Oak Creek Town Board will discuss mill levy
The Oak Creek Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at Town Hall to hear a presentation about a proposed .3-mill levy increase that would support museums and historical societies in Routt County.
Bob Baker of the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg will speak.
The proposed mill levy has been presented to leaders in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Yampa.
Yampa is the only town that has not supported the tax. County commissioners could vote in the next few weeks about whether to add the proposed mill levy to the November's ballot.
The Town Board will hear an update on the annexation requested by the Sierra View Development Group.
Town clerk Nancy Crawford said she would probably give the update on developers who still are working on their impact assessment, which has not yet been received.
The Town Board also will discuss proposals to let the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg lease Old Town Hall, and will hear a request for assistance from LIFT-UP Food Bank.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting applications for readers interested in serving on the newspaper's Editorial Board.
Two community members will be appointed to serve four-month terms on the board. Applications are due by Aug. 15. The terms will begin Sept. 1.
The newspaper Editorial Board includes Publisher Suzanne Schlicht, Editor Scott Stanford, City Editor Melissa Roddy and reporter Tom Ross. The board meets weekly and reaches consensus on the opinions expressed in the newspaper.
Those interested in serving should send a letter of no more than 500 words explaining why they would be a good choice for the board. Each application must include name, age, occupation and address.
Send applications to Editor Scott Stanford by e-mail at email@example.com; by mail at P.O. Box 774827; Steamboat Springs, CO, 80477; or drop them by the Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza.
Art Thursday returns to Steamboat Springs today. The free ArtLink shuttle will be running all day to take people to any of the following events:
n Historian and importer Susan Colpitt shows a collection of 19th century Chinese furniture, baskets, benches and home accessories at Chase Oriental Rug Co. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2851 Riverside Plaza. Call 879-5667.
n The Wayne Kakela Sculpture Patio at Irene Nelson Interiors is hosting a grand opening from 4 to 6 p.m. at 729 Oak St. Call 879-7596.
n Meet the top 10 finalists from "Art+ The West," a contemporary Western art exhibition and sale at River Art Studio/Gallery on Yampa Avenue. Call 846-0791.
n "Design for Artful Living," a presentation by architect Bill Rangitsch and designer Nancy Jeffrey will take place at 5:30 p.m. at River Art Studio/Gallery 5:30 pm. Call 846-0791.
n A farmers and artisans market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Yampa Blue, 735 Yampa Ave. Call 871-4614.
The Yampa Valley Community Foundation's open third-quarter grant application deadline is Aug. 1. Call 879-8632.