Steamboat briefs: Spelling bee benefitting senior services is June 9 |

Steamboat briefs: Spelling bee benefitting senior services is June 9

The second annual Community Spelling Bee benefitting services for senior citizens in Routt County will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. June 9 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Spelling wizards are invited to form teams of three spellers including at least one senior citizen age 60 or older. Registration fees are $50 per team if submitted by June 1 and $60 after that date. For more information, email community or call Laura Schmidt at 970-879-0633.

Be Great Brunch fundraiser set for 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5

The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs' Be Great Brunch fundraiser is at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5 at Three Peaks Grill. The champagne and jazz brunch will feature live music and auction items with sports broadcasting legend Verne Lundquist as the emcee. Tickets are $100 per person and are available June 1 at or by calling 970-871-3162.

Recycling guide is inside today's paper or online

Find the Yampa Valley Recycles 2012 recycling guide inside today's paper or at  

Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ offer taxi service

Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ will be offering free taxi service Memorial Day weekend. The service will run from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. today through Sunday. Call 970-846-5926 for a ride.

Lowell Whiteman Primary invites prospective parents

The Lowell Whiteman Primary School invites students entering kindergarten in the fall and their parents to attend an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Drop by anytime during the sessions to learn about the new full-day kindergarten program. Call Debbie at 970-879-8081 for more information.

Bow elk hunt auctioned to support Haven in Hayden

A bow elk hunt offered by Topgun Outfitters is being auctioned with the proceeds supporting the Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden. The starting bid is $1,500, and bids will increase in $100 increments. Bid at The online auction closes at 5 p.m. June 22, and the winner will be announced at the third annual Haven Barbecue and Barn Dance at 8 p.m. June 23. Contact Haven program assistant Cassandra Vigil at 970-276-4484 or with questions.

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Carnival fundraiser set to benefit elementary schools

The Spring into Summer Carnival fundraiser is from June 7 to 10. Proceeds benefit Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools and Steamboat Springs Middle School. Advance tickets are available at all Steamboat Springs School District offices and at All That Jazz. One-day, unlimited ride tickets are $20 in advance and $30 day-of. Advance tickets are limited and can be purchased with cash or checks (payable to the Parent Information Committee) only. Entry to the carnival is free, but rides, games and concessions require tokens. Tokens are $1 each. Small rides are three to four tokens and larger rides are four to five tokens.

Waterline along Elk River Road is set to be replaced

The city of Steamboat Springs, contracting with Duckels Construction, will be replacing the waterline along Elk River Road from U.S. Highway 40 to Copper Ridge Circle. The project is scheduled to run from mid-June through September and will require northbound traffic to be detoured to Downhill Drive. Accesses to businesses along Elk River Road will be maintained.

For more information, the public is invited to attend informational meetings from noon to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m. June 7 in the American Legion Room at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

If you would like to be on the project notification list for periodic updates, send an email with "Elk River Waterline Update" in the subject line to For additional information, contact Public Information Coordinator Lyn Halliday at or Project Engineer Janet Hruby at or 970-871-8245.

June is designated as Bike to Work Month in Colorado

June is Colorado Bike to Work Month. The Commuter Challenge encourages community members to commute by bike to and from work, for errands or just riding around town. Creekside Cafe & Grill will host a party with giveaways and awards July 3 to celebrate the efforts of participants. Sign up at

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