Steamboat briefs: Community Alliance to hold forum on Nov. 11 |

Steamboat briefs: Community Alliance to hold forum on Nov. 11

The Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley will hold its 2013 Yampa Basin Water Forum at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

The forum includes a panel of local water experts — including Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District General Manager Jay Gallagher, Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District General Manager Kevin McBride and Yampa/White Basin Roundtable regional representative Kent Vertrees — who will address local and regional water issues related to the Yampa River.

For more information, email

Fishing derby to be at The Home Ranch on Nov. 2

The Home Ranch will host a fishing derby from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the ranch, 54880 Routt County Road 129, Clark. There will be prizes for most fish and largest fish as well as a $50 prize for those who catch any of four tagged fish. The cost is $5, and proceeds benefit North Routt Community Charter School and North Routt Preschool.

A beginners' photography class for kids is Saturdays

A beginners' photography workshop for children ages 9 to 13 is from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays in November at Mogil's on the Mountain, 1317 Dream Island Plaza.

The class is being offered by Nancy Cameron, a student in Colorado Mountain College's professional photography program at Spring Valley.

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The cost is $20 and includes materials, but a camera with manual settings is required. For more information or to register, email Nancy at or call 970-846-4577.

Halloween-themed event at Hayden Public Library

The Hayden Public Library, 201 E. Jefferson Ave., will hold a special Halloween-themed preschool story-hour at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Participating children and their caregivers are asked to dress up for trick-or-treating and a Spook Walk around the neighborhood. The group will leave the library at 11 a.m.

The free program is for children as old as 5. Call 970-276-3777 for more information.

Emerald Mountain School classes are open to public

The following Inspiration Program classes at Emerald Mountain School are open to Steamboat Springs community members:

■ BookTrails for children in first through fifth grades is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays from Nov. 7 to Dec. 19, excluding Thanksgiving. The program provides students with an opportunity to improve their reading and writing skills through activities and games. The cost is $25 per day.

■ A holiday ornament and card upcycling class is Tuesdays from Nov. 19 to Dec. 17, excluding Thanksgiving week. Participants will make a winter- or holiday-themed ornament and card each week using found objects. Projects involve collage, book arts, fiber arts and more. The cost is $107.

Call 970-879-8081 to enroll in either class.

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