Steamboat Briefs: Steamboat visitor center closed through May 22


The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s visitor center will be closed during a remodel through May 22. For Colorado State Park passes, trail or outdoor Information, visit the Routt National Forest Service office on Weiss Drive. For more information, email

Parents urged to talk to teens about alcohol use

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is using the Speak Now campaign as a reminder for parents to talk to their teens about alcohol ahead of prom, which is May 18 in Routt County.

Speak Now, a statewide campaign to prevent substance abuse, created the video “How to Fail Prom” ( to highlight the consequences and dangers of teen drinking.

About one in four Colorado high school students reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, according to a Healthy Kids Colorado survey.

Parents can find information about how to talk to teens about drinking at


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