Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Christmas tree permits are now available at all Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest offices, including the Steamboat Springs office, for $10. Each permit allows for the cutting of one tree on National Forest system lands. There is a limit of five permits a household. Trees must be for personal use and cannot be sold. The permit must be clearly displayed around the stem of the tree before leaving the cutting area.
Some areas of the forest may be closed to tree cutting, so contact your nearest Forest Service office for more information. Cutting is prohibited in the Fish Creek Falls area and within the boundaries of the Steamboat Ski Area. Designated wilderness areas also are off limits. For more information, call 879-1870 or 638-4516.
Special Event Funding applications available
In an effort to boost year-round tourism, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is accepting applications for Special Event Funding. Special Event Funding will likely distribute $75,000 to help market new events in the non-ski season months of 2007.
All applications are due Dec. 8. They can be picked up at the Steamboat Springs Resort Chamber Association offices or downloaded at www.steamboatchamber.com under the "Community Bulletin Board" heading.