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Briefs for June 1, 2005

Area high schools to hold graduation ceremonies

Steamboat Springs High School and Lowell Whiteman School will hold graduation ceremonies this weekend.

Steamboat Springs High School’s graduation will be at 2 p.m. Saturday and will be held in the high school gymnasium. A baccalaureate ceremony will precede graduation, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the high school theater. Seating for graduation will begin immediately after baccalaureate.

Overflow parking will be available at Wells Fargo. Vehicles may be parked in the Wells Fargo parking lot and guests can ride shuttle buses to the school starting at 12:15 p.m.

Lowell Whiteman School will hold its graduation at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Free classes offered for those learning English

Free English as a Second Language classes will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through Aug. 4. The classes are designed for speakers of any foreign language who would like to learn English. Call 870-4534.

Applications available for Fourth of July parade

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is accepting registrations for the 102nd Cowboys’ Roundup Days and the Steamboat Springs Fourth of July parade. The theme of this year’s parade is “Steamboat Springs, show us your age,” recognizing a year that also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Routt National Forest and F.M. Light and Sons. To enter a float in the parade, pick up an application at the Steamboat Springs Visitor Center, 1255 S. Lincoln Ave.

Yampa Bible Church hosts free Bible vacation school

The Yampa Bible Church invites children ages 4 through those in sixth grade to join a dinosaur adventure at “TrueRassic Park,” a free vacation Bible school, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon, June 6 to 10. Call 638-4411.

Mountain bikers asked not to ride Mount Werner

Mountain bikers are asked to refrain from using Mount Werner until further notice.

The trails are wet and slick, and the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. is cutting down and removing beetle-killed trees from the area.

Riders ignoring the conditions are permanently damaging the trails. Trails to the Strawberry Park Hot Springs are open, as are trails along Mad Creek and the lower portions of Howelsen Hill.

People are reminded that Why Not is a U.S. Forest Service Supervisor Closure Road and no vehicles or bikes are allowed on the trail without a permit.

Riders are encouraged to call 879-7300 for the latest biking and trail conditions.

Volunteers needed for Rio 24-Hours of Steamboat

Volunteers are needed to help with the Rio 24-Hours of Steamboat bike race, to take place June 11 and 12 at the Steamboat Ski Area. Call 879-0840 or sign up at Orange Peel or Ski Haus.

Hospital needs help with kids, elderly programs

Yampa Valley Medical Center is looking for volunteers to help with its Kiddie Kuddler program and to help residents in the Doak Walker Care Center. Call volunteer coordinators Mindy Fontaine at 870-1146.