Steamboat Briefs: Lincoln Avenue will be closed for July 4th parade |

Steamboat Briefs: Lincoln Avenue will be closed for July 4th parade

— Lincoln Avenue will be closed from Fifth Street to 11th Street from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday for the Fourth of July Parade.

Military, veterans invited to walk in July 4 parade

Veterans, military men and women, Reservists and National Guard members are invited to walk in Steamboat Springs' Fourth of July Parade while the Holy Name Chorus sings patriotic songs.

Those who want to participate should come to the staging area on Yampa Street between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Participants are asked to wear uniforms, veterans' organization attire or a patriotic T-shirt. Look for "Uncle Sam" and the "God Bless America" banner.

Campground at Hahn's Peak Lake has reopened

Effective this past weekend, the Hahn's Peak Lake Campground has reopened, according to a release from the U.S. Forest Service. The destination has been undergoing construction, hazard tree removal and renovations since 2008. The area consists of 23 single-unit campsites and three double sites for larger groups.

Vault toilets, trash services and potable water are available. Camping limit is 14 days. The lake provides fishing and boating for nonmotorized or electric motor boats. Hiking, mountain biking and ATV use is permitted on most of the area trails. The Prospector/Nipple Peak Loop is nearby.

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Camping fees are $10 per night for a single unit and $20 per night for a double unit space.  Campsites can be reserved by calling 877-444-6777 or by visitng

The three-year project initially included hazard tree removal, followed by facilities renovations and now the Forest Service is finishing the day-use area. The service is in the second of three years of tree planting in the campground. The day-use area is scheduled to be completed next year and will include a picnic area and accessible fishing opportunities, as well as a shoreline trail.

For more information call the Hahn's Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District at 970-870-2299 or visit

Lunch to remember Soroco leader is set for Wednesday

A lunch in memory of former South Routt School District Superintendent Bill Meek, who died this year, is at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Yampa Bible Church. All are invited to come share memories.

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