Briefs for Oct. 5

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Regional transportation seminar 5:30 p.m. Monday

— Regional transportation is the topic of a seminar at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Olympian Hall in the Howelsen Hill Lodge. Dr. Flo Raitano, director of the I-70 Mountain Corridor Coalition, will present "The I-70 Corridor - The Good, the Bad and the Cosmetically Challenged." Routt County Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush will provide a regional update and discuss the "Quiet Crisis in Transportation Funding." A public question and answer period will follow. Ken Brenner, Steamboat Springs City Council member and chairperson of the Routt County Democratic Party, will introduce the topic and the presenters. Campaign 2008 Policy Seminars are sponsored by the Routt County Democratic Party.

Free maps available for Routt National Forest

New maps showing motorized routes on the Routt National Forest are now available free of charge at U.S. Forest Service offices in Steamboat Springs, Yampa, Kremmling and Walden, and the Forest supervisor's office in Laramie, Wyo.

"The maps, along with signs on the ground, will help motorized users know where and when they are allowed to travel and with what types of vehicles," said Forest Supervisor Mary Peterson. "It is the responsibility of motorized travelers to be aware of the legal designated routes and stay on them to ensure responsible use and enjoyment of the national forest."

Information and maps are also available at www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr/recreation/travel_management/mvumindex.shtml. New motorized use maps for the Medicine Bow National Forest and the Thunder Basin National Grassland will be available in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

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