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Steamboat school board hosts discussion on school safety

The Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education will host a brown bag lunch to discuss school safety and facilities at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 at the district's administrative offices, 325 Seventh St. No decisions will be made or action taken during the board workshop. Members of the community are invited to attend the open meeting, which is scheduled to adjourn at 12:45 p.m.

Horse Heroes camp registration opens Thursday for 2018  sessions

Registration for Mountain Valley Horse Rescue's Horse Heroes Summer Camp in McCoy will open at 9 a.m. March 15 for 2018 sessions.

The camp allows campers to build connections with a rescue horse and a riding horse. The four-day program includes development of horsemanship skills along with either a riding lesson or a trail. Through their time with the horses, kids will develop a sense of responsibility and empathy as well as the MVHR core values of R.E.S.P.E.C.T — responsibility, empowerment, stewardship, perseverance, cooperation and trust.

Camp sessions will be offered June 19 to 22; July 17 to 20; July 31 to Aug. 3; Aug. 7 to 10; and Aug. 21 to 24. To attend, campers must be 8 or older and sessions are limited to 12 campers and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The cost per session is $400. To register, visit http://www.mountainvalleyhorserescue.com/programs.

First Crane Sighting of the Season contest returns to Routt County

The return migration of the Greater Sandhill Cranes to the Yampa Valley has begun. Cranes are leaving their wintering homes in New Mexico and Arizona and heading north, and the first arrivals of cranes in the Yampa Valley are expected sometime during the first or second week of March.

The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition, presenter of the annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival, which will be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, is once again sponsoring a First Crane Sighting of the Season contest. To enter, email a photo or video of the first Greater Sandhill Crane spotted to coloradocranes@gmail.com. The date, time and location of the sighting should be included, as well as name and other pertinent details.

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A prize will be awarded to each individual with the photo of the earliest sighting in West, North and South Routt County areas, plus Steamboat Springs, Craig and West Moffat County. A special grand prize will be given for the overall earliest sighting in the entire Yampa Valley.

Winners and photos will be announced at the end of March on coloradocranes.org.

Hayden church distributes food to those locally in need

The Hayden Congregational Church Food Bank, 202 E. Jefferson, distributes free food and personal items to those in need. For more information, contact the church at 970-276-3510.