Steamboat briefs: Library is adding a Friday morning story-time session

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In addition to the Monday morning story-time session, Bud Werner Memorial Library will add an additional Friday session from 10:30 to 11 a.m. weekly beginning Nov. 1. The free story and craft program is for children ages 2 to 5 with a parent or caregiver.

Merry Mainstreet event is Dec. 14, accepting entries

The fifth annual Merry Mainstreet holiday celebration is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in downtown Steamboat Springs. The event features open houses in the stores, caroling, visits with Santa and the Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt in addition to the gingerbread house competition and the Santa Light Parade, for which entries are being accepted.

Entries in the parade must be lit and have a festive theme. There is no cost to enter the parade, but registration is required by contacting 970-846-1800 or info@mainstreetsteamboat.com.

Those interested in participating in the gingerbread house competition are asked to contact Jenni DeFouw at mainstreetsbs@gmail.com or 970-367-3037 with the theme and approximate base size of the house. Categories are available for adults and children.

The gingerbread houses will be on display beginning Dec. 9 and will be highlighted during the Merry Mainstreet celebration. Businesses interested in offering space to display the gingerbread houses can contact DeFouw for more information.

During the Dec. 14 event, Lincoln Avenue will be closed to traffic.

Healthy soup-making event is Nov. 7 at Shelly’s for $10

“Stellar Soups for Immune Support,” a class about making soups with locally grown ingredients, is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Shelly’s Soups & More, 135 11th St.

The program will focus on the health benefits of soups and how to source ingredients locally, including growing them yourself, buying from local growers and gathering in the wild. 

The cost is $10 and includes samples of soups. Proceeds benefit Yampatika. 

CDOT is working on US 40 east of Rabbit Ears Pass

The Colorado Department of Transportation is working on a section of U.S. Highway 40 on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass that is considered an active landslide, according to a news release.

“By building a retaining wall to hold the hillside in place, we will create a much smoother roadway in the future, and will eliminate the constant need for maintenance work in the area,” Project Engineer Justin Kuhn said in the release.

The retaining wall will be built about 15 feet high and 500 feet long on the east/downhill side of Muddy Pass. The highway also will be resurfaced, according to the release.

During construction, crews will work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and drivers should expect delays of less than 15 minutes.

The $3.1 million project is scheduled for completion in mid-November.

For more information, call 970-819-5125 or email us40@cogginsandsons.com.

Integrated Community seeks volunteers to teach English

Integrated Community is looking for volunteers to teach English. The in-home tutoring program trains and matches volunteers with limited English speaking community members. Get to know residents from other cultures while helping them learn English. For more information, call Laura at 970-819-3720.

Integrated Community also is looking for volunteers to help with its Resource and Referral program. Practice your Spanish skills while assisting community members from other cultures. Call Sheila at 970-871-4599.

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