Steamboat briefs: Merchant yard sale to be May 10 at Eighth and Oak streets

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A merchant’s yard sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10 in the parking lot of Eighth and Oak streets.

Merchants will need to bring their own tent, tables, chairs, racks and bank. Setup is from 8 to 10 a.m.

If you have questions, contact Tracy at 970-846-1800 or tracy@mainstreetsteamboat.com.

Tee ball signups open in Hayden through Friday

Tee ball registrations are being taken for in Hayden until Friday. Children ages 4 to 7 can play. 

Forms can be picked up at Hayden Valley Elementary or at www.haydentotallykids.com.

USFS, institute to premiere bark beetle video series

The U.S. Forest Service and the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute will host a premiere screening of their video series, “Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles,” on Tuesday in Laramie, Wyo.

The event will be held on the UW campus at the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, starting at 5:30 p.m., and admission will be free.

“Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles” is a series of 10 short videos exploring effects of and responses to the recent mountain pine beetle outbreak in local forests. The films, all of which take place in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, highlight impacted user groups and areas as well as share actions the U.S. Forest Service and others are taking to respond to the outbreak, according to a news release.

The videos take viewers to meet hunters, rock climbers, fire lookouts, city water managers, foresters, volunteers and others who are dealing with effects of bark beetles.

Acclaimed videographer Morgan Heim shot and produced the videos.

The showing will last about 1 1/2 hours, and the people involved in the making of the series will be on hand to talk about the project.

The project is a partnership between the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources.

An additional public showing of the videos is being planned for late May in Steamboat Springs. Ultimately, the 10 videos will be housed on a soon-to-be-announced website and will be available for public viewing and sharing from that location.

Young professionals group hosts social on Wednesday

Come by for a couple hours of casual networking and socializing with your fellow Young Professionals Network members for happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant.

This event is free and happy hour specials include $1 off Rio margs, Big Tex margs and drafts, $3 chicken, steak and pork tacos, $4 seafood tacos and $5 guacamole. Chile con queso and queso deluxe will be available through 7 p.m. courtesy of the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant.

This is a great opportunity for non-members who are interested in joining YPN.

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