Steamboat briefs: Bobby Jo Valentine to sing at Hayden church May 1 |

Steamboat briefs: Bobby Jo Valentine to sing at Hayden church May 1

Hayden Congregational Church will present an intimate evening with award-winning singer-songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine May 1 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each or $35 for a family.

For additional information, call the church office at 970-276-3510.

Friday is last day for tee ball registration in Hayden

Tee ball registrations are being taken in Hayden until today. Children ages 4 to 7 can play.  Forms can be picked up at Hayden Valley Elementary or at

Natural resource project proposals are due May 9

Proposals seeking funds for local natural resource projects through the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee are due May 9.

The funding is provided for counties through Title II funds of the Secure Rural Schools Act, reauthorized by Congress in October 2013.

Funding is available for projects that will enhance forest ecosystems or restore and improve land health and water quality.  This includes lands on the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests and other near-by lands in Albany and Carbon counties in Wyoming, as well as Jackson, Rio Blanco and Routt counties in Colorado. 

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Title II funds available for new projects include: 

■ Albany County, Wyo.: $13,036

■ Carbon County, Wyo.: $35,072

■ Jackson County, Colo.: $4,494

■ Rio Blanco County, Colo.: $45,670

■ Routt County, Colo.: $10,369

Call 307-745-2323 or email RAC Coordinator Aaron Voos at with questions or to have project proposal forms sent to you. 

Projects can be completed by Forest Service personnel, through partnership agreements or by open-bid contracting with individuals and corporations.  Project proposals not approved previously may be resubmitted. The RAC will be reviewing projects for possible funding during a meeting in Walden in late spring or early summer. The public is welcome to attend the RAC meetings.

The committee was established in 2009 to serve Jackson and Routt counties in Colorado as well as Albany and Carbon counties in Wyoming.  In 2011, the RAC volunteered to assist Rio Blanco County (White River National Forest) to solicit and select projects so that a separate RAC did not need to be formed.

Visiting Angels to present at Council on Aging meeting

The Routt County Council on Aging program for Monday will feature the Nothwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and the home care agency, Visiting Angels, who will present important information on what services are available to help at home and how these services will be billed.

The 12:30 p.m. program at the Steamboat Springs Community Center is open to everyone.  To come for noon lunch, register at 970-879-0633.

Dinner, presentation about child well-being Tuesday

First Impressions of Routt County will host a Parenting and Pizza Night for parents of children ages birth to 8.

The program, "What All Children Need to Grow Up Healthy and Happy," will have panelists available to share resources, give tools and answer questions about parenting topics.

Pizza and child care will be provided, and the program is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at South Routt Early Learning Center, with child care drop off at 5:45 p.m.

Panelists include Sophie Berkley, LPC, therapist; Sheila Fountain, MD, pediatrician; and Barbara Gueldner, Ph.D., psychologist.

Those interested should RSVP by Sunday with the number of adults and children with ages if child care is needed. Space is limited. Call 970-870-5270 or email

Cheer class offered by Excel Gymnastics on Tuesday

Excel Gymnastics will be hosting a Cheer 101 class: Elite All Start Cheer from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The class is or anyone ages 7 to 13 years old who is interested in All-Star cheerleading. Participants will learn the basics of motion, jumps and stunting. Contact Excel Gymnastics to register or call coach Corri at 970-846-9677 or coach Brittany at 970-819-0086. The cost of the class is $12.50.

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