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SUMMER TOURIST SEASON ARRIVES WITH ANNUAL MARATHON

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSWhen Steamboat Springs residents return from their Memorial Day camping trips the beginning of the summer tourist season will be less than a week away. The 20th Annual Steamboat Marathon brings almost 2,000 runners here June 3. The following weekend, the Silver Bullet Gondola opens June 9-10, and the Yampa River Festival takes place. The next big event is on a Tuesday, June 19, when a couple thousand cyclists on the Ride the Rockies Tour roll into town. They'll head out early the next morning for the rugged climb over Rabbit Ears Pass.

CITY MAINTAINS 'TREE CITY USA' TITLE FOR TENTH STRAIGHT YEAR

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSThe city was named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation this week. It is the tenth year the city has received this honor.

In a prepared statement, Parks and Recreation Duirector Chris Wilson said even though the city has been named a tree city for ten years, it still has a lot to do to meet its "urban forestry needs."

The city will receive a Tree City USA flag on June 9 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

ORGANIZATION SPONSORS FENCE FIXING DAY FOR AREA RESIDENTS

ROUTT COUNTYThe Community Agricultural Alliance wants locals to come out and fix some fence.

The local nonprofit agency that is focused on strengthening the ties between the agricultural and urban community is sponsoring a community fence day on June 2.

The volunteers will be separated into teams and learn one of the oldest agricultural trades there is.

Along with single volunteers, the Ag Alliance encourages friends and coworkers to put a fence fixing team together.

For more information call 879-4370.

HAYDEN RESIDENTS GAIN ACCESS TO TWO MORE CABLE CHANNELS

HAYDENHayden residents now receive two additional cable channels because of the work between town and AT&T Cable officials.

Hayden residents now get the Arts and Entertainment and History channels. The town urged the cable provider to provide these two channels to the town because of their educational value, said Town Manager Rob Straebel.

To get the new channels, residents may have to reprogram their televisions. The History Channel is available on channel 39 and A&E can be seen on 38.

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