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Steamboat briefs: Vacant lot at 400 Anglers Drive approved for parking

City of Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark has approved the use of the vacant lot at 400 Anglers Drive for temporary parking in connection with the Fish Creek Mobile Home Park utility replacement and sanitary sewer upgrade project. The parking lot, which may be used until the project is completed, will be available to mobile home park residents during times when portions of the park have to be vacated of vehicles.

Call Rebecca Bessey, principal planner, at 970-871-8202, for more information.

Community groups sought to secures spots in market

Friends of Gateway Yampa are looking for artisan, garden and farm vendors, along with any other community groups, interested in securing a spot at the new market, which will be held Aug. 22 and Sept. 19 in the town of Yampa. The cost is $10 per booth. Email yampahomegrown@gmail.com for more information.

Entries accepted for 101st Routt County Fair Parade

Entries are being accepted for the 101st Routt County Fair Parade, which will take place Aug. 15 in Hayden. Call Jim Schoening at 970-276-1600 for more information.

Green Gardens Tour set to take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 28

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is hosting its annual Green Gardens Tour at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, and the topic is Tour de Coop, featuring four innovative chicken coops downtown. After the tour, there will be a deviled egg contest, with an egg-themed prize for the top winner. Visit yvsc.org/gardentour for more information.

Local students graduate from University of Wyoming

Several local students graduated from the University of Wyoming in Laramie this spring. Area graduates included Lysa Ann Long, Hayden, bachelor of arts; Linnea E. Dixson, Steamboat Springs, bachelor of science; Sarah Elizabeth Dixson, Steamboat, master of science; and Anne B. Robbins, Steamboat, master of science.

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Food bank in Hayden will distribute food as needed

The Hayden Community Food Bank and outreach ministry of Hayden Congregational Church will distribute food on an as-needed basis. Call Theresa Stivers at 970-276-2507.

Financial help available to have pets spayed, neutered

Spay and neuter financial assistance is available to Routt County resident dogs and cats through the Routt County Humane Society. Shots are also available on the day of the appointment for $10 each. Co-pays range from $5 to $70 for qualifying applicants, and an $80 coupon is offered to all other residents. Local veterinarians participate in the program. To make a spay or neuter appointment online visit routthumane.org.

Volunteers needed for trail project near Meeker

Volunteers are needed Saturday to help expand the popular hiking and biking trail system adjacent to Meeker. They will join the Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Mountain Club and Conservation Colorado in constructing about a half-mile of the new East Ridge Trail. The section traverses a scenic ridge above Meeker with expansive views of the White River Valley.

"Volunteers will play a key role in helping us expand this seven-mile trail system to more than 11 miles," said Aaron Grimes, BLM outdoor recreation planner, in a news release. "It will be a fun day in a very scenic area."

Participants will meet at the Sanderson Hills Park parking lot at 8 a.m. before hiking two miles of moderately steep trails to reach the work site. Trail tasks will vary to accommodate all abilities.

Participants should bring their own lunch and water, long pants, hat, sunscreen and a rain jacket. Work tools, gloves, radios and first aid kits will be provided. Participants younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.   

Call Aaron Grimes at 970-878-3800 for more information.

Summer strength training offered through Aug. 6

Steamboat Springs High School football will hold summer strength training at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the high school weight room for athletes in ninth through 12th grades. In addition, seven-on-seven, throwing, catching, punting and kicking will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on the Turf field. The sessions will continue through Aug. 6. Call 970-871-3655 for more information.

VNA reminds residents to take precautions on ATVs

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association reminds residents to take precautions on ATVs. Of all ATV-related deaths, 92 percent are the result of warned-against risks, such as youth riding adult-sized ATVs. The VNA and the ATV Safety Institute remind residents to follow the golden rules for ATV safety:

■ Always wear a helmet and protective gear.

■ Never ride on public roads.

■ Never carry a passenger on a single-rider vehicle.

■ Ride an ATV appropriate for your age and readiness.

■ Supervise riders younger than 16.

■ Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.

For a young rider readiness checklist and other safety tips, visit atvsafety.org/youngriders.aspx.