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Steamboat briefs: 5-day Butcherknife Creek bridge repair starts today

Beginning today, the city of Steamboat Springs' streets division will begin replacing the bridge decking that crosses Butcherknife Creek in the alley from Sixth and Seventh streets between Oak and Pine streets. This work is estimated to take five days. During the project, the alley will be closed to through traffic, including pedestrians. Most resident and business parking should remain open.

"This project needs to happen soon because the decking is rusted out, and currently, there is a large hole in the center of the bridge," said Street Superintendent David Van Winkle.

In the meantime, city crews have covered the hole with a large steel plate to protect traffic, pedestrians and animals.

For more information, call Winkle at 970-879-1807.

Deadline today to sign up for childbirthing classes

An intense weekend of childbirth education classes is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13 in the small meeting room at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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Titled "Primal Birthing (The Art of Childbirth) … Childbirth & Breastfeeding Education" the class will explore the philosophy and importance of giving birth naturally, reigniting a woman's innate power and wisdom to do so without intervention. This class is interactive and realistic, providing both an academic and emotional preparation for birth.

The cost is $125 per couple, and the sign-up deadline is today.

Call Tera Johnson-Swartz at 970-819-0728 or email tera@organicknead.com to register.

CPW offers week of hunter education classes in Hayden

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is currently offering two local Hunter Education classes. One class will be held in Hayden from today to Saturday, Sept. 5, and the other class will be held in Yampa from today to Friday, Sept. 4. For specific course information, including times and class locations, or to register for either class, visit register-ed.com/programs/colorado/98-colorado-hunter-education-course.

Registration open for CMC English language courses

Registration for Colorado Mountain College's Clases de Inglés for all English language learners will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1 in room 146 of Bristol Hall. Parents are encouraged to bring their school-aged children for School Readiness with Comunidad Integrada. The cost is $40 plus a $10 book fee. Call Jen at 970-846 2076 or Justin at 970-846-1255 for more information.

Genealogy Club workshop focuses on stories, memoirs

The August Genealogy Club Writers Workshop will focus on inspiring writers to publish family stories and memoirs. The club will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 p.m. the Small Meeting Room at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Feedback from members will be forthcoming and all library resources will be used to full effect. Attendees are encouraged to bring a short, 100- to 500-word piece to share. Everyone is welcome and the event is free. For more information, email John Major at jmajor@steamboatlibrary.org or Fran Caparrelli at fcaparrelli@steamboatlibrary.com or call 970-879-0240, ext. 331.

Steamboat Today to host Coffee and a Newspaper

Steamboat Today's next Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will be the topic of discussion, and SSWSC Executive Director Jim Boyne will be presenting information about the club, including an update on  its new Alpine ski racing venue on Mount Werner.

Members of the newspaper staff, including Editor Lisa Schlichtman, Assistant Editor Jim Patterson and Sports Editor Joel Reichenberger, will also be in attendance.

Those planning to attend can bring their own lunch. Drinks, chips and cookies will be provided. The newspaper will also be providing a limited number of sandwiches for those who aren't able to bring their own lunch.