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Steamboat briefs: Boys & Girls Club invites members to an open house

The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs invites past, present and future members and families to an open house from 4 to 6:30 p.m. May 9. A mandatory parent summer information meeting will follow from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for parents with children planning to attend the Boys & Girls Club summer program. Another informational meeting will be held May 31.

Little League tryouts for boys and girls is Saturday

Steamboat Springs Little League tryouts for baseball and girls softball are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Emerald Fields or from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Steamboat Springs Middle School fields. The first practice is May 9. Email with questions.

T-ball registration is Monday in Hayden for ages 4 to 7

Registrations for T-ball in Hayden is Monday. Children ages 4 to 7 are welcome to register, and forms are available at Hayden Valley Elementary School and at Call 970-846-9083 for more information.

Tread of Pioneers Museum will reopen on Tuesday

The Tread of Pioneers Museum will reopen Tuesday and resume normal operating hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. If you need assistance from staff, call 970-879-2214.

Flower baskets are being sold to support youth tennis

The Steamboat Tennis Association is selling flower baskets to support youth tennis programs in the Yampa Valley. The deadline to order is Wednesday, and flowers can be picked up May 23 at Steamboat Springs Middle School. Visit the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs for more details.

Teen Council is seeking new members for school year

The Steamboat Springs Teen Council is looking for new members for the 2012-13 school year. The all-teen organization works to "give teens a voice in our community." Learn leadership and team-building skills while helping to guide community decisions that affect teens. Students in ninth through 11th grades are encouraged to apply by Wednesday. Download an application at For more information, call Brooke Lightner at 970-879-4300.

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Summer camp programs registration now is open

Registration is open for all Steamboat Springs school-age summer camp programs. The cost is $32 per day if registered by May 10 and increases to $36 per day starting May 11. Registration materials are available at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department, 245 Howelsen Parkway, and at

The city is continuing the Art, Socialization, Sports, Education and Teamwork programs this summer. Weeklong camp topics include horseback riding, rock climbing, archery and fishing, kayaking, and Lego vehicle engineering. ASSET camps are for children entering third through sixth grades. The Lego camp is open to first- through sixth-graders.

All daily summer camp programs operate from 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays from June 11 to Aug. 17. The Rocky Mountain Adventure Club, for children entering fourth through sixth grades, meets at the Igloo at Howelsen; the Steamboat Explorer's Club, for children entering second and third grades, and Incredible Steamboat Sneakers, for children 5 and older entering kindergarten or first grade, meet at Soda Creek Elementary School.

The city also is offering a before and after care program for children enrolled in Camp Invention from June 11 to 15.

Oak Creek to Steamboat vanpool has 4 openings

The Oak Creek to Steamboat Springs vanpool, sponsored by Routt County, has openings for four riders. The service is $6 per day roundtrip, and riders have access to a taxi ride home for an emergency during the workday. For more information, call vanpool driver Stacy Hayes at 970-846-6240. The vanpool is made possible by a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation Job Access and Reverse Commute program and a donation from the Trappers Lake Sierra Club.

Visiting Nurse Association is offering free quit kits

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free quit kits for those trying to quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco. Stop by the VNA in Craig, 745 Russell St., or in Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Call Community Health Educator Vicki Barron at 970-875-1883 for more information.

Steamboat Springs BMX track seeks clean dirt, clay

Organizers for the Steamboat Springs BMX track are looking for clean dirt and red clay to help maintain the outdoor facility at Howelsen Hill. The track hosts a 10-race summer series open to local kids and adults. For more information or to donate dirt, call Brian Deem at 970-871-9500 or Gina Grether at 970-871-9500.

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