Steamboat briefs: Logging to take place on Howelsen on Sunday |

Steamboat briefs: Logging to take place on Howelsen on Sunday

Logging will take place at Howelsen Hill beginning Sunday, according to a news release from the city of Steamboat Springs.

Local logger Tex Swart will work to remove about 25 mature Douglas-fir trees from the ski jump complex. The planned work follows a forest health assessment last week by the Colorado State Forest Service that indicated there still are trees on the hill infested by Douglas-fir beetles, according to the release.

Tree removal, pheromone application and continued monitoring is expected to help control the Douglas-fir beetle problem around the jumps, according to the release.

Howelsen users should expect trail closures during the project.

Heritage Christian grad Cutter earns bachelor's

John Calvin Cutter, a 2009 graduate of Heritage Christian School, graduated magna cum laude May 26 from the University of San Diego with a bachelor's degree in international relations, according to a news release.

Cattledog trials to take place at Flying Diamond

The National Cattledog Association trials are at 8 a.m. from June 12 to 16 at Flying Diamond Ranch. The booth fee is $100. Applications are due Saturday.

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Ranger district set to expand its hours Saturdays

The Hahn's Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District will expand its hours to be open from 8 to 10 a.m. today and June 8 and 15 for those who are collecting bracken ferns. Picking permits are $10 each and allow the harvest of one bushel. There is a minimum purchase of two permits per visit with a maximum of five bushels harvested per year.

For more information, call 970-870-2299 or stop by the Steamboat District Office, 925 Weiss Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Cemetery board requests flowers, wreaths removed

The Steamboat Springs Cemetery board requests that all flowers and wreaths that were placed at the cemetery for Memorial Day and are not attached to or part of headstones be removed by Monday. Flowers and wreaths not picked up by this date will be collected by maintenance personnel and kept through June 15 at the maintenance shed.

Wreaths, artificial flowers and other memorials can remain as long as they are attached to the headstone and do not interfere with cemetery maintenance. Any memorial that becomes unsightly or in disrepair will be removed by cemetery personnel.

For more information, call Jo Semotan at 970-879-1277, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Dan Bonner at 970-879-1787.

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