Steamboat briefs: City of Steamboat Springs offers online sales tax filing

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Businesses with a city of Steamboat Springs sales tax license now can file and remit monthly, quarterly or annual sales tax returns online. The new service is available through the Xpress Bill Pay system at www.xpressbillpay.com, the same system used by city water customers to pay their monthly bills. A news release from the city states that letters are being sent out to all licensed vendors providing them with an online filing PIN as well as detailed instructions on the filing process. Vendors can pay via either ACH or a credit card, according to the release. For more information, call Sarah Vale at 970-871-8251.

Sisters in Steamboat event comes to end after 4 years

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs officials said the Sisters in Steamboat weekend, intended to entice groups of women to come to Steamboat for a weekend of shopping, eating, drinking and enjoying Steamboat offerings, will not continue for a fifth year. Promoting the second weekend in October as Sisters in Steamboat weekend was a way to attract visitors during the offseason, Tracy Barnett wrote in her weekly Mainstreet newsletter, but a lack of attendees didn’t justify the work that went into organizing it.

Sustainability Council plans Earth Hour for Saturday

For the fourth year in a row, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is planning events to recognize Earth Hour in Steamboat Springs. Earth Hour is intended to raise awareness about climate change. This year’s Earth Hour is from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and residents, businesses and governments are asked to turn off their lights for the entire hour. Local schools typically celebrate Earth Hour by turning off their lights for an hour during the school day on the Friday before the global event.

This year, the Sustainability Council, the city of Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Springs Teen Council are hosting a celebration at Sixth Street and a darkening of Lincoln Avenue during Earth Hour. There will be fire spinners and African dancers as well as a guest speaker and the screening of a video. Anyone who wants to participate is asked to bring a candle to the downtown celebration. For more information, email info@yvsc.org.

Community Youth Corps looking for crew leaders

The city of Steamboat Springs’ Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department is accepting applications for adults 21 and older interested in being part of this summer’s Community Youth Corps. Crew leaders and assistant crew leaders are needed for supervisory positions managing teams of 14- to 16-year-olds on various conservation projects throughout Steamboat. Candidates for the positions must be available from May 20 through Aug. 16. Applications are available at www.rockymountainyouthcorps.org. For more information, call Kate Warnke at 970-879-4300, ext. 354, or email kwarnke@steamboatsprings.net.

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