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Steamboat briefs: Parks and Recreation offering preschool summer camp program

The Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department is offering the preschool summer camp program Mini Sprouts from June 25 to Aug. 8. Sessions include Tuesdays from June 25 to Aug. 6, Wednesdays from June 26 to Aug. 7 and Thursdays from June 27 to Aug. 8 (no camp July 4). The program is for 3- to 5-year-old children who are potty trained.

The Tuesday program will be swimming lessons, and the cost is $140. The Wednesday program will be story-time at Bud Werner Memorial Library, and the cost is $100. The Thursday programs will be an outdoor education program at the Yampa River Botanic Park, and the cost is $90.

To register or for more information, call 970-879-4300 or visit

City invites community to Emerald planning workshop

The city's Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department would like to invite the community to an Emerald Mountain Park planning workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The workshop is intended to provide community members with information about the project as well as hear feedback and ideas. Those who cannot attend the meeting can offer comments at beginning Wednesday.

Spring Horse Health Fair slated for next weekend

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The Spring Horse Health Fair is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Routt County Fairgrounds and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 26 at Howelsen Hill. High Country Veterinary Services' Dr. Louise Batt is offering discounted Coggins testing, equine rabies and spring vaccinations as well as wellness exams. The Yampa Valley Pony Club will be selling coffee and baked goods to raise money for its summer activities. Call 970-749-1013 to make an appointment or visit for more information.  

VNA to mark 20 years of Hospice with June event

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will celebrate 20 years of Hospice on June 10. The annual Celebration of Life kicks off with the golf tournament at 8 a.m. at Catamount Ranch & Club followed by a barbecue dinner, music by Loose Change and drinks at 6:30 p.m. at The Larson Barn.

The cost for the scramble-format golf tournament is $1,200 per team, and the cost for dinner is $60. Proceeds benefit the VNA's Hospice and Palliative Care Program, which provides patients with end-of-life care.

In 2012, the VNA provided care to 80 terminally ill patients and bereavement counseling and support to more than 250 family members, according to a news release.

For more information, contact Director of Development Dervla Lacy at 970-871-7603 or or visit

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