Manager David Torgler is recommending the town use health insurance coverage through the Colorado Employer Benefit Trust, a pool used by about 270 local Colorado governments. The coverage costs less than what the town currently pays with an estimated annual savings of $35,350.

Kids Can Cook program set for Feb. 26 at Library Hall

Kids Can Cook, a free program for children ages 8 to 12 with a parent or older caregiver, is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Culinary mom Katie McCoombs will lead the group in making gluten-free granola roll-ups and a green smoothie. Sign up at the Kids Desk, by calling 970-879-0240, ext. 313, or at www.steamboatlibrary.org.

It’s a Girl Thing program is March 24 at library

It’s a Girl Thing, a free program for girls ages 10 to 12 and an older female partner, is at 5:30 p.m. March 24 at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The group will read and discuss the Colorado historical fiction book “Katerina’s Wish” by Jeannie Mobley, who will be featured at this year’s Children’s Book Feast in September. Sign up at the Kids Desk, by calling 970-879-0240, ext. 313, or at www.steamboatlibrary.org/services/kids/book-clubs/its-a-girl-thing.

Registration is open for March’s Glide the Divide

Registration is open for the Glide the Divide (formerly the North Routt Coureur Des Bois) cross-country ski race March 16 at the Steamboat Lake State Park visitor center. The annual event features 15-, 45- and 90-kilometer courses. Early registration is open through Feb. 28 and costs $30 for the 15K course and $85 for the 45K and 95K courses. Fees increase to $40 and $98, respectively, after Feb. 28. More information and registration is available at www.glidethedivide.com.

Parks and Wildlife in need of volunteers for panel

The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife is in need of volunteers to serve on a new statewide advisory panel that will provide feedback for the agency on hunting, fishing and wildlife management issues in Colorado, according to a news release.

The Colorado Sportsmen’s Roundtable will comprise 16 people and meet twice each year, with the first meeting scheduled for late March. Those interested in serving on the panel are asked to complete an online application at www.wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/Pages/Roundtable.aspx. The deadline is Feb. 15.  

For more information, contact Dave Chadwick at dave.chadwick@state.co.us or 303-291-7174.

Apply for grants for fishing, shooting, boating projects

The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications from individuals, organizations and local governments to distribute as much as $1.7 million in matching grants for projects in Colorado in 2013 that benefit fishing, shooting ranges or boating, according to a news release.

■ Applications for the Shooting Range Development grant program are due Friday. More information is at www.wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/ShootingRanges/ShootingRangeGrants/Pages/RangeGrants.aspx.

■ Applications for the Fishing is Fun grant program are due March 1. More information is at www.wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/ResourcesTips/FishingIsFunProgram.

■ Applications for the Boat Colorado grant program are due March 2. More information is at www.wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/ResourcesTips/MotorboatColorado.

Hayden School Board holds special meeting Wednesday

Hayden School District officials are considering asking voters to change the way Hayden School Board members are elected. The School Board will discuss the potential changes during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hayden Secondary Schools cafeteria.

Currently, the School Board is composed of five seats that represent certain districts, which candidates must live within to run for election.

The proposed change would convert some or all of the positions into at-large seats that would represent everyone within the school district.

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