Steamboat briefs: City to host Rita Valentine conceptual plan meeting

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City to host Rita Valentine conceptual plan meeting

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Commission holds a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center to review and comment on the draft conceptual design for Rita Valentine Park. Design Concepts will present the draft design, which includes recommendations received in a public workshop and information from the draft Parks, Open Space and Recreation master plan. For more information, call Chris Wilson or Ernie Jenkins at 879-4300.

Most Routt National Forest campgrounds still closed

Just one campground in the Routt National Forest will be available for Memorial Day weekend. Big Creek Lakes Campground, which is 35 miles northwest of Walden, will be open for campers but will not have water or trash available, according to a Tuesday news release from the U.S. Forest Service.

Most roads and campgrounds in the Routt National Forest still are closed, and many are covered in snow, according to the release. Those who want to visit the forest this weekend are advised to watch out for falling trees that might have been weakened by mountain pine beetles.

Several campgrounds are open in the Laramie and Brush Creek ranger districts of the Medicine-Bow National Forest, about 2.5 hours north of Steamboat Springs.

For more information and for updated campground conditions, go to www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr.

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