Steamboat briefs: LiveWell provides grant for sidewalk construction

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LiveWell Colorado has given $15,000 to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Assoc­iation and the city of Steamboat Springs for the recently completed construction of a sidewalk next to the bus stop at Dream Island in Steamboat Springs, according to a news release. LiveWell Colorado is a statewide agency that supports and promotes healthy eating and active living with the goal of preventing obesity.

The concrete trail, on the west side of Steamboat Springs, will provide a sidewalk from the Dream Island Plaza to the bus stop on U.S. Highway 40, the release states. In the past, in order to get to the bus stop, residents have had to walk through a dirt/grassy area in summer months, and in winter, were forced to walk on the highway. This new sidewalk, which will be plowed in the winter, provides a safer and easier path for the residents, according to the release. The city also plans to install a bus shelter at the site.

City will celebrate solar electric system Wednesday

The city of Steamboat Springs is planning an open house to celebrate the installation of a solar electric system at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The new system should offset about 9 percent of the center’s total electrical use, estimated at 85,440 kilowatt hours per year, according to a news release.

The system was funded by a grant through the Governor’s New Energy Community program, a cooperative effort between the Governor’s Energy Office and the Department of Local Affairs, using money from the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund, according to the release.

The Celebration and Open House is at noon Wednesday at the Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. A light buffet lunch will be provided. RSVP to Wendy DuBord at 970-871-8219 or wdubord@steamboatsprings.net.

Ciao Gelato to celebrate anniversary with dinner

Ciao Gelato will celebrate its first-year anniversary with a community dinner and fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17. The event will be free, but donations will be collected to support Community Cultivation’s efforts to build a greenhouse, according to a news release. Community Cultivation is a local nonprofit group that helps people with disabilities and at-risk youths with vocational, social and life skills through a horticultural context.

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