Steamboat briefs: Represent Steamboat in Colorado You Got Talent

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Colorado You Got Talent will travel to 64 counties in 64 days for auditions throughout the state. Colorado You Got Talent will hold auditions in Steamboat Springs from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Elevation Dance Studio, 326 Oak St.

There are youth and adult divisions for singers, dancers, magicians and performing artists. Those interested will be competing for a spot in the State Northern Regional Finals on Aug. 2 at Loveland’s Rialto Theater. Winners of the State Regional Finals will move on to the State Finals at Town Hall Center on Oct. 19 in Littleton, where each performer will compete for their county in a final showdown.

For more information about Colorado You Got Talent, visit www.coloradotalent.org or email producers@coloradotalent.org. 

Registration now open for newest ASSET Club session

Registration for the newest ASSET Club sessions is now open. New clubs include theater, Lego building and rock climbing. Sessions begin the week of March 10 and continue through the week of May 5. The after-school programming, offered by the city of Steamboat Springs, is available everyday for kindergartners through fifth-graders and includes a snack. Full-day programming is available during spring break. Registration is available online at www.steamboatsprings.net/youth or at the Parks and Recreational Services Department office, 245 Howelsen Parkway.

Teen program to provide baby sitter training class

The city of Steamboat Springs Teen Programs will host another session of baby sitter training.

The class is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays from Monday through May 5. There will be no class April 21 because of spring break.

Participants are picked up by city staff at 3:15 p.m. at Steamboat Springs Middle School and taken to the Igloo at Howelsen Hill. Parents must pick up participants at 5:30 p.m. at the Igloo.

The program costs $100 and includes American Red Cross training materials, certified instruction, transportation and a snack.

Registration is available online at www.steamboatsprings.net/teen or at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office.

BLM asks shed-antler hunters to stay on roads

The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office in Craig is reminding people planning to collect shed antlers in northern Colorado this spring that it is illegal to travel off existing roads in a motor vehicle on BLM public lands in this area.

“Shed-antler hunting is a great way to spend time enjoying public lands with friends and family,” BLM Little Snake field manager Wendy Reynolds said in a news release. “While most people responsibly search for antlers on foot or horseback, the few people that illegally leave roads on ATVs or other motorized vehicles cause tremendous damage every spring.”

Off-road driving can cause significant damage anytime, but moist spring soils are especially susceptible. The resulting damage can cause erosion and serious impacts to important wildlife habitat.

BLM rangers will patroll popular shed hunting areas this spring to ensure compliance with existing travel management rules. 

“Shed hunters also need to keep in mind that wildlife is especially vulnerable to disturbance during the early spring, when their winter reserves are depleted but spring green-up can still be weeks away,” Reynolds said in the release.

A citation for riding an ATV off existing roads or in a closed area can result in fines of $250. Harassing wildlife may result in a $200 fine.  

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