Steamboat briefs: Treasurer’s Office reminds that property taxes are due

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The Routt County Treasurer’s Office would like to remind readers that the second-half payment of property taxes is due Monday, when the Routt County Treasurer’s Office, 522 Lincoln Ave., will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mailed checks must be postmarked by Monday and can be sent to P.O. Box 770907, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

Property owners also can access their accounts at www.co.routt.co.us.

Under the “Your Government” menu, select “Departments,” and “Treasurer” and click on “Property Tax Search.” Then agree with the statement and enter your account number, address, name or parcel number.

For more information, call 970-870-5555.

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Hayden Reader of the Week: Anthony Mathey

Hayden Reader of the Week: Anthony Mathey

Anthony Mathey, 10, of Hayden, has been chosen as the second Reader of the Week as part of the summer reading program. Anthony often visits Hayden Public Library with his mom and sister.

Anthony moved to Hayden from Steamboat when he was in kindergarten, and attends Hayden Valley Elementary School, where he will be in fifth grade next year. He has one younger sister, Isabelle. His parents are Deanna and Travis.

He likes to play with his friends Brytton and Tyler. He enjoys their dog, Tyco, a blackmouth cur, and their four chickens. Anthony would like to be a mechanical engineer or football player and play right lineman.

His favorite color is turquoise, his favorite food is Chuck E. Cheese pepperoni and sausage pizza, and his favorite TV show is “Regular Show.” He enjoys riding his new Gary Fisher Piranha bike and playing football. In school, his favorite subject is reading. One of his favorite books is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” by Jeff Kinney.

His family is going to the Grand Canyon this summer. When asked whether he had any advice for other kids about reading, he said, “Keep a rhythm of reading, set a goal each day to read.” Anthony said he was “really excited and surprised” when he found out he was the Reader of the Week. Anthony also won blackout bingo. It was his lucky day!

The library holds the Reader of the Week contest each summer, and the winner is interviewed for the Steamboat Today; wins a T-shirt, a water bottle and a book; and chooses the food for weekly the Bingo and Cooking program.

Written by: Ana Lash, Hayden Public Library director

Road & Bridge applying sealing cracks in June

The Routt County Road & Bridge Department will be applying dust suppression on county roadways and sealing cracks in June. Road striping also is scheduled for all roads that are not part of this year’s maintenance projects. Those roads will be striped in fall after patch, chip-and-seal and overlay are completed.

Community reunion is set for July 6 and 7 in Toponas

A Toponas community reunion is July 6 and 7 at the Toponas Community Club, 9960 Colorado Highway 131 in Toponas. On July 6, registration will begin at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at 1 p.m., socializing with friends is from 3 to 7 p.m. and dancing is from 7 to 10 p.m. with a DJ and refreshments. The reunion continues July 7 with a brunch at 10 a.m. The cost is $15 per person. To sign up or for more information, call 970-638-9719.

Those seeking to harvest mushrooms can get permit

Permits for harvesting wild mushrooms are available at Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests ranger district offices, including those in Steamboat Springs and Yampa, according to a news release.

Personal-use permits are free and allow one gallon of collected mushrooms per day or five gallons per calendar year. Commercial permits are $20 and allow 10 gallons in one seven-day period. One gallon of non-dried mushrooms is about five pounds, according to the release.

Harvesting mushrooms is prohibited in wilderness areas, research natural areas and special interest areas.

To get a permit or for more information, contact the Hahn’s Peak-Bears Ears district office at 970-870-2299 or the Yampa district office at 970-638-4516.

High school teams can sign up for beach volleyball

A high school coed recreational beach volleyball league will play Tuesday evenings from June 18 to July 16 at the Howelsen Beach volleyball courts.

The season includes four weeks of regular-season games and one tournament week with a five-versus-five format. The league champions will receive T-shirts and tournament champions will receive Chamber Bucks. 

The cost is $40 per team with a maximum of eight players. The registration deadline is 5:30 p.m. Monday. Participants must sign a release form. Register at www.steamboatsprings.net/teen or call 970-879-4300 for more information.

Haymaker Golf Course offering clinics in June

Haymaker Golf Course is offering the following golf clinics Tuesdays and Thursdays in June:

■ June 18: wedge game, learn to score

■ June 20: bunker and pitching, make the difficult easy

■ June 25: full swing, maximize contact

■ June 27: putting and chipping, stop throwing away shots

All the clinics are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and cost $20. Call 970-870-1846 for more information.

Botanic Park, Arts Council seeks artists for event

The Yampa River Botanic Park and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council are in need of artists to participate in the new Artists on the Green event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from July 2 to Aug. 20.

As part of the event, artists are needed to make art in the Botanic Park. Interested artists are asked to email Clark Davidson at clark@steamboatspringsarts.com.

Class of 1963 kicks off reunion weekend Friday

The Steamboat Springs High School Class of 1963 kicks off its reunion weekend with a social and dinner at 5 p.m. Friday at Saddleback Ranch. On June 22, a breakfast is from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and a steak fry is at 3 p.m. at the home of Linda and Dusty Long, 27950 Routt County Road 27 in Oak Creek. On June 23, deceased classmates will be remembered at a memorial service at 10 a.m. at Dorr Ranch, 26480 C.R. 52E in Steamboat Springs. 

Alumni and staff are welcome to join in the festivities. Reservations are required by calling Jackie Powell at 970-250-2222 or Linda Long 970-736-8377.

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