Steamboat briefs: Applications accepted for Leadership Steamboat |

Steamboat briefs: Applications accepted for Leadership Steamboat

Applications are being accepted for Leadership Steamboat, a nine-month professional development program focusing on enhancing individual leadership skills, increasing understanding of how the community works and meeting professional leaders who guide the community and its businesses. Participants will work with national experts on leadership skills and local civic and business leaders who will share their insights on how things get done in the Yampa Valley. 

Each year, the class identifies a community need and takes on a group project to solve that need through collaboration and project management. Recent group projects include the community garden on Oak Street, recycling containers along Lincoln Avenue and, most recently, benches in the downtown area.

After an initial 1 1/2 day orientation in late September, the group meets one Friday per month through early June. Find more information about the program, including the cost and an application, at or call Ashley Reed at 970-875-7000. 

Steamboat Wrestling Club fundraiser is on Saturday

The Carl Ramunno Steamboat Wrestling Club fundraiser is at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The event features a free dinner followed by live and silent auctions with proceeds benefiting the youth program. Those who would like to donate money, goods or services for the event are asked to call Niki Struble at 970-291-1001.

Steamboat grad Lyon on dean's list at Rensselaer

Thomas Lyon, a 2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, has been named to the dean's list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the spring 2013 semester, according to a news release. The dean's list recognizes full-time students who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Lyon studies mechanical engineering.

Hayden Lion's Club parade is Aug. 17 in downtown

The Hayden Lion's Club parade is at 10 a.m. Aug. 17 in downtown Hayden as part of the Routt County Fair. Register a float for free by calling 970-276-1600 or by stopping by Hayden Town Hall. Donations are accepted by the Lion's Club.

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Steamboat Springs Arts and Crafts Gym workshops

Upcoming Steamboat Springs Arts and Crafts Gym workshops:

■ Printmaking is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Parents and children can work together with simple tools to carve an image into woodblocks, ink the surface and print through the press or by hand onto printmaking paper. 

■ T-shirt printmaking is from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The course will cover the stencil screen print technique. Bring images and a T-shirt on which to print.

The cost for both classes is $45. Materials cost $20 and include all necessary supplies. Register at or 970-870-0384.

Big game hunting licenses will go on sale on Tuesday

Leftover big game hunting licenses will go on sale at 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release. About 33,000 elk, 6,800 deer, 3,800 pronghorn, 1,500 bear and 120 fall turkey licenses will be available.

The licenses will go on sale Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and more than 700 hunting license retailers statewide or by calling 1-800-244-5613. Internet sales of leftover licenses begin at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 7 at

Northwest Colorado VNA offers adult immunizations

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering $21.50 immunizations for adults who are uninsured/underinsured including measles, mumps, rubella, HPV, chicken pox, pneumonia, meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough and hepatitis A and B.

The VNA also is offering a vaccine for shingles. Adults ages 60 and older who are low income and uninsured may qualify to receive the vaccine for a $21.50 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Apply for the program by scheduling an appointment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend being vaccinated against meningitis for youths ages 11 to 18 as well as those ages 19 to 21 who attend college. College students younger than 22 who received a vaccine before age 16 should receive a booster.

To schedule an appointment, call 970-879-1632.

Steamboat resident Tyler looking for ukulele players

Steamboat Springs resident Dan Tyler is looking for ukulele players interested in joining a group that would practice and perform together. Denver's Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra Conductor Gary Jugert has indicated he would travel to Steamboat to help organize the group. Players of all levels and ages are welcome to join. Those interested are asked to call Tyler at 970-871-4641.

Health services available through Solandt hospital

The Solandt Memorial Hospital aims to continually pay tribute to the memory of pioneer physician John Solandt by maintaining, preserving and using the community building in Hayden for health and well-being services that provide for the needs of the community.

Dr. Louise Thielen, of Steamboat Medical Group, is available from 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Thielen can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-0203. Dr. Brian Harrington, of Yampa Valley Medical Associates, is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Harrington can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-3327. Bear River Dental services are offered starting at 9 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Evening appointments are available by calling 970-276-3123. Mental health services are available through Jody Ginger, M.A., by calling 970-213-5418.

Bereavement support group to be formed in Hayden

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is forming a bereavement support group in the Hayden area. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one and would like to be involved, call Sandy Beran at 970-871-7682.

City of Steamboat Springs reminds about restrictions

The city of Steamboat Springs would like to remind readers that Stage 2 water restrictions took effect May 1.

The city announced in early April that the restrictions would take effect in the four districts that provide water to the Steamboat area: Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District, the City of Steamboat Springs District, the Steamboat II Metro District and the Tree Haus Metro District.

Residential car washing previously was not permitted under Stage 2 restrictions, but area water providers have decided to allow it on scheduled watering days, which include Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays for those with addresses that end in even numbers, and Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays for those with odd numbers. Watering is not permitted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or all day Wednesdays. Residents who plan to wash their cars also must use a bucket or spring-loaded hose nozzle with an auto-shutoff. Biodegradable detergent is recommended.

Power washing or hosing down surfaces remains prohibited by the restrictions and water features must meet certain guidelines to prevent water waste. For more information and a list of water-saving tips, go to or

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