Streamflows surge back
to historic averages
The streamflow in the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs surged back to historic average this week, peaking above 1,200 cubic feet per second Thursday.
Streamflows had lagged several hundred cfs below averages during the last week in April and the first few days in May. The reversal of streamflow trends coincided with daily high temperatures in the 70s.
The streamflow at the Fifth Street Bridge was less than 500 cfs Sunday. That number was less than half the date's historic average of 1,000 cfs.
The reversal of the low streamflow trend was even more dramatic in Fish Creek and west of Steamboat Springs where the Elk River flows into the Yampa.
Fish Creek clipped 300 cfs Thursday, compared to the historic average of 90 cfs for the date. The Elk River at Milner rose to 2,600 cfs, a full 1,000 cfs above the historic average.
S. Routt students holding ice cream fund-raiser
South Routt students are hosting an Ice Cream Bowl Fund-raiser as part of an all-school art show and music concert Tuesday.
The fund-raiser features bowls hand-made and hand-painted by students and filled with ice cream for $5 each. Proceeds from the fund-raiser will go toward a kiln for the school.
There also will be a silent auction with pottery donated by the Steamboat Clay Artisans.
The "All School Art Show" features visual art from students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and the music performance features grades seven through 12.
The fund-raiser and art show start at 5:30 p.m., with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Soroco High School.
Blood drive set for May at Yampa Valley Med Center
A blood drive sponsored by the Yampa Valley Medical Center Auxiliary is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. May 27 at YVMC. Bonfils Blood Center will conduct the drive. Appointments are required. Call Barbara Hughes at 870-6267 to schedule a donation time.
Perry-Mansfield looking for Clean-Up Day help
Perry-Mansfield is seeking volunteers for its annual Clean-Up Day, which begins at 9 a.m. May 15. Spend the day with your friends on 76 historic, beautiful acres helping a local nonprofit. Perry-Mansfield will provide lunch. Call 879-7125.
Routt County offers weed
Routt County is offering a noxious weed management class designed for rural landowners. The three-night class will teach weed identification, biology, management and control. On the final night, those attending will have a chance to get their EPA private pesticide licenses to let people use restricted pesticides on their property.
The class will teach landowners about which eight noxious weeds they are required to manage, and also will teach about nuisance weeds and poisonous plants.
The free class is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 11, 18 and 25 in Steamboat Springs. Those interested should call Routt County Noxious Weed Control or CSU Cooperative Extension Service at 879-0825. Class size is limited and sign-up closes today.