News in brief for May 25

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Mountain bikers asked to stay off Mount Werner

Mountain bikers are asked to refrain from using Mount Werner until further notice.

The trails are wet and slick, and Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. is cutting down and removing beetle-killed trees from the area.

Riders ignoring the conditions are permanently damaging the trails. Trails to Strawberry Park Hot Springs are open, as are trails on Mad Creek and the lower portions of Howelsen Hill.

People also are reminded that Why Not ski run is a U.S. Forest Service Supervisor Closure Road and that no vehicles or bikes are allowed on the trail without a permit.

People are encouraged to call 879-7300 for the latest biking and trail conditions.

Rio 24-Hours of Steamboat needs volunteers June 11, 12

Volunteers are needed to help with the Rio 24-Hours of Steamboat bike race, which will take place June 11 and 12 at Steamboat Ski Area. Call 879-0840 or sign up at Orange Peel or Ski Haus.

Subaru owners invited to 'Park-n-Boogie' on June 18

Local Subaru owners are invited to attend Steamboat's free "Park-n-Boogie" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 at the Colorado Mountain College parking lot overlooking town. Call 870-4479.

Steamboat Marathon

volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for the 24th annual Steamboat Marathon on June 4 and 5. Volunteers will receive an event T-shirt and lunch on race day. For more information, call 879-0882, ext. 208, or stop by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association office at 1255 S. Lincoln Ave.

Chautauqua at Alpine Campus held in June

Chautauqua at Alpine Campus, a traveling circuit of lectures, plays and musical programs, is June 24 and 25 at Colorado Mountain College. This year's Chautauqua features "Women of the West" and will focus on Calamity Jane, Clara Brown and Isabella Bird.

Boardwalk will have

grand opening June 4

The Steamboat Springs Rotary Club will formally dedicate the Boardwalk at Rotary River Park to the city of Steamboat Springs on June 4.

The grand opening of the boardwalk is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and includes guided tours and other recreational opportunities. The formal dedication is at 2 p.m. The boardwalk will be open to the public after the ceremony.

The event is designed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the founding of Rotary International. In celebrating the centennial, the 32,000 Rotary clubs around the world chose community-service projects to perform. The $300,000 boardwalk project is the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club's centennial effort.

Rotary River Park is a 10-acre piece of land at U.S. Highway 40 and Mount Werner Road.

The project involved the construction of a 1,300-foot elevated boardwalk allowing public access to approximately seven acres of wetlands.

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