Steamboat briefs: Atmos Energy encouraging residents to have lines marked

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Atmos Energy hopes today will serve as a reminder to Routt County residents to call 811 to have underground utility lines marked prior to any digging project, according to a news release.

“The 811 program is provided at no charge, and it can save you time and money as well as prevent threats to life and property,” said Dave Good, Atmos Energy’s Colorado vice president of operations.

Multi-Modal Road Users Advisory to meet Monday

The Routt County Multi-Modal Road Users Advisory Board will meet Monday to discuss identifying sections of Routt County and U.S. Forest Service roads to be used as ATV trails, according to County Manager Tom Sullivan. The discussion is in conjunction with an effort by Moffat County to create loops on county roads and Forest Service trails for ATV use, and the advisory board is seeking public comment.

The current proposal would use C.R. 80 to connect Forest Service Trails 1144 and 1144.6A, Sullivan wrote in an email. Forest Service Road 110 and C.R. 82 also could be used to expand the loop, he wrote.

The meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m. at Wolf Mountain Pizza, 175 Jefferson Ave., Hayden.

Java & Jazz fundraiser tickets are now available

Java & Jazz, an annual fundraiser for Partners in Routt County, is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Larson Barn, on Colorado Highway 131 at mile marker 68. Tickets for the event are $50 per person or $80 per couple and are available at the Partners office, 1051 13th St., and at the door. More information, including silent auction items, is available at www.partnersrouttcounty.org or by calling 970-879-6141.

First Steps seminar is at the college on Wednesday

A First Steps seminar for those who are interested in starting a small business is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the new Academic Center, Room 127, at Colorado Mountain College. The free seminar will help attendees answer the following questions:

Who are my customers, why do they want/need my product/service and how many are out there? How do I build a revenue/sales forecast? How much money will I need to start a business and how do I build a monthly expense budget? What is the forecast for profit/loss my first two years? What are the sources of funding for my business and what do they require? What resources are available to help me with the planning process?

Call Small Business Resource Center Manager Randy Rudasics at 970-870-4491.

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