Steamboat briefs: Part of Buffalo Pass Road to close beginning Monday |

Steamboat briefs: Part of Buffalo Pass Road to close beginning Monday

Beginning next week, the Parks Ranger District portion of Buffalo Pass Road (U.S. Forest Road 60) will be closed to the public from 7 a.m. Mondays through 5 p.m. Fridays for removal of beetle-killed hazard trees. Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 1. The road will reopen from 5 p.m. Fridays until 7 a.m. Mondays.

Also beginning Monday, Forest Roads 625 and 627 are expected to be closed at their junctions with the Teal Lake Road (Forest Road 615) for hazard tree removal. 

For more information about the status of the project, call the Parks Ranger District at 970-723-8204. 

Newborn Network offering resources, help for parents

Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children as old as 3. Newborn Network's free services include weekly networking and education groups, parenting education home visits, a lending library of parenting topics and a series of gift bags. Parents of a child as old as 3 can call 970-879-0977 for more information about support services.

Motor vehicle donations help fund Habitat homes

Routt County Habitat for Humanity is reminding residents that motor vehicle donations help fund new Habitat homes through the Cars for Homes program. Motor vehicles — including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, etc. — can be donated by calling 1-877-277-4344 or by visit The cars then are sold at auction or to recyclers or salvage yards, and the funds are used to build Habitat homes in partnership with low-income families.

Community Barbecue and Barn Dance is Sept. 22

The fifth annual Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs Community Barbecue and Barn Dance is Sept. 22 at Sidney Peak Ranch. The event features live music from Loose Change, food catered by Rex's Events and Catering and lots of raffle prize packages. The family-oriented event includes kids activities, dancing and a photo station. Advance tickets are $35 per person or $70 for families of five or fewer ($10 for each additional child younger than 16). Proceeds from the Barn Dance benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Steamboat Springs and local charities funded by the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs.

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Integrated Community seeks volunteer tutors

Integrated Community is looking for volunteers to teach English. The in-home tutoring program trains and matches volunteers with limited-English-speaking community members. Get to know residents from other cultures while helping them learn English. For more information, call Roddy at 970-620-1513.

Integrated Community also is looking for volunteers to help with its resource and referral program. Practice your Spanish skills while assisting community members from other cultures. Call Sheila at 970-871-4599.

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