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Steamboat Briefs: Rescheduled US 40 rock work planned for today

— Rock work planned last week along U.S. Highway 40 in Mount Harris Canyon near Hayden was delayed until today, weather permitting.

The work will take place near mile point 113.7, about six miles east of Hayden in the Mount Harris Canyon. Crews are scheduled to work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Nancy Shanks said Thursday that drivers should expect delays of 20 minutes while traffic is stopped so rocks can be brought down from the cliff sides and cleared from the highway. There then will be single-lane, alternating traffic through the work area. She also warned of even longer delays of "45 minutes or possibly more if things don't go right," Shanks said.

Shanks said the rock work is being done because CDOT crews have been monitoring a crack in the rocks and noticed there had been some recent movement. Workers will be removing rock by hand and with the use of airbags that are inflated in cracks to loosen rocks.

Tee ball and coach pitch registration opens today

Registration for the 2011 tee ball and coach pitch program opens today. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until 5:30 p.m. June 2. For more information or to register, visit, or stop by the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department, 245 Howelsen Parkway.

If you are interested in coaching, contact Kate Warnke at or 970-879-4300, ext. 354.

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June 4 golf tournament to benefit suicide prevention

The fourth annual Know the Signs … Save a Life! golf tournament fundraiser for the Jeffrey Allen Dye Suicide Prevention Project at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation is June 4 at the Steamboat Golf Club. Entry is $50 for nine holes of golf and $90 for 18 holes. 

Shotgun starts are at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. It's a scramble format with teams of four golfers, and players can sign up individually and be placed on a team.

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