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Yampa Valley Singers performances scheduled

The Yampa Valley Singers presents two concert performances of "The Bright Side of the Holidays" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Ninth and Oak streets in Steamboat Springs. Selections include Mendelssohn's "How Lovely Are the Messengers," "The Tree of Peace," "Inscription of Hope," as well as many familiar pieces and an early start to the holidays with some carols. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any of the singers and at All That.

Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area temporarily closed

The lower portion of the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area will close temporarily beginning Tuesday.

The goal is to keep the public at a safe distance while CPW crews with heavy machinery begin a week-long maintenance project along the Yampa River's bank and channel. The work is critical to maintain CPW's recently completed river restoration project and is scheduled to wrap up Oct. 27.

The upper portions of the wildlife area, accessible from Routt County Roads 14 and 14F, will remain open to the public; visitors are advised to use caution, avoid work areas and observe all posted signs.

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Hayden Police Department hosts AgrAbility Worshop

An AgrAbility Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Hayden Police Department, 178 W. Jefferson. AgrAbility workshops are for Colorado farm and ranch families dealing with barriers created by illnesses, conditions or limitations and professionals who work with them.

"AgrAbility, Estate Planning and Linking Elder Couples with Returning Veterans and Beginning Farmers/Ranchers" will be this year's topic. A free box lunch will be provided for those who pre-register one week prior to the workshop. To participate, contact Candiss Leathers at 720-539-4435 or, Norm Dalsted at 970-222-5657 or or Todd Hagenbuch at the Routt County Extension Office at 970-879-0825 or

Grief support group to begin in Hayden Nov. 4

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a grief education and support group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Nov. 4 at The Haven Community Center, 300 South Shelton Lane. The group is open to anyone coping with the loss of a friend or loved one. For more information or to RSVP, call 970-871-7682.

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