Steamboat briefs: Several grants awarded to Routt County communities

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The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado has awarded several grants to Routt County communities, including Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek and Yampa, according to a news release.

■ Steamboat received $5,000, which will be used to fund marketing and cross-marketing displays to promote the city’s recreational facilities, including the baseball fields, Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, Howelsen Ski Area and Howelsen Ice Arena.

“This is a very positive first step in partnering with AGNC to attract DOLA funding for our community’s economic development,” Sonja Macys said in the release. Macys serves on the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado board and the Steamboat Springs City Council.

■ Oak Creek received $5,000, which will be used to fund the completion of the Capital Improvement Plan, which will guide the town’s infrastructure and capital improvements.

■ Yampa received $2,500, which will be used to design and implement a website for the town. Town officials said the project will help the town stay competitive in vying for outside business as well as benefit residents by presenting information online, according to the release.

The grants are funded through the Department of Local Affairs.

Routt County closes roads to prevent runoff damage

Routt County temporarily has closed the following roads to all motor vehicle traffic to prevent road damage during spring runoff:

■ Routt County Road 18 (Sarvis Creek Road): Closed from the cattle guard below the dam to the gate at Pleasant Valley.

■ Routt County Road 80 (California Park Road): Closed from about 4 miles north of C.R. 56 to the gate on the north Forest Service boundary (about 13 miles).

■ Routt County Road 129: Closed from Columbine to Three Forks Ranch (about 10 miles).

Registration for adult rec sports leagues is Thursday

Registration for adult sports leagues — including softball, soccer and volleyball — is Thursday. Find more information at www.steamboatsprings.net/adultsports.

Annual sports physicals for Hayden are May 28, 29

Annual sports physicals for Hayden are from 4 to 7 p.m. May 28 and 29 at Solandt Medical Center. The cost is $25 and benefits the Hayden Tiger Booster Club. To make an appointment, call Barbara at 970-276-3762. 

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