Steamboat briefs: Elk River Road northbound traffic detoured this week |

Steamboat briefs: Elk River Road northbound traffic detoured this week

Northbound traffic on Elk River Road from U.S. Highway 40 will be detoured to Downhill Drive starting Monday to accommodate the replacement of an existing water line. Detours will be in place through September. Access to all businesses will be provided. Email Lyn Halliday at for more information.

Literary Sojourn tickets go on sale June 25

Literary Sojourn will be held Oct. 6 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Steamboat's 20th annual festival of readers and authors, brought to you by Bud Werner Memorial Library, features Kathryn Harrison, Hillary Jordan, Jonathan Lethem, Laura Lippman and Tom Perrotta, with Andrew Sean Greer returning as master of ceremonies. Tickets cost $75 and will go on sale online only on June 25 at Visit for more details about the event, author biographies and complete reading lists.

Partners in Routt County seeks donations of guitars

Partners in Routt County is looking for community donations of guitars for a summer program. Donations can be dropped off at the Partners office, 1051 13th St., or by calling Partners at 970-879-6141. Anyone interested in helping instruct guitar is asked to call Gail at 970-846-5300.

Fundraiser is planned to support Tibetan students

A fundraiser and awareness evening to support Tibetan students is from 5 to 9 p.m. June 28 at 677 Meadowbrook Circle. The evening features free food and drinks, an ongoing slide show, a silent auction and a short presentation about beneficiary E.S. Tibet, a school near Dharamsala, India, that provides education to young adult refugees. The evening is appropriate for all ages. If you are unable to attend, an account has been set up at Wells Fargo called Save Tibet Steamboat Springs. For more information, contact Dana Colgan at 970-819-1216 or, or Don Schwartz at 970-819-8477 or

City of Steamboat Springs seeks ideas for lodging tax

The city of Steamboat Springs is seeking ideas from the public about how to spend the estimated $600,000 annual lodging tax revenue that is being used to fund Haymaker Golf Course through the end of the year. Ideas should be no more than two pages, explain the project and perceived benefits, and include a brief explanation of the project's ability to meet the following parameters:

■ Promote tourism.

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■ Enhance the vitality of Steamboat as a destination resort.

■ Enhance the community identity of Steamboat.

■ Enhance the environmental desirability of Steamboat.

■ Enhance the economic health of Steamboat.

Submissions are due by 5 p.m. July 16 to Julie Franklin at or Ms. Julie Franklin, City of Steamboat Springs, P.O. Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

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