Steamboat briefs: CDOT work could cause delays west of Steamboat

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is working on a $3.7 million highway resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 40 near Hayden between mile markers 108 and 114. Work on the project is expected to last through August. Crews will be working from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Drivers should expect wait times of as much as 20 minutes during construction hours and are asked to plan for delays.

Work to replace a culvert could cause delays of five to 10 minutes at mile marker 124 on U.S. 40 west of Steamboat. Work is planned for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

South Routt residents also should expect 15-minute delays between mile markers 55 and 58 near the entrance to Oak Creek Canyon, where there will be one-lane alternating traffic from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. CDOT crews are working on a project that began in summer 2011 to straighten out curves, flatten hills, widen shoulders and remove some terrain features that obstruct drivers’ vision. The $12.1 million project is scheduled for completion in November.

Habitat seeks volunteers for ReStore, carpentry

Steamboat’s newly expanded Habitat ReStore now is open in Riverside Plaza next to Pisa’s and needs volunteers to help price and sell donated furniture, lighting and building supplies. Shifts are available from noon to 2 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 970-367-8001 and ask for Jody.

Habitat also needs skilled carpenters to put up second-story siding, trim and soffit on its Riverside duplex. Pump jacks and OSHA-compliant scaffolding are provided. Lunch is provided for full-day volunteers. Bring nail guns and saws. Volunteers can pick any day to work and should call Jody at 970-871-6101.

Habitat’s volunteer workdays are Fridays and Saturdays for unskilled and skilled workers. Group spots are available both days in late September through mid-November. Individual volunteers are encouraged to work Fridays.

VNA offers birth control, screenings for women

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Women’s Health Clinic is offering low-cost birth control, STD screenings, pap smears, breast exams and general women’s health care based on income. All income levels are welcome. Make an appointment in Steamboat at 970-879-1632 or in Craig at 970-824-8233.

Local groups reach out to returning service members

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans. The American Legion also is looking for new members. For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Michael T. Condie at 970-879-5489.

Horizons provides free screenings for children

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children. If you’re a parent and are concerned about your child’s development, call Kathy Northcutt at 970-871-8558. The screenings can answer questions such as “Should he be walking by now?” “How many words should she be saying?” and “Is her hearing and vision what it should be?”

¿Tiene usted preguntas como estas con respecto al desarrollo de su nina/o? ¿Deberia estar caminando a esta edad? ¿Cuantas palabras deberia mi nino/a estar diciendo? ¿Es su vision y audicion normal? Podemos contestar sus preguntas con un chequeo gratuito. Llame a Natosha al 970-756-5014.

Book Feast tickets on sale; general admission is $7

The inaugural Book Feast — which promotes literacy, books, reading and art for school-age children — is Sept. 7 and 8 at Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Depot Art Center and will consist of author presentations, workshops for budding writers and artists, theater and storytelling performances, book signings, puppet shows, music and more. This year’s lineup includes Janet Stevens, Ingrid Law, Sneed Collard III, Bonnie Phipps, Caroline Stutson, Avi, Craig Brown, Michelle Rodenburg and the Bunport Theater Group. Additional authors will join via Skype.

Tickets for the event are available at the library and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. The cost is $7 for general admission, which includes presentations, theater and some activities. Workshops with visiting artists are $10 each, and each session is limited to the first 20 children who sign.

For more information, call the Kids’ Desk at 970-879-0240, ext. 313, email skostin@steamboatlibrary.org or visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/events/childrens-book-feast.

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