Steamboat briefs: Courthouse closed today during USA Pro Challenge |

Steamboat briefs: Courthouse closed today during USA Pro Challenge

The Routt County Courthouse will be closed Monday during the USA Pro Challenge. The courthouse will reopen Thursday morning for business.

Rally for the Cure event is Saturday at Tennis Center

A Rally for the Cure tennis and pickleball tournament is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. The round-robin format tournament is followed by lunch and a carnival. The cost is $40, and third serves can be purchased for $5. The deadline to enter the tournament is 3 p.m. today. For more information, call 970-879-8400.

Road and Bridge releases overlay, chipseal projects

Routt County Road and Bridge has released a schedule for 2013 overlay and chipseal projects that will affect traffic on various local roads this fall. According to a press release from the county, this year's projects and estimated time frames are as follows:

■ Overlay project schedule:

Routt County Road 129: intersection of C.R. 64 to top of Willow Creek Pass, today to Aug. 28

C.R. 16: intersection of C.R. 212 to end of hard surface, Aug. 29 to Aug. 30

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C.R. 14: intersection of C.R. 16 to Henderson Park, Sept. 3 to Sept. 6

■ Single chipseal project schedule:

C.R. 14: intersection at Tree Haus Drive to C.R. 14F, Aug. 30

C.R. 14: Jack Creek to intersection of C.R. 16, Tuesday

C.R. 18 — intersection of Colorado Highway 131 to C.R. 18C, Aug. 28

C.R. 24 — Kemry Lane, intersection of U.S. Highway 40 to end of pavement, Aug. 29

C.R. 65 — Breeze Basin, town of Hayden city limits to end of pavement, Sept. 3

C.R. 76/80 — Hayden city limits to end of pavement, Sept. 4

■ Double chipseal project schedule:

Alpine Drive: intersection of C.R. 32 to end of pavement, Friday and Monday

Deerclover Lane: intersection of C.R. 32 to end of pavement, Friday and Monday.

Parks and Wildlife offers hunter education class

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be offering a hunter education class from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday to Aug. 30 in Hayden with a range day to follow. Preregistration is required by calling Christy at 970-871-2855.

Yampa Valley Regional Airport now offers tours

Beginning in September, Yampa Valley Regional Airport will offer monthly tours that offer a behind-the-scenes look at the airport as well as a presentation of the master plan. Tours are from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 and from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 13. Registration is required to Ann McMenamin at 970-276-5001.

Lockhart to be honored for 50 years as auctioneer

Cookie Lockhart will be honored for her 50 years as an auctioneer during a reception at 5 p.m. Sept. 13 in Denver at the Country Inn & Suites, 4343 Airport Way.

During the event will be a recap of Lockhart's career. She attended Reisch Auction School in Mason City, Iowa, in March 1963 and was the only woman in a class of 126 students. She is a 2002 Colorado Auctioneers Hall of Fame recipient and the only female member of the National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame, the highest honor an auctioneer can achieve in the auction profession, according to a news release.

The reception will be held in conjunction with the Class Auction for the World Wide College of Auctioneering September term.

Wild West Air Fest looking for volunteers during show

The Wild West Air Fest is looking for volunteers Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 to help in the KidSpace, fencing patrol and other aspects of the air show. Shifts are from 9 a.m. to noon and from noon to 3 p.m. each day. Volunteers receive lunch and a commemorative T-shirt. To sign up, contact Maren McCutchan at 970-875-7005 or

Free, online carpool service is available for counties

Residents of Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties have access to a free, online carpool matching service sponsored by Yampa Valley Data Partners, according to a news release.

Organizers hope the website,, will be a resource to help Northwest Colorado residents save on transportation costs. The project was created as part of the Northwest Colorado Energy Education Plan, which was funded by a grant from the Colorado Energy Office.

Job search tools available to Routt County veterans

As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs ongoing implementation of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, the VA has developed a comprehensive toolkit for veterans and employers about the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and the VOW to Hire Heroes Act. The act expands education and training opportunities for veterans and provides tax credits for employers who hire veterans with service-related disabilities. Find more information about the programs and application procedures at or call the VA National Call Center at 1-800-827-1000. Applications are due by Sept. 30.

A new website also has been designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry. According to a news release, the site allows former members of the armed forces to enter their specific military work experience and see how it translates to civilian jobs in five categories: aviation pilot, aviation maintenance technician, air traffic controller, commercial motor vehicle driver and emergency medical services. Job seekers can find what training and certification is needed for civilian jobs, determine what career fits best with their backgrounds and search for available jobs in their field. Learn more at

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