News briefs for July 17

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Access to Mount Zirkel Wilderness open

Buffalo Pass Road is open to the summit, providing the easiest access to the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

Wilderness manager Jon Halverson did not have a report about Wyoming Trail 1101 northbound from Buffalo Pass, but hikers can expect to traverse lingering snowdrifts this time of year as they travel in the direction of Mount Ethel.

Gilpin Lake also became ice-free this week. The latest report is that Mica Lake remains partially frozen. Gilpin (Trail 1161) and Mica (Trail 1162) are accessed via the Slavonia trailhead at the end of Routt County Road 64 (Seedhouse Road) just north of Clark.

The Mica Basin Trail is snow free to the creek crossing, with patchy snow beyond.

Registration now open

for Routt horse show

People interested in participating in the Routt County Fair's Open Horse Show can register in advance through July 29. Call 736-1105 or pick up an entry form at the Routt County Cooperative Extension Office, Elk River Farm and Feed, Horses Etc., Soda Creek Western Mercantile, Bonfiglio Drug, Montgomery General or Yampa Valley Feeds.

Rally for a Cure golf

tournament is Tuesday

The Rally for a Cure golf tournament, a benefit for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project, is scheduled for Tuesday at the Sheraton Steamboat Golf Club. The cost is $90 a person, which includes greens fees, cart rentals and lunch. People who can't golf are welcome to come for lunch only, which costs $10, to support Rally for a Cure. Tournament registration forms are available at all area courses. This year, men and women are invited to play. Call Linda at 879-7114.

Arts Council seeking

people to decorate hubcaps

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking people interested in transforming automobile hubcaps into works of art. The finished pieces will be displayed across town Aug. 4 to 6 in conjunction with the Beaux Arts Festival. The Arts Council will supply the hubcaps. The pieces will be judged and sold at a silent auction to take place during the Steamboat Springs Wine Festival on that weekend. Auction proceeds will benefit the Arts Council. Call Dona Steele at 879-9038.

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