Steamboat briefs: Routt County Treasurer’s Office closed for tax lien sale Thursday

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The Routt County Treasurer’s Office will be closed for regular business Thursday during the 2013 tax lien sale, which is from 7:30 a.m. to noon with registration closing at 8 a.m. Find more information about the sale at www.co.routt.co.us/index.aspx?NID=214. The Treasurer’s Office will reopen for regular business Friday.

Pick up Ski and Sport Swap tags through Thursday

Consignment tags for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s annual Ski and Sport Swap are available at the Winter Sports Club office during regular business hours through Thursday. The tags are five for $1, and consigned or donated items can be dropped off at the event from noon to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Steamboat Springs Middle School, 39610 Amethyst Drive.

The swap begins at 7 p.m. Friday with an early-bird entrance fee of $5 and continues from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with free admission. Proceeds will benefit the Winter Sports Club program, and all donations are tax deductible.

For more information, call 970-879-0695, ext. 100.

LIFT-UP begins distributing coats to those in need Thursday

Coats for LIFT-UP of Routt County’s annual winter coat drive will be distributed to those in need from Thursday to Nov. 26.

For more information, contact Vicky Ho at admin@springsips.com or 970-870-0727.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for medians at 2 p.m. Thursday

The city of Steamboat Springs will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly renovated highway medians at 2 p.m. Thursday. Attendees should meet at the Rotary Park parking lot near the U.S. Highway 40 overpass. The eastbound lanes at the overpass will be closed, and traffic will be diverted to the off- and on-ramps for about 20 minutes.

Next Parenting and Pizza program set for Nov. 14

The next program in the Parenting and Pizza series will focus on self-esteem from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Soda Creek Elementary School, 220 Park Ave. Dr. Kathy Gibbs, licensed psychologist, will discuss how infants and children develop a sense of self and how parents mold it into positive self-esteem. The program includes pizza and child care, and a $5 per person or $10 per family donation is suggested. Register by contacting Stephanie Martin at 970-870-5270 or smartin@co.routt.co.us with the number of adults and ages of children who are attending.

AARP driver safety course slated for 4 p.m. Nov. 20

An AARP driver safety course is from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 in the American Legion Room at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. The course is designed for drivers ages 50 and older to help compensate for age-related changes. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Upon completion of the four-hour course, certificates will be issued that entitle participants to an insurance discount. The class will be taught by Jane and Bud Romberg. Call 970-879-0064 to register.

Stagecoach tailwater area closed for restoration

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has closed the 0.6-mile tailwater section of Stagecoach State Park for a fishery and habitat restoration project, according to a news release. The tailwaters will remain closed for the rest of the year.

Routt County Road 18 to Sarvis Creek and Pleasant Valley will remain open through the fall, but parking along the county road is prohibited. Hunters accessing the Blacktail Conservation Easement can find alternate parking locations for the 2013 hunting seasons at the dam parking lot and the C.R. 18 parking lot. In addition, hunters can access the Blacktail Mountain Conservation Easement via the Adams State Wildlife Area off C.R. 14.

The restoration project will restore habitat and improve the overall fishery resource. The project’s goals include creating specific angler access points that will minimize stream bank erosion and preserve the area for future generations.  

The cooperative project with the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District is being funded through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Fishing is Fun program, Yampa Valley Land Trust, Trout Unlimited and private donors.

For more information about the project, go to www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/stagecoach/Pages/StagecoachStatePark.aspx or call Stagecoach State Park at 970-736-2436 or aquatic biologist Bill Atkinson at 970-871-2868.

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