Steamboat briefs: Part of Routt County Road 42 to be closed Thursday |

Steamboat briefs: Part of Routt County Road 42 to be closed Thursday

Routt County Road 42 will be closed three-tenths of a mile east of C.R. 44 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to replace two culverts. For more information, call the Road and Bridge Department at 970-879-0831.

SportsMed offers circuit Pilates class during May

SportsMed at Yampa Valley Medical Center is offering a circuit Pilates class during May. Learn how to lengthen and strengthen your muscles while discovering the basics of good posture and powerful breathing. The class will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and at 9 a.m. Saturdays beginning Tuesday. The course is taught by certified mat Pilates instructor Peggy VanVliet. The cost is $72 for nine classes. To sign up, email or call 970-871-2500.

Soroco community talent show seeks performers

Soroco High School Leadership is having a community talent show at 7 p.m. May 1. If you would like to perform, email Include what you will be doing and about how long the act is.

Free copy of book available for 4-year-olds in Colorado

Through Sunday, every 4-year-old in Colorado will receive a free copy of "Maybe a Bear Ate It." Four-years-olds who have not received the book should pick one up at the Kids' Desk at Bud Werner Memorial Library. There are English and Spanish versions available. The book also will be read during a special Pajama Story-time at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Story-time Room. The program includes crafts and activities and is appropriate for children ages 3 to 7.

Medical center will host author Susanne Alexander

Susanne Alexander, national speaker and author of "Empowered Healing, Creating Quality of Life While Journeying with Cancer," will present a program from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The program is designed for cancer patients, caregivers, families and friends. The author will discuss how a cancer diagnosis can change relationships, how to live well with cancer or another serious illness and how to integrate the physical, spiritual, mental and emotional elements of healing. The free program will be in the YVMC conference rooms. Lunch will be served, and complimentary books will be distributed to attendees.

BLM seeks nominees for Resource Advisory Council

The Bureau of Land Management's Northwest Colorado district seeks public nominations for five positions on the Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues, according to a news release.

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The Northwest District includes the Colorado River Valley, Grand Junction, Kremmling and the Little Snake and White River field offices.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on the council. Nominees will be judged on the basis of their training, education and knowledge of the council's geographical area. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations, a background information form and other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.

Positions include:

■ Category 1: Public land ranchers and representatives of groups associated with energy or mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use and commercial recreation.

■ Category 2: Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities and wild horse and burro organizations.

■ Category 3: Representatives of state, county or local elected office; representatives of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Indian Tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the council is organized; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public-at-large.

The nomination deadline has been extended to June 4. Send nominations to the Bureau of Land Management, Attn: David Boyd, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652. Forms can be obtained at or by calling Boyd at 970-876-9008.

Newborn Network offering parents support, resources

Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children as old as 3. Newborn Network's free services include weekly networking and education groups, parenting education home visits, a lending library of parenting topics and a series of gift bags. Parents of a child as old as 3 can call 970-879-0977 for more information about support services.

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