Craig Briefs: Passport to Reading honors participants |

Craig Briefs: Passport to Reading honors participants

Moffat County’s Passport to Reading program celebrated the end of the year last week with a barbecue and party for participants. It also handed out awards to reading champions from each Moffat County elementary school as well as to the most improved readers.

Most improved readers (one fourth-grader and one fifth-grader from each school):

Kimber Wheeler, Darbi Zimmerman, Carlos Martinez, Angel Zaragoza, Julissa Mendoza Quintana, Dakota Baker, David Santos and Karla Pitha

School reading champs:

■ Ridgeview Elementary

Third place — Kaci Dunlap

Second place — Makala Herndon

First place — Tara Brumblow

■ Sandrock Elementary

Third place — Eduardo Olivera

Second place — Taelynn Southard

First place — Phoenix Harris

■ East Elementary

Third place — Marylyn Arellano

Second place — Jayden Mack

First place — Grisel Moriel

■ Sunset Elementary

Third place — Krece Papierski

Second place — Seth White

First place — Alexa Neton

Grand prize/overall reading champ: Emaleigh Papierski (272 passport stamps)

Summer day camp in Hayden starts Tuesday

Hayden’s Totally Kids summer day camp runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays beginning Tuesday. Registration forms are available at Hayden Valley Elementary School or at  For more information, call Carolyn at 970-846-9083.

Weather safety training offered in Steamboat

The National Weather Service will lead a free storm spotter and weather safety training from 1 to 3 p.m. June 8 in the Yampa Valley Electric Association Community Room, 32 10th St. in Steamboat Springs. For more information, visit

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