Briefs for Aug. 27, 2003


Commissioners approve gravel pit hours change

Routt County Commissioners approved a temporary change that will allow work to begin two hours earlier than normal at Lafarge's north gravel pit for two days.

The starting time was changed to 5 a.m. for two days, which can take place anytime until the end of September. The change in start time will allow the company to complete work on a large concrete pour at the Steamboat Springs Airport.

The company was directed to notify the Routt County Regional Planning Commission when it decides which two days the starting time will change.

All adjacent property owners were contacted, and county commissioners did not receive negative comments, Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak said.

Karate academy

accepting registration

Rocky Mountain Karate Academy is accepting fall registration for students ages 6 to 12. Adult beginner classes are at 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call Michael David 846-0574.

Town of Hayden hosting

co-ed volleyball league

The Town of Hayden Recreation Department is hosting a co-ed volleyball league. Teams will play at Hayden High School at 6 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 10 through Oct. 29. Those interested in participating may call Lindsay at 276-3741.

Trail-a-thon Sept. 13

at Emerald Mountain

The Humble Ranch Trail-a-thon is Sept. 13. at Emerald Mountain.

Hikers and horseback riders (bring your own horses) can spend the day exploring Emerald Mountain while raising funds to help support the operation of the Humble Ranch Education and Therapy Center, a nonprofit organization. The ranch is across the Yampa River from Haymaker Golf Course on County Road 14 (River Road). This year's goal is to raise $10,000.

The Trail-a-thon includes 12- or four-mile horseback rides, a seven-mile hike up and over Emerald Mountain, a Family Fun walk to the Yampa River, a riding demonstration, a barbecue lunch provided by the Routt County CattleWomen, live music provided by the Humble Pickers, and more.

The minimum pledge amounts required to participate in the Trail-a-thon events is $100 for the 12-mile horseback ride and $50 for the four-mile ride or seven-mile hike. The Family Fun walk is free, but pledges are encouraged. Monies must be handed in the day of the event.

The top three fund-raisers receive prizes. All rides and hikes will depart from Humble Ranch. Eligible participants will receive a hat and will be treated to a barbecue lunch and live music.

Call Cheri or Marian at the Humble Ranch, at 879-3443.


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