Steamboat briefs: Yampatika summer camp registration now is open |

Steamboat briefs: Yampatika summer camp registration now is open

Yampatika summer camp registration now is open. The 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 also are age specific and are led by experienced naturalists. The programs take place at Yampatika's Environmental Learning Center at Legacy Ranch. The camps are limited to 12 children. Find more information about the camps and registration documents at or call 970-871-9151.

Steamboat swim team to start tryouts this week

Tryouts for new Steamboat Springs Swim Team members will be held Friday, April 3 and April 6. Visit for more information and to sign up. An informational meeting for parents is at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Yampa Valley Electric Association meeting room.

History museum looking for front-desk volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, collecting admissions and gift shop sales. Friday and Saturday afternoon shifts are especially needed. The museum also needs help with upcoming special events and is seeking school tour guides. Call 970-879-2214 or email for more information.

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition seeks members

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, a nonprofit organization that works to reduce substance abuse throughout Routt, Moffat and Grand counties, with particular emphasis on youths in grades six through 12, is seeking interested community members to serve on its county and tri-county coalition boards. Send emails of interest to Susie Baird at No phone calls, please. For more information, visit

Horizons is offering free screenings for children

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children. If you're a parent and are concerned about your child's development, call Kathy Northcutt at 970-871-8558. The screenings can answer questions such as "Should he be walking by now?" "How many words should she be saying?" and "Is her hearing and vision what it should be?"

¿Tiene usted preguntas como estas con respecto al desarrollo de su nina/o? ¿Deberia estar caminando a esta edad? ¿Cuantas palabras deberia mi nino/a estar diciendo? ¿Es su vision y audicion normal? Podemos contestar sus preguntas con un chequeo gratuito. Llame a Natosha al 970-756-5014.

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LiveWell program to help families with healthy diets

LiveWell Northwest Colorado is helping families be healthy by working to improve eating habits and to be more physically active through the "Let's Go! 5-2-1-0" program. The program sets the goal each day of eating five or more fruits and vegetables, watching two or fewer hours of TV, getting an hour or more of physical activity and drinking zero sugary drinks. For more information about the program, visit or call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110.

Historical Guide to Routt County now is available

The 2010 edition of the Historical Guide to Routt County now is on sale at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. The guide is dedicated to the trappers and settlers, cattlemen and sheepmen, strawberry and lettuce farmers, miners and skiers who have made the Yampa Valley as rich in history as it is in natural beauty. An index and maps assure easy access to brief descriptions of the mountains, mines, stage stops, trails and ghost towns which played such an important role in the county's history. Proceeds from the sale of the book support preservation and education activities at the museum. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Concordia Lutheran Church now offers nursery services

Concordia Lutheran Church, 755 Concordia Lane, now is offering nursery services for infants and toddlers ages birth to 3 during the late church service. Sunday school also is offered for children ages 3 to 11 during the late service. Concordia's services are at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Visit for more information.

License plates now offered for World War II veterans

The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles offers a license plate for World War II veterans, according to a news release. To be eligible, veterans must present a DD-214 or equivalent document that proves that he or she served in the military between Sept. 16, 1940, and July 25, 1947. One set of plates per veteran is exempt from the $25 fee. The plates can be ordered at the local Department of Motor Vehicle office.

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