Steamboat briefs: Republican, Democratic caucuses to be held Tuesday

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The Routt County Democratic and Republican parties are holding their caucuses today.

The main purpose of the caucuses is to elect delegates. The Republican Party will be selecting 47 county delegates, with an alternate for each delegate, and 21 eventually will attend the state assembly. The Democratic Party will be selecting as many as 100 delegates with 29 attending the state and district assemblies.

Republican Party caucus locations

Precinct 1: North Routt Community Charter School, 26990 Eagle Lane, Clark

Precincts 2 and 5: Hayden High School, 495 W. Jefferson Ave., Hayden

Precinct 3: Heritage Christian School, 27285 Brandon Circle, Steamboat Springs

Precinct 4: 31745 Soda Creek Rim Road, Steamboat Springs

Precincts 6 and 7: 30015 Routt County Road 14, Steamboat Springs

Precincts 8 and 9: Oak Creek Town Hall, 129 Nancy Crawford Blvd., Oak Creek

Precinct 10: Yampa Town Hall, 56 Lincoln Ave., Yampa

Precincts 11 and 12: 1084 Village Lane, Steamboat Springs

Precincts 13, 14 and 16: Steamboat Christian Center, 821 Dougherty Road, Steamboat Springs

Precincts 15, 17 and 18: Routt County Courthouse, third floor, 522 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs

Democratic Party caucus locations

Precinct 1: 27550 Routt County Road 64 (Seedhouse Road), Clark

Precincts 2 and 5: Hayden Public Library — West Routt Library District, 201 E. Jefferson Ave., Hayden

Precincts 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18: Steamboat Springs Middle School, 39610 Amethyst Drive, Steamboat Springs

Precincts 8, 9 and 10: Oak Creek Community Center, 227 Dodge Ave., Oak Creek

To confirm your precinct, call the Routt County Clerk and Recorder office at 970-870-5556.

CMC seeking comments from public about school

Colorado Mountain College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The college will host a visit April 2 to 4 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

CMC, with its Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs, has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1974. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the commission’s criteria for accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to: Third-Party Comment on Colorado Mountain College, The Higher Learning Commission, 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411. Comments can also be submitted online at www.ncahlc.org/Information-for-the-Public/third-party-comment.html.

All comments must be received by Wednesday.

Local forester recognized by a foresters society

John Twitchell, district forester for the Colorado State Forest Service Steamboat Springs District, was honored by the Society of American Foresters through designation as a SAF Fellow, according to a news release. Only select society members who have provided outstanding contributions to the forestry profession are recognized with the title.

Twitchell has been an SAF member since 1984 and has worked as the district forester for the Steamboat Springs District since 2005. In his more than 30 years as a forester, Twitchell has owned his own logging company, worked as a private forest industry consultant and managed the 72,000-acre Colorado State Forest timber program, among many other endeavors and accomplishments.

“I hope that perhaps what best characterizes my forestry career is a commitment to promoting a healthy, viable forest products industry as a means to accomplish the goals that we as foresters hope to achieve on the landscape,” Twitchell said in the release.

For more information on the Society of American Foresters Fellow designation, visit www.safnet.org/about/fellows.cfm.

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