Steamboat briefs: Optimist Club Fishing Derby and Pancake Breakfast set for Saturday

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The 31st annual Optimist Club Fishing Derby and Pancake Breakfast is Saturday at Fetcher Pond, 1795 Fetcher Park Drive. Breakfast is from 8 to 10:15 a.m., the fishing derby starts at 9 and judging is at 10:30 a.m.

No fishing license is needed for the free event, and bait and some fishing poles will be provided. Participants will receive a T-shirt, and awards will be given for the best Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher costumes, biggest fish, first fish and most fish.

For more information, call Paul Hands at 970-846-9783 or Ron Wendler at 970-846-7500.

STARS seeking volunteers to help through mid-August

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports is looking for volunteers this summer from mid-June through mid-August. Volunteers will have fun working outdoors with children and adults with disabilities. Contact Craig Kennedy for more information at 970-870-1950 or craig@steamboatstars.com.

Some county roads now open after seasonal closure

Routt County Road 129 north of Columbine and C.R. 18 (Sarvis Creek) from the cattle guard below the dam to the gate at Pleasant Valley are now open to all traffic. The county restriction also has been lifted for C.R. 80 (California Park) approximately 4 miles north of C.R. 56 from the south U.S. Forest Service gate to the north Forest Service gate; however, the Forest Service restriction will remain in place, keeping that section of the road closed until July 1. The roads were closed as part of a seasonal closure to minimize road damage via Routt County Resolution 2013-040.

Vendors wanted for Yampa Street Live monthly event

Craft and retail vendors are wanted for the new monthly Yampa Street festival. The festival will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays on June 23, July 21 and Sept. 22. Booth fees are $50 per event or $100 for all three events. Call Misto Productions for information or to reserve a space at 970-871-4775.

Event on ‘Organizing to End Corporate Rule’ is Monday

Move to Amend, a nonpartisan national coalition of more than 280,000 people and organizations, aims to amend the U.S. Constitution to declare that corporations are not people.

Ashley Sanders, national spokesperson for the group, will present “Organizing to End Corporate Rule and Get Money Out of Politics” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Commissioners Hearing Room in the Routt County Courthouse. Those who attend should park behind the courthouse and enter through the back.

For more information, contact Lynn Abbott at labbottsbt@q.com or 970-870-6673 or the Move to Amend national office at 707-269-0984.

Free cattledog clinics this week at Flying Diamond

There are two free clinics for working cattledogs at the National Cattledog Association’s National Finals at Flying Diamond Ranch. The clinics are at 3 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Sunday. The clinics are free, but participants must have event tickets. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call Misto Productions at 970-871-4775 or visit www.nationalcattledog.com.

Volunteers sought for YVMC suicide prevention program

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is in need of volunteers to become part of its Suicide Prevention Advocates program at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The program is designed to help those who have attempted suicide or are having thoughts of suicide and have been hospitalized.

Those who are interested are asked to call Ronna Autrey at 970-846-8182.

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