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Steamboat briefs: Ribbon cutting for new trail Monday, public is invited

The city of Steamboat Springs and Duckels Construction have completed construction on a new concrete trail at the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Walton Creek Road, near Casey's Pond. Construction started in late April of this year and finished on time and under budget, according to a news release from the city.

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Monday on the trail.

In 2010, the city was awarded a grant by the Federal Highway Administration through the Colorado Department of Transportation for designing and constructing a new concrete trail around the perimeter of Casey's Pond, known as the Casey's Pond trail project. Design work was conducted by local engineer Bob Furman, of Civil Design Consultants.

The project consists of a new 400 linear foot segment of concrete trail adjacent to Walton Creek Road, and the replacement of a seriously degraded asphalt trail along U.S. 40 with a 650-linear-foot concrete trail. This project enables pedestrians and bicyclists to safely commute between trails in the mountain area and make connections to the Owl Hoot Trail, Pine Grove Road and U.S. 40 corridors.

The ribbon cutting is open to the public.

Outdoor summer solstice festival is Saturday, Sunday

Steamboat Solstice Soiree, an outdoor festival featuring fine art, handcrafted goods and live music, will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Little Toots Park. The event will continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Ski Town Lions Club awards student scholarship

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club recently recognized 10 Routt County youths with college scholarships. Students applied for the scholarships in April and were selected from a large pool of applicants. Each received $500.

The following youths were awarded: Quinn Cain, Amaris Duryea, Alejandra Gomez, Ariel Gorham, Kestral Johnston, Christine Krentz, Izzy Mumm, Bailey Pugh, Charles Toye and Ryan Walker. Students were evaluated on their academic success as well as volunteerism, according to a news release.

"All of the applicants this year showed great success as students and members of our community," said Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club president Bill Crosby in the release. "But these 10 really stood out, both in their academics and their spirit of giving time and energy. The motto of Lions Club International is 'We Serve,' and these young adults really exemplify that."

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club is Steamboat's oldest civic organization, chartered in 1923, according to the release. It is made up of men and women who identify needs within the Steamboat Springs community and work together to fulfill those needs. The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 11:30 a.m. at The Egg & I. For more information on Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club, visit http://www.skilions.org or on Facebook at http://www.face

book.com/skitownlions.

Summer on the Green yoga kicks off Saturday

Yoga in the Botanic Park returns for another Summer on the Green. Beginning Saturday, the first day of summer, yoga will be offered from 9 to 10 a.m., and Tuesdays 9 to 10 a.m., and run through Aug. 23. These are all-level classes, so whether you're new to yoga or have an established practice, all are welcome.

New this year is meditation on Thursday mornings from 9 to 9:45 a.m. These will be gently guided meditations beginning with some stretching and breathing exercises. Meditation has been proven to lower stress and the illnesses that are related to stress, such as high blood pressure and inflammation, which can lower the immune system's effectiveness.

Steamboat Yoga instructors, Patty Zimmer and Mandy Leonhardt, will be teaching throughout the summer.

Complimentary snacks will be provided and it is recommended that you bring a yoga mat or towel, and some water. A sweater or wrap for meditation would be a good idea, as well. Sunscreen is recommended. A suggested donation of $10 helps support the Botanic Park. Classes may be canceled due to Park events and/or rain. If you have any questions, call Patty at 970-846-5608 or email zimmer@springsips.com.  

Coucil on Aging to offer AARP Driver Safety class

An AARP Driver Safety class, sponsored by Routt County Council on Aging, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. July 10 at the Community Center in Steamboat Springs. The course is designed to help drivers 50 and older compensate for age-related changes. Many millions of people have taken this course throughout the years, and it has been statistically shown to reduce the number of accidents and severity of injuries in those accidents for those who took the class as compared with the same age group who did not.

The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. State law requires insurance companies to give a discount to those who have taken the class, which is good for three years.

Jane and Bud Romberg have been teaching this program for the past 19 years. For more information or to register, call 970-879-0064.

Yampa Valley Youth Choir now accepting registration

The Yampa Valley Youth Choir summer session is accepting registration now.

The choir meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 7 at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs and 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 more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/yampavalleyyouthchorus.

Yampatika Summer Camp registration now is open

Registration for Yampatika Summer Camp is officially open. Summer programs provide children with hands-on opportunities to explore their natural surroundings, and each program is theme-based to inspire environmental stewardship through education. Programs are age specific and are led by experienced naturalists and limited to 12 children. Summer camp is held at Yampatika's Environmental Learning Center at Legacy Ranch. This summer, longer camp hours will be offered and there will be a new referral program. For information and registration documents, visit http://www.yampatika.org or call 970-871-9151.