Steamboat briefs: Entries wanted for Routt County Fair parade

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Entries for the 100th annual Routt County Fair Parade are being accepted. The parade, sponsored by the Hayden Lions Club, will be held Aug. 16 beginning at 10 a.m. To register, call Jim Schoening at 970-276-1600 or email him at james.r.schoening@xcelenergy.com.

Kleckler chosen as 7th Reader of the Week

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Jenna Kleckler was chosen as the Hayden Public Library's Reader of the Week.

Jenna Kleckler, 8, was chosen as the seventh Reader of the Week in the annual Summer Reading program through Hayden Public Library. Her parents are Kevin and Carrie Kleckler. Jenna’s brothers are Andrew, who is 11, and Lewis, who will be 5 soon. The family has a border collie named Daisy.

Jenna has lived in Hayden her whole life. She enjoys playing with Lillian, her American Doll, and having sleepovers with her friends Kita and Amaya.

Her favorite color is green and favorite food is pizza with cheese, pepperoni and Canadian bacon. Her favorite book is “The Little Princess” by Frances Burnett. Jenna enjoys the movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” and is a Broncos fan. She also participates in horseback riding lessons and ballet. Jenna hopes to become a professional horseback rider for rodeos and shows when she grows up.

Jenna is entering the third grade in September and writing is her favorite subject.

The family enjoyed a three-week road trip to the East Coast earlier this summer.

Jenna’s advice for younger readers is, “Never judge a book by its cover.” She was “very happy” when she was chosen as Reader of the Week. Her food choice is hard-boiled eggs for our End of Summer Reading Party on Thursday.

Register for last 2 Teens Around Town events

Teens Around Town online registration deadline is the Wednesday at midnight before each adventure. TAT is for teens who will be entering seventh through ninth grades. Remaining TAT day trips include slacklining and swimming at the Craig Wave Pool on Friday and stand-up paddleboarding and canoeing at Stagecoach Reservoir on Aug. 8. Cost is $45 per adventure, and space is limited. Register online at www.steamboatsprings.net/teen or call 970-879-4300 for more information. 

Workday for Morning Gloria trail is Saturday

Routt County Riders will lead a trail work day on the 4.2-mile Morning Gloria trail on Emerald Mountain from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Community members are invited to assist with the trail building project and should meet at Blackmer Drive at 8:45 a.m. for transportation to the work area. Workers are invited to bring their bikes and ride down following the trail work session.

Tools will be provided. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, a backpack, sunscreen, rain gear, a cap and water. Following the work session, volunteers can enjoy a snack from Honey Stinger, lunch donated by a local restaurant and beverages donated by New Belgium Brewing Company at approximately 1 p.m. Please register at http://routtcountyriders.org/volunteer/.

County announces chip-seal project schedule

Routt County has released its chip-seal schedule for 2014 with road projects beginning Aug. 11.

The schedule is as follows:

Aug. 11 to 14: Routt County Road 33

Aug. 15: C.R. 36 and 38

Aug. 18 and 19: C.R. 129

Aug. 20: CR 41 and 22

Aug. 21 and 22: C.R. 33

Aug. 25: C.R. 36, 38 and 129

Aug. 26: C.R. 129

Aug. 27: C.R. 41 and 22

Geovanny Romero, Routt County Road and Bridge field coordinator, said work on the roads will be conducted between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. He urges residents and visitors to plan their events and travel routes according to the tentative dates, which are weather dependent.

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