Steamboat Briefs: County Road 80 will be closed for about 3 months |

Steamboat Briefs: County Road 80 will be closed for about 3 months

The Routt County Road and Bridge Department has closed Routt County Road 80, California Park Road, from the gate at the south Forest Service boundary to the gate at the north Forest Service boundary, according to a news release. The road will be closed to all vehicles except for emergency and law enforcement for as many as 90 days, the release stated. Call Road and Bridge at 879-0831 for more information.

Class about Browns Park is next week in Hayden

Colorado Northwestern Community College is offering a class called The History of Browns Park. Students will study petroglyphs, stage stations, cattle outfits and more. The class costs $150 and meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week at the Hayden Public Library. An all-day field trip is May 2.

Register by Tuesday by calling Lindsay at 276-7291.

Tree removal to cause temporary road closures

Sections of Burgess Creek Road and Storm Meadows Drive will experience temporary 20- to 30-minute closures or delays for a three- to four-week period beginning Thursday and continuing through May 21.

Under a contract with the city of Steamboat Springs, Rogue Resources has been cutting and removing dead and diseased trees in various locations in the Steamboat area. Because of demographics and landscape in the Burgess Creek area, it is necessary to use portions of the Burgess Creek roadway to effectively and efficiently remove the trees safely, according to a city news release.

One lane of traffic will remain closed at intervals during the project, with both lanes closed at 20- to 30-minute increments. In addition, there will be heavy log truck traffic on Burgess Creek Road, Trails Edge Drive and Storm Meadows Drive.

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The road will be reopened each night after operations end at 5 p.m. Call Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue at 879-7170 with questions or concerns.

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