Steamboat Briefs: CDOT issues update on US 40 roadwork downtown

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The Colorado Department of Transportation said this week, Scott Contracting, Inc., will continue replacing old metal storm drains with new concrete pipe, moving west to east along U.S. Highway 40, from 11th Street to Fifth Street through downtown Steamboat Springs. Road closures are on the north side of U.S. 40 this week and include: 11th Street closed until Tuesday, 10th Street closed until Wednesday, Ninth Street closed until Thursday, Eighth Street closed until Friday, Sixth Street closed Wednesday through Oct. 26, and Fifth Street closed Wednesday through Oct. 26. Businesses will remain open on blocks with closed side streets. CDOT will keep two lanes open on Lincoln Avenue at 13th Street, in the direction of the commute, to alleviate congestion. For more information visit the project Web site at: www.coloradodot.info/projects/us40steamboat or call project information manager Jody Patten at 970-819-7008. For road and travel information call 877-315-ROAD.

Crews stop 3-acre fire near Hayden on CR 78

West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters put out a three-acre fire on Routt County Road 78, near Elkhead Reservoir, on Sunday morning.

Assistant Fire Chief Dale Leck said the fire apparently started when a fire the landowner set to burn some old wood got out of hand. The fire did not threaten any structures, and fire crews had the fire contained within about an hour.

Teens get fine amnesty as part of Teen Read Week

As part of Teen Read Week, Bud Werner Memorial Library will be hosting Amnesty Week for teens, ages 11 to 18, where teens can have their overdue fines waived just by visiting the library during Teen Read Week, which continues through Saturday.

Teen Read Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association that encourages teens to read for fun. Drop in at the library and check out what's happening and see what books got voted the 2009 Teen Top Ten.

Call the library at 879-0240 or visit the Web site at steamboatlibrary.org for more information.

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