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Steamboat briefs: Yampatika summer camp to be held for ages 5 to 14

Yampatika summer camp for youths ages 5 to 14 will be from June 17 to Aug. 9. The organization is working to finalize the rest of its summer schedule. Call 970-871-9151 or email for more information.

Orchestra registration and scholarship forms available

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra Spring Education Programs for violin, cello and flute is open for enrollment. Classes begin in March, and musicians will perform "Together in Concert" at 7 p.m. April 4. Registration forms are available at or at the Depot Art Center. Scholarship applications are due today, and registration forms are due Thursday.

Boys & Girls Club will be open during Blues Break

The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during Blues Break from Feb. 18 to 22. Each day will feature a dress-up color theme, fields trips and outdoor winter activities. The cost is $1 per hour, per child with membership. For more information, call 970-871-3160 or visit

Weigh and Win program is available through Friday

Weigh and Win, a free weight loss program through LiveWell Northwest Colorado, is available at the South Routt Medical Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to 15.  Call Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110 for more information.

Hayden peewee wrestling registration deadline Friday

A Hayden peewee wrestling camp for children ages 3 to 5 is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday from Feb. 26 to March 8 at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The cost for the camp is $25, and registration is required by Friday.

Steamboat Great Outdoors to host fishing tournament

Steamboat Great Outdoors will host an ice fishing tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Stagecoach Reservoir. Registration is $25 for adults, free for youths, and a parks pass is required. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Oak Creek fire department. Find rules and registration information at or by calling 970-819-4525.

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Xcel reminds customers to be aware of utility scams

Xcel Energy is reminding customers in a news release to be aware of scams to obtain payments for fraudulent utility bills.

Often, the caller will impersonate an Xcel representative and will tell the customer an outstanding debt must be paid through the use of prepaid cash cards, credit cards or personal checks, or that a bill was overpaid and the balance can be credited if the customer provides account information over the phone, according to the release.

Customers should report incidents to Xcel at 1-800-895-4999. The company also provides information about how to identify scams at

Registration is open for Pentathlon on March 9

Registration is open for the Steamboat Pentathlon on March 9. The multisport race includes Alpine skiing, showshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking and running. Standard and short courses are available for teams or individuals. The cost is $50 for youths 17 and younger, $100 for adults, $160 for adult duos, $150 for youth teams and $225 for adult teams. Registration is open through March 4, but fees increase by $20 Friday. All racers will receive an event T-shirt and lunch as well as be entered into the prize raffle drawing. To register or for more information, visit or or call 970-879-4300.

Residents can support Meals on Wheels with $1

Routt County residents can support the Council on Aging's Meals on Wheels program by buying a wheel for $1 at the following locations: Ciao Gelato, Bamboo Market, the Steamboat Springs Community Center or the South Routt Community Center. In 2013, the Council on Aging will deliver about 3,000 Meals on Wheels to homebound senior citizens. For more information, call 970-879-0633.

Resident looking for ukulele players to perform in group

Steamboat Springs resident Dan Tyler is looking for ukulele players interested in joining a group that would practice and perform together. Denver's Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra Conductor Gary Jugert has indicated he would travel to Steamboat to help organize the group. Players of all levels and ages are welcome to join. Those interested are asked to call Tyler at 970-871-4641.

Mainstreet Farmers Market applications are available

Applications are being accepted for the 2013 Mainstreet Farmers Market. Register for the market and download the rules guide at by clicking on Vendor Resources under the Farmers Market tab. Food booths are given preference over arts and crafts booths. The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 to Sept. 7 on Sixth Street. For more information, contact Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800 or

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