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News in brief for June 14

Noxious weeds off to fast start in Northwest Colorado

The wet, windy weather this spring has given noxious weeds in Northwest Colorado a head start, Routt County weed control officer Matt Custer said. That should translate into a particularly informative 2005 weed tour.

The public is invited to board a city bus in the Routt County Courthouse parking lot in downtown Steamboat Springs at 5:30 p.m Wednesday for a 60-minute tour of nearby fields and roadsides where weeds are a problem.

Custer said the intent is to aid residents and landowners in recognizing weeds, which, by law, must be controlled in the city and county.

Custer is promising “exciting prizes” for participants.

For more information, call Custer or C.J. Mucklow at 879-0825.

Planning meeting

rescheduled for July 21

A Routt County Regional Planning Commission meeting originally scheduled for Thursday to talk about recreation and public land components in the North Routt Community Plan has been postponed because of scheduling conflicts.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. July 21 in the commissioners hearing room at the Routt County Courthouse.

Volunteers needed

to judge classic cars

Volunteers are needed to judge more than 400 classic Mustang cars Saturday. No experience is necessary. Judging is from 9 a.m. to noon on Lincoln Avenue. Volunteers will receive a free 2005 Mustang T-shirt. Call 879-0882, ext. 208, or stop by the Chamber at 1255 S. Lincoln Ave to sign up.

Yampa invites community to July 4 celebration

Yampa is preparing for its July 4 celebration. The theme is “Yampa Salutes the Workers of America.” All workers and working trucks, such as cattle trucks, logging trucks, electric trucks, railroad trucks, mining trucks, etc., are invited to be in the parade. There will be a barbecue at the school grounds, homemade pies, craft booths, pop and lemonade, games, horse polo and fireworks at dark. Call Tom Yackey at 638-4574 or Arlene Porteus at 638-4496.

Bud Werner Memorial Library holding book sale

Bibliomaniacs, those people who collect and treasure books to the point of madness, won’t want to miss the Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Annual Book Sale on Saturday at the Depot Art Center. Book lovers will discover a treasure trove of second-hand books at the bargain price of $1 per pound. This year, a Scholastic Book Sale for children will be held in conjunction with the event, with new books for sale at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Both sales run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds from the book sales will benefit the services, programs and collections of Bud Werner Memorial Library. Call 879-0240.

YVMC looking for

program volunteers

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 coordinator Mindy Fontaine at 870-1146.