Steamboat briefs: US 40 construction slows because of old roadwork

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— Jody Patten, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation's U.S. Highway 40 construction project, said crews are finding layers of old roadwork, slowing progress down Lincoln Avenue.

"It's going really slow. We're finding old underground clay pipes," she said Thursday. "It's like a remodel. When you do a remodel of an old house, you find things you didn't expect."

Patten said 12th Street likely will remain closed today as crews work east. She said the crews may reach Ninth Street late today or early next week when work resumes.

Crews are doing work on the road, curbs and utilities along the highway, closing lanes as necessary.

Ski & Sport Swap tags are available at Howelsen Hill

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is offering tags for its annual Ski & Sport Swap from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 15 at the Winter Sports Club office at Howelsen Hill. Clean out your garage and closets, and make some extra money. Items and donations will be accepted from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Steamboat Springs Middle School. The Ski Swap begins at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 and continues from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the middle school. Proceeds benefit Winter Sports Club athletes.

Yampa Valley Community band practice starts Monday

The first rehearsal of the Yampa Valley Community Band is from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Steamboat Springs Middle School. The group will be open to all musicians who have some level of playing experience and will rehearse from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays.

For more information about the band or to join, call Rasmussen at 291-1254 or e-mail mrasmussen@steamboatorchestra.org.

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