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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs Airport projects begin in August

The city of Steamboat Springs will begin several projects in August to improve the taxiways and runway at the Steamboat Springs Airport.

The plans include remarking and sealing the surface of the runway, realignment of taxiway A and repairing a taxi lane between B and C hangars with funding assistance from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Colorado Department of Transportation's Colorado Aeronautic Division.

"These projects will prolong the usability of the runway and increase the overall safety, visibility and usability of the airport," Steamboat Springs Airport Manager Adam Kittinger said in a news release.

The airport will remain open during the work, however the runway, taxiway and portions of the ramp will be closed and aircraft may not be able to take off or land during specific portions of the project. Expected dates where closures may take effect are Aug. 3 to 9, Aug. 18 to 21 and Oct. 5 and 6.

Drepung Loseling monks to visit Steamboat Springs

Bud Werner Memorial Library will host the Drepung Loseling monks for Mandala on the Yampa on Wednesday, July 29 through Sunday, Aug. 2 in Library Hall. During the residency, the monks will create an intricate Green Tara mandala sand painting while community members are offered a hands-on opportunity to try the ancient art at the adjacent community sand painting. Working through each day, the monks will lay down millions of grains of colorful sand to form an intricate mandala image, and the entire process is free and open for public viewing.

Camps, schools, senior groups or any other organizations that plan to bring a large group to visit the monks and watch the mandala creation are asked to call adult programs coordinator Jennie Lay at 970-367-4971 or email jlay@steamboatlibrary.org to schedule a time in advance in order to stagger large group visits and insure that the monks and volunteers leading the community sand painting are prepared to give larger groups their attention. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events/mandala-on-the-yampa for more information about the monks and Steamboat's mandala sand painting.

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Presentation about Brown Park slated for Wednesday

Friends of the Hayden Public Library is hosting a presentation by Tim Frentress about the history of Brown's Park from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Those who plan to attend are asked to bring a dish prepared from the garden to share with others. Drinks and dinnerware will be provided. Call the Hayden Library at 970-276-3777 for more information.

Library of Congress musicologist here Thursday

The Bud Werner Memorial Library and Strings Music Festival will partner to present a free musical talk with composer, conductor and Library of Congress senior musicologist Loras Schissel at 7 p.m. Thursday in Library Hall.

Schissel will speak about orchestrating, musicology and the musical connection to the Civil War, offering a preface to multimedia concert at Strings Music Festival on Saturday, which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Schissel has just completed his 20th season as founding music director of the Arlington-based Virginia Grand Military Band, an ensemble comprising current and former members of the four major U.S. service bands. He is a member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association and has traveled throughout the United States, Europe and Asia conducting orchestras, bands and choral ensembles in a broad range of musical styles and varied programs.

Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Life-changing events qualify you for insurance purchase

Have you had any of the following life-change events during the past month? If so, you may qualify for health insurance coverage through Connect for Health Colorado outside of the open enrollment period:

■ Marriage, birth, adoption and placement for foster care.

■ Your insurance plan or Medicaid coverage was canceled or ended.

■ You changed jobs and lost your employer-sponsored insurance.

■ You gained citizenship or immigration status.

■ You experienced a change in incarceration status.

■ You moved to Colorado.

For more information or to meet with a health coverage guide, call 970-871-7664 in Moffat County or 970-871-7638 in Routt County.