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Steamboat briefs: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Buff Pass trail scheduled

The U.S. Forest Service, the city of Steamboat Springs and the 2A Trails Committee will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, July 15 during the Steamboat Farmers Market to officially open and announce the name of the second 2A trail on Buffalo Pass.

Representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, the city, Bike Town USA, Routt County Riders, the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund and the 2A Trails Committee will be in attendance.

The new scenic trail begins and ends near the top of Spring Creek trial, approximately a mile from the Dry Lake parking lot. This beginner-level trail features a gradual grade and 360-degree vistas at the top. The new trail was constructed in partnership with the city of Steamboat Springs Accommodation Tax and Routt County Riders.

In 2013, Referendum 2A was passed by local voters, repurposing a large portion of a municipal accommodation tax to develop area trails. The 2A Trails Steering Committee was established to plan and prioritize the trails projects.

Film reveals first quest to film bioluminescent creatures

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "Deep Ocean: Lights in the Abyss," a featured film from the 2017 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in Library Hall. The filmmakers, who captured the world's first footage of a live giant squid, go on a new deep-sea adventure to a huge submarine canyon in California's Monterey Bay.

Equipped with a 4K camera system designed specifically for deep sea filming on state-of-the-art submarines, the crew encounters a world of countless exotic creatures including sparkling jellyfish and deep-sea fish that emit flashes. This is the world's first quest to film bioluminescent creatures in their natural environment in the deep fathom of our oceans.

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Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

City partnership set to offer youth hunter education class

The city of Steamboat Springs' Summer A.S.S.E.T. Camps have partnered with the Colorado Division of Wildlife to offer a full Hunter Education certification class. This certification is required before applying for a Colorado hunting license.

The class, designed for 10- to 14-year-olds, will be held Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21, with classroom sessions in the morning and activities in the afternoon. Hunter education participants will join the city's summer camp program, visiting the Old Town Hot Springs, Stagecoach Reservoir, playing disc golf and much more.

Friday's class will include a live fire portion, and parents are welcome and encouraged to join. Visit steamboatsprings.net/summer or call 970-879-4300 for more information and to register.

CSU Extension to offer food preservation class Saturday

Routt County Extension and its master food safety advisors will offer a home canning basics class from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 15 at the CSU Extension office in the Courthouse Annex in Steamboat Springs. The program will include instruction from the Yampa Valley's most accomplished food preservers as they demonstrate the basics of water-bath canning at altitude. The cost is $10; call the Extension office at 970-879-0825 to reserve a space.

Free presentation on precision medicine to be held Monday

A panel of oncologists and medical researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will present "Precision Medicine in Cancer: At the Crossroads of Research and Treatment for Patients" from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 17 at Strings Music Festival. The educational forum, hosted by Northwest Colorado Health, is for patients, families, medical professionals and everyone touched by cancer. Tickets are free and available at stringsmusicfestival.com or at the box office. Contact Suzi Mariano at 970-871-7631 or smariano@northwestcoloradohealth.org for more information.

Local recycling options listed for hard-to-recycle items

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council offers free collection boxes at several locations throughout the community for small electronics only. Boxes are located at the Steamboat Springs middle and high schools, the Wells Fargo bank lobby and at YVSC's office at 141 Ninth St.

Items accepted must be tablet-size or smaller and are limited to tablets, cellphones, cellphone batteries, charging cords, MP3 players, digital cameras and ink jet and laser printer cartridges.

Larger electronics, such as laptops, computers, monitors, televisions, VCRs, desktop phones, printers, fax machines, etc., can be recycled locally for a fee through businesses such as G & S Mountain Recyclers, Waste Management, Mogil's On the Mountain and D & D Enterprises. Call first for items accepted, fees, location and drop-off hours.

Axis Steel of Craig now offers a free, public scrap metal collection bin at American Towing & Automotive at 1386 13th St. in Steamboat Springs. No electronics, appliances with freon or trash is allowed, and all materials must be placed inside the bin, not beside it. D & D Enterprises and Waste Management accept scrap metal and appliances without freon for a fee.

Ace Hardware and Sherwin-Williams accept 5 gallons of paint per customer per visit at no charge. Collection capacity may be limited. Call first to ensure they can accept your paint.

Visit yvsc.org/recycling-guidelines for additional information.