Steamboat briefs: Community Cultivation to host open house Thursday

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Community Cultivation, a program of Yampa Valley Autism Program, is holding an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday to celebrate the construction of a solar greenhouse on land donated by Rocky Mountain Youth Corps.

Refreshments will be provided by Ciao Gelato. The greenhouse is located at the end of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps driveway, which can be reached from Twentymile Road or 13th Street by turning down the dirt driveway across from the gas station.

Community Cultivation is a horticulture program for youths with disabilities or a part of at-risk populations. It addresses vocational, social and life development needs, according to a news release.

The program operates raised beds at the Yampa Valley Botanic Park in addition to the greenhouse.

“The clients plan, plant, tend and harvest their produce, selling at our local farmers market and restaurants and donating some to LIFT-UP,” the release states. “With the addition of the new greenhouse, the program may be expanded to almost year-round.”

City seeks input on Emerald plan at public meeting Wednesday

The city of Steamboat Springs is hosting a meeting to gather input from the public about creating a master plan for Emerald Mountain Park. The meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

Part of the process of creating the master plan is t o hear from the public about issues and concerns. For those who can’t attend the meeting, go to www.emeraldmountainpark.com to vote on ideas or submit your own and to view the notes from the public meetings. The draft of the master plan will be unveiled at an October meeting.

For more information, contact Susan Petersen at spetersen@steamboatsprings.net or 970-879-4300.

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