Steamboat briefs: Botanical illustration class at Yampa Botanic Park |

Steamboat briefs: Botanical illustration class at Yampa Botanic Park

Learn about plant morphology through detailed instruction and visuals.

The three-day weekend class will be held at the Trillium House at the Yampa River Botanic Park from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The class will look closely at plant anatomy and learn to recognize botanical details.

Entry-level class will be with instructor Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski, of the Denver Botanical Gardens. The fee is $350 for members and $400 for non-members. Register at the website,, or call 970-846-5172 for more information.

ReTree planting day is at community center Sunday

The fifth annual ReTree Steamboat planting day will be Sunday beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Volunteers of all ages will help plant approximately 500 seedlings along the Yampa River Core Trail between the James Brown Center of the Universe Bridge and the Bear River Bike Park.

Those wanting to participate must register the day before the planting at

A volunteer "thank-you" barbecue will be held at the Community Center at noon following the planting. Anyone who participated in any of the 2014 ReTree planting days, including plantings in Hayden, Dry Creek Park and at the North Routt Community Charter School, is welcome to attend the free barbecue.

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Mustang Roundup to host children's R/C car event

New children's R/C car autocross event to debut at the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup

The Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup and Sill-TerHar Motors announces the first R/C car autocross event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.

Hard, compound tires are requested to protect the courts' surface. RSVP to with participant's age, car type and skill level.

Yampa Valley Youth Choir now accepting registrants

The Yampa Valley Youth Choir summer session is taking registrations now.

The choir meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 19 to Aug. 7 at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs.

The choir is open to any singer between the ages of 7 and 12.  No audition or experience is necessary. 

The cost is $90 per child for eight sessions. For more information, visit the Yampa Valley Youth Chorus page on Facebook.

Groups are encouraged to enter 4th of July parade

Community groups are encouraged to get creative, collaborative and involved by creating a float for this year's Fourth of July parade.

The parade will take place downtown on Lincoln Avenue at 10 a.m. July Fourth. Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m. on Yampa Street between Fifth and Sixth streets; line up begins at 9:30 a.m.

This year's theme is "How the West was Won." The deadline is June 13.

To register, visit

Paula Angelina Ninger new Phi Beta Kappa elect

Paula Angelina Ninger, a senior majoring in psychology and statistics at the University of Rochester has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Ninger is the daughter of Mary Ann and Perry Ninger and is a resident of Steamboat Springs. She graduated from Steamboat Springs High School.

Soroco High School honor roll for 2nd semester

■ Seniors: Bjorn Carlson, Cody Constine, Marley Hammer, Aaron Herzog, Ryan Jeep, Alexis Jonas, Colton Martindale and Jaccy Schlegel.

■ Juniors: Alexandrea Bryant, Kellen Garrity, Micah Gibbons, Brooke Green, Izabel Horn, Hayley Johnson, Michelle Ondrejka, Jessica Rossi, Tia Rozell and Brittney Schrader.

■ Sophomores: Lucinda Carlson, Kali Constine, Warren Hayes, Eric Logan, Cala McCollum, Chance Peters, Shannon Ragan, Sabrina Ray, Storm Veilleux and Tanner Tritz.

■ Freshmen: Sarvis Anarella, DaKota Bruner, Cassandra Constine, Kendra Halder, Caylee Hood, Isaac Jonas, Danielle Villa and Michaela Villa.

Emily L. Birch graduates from Hamilton College

Emily L. Birch, daughter of Daniel and Susan Birch, of Steamboat Springs, receive a bachelor of arts degree from Hamilton College on May 25.

Birch majored in philosophy and physics and graduated with departmental honors in philosophy and now joins an alumni body of more than 20,000.

Steamboat Style fashion show is 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Join Mainstreet Steamboat Springs at the Chief Theater on Thursday to kick off Steamboat Style Weekend.  

More than 15 downtown retailers will be participating in this year's fashion show highlighting Steamboat's style.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Straightline Sports or at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for hors d'oeuvres and champagne. The fashion show begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets also include a swag bag with exclusive savings for shopping during the weekend. Call Mainstreet Steamboat at 970-846-1800 with questions.

Students from Steamboat named to spring dean's list

■ Emily Rabbitt, of Steamboat Springs, was named the Carroll College dean's list for the 2014 spring semester.

■ Thomas Tarcha, a graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, was named to the dean's list at Colorado School of Mines for the fall and spring semesters.

He is majoring in engineering.

To be included on the dean's list, students must receive at 3.5 GPA or better for the semester.

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