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Steamboat Briefs: Donors, volunteers sought for nonprofit marketplace

The Harvest Market, a nonprofit organized partly by John Fielding next to the Go Alpine offices and Phillips 66 gas station in western Steamboat Springs, offers several ways for the community to get involved. The organization will sell locally produced food, plants and more.

Donors can make a gift to a specific organization through the market. The Harvest uses the donation through the season and then forwards it with a share of the increase from profits to the organization.

Businesses can give seed money loan sponsorships by sponsoring a display. At the end of the season the loan is repaid, and a percentage of the net profits are donated to the business' choice of recipients.

For product donations, a portion of the goods the supplier provides is donated for a tax-deductible receipt. The donation is noted in the display and free samples of the product are passed along.

Equipment such as folding chairs, tables, bar stools, picnic tables and used kitchen equipment is being accepted.

Volunteers are needed immediately for cleaning, painting, weeding, planting the planters and setting up displays. More volunteers will be needed in coming weeks, and volunteers can designate a community service group to receive a share of the proceeds on their behalf.

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Contact or John Fielding at 970-846-3012 to help.

Rising waters close parts of Yampa River Core Trail

The Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department will close sections of the Yampa River Core Trail and other local trails as water rises. As of Tuesday, the following sections of trail were closed:

■ U.S. Highway 40 underpass at Walton Creek Road

■ Railroad underpass upstream of Fetcher Pond

■ Howelsen Tunnel (at bridge near ambulance Bbarn)

These sections and others may open and close as the Yampa reaches peak flows. The city asks that people obey all closures and do not try to cross trails with water on them. For more information, contact Chris Wilson at 970-879-4300 or cwilson@steam

Storage units available to flooding victims for free

Affordable Storage has offered to donate storage space to people who are affected by expected flooding. Indoor or outdoor space will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 970-870-1959 or 970-846-3188 for information.

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