Steamboat briefs: Cemetery board issues flowers, wreaths request

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The Steamboat Springs Cemetery board requests that all flowers and wreaths that were placed at the cemetery for Memorial Day and are not attached to or part of headstones be removed by Monday. Flowers and wreaths not picked up by this date will be collected by maintenance personnel and kept through June 15 at the maintenance shed to be claimed by family members.

Wreaths, artificial flowers and other memorials can remain as long as they are attached to the headstone and do not interfere with cemetery maintenance. Any memorial that becomes unsightly or in disrepair will be removed by cemetery personnel. Planted flowers or other ornaments around headstones that interfere with maintenance are not allowed.

For more information, call Jo Semotan at 970-879-1277, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Dan Bonner at 970-879-1787.

Hayden graduate Williams named to spring dean’s list

Koleman Williams, a 2010 graduate of Hayden High School, was named to the spring dean’s list at Western State Colorado University.

Haymaker Golf Course fees $43 for residents

Haymaker Golf Course green fees for Routt County residents are $43 for 18 holes through June 13. A valid identification is required for the reduced rate.

Farewell reception set for Meg and Brent Boyer

A public farewell reception for Meg and Brent Boyer is from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Steamboat Pilot & Today, 1901 Curve Plaza.

Meg Boyer, the Pilot & Today’s advertising director, has been named the new vice president of sales and marketing for the Idaho Statesman in Boise, Idaho. Her last day at the Pilot & Today is June 3.

Brent Boyer, the Pilot & Today’s editor, will join his wife in Boise. His last day with the Pilot & Today is June 20.

In addition to their roles at the Pilot & Today, the Boyers were active in the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs and served as mentors with Partners in Routt County. Meg Boyer is vice president of Routt County United Way’s board of directors and twice has served as its campaign committee chairwoman. The Boyers have a 2-year-old daughter, Avery.

Steamboat radio station announces Sailors deal

Steamboat radio station ESPN 98.9 FM recently announced a three-year deal to expand coverage of Sailors sports.

“Our intent is to add girls and boys basketball and soccer games to the existing Sailors play-by-play schedule,” station General Manager Brian Harvey said in a news release.

Harvey and Steamboat Springs High School alumnus Vladan Chase will be announcing the games, which will be broadcast on ESPN 98.9 and streamed online. 

A portion of the advertisement sales revenue will be returned to the high school’s athletic department, according to the release.

ESPN 98.9 and its sister station, Easy 94.1 FM, are locally operated by Radio Partners, according to the release. For more information, call 970-879-7909.

Volunteer bartenders are sought for VNA event

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is in need of volunteer bartenders who have alcohol server training to bartend at a hospice fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. June 10 at the Larson Barn. Volunteers will be provided dinner. Those who are interested are asked to call Dervla Lacy at 970-871-7603.

Trail workday is Saturday on the Hot Springs Trail

As part of the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, Routt County Riders will host a trail workday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Hot Springs Trail. Volunteers should meet at the Mad Creek Trailhead parking lot at 9 a.m. Tools, lunch from Creekside Cafe & Grill and beverages from New Belgium Brewing Co. will be provided. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, a backpack, rain gear, a cap and water. Those who are interested in participating in the workday are asked to register by emailing trails@routtcountyriders.org or by going to www.goo.gl/KL8lO.

The next trails workday is June 8.

This weekend offers free fishing across the state

The Colorado of Parks and Wildlife hosts a free fishing weekend Saturday and Sunday across the state. During the two-day event, anglers are not required to have a valid fishing license.

“This is the perfect opportunity for anglers to introduce a friend, family member and especially children to one of America’s favorite activities,” said Aquatic Section Manager Greg Gerlich.

The majority of fish caught in Colorado are stocked by Parks and Wildlife, and each year more than 3 million catchable trout and 14 million trout fingerlings are stocked into the more than 2,000 lakes, ponds and reservoirs across the state, according to the release.

Although no fishing license is required during free fishing weekend, all other regulations remain in effect, including bag and possession limits and restrictions on bait in certain waters. Anglers should consult the 2013 Colorado fishing brochure at www.wildlife.state.co.us/RulesRegs/RegulationsBrochures for regulations and restrictions.

US Forest Service reminds about proper snow removal

The U.S. Forest Service is reminding residents that unauthorized snow removal in national forests is illegal and could lead to fines, according to a news release.

Recently, Forest Road 351 in the Laramie Ranger District of the Medicine Bow National Forest was plowed and has resulted in the temporary closure of the road to motorized wheeled vehicles. The responsible party has been cited, according to the release.

Snow removal or maintenance on a national forest road requires a permit and an agreement of liability for damages that occur as a result of snow removal activities or resulting traffic on the road.

In recent years, the illegal plowing of Forest Service roads, including an incident in North Routt County near Clark, has caused damage and delayed openings and use of roads by as many as three weeks.

For more information, call 307-745-2300, or visit www.fs.usda.gov/mbr.

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