Briefs for May 2


County commissioners to move road project forward

The Routt County commissioners today will consider approval and authorization to sign documents related to the Routt County Road 33 project, which will extend from where it is paved now. The project has been awarded to Connell Resources, County Manager Tom Sullivan said, but today the commissioners are set to move the project forward.

Money for the project came from $1.5 million in energy and mineral impact grants, which are awarded to areas that have been directly affected by energy or mineral operations. County Road 33 is affected because many of Twentymile Mine's workers use the road to drive to work, Sullivan said.

The rest of the $1.5 million is set aside for improvements to Routt County Road 65 west of Hayden. The area is affected by gas exploration and facility pumping, Sullivan said.

Relay for Life looking for planning volunteers

Steamboat Springs' Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fundraiser, is seeking volunteers for the event's planning committee. Subcommittees include team recruitment, logistics, corporate sponsorship recruitment, survivors lap and ceremony, luminaria sales and ceremony and food and entertainment. The Relay for Life event is Aug. 4 and 5 at the Steamboat Springs High School track. Call Sarah Catlin at (970) 242-9593 for more information or to volunteer.

Library's book club interested in growing

Bud Werner Memorial Library's Book Club is encouraging new members to join. The club meets every four to six weeks and is facilitated by Michelle Dover, the library's circulation manager. Visit for a list of books to be read and discussed by the club this year. For more information, call 879-0240.

Get ready for third annual Teen Battle of the Bands

The third annual Teen Battle of the Bands is May 20 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. Tony Counts, aka "Kat in tha Hat," will emcee the battle. Prizes for the winning band include a professionally recorded demo produced by Kurt Wipperfurth of Big Idiot Productions; airtime on KFMU; a weeknight performance at Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill; a feature article in 4 Points, the weekly arts and entertainment supplement to the Steamboat Today, and a trophy created by industrial arts students at Steamboat Springs High School.

The city of Steamboat Springs Teen Programs, the Steamboat Pilot & Today and KFMU are sponsoring the alcohol- and drug-free event. To register your band, call Brooke Lightner at 879-4300, ext. 355, or e-mail The deadline to register is Friday.

All band members must be between the ages of 13 and 19. At least one member of the band must live in Routt or Moffat counties.

For more information, call Steamboat Pilot & Today reporter Mike Lawrence at 871-4203 or e-mail


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