Steamboat briefs: 2 US Forest Service roads are closed for tree removal |

Steamboat briefs: 2 US Forest Service roads are closed for tree removal

Two U.S. Forest Service roads have been closed south of the Sarvis Creek Wilderness area to remove beetle-killed lodgepole pine trees. According to a news release, work is expected to be completed by early July along Forest Service Roads 263 and 264. The roads access the North Fork Morrison Creek and High Rock Creek areas. It is the second phase of hazard tree removal in the area.

Early pricing deadline for season ski passes is Friday

Season passes to Steamboat Ski Area are available at preseason pass rates through Friday. A $99 deposit is required to reserve a pass, and full payment is due by Sept. 17. The adult pass is $959 through Friday, $1,069 from Saturday to Aug. 15 and $1,279 starting Aug. 16. Passes are on sale at or by calling Steamboat Central Reservations at 970-879-0740.

Steamboat Shoot-Out golf tournament is on Monday

The Steamboat Shoot-Out golf tournament is at 10 a.m. Monday at Catamount Ranch & Club. Money raised by the event benefits the Steamboat Junior Golf Association, which funds local junior programs, helps the high school team with unfunded expenses and establishes a scholarship for high school graduates. The cost to play in the tournament is $135 per player. The tournament format is a modified two-person, best-ball with four-player teams. Players can register as part of a team or as individuals. Organizers are urging players to register by Friday. For more information or to register, call Butch Boucher at 970-291-9053, Steve Dodson at 970-846-4223 or John Vanderbloemen at 970-846-8014.

Foundation to award $30K in grants to organizations

In June, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation will award $30,000 in grants to organizations within the Steamboat Springs community in honor of Gloria Gossard. This is a one-time granting opportunity outside of the Community Foundation's annual community grants cycle and was made possible through an additional distribution from Gossard’s estate. Grant recipients will be announced at the Celebration of Philanthropy on June 24.

The Gloria Gossard Special Grants are limited to organizations or programs providing arts and culture, education or health and human services within Steamboat Springs. Further, the grants are for special projects or eminent organizational needs. Applications are due to by 4 p.m. Friday and can be found at or by calling 970-879-8632.

Sisters in Steamboat is in need of speakers

The fourth annual Sisters in Steamboat weekend from Oct. 12 to 14 is in need of speakers. This year's theme is "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!" Event organizers are looking for dynamic and interesting speakers to host interactive talks, workshops and activities to ensure local and visiting sisters have a wonderful time. Contact Tracy Barnett

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at 970-846-1800 or The deadline is Friday.

2nd annual Community Spelling Bee returns June 9

The second annual Community Spelling Bee benefiting services for senior citizens in Routt County will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. June 9 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Spelling wizards are invited to form teams of three spellers, including at least one senior citizen age 60 or older. Registration fees are $50 per team if submitted by Friday and $60 after that date. For more information, email community or call Laura Schmidt at 970-879-0633.

Boys & Girls Club to host a brunch fundraiser Aug. 5

The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs' Be Great Brunch fundraiser is at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5 at Three Peaks Grill. The champagne and jazz brunch will feature live music and auction items with sports broadcasting legend Verne Lundquist as the emcee. Tickets are $100 per person and are available Friday at or by calling 970-871-3162.

Ski Town USA Golf Classic discounted until Friday

Register for the Ski Town USA Golf Classic at a discounted rate through Friday. The discounted cost is $360 per person or $1,350 per foursome. After Friday, prices increase to $375 per person or $1,500 per foursome. The tournament is limited to the first 216 golfers registered. The tournament is June 14 to 16 at Haymaker Golf Course and Catamount Ranch & Club.

Wilderness First Responder course starts Monday at college

A Wilderness First Responder course is available Monday to June 13 at Colorado Mountain College. The 80-hour course includes a three-year ASHI WFR certification and two-year American Heart Association Health Care Provider certification. Call 970-870-4429 for more information. The cost is $268.

Free food safety class is being offered Wednesday

Routt County Environmental Health is offering a free food safety class from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Hahn's Peak Roadhouse. This free class offers interactive, hands-on training focused on the leading risk factors linked to food borne illness. Preregistration is required. For more information, contact Heather Savalox at 970-870-5588 or

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