Steamboat briefs: Regional airport cancels night air traffic this spring |

Steamboat briefs: Regional airport cancels night air traffic this spring

Yampa Valley Regional Airport’s runway will be closed to all air traffic from 10 p.m. April 14 to 7 a.m. June 15. The roughly 60-day closure will include rehabilitation of the runway, shoulder construction, runway lighting system replacement and runway safety area grading. For more information, visit our website at or contact Airport Director Kevin Booth at

Board of Commissioners is seeking 2 applicants

The Routt County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for two positions on the Routt County Planning Commission. The positions are for District I and District III. Applicants must live in the district they will represent. Board members participate in land use and policy planning and decision-making on development proposals in Routt County. Planning Commission meets the first and third Thursday nights of every month. These are voluntary positions, but traveling expenses are reimbursed. Individuals should submit a letter of interest to the Routt County Planning Dept., Attention: Veronica Blake, P.O. Box 773749, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 by March 9. Contact Chad Phillips at the Planning Department at 970-879-2704 for additional information.

Museum sets preserved food presentation for Friday

Tread of Pioneers Museum will present “History in a Jar: Food preservation over the last century and its importance today” at noon Friday at the museum. Members of the Routt County Fair Cookbook Committee will offer the audience tastings of their favorite recipes that use locally canned foods and discuss how home preserving has changed over the last 100 years. The presentation is free. Call 970-879-2214 for more information.

Mindful Parenting course offered starting Monday

First Impressions of Routt County is hosting a four-week Mindful Parenting course that will be led by Dr. Kristen Race, author of the book, “Mindful Parenting.” The course will provide families with information on how to manage stress, create peace and live happier lives.

Sessions will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, 16 and 23 at Soda Creek Elementary School with dinner and childcare provided. The cost is $149 per person and $249 per couple and scholarships are available. To register, contact Stephanie Martin with First Impressions at 970-870-5270.

Course participants will be expected to engage in weekly readings and home mindfulness practices. The course fee includes a personal practice workbook.

Summer camp schedule and its themes announced

Yampatika Summer Camp’s schedule has been announced. The camp will run for eight weeks from June 15 to Aug. 7. Themes include: The Blue Planet; The Evergreen Scene; Wild, Wild West; and From Landform to Landfill. The camp is open to kids age 5 to 14.

Yampatika’s summer programs provide children with hands-on opportunities to explore their natural surroundings in a safe, professional atmosphere. Each program is theme-based and designed to inspire environmental stewardship through education. Programs are age-specific and led by experienced naturalists.

Yampatika also is in the process of hiring a program director, summer camp naturalists and summer camp interns. Visit for job descriptions and more information about summer camp.

Registration for the city afterschool programs open

Registration for the city of Steamboat Springs’ teen programs is open for Session 4, which will run from March to May. After-school programs offered include: G.R.O.W – Girls Reaching Out Wider; American Red Cross babysitting; bowling; Splatz; and indoor rock climbing. The cost varies from $100 to $160 per program.

Registration for Teens on Tour also is open. This program offers an overnight trip to Denver on March 12 and 13. Kids will stay at Staybridge Suites in the Denver/Cherry Creek area, go shopping at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, play laser tag at Laser Quest and enjoy go-carts, miniature golf, bumper boats and more at the Boondocks Fun Center.

For more program information, dates and to register, visit Space is limited, so early registration is suggested.

Library, Hoopla partnership expands options available

The Bud Werner Memorial Library has thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks available through a partnership with Hoopla Digital at Titles from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers can be streamed instantly or downloaded temporarily to smartphones and tablets. Hoopla Digital is offered at no cost to patrons through a browser or a mobile device and requires only a Bud Werner Memorial Library card to borrow titles. To register or for more information, visit the library’s website at

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