Steamboat briefs: Pro Challenge bike race road information available |

Steamboat briefs: Pro Challenge bike race road information available

The Colorado Department of Transportation has released information to the public about the impact the USA Pro Challenge bike race will have on state and local roadways. Daily road closure information during the event will be available by calling 511 from anywhere in the state or by visiting Real-time highway information also can be accessed through email and text alerts issued by CDOT.

Road closures today during Stage 4 from Steamboat to Beaver Creek:

■ In Steamboat Springs beginning at 10:50 a.m., traffic will be prevented from continuing west on U.S. Highway 40 at Pine Grove Road, and at the other end of town, eastbound cars will be stopped at 13th Street until the bikes have passed. For westbound vehicles, it will be a rolling closure, and Lincoln Avenue is expected to be back to normal by 11:30 a.m.

■ Outside Steamboat, county roads to Oak Creek, Colorado Highway 131 south to Wolcott and U.S. 6 east to Avon/Beaver Creek will be affected from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Interdenominational Bible study for women upcoming

Yampa Valley women are invited to join an interdenominational community Bible study from 8:45 to 11 a.m. beginning Aug. 29 at Concordia Lutheran Church, 755 Concordia Lane. The group will discuss "The Return to Jerusalem," and a preschool program is available. For more information or to preregister, call Susie Rinn at 970-879-2045 or Marcia Spitellie at 970-846-2865. Information also is available at

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Trail workday is Saturday at Bear River Bike Park

A Routt County Riders trail workday is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Bear River Bike Park. Volunteers should meet at the bike park at 9 a.m. Tools, lunch and beverages will be provided, but volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, bring work gloves, a backpack, sunscreen, rain gear, a cap and water. Those who are interested in helping should register to or at

City seeks public input on master plan for Emerald

The city of Steamboat Springs is hosting a meeting to gather input from the public on creating a master plan for Emerald Mountain Park. The meeting will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

Part of the process of creating the master plan is to hear from the public about issues and concerns. For those who can't attend the meeting, visit to vote on ideas or submit your own and to view the notes from the public meetings. The draft of the master plan will be unveiled at an October meeting.

For more information, contact Susan Petersen at or 970-879-4300.

School supply drive will benefit schools in county

A school supply drive is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday and Aug. 30 through Sept. 2 in front of Walmart, 1805 Central Park Drive. All donations benefit Routt County schools. Call 970-870-1733 for more information.

Help sought to stabilize the Hahn's Peak lookout

Historic Routt County is in need of volunteers to help stabilize the Hahn's Peak lookout Saturday. Volunteers should meet at the Hahn's Peak trailhead at 9 a.m. for the 1 1/2-hour hike to the lookout. Bring lunch, plenty of water and work gloves if you have them. Register by calling U.S. Forest Service archaeologist Bridget Roth at 970-870-2148 or 970-367-4538.

Doc Willett awards Friday; tickets still are available

Tickets for the fifth annual Doc Willett Health Care Heritage Awards are on sale at or by calling 970-871-0700.

The event is at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Strings Music Pavilion. General admission tickets are $50, and premium reserved tickets are $500.

The 2013 Health Care Community Advocate Award will be presented to Diane Moore, executive director of Advocates Building Peaceful Communities. The 2013 Health Care Professional Award will be presented to Dr. David Wilkinson, medical director of the Emergency Department at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

The awards are a tribute to the roots of hospital care in Routt County. They are named after Dr. Frederick E. Willett, who served Steamboat Springs and neighboring communities for 56 years.

Local VNA offering free tests for eligible women

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free mammograms and pap tests for women 40 to 64 who are uninsured or underinsured, have not had a pap test or mammogram in the past 12 months and meet income requirements. Call the VNA at 970-879-1632 or 970-824-8233 to determine eligibility.

Cultural integration group seeks bilingual volunteers

Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program on Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community and be respectful and mature. Training is provided. Call Sheila at 970-871-4599.

Mainstreet seeks volunteers for Promotion Committee

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs is in need of volunteers to help create programs and events that will benefit downtown businesses and the community. Volunteers are asked to work two to four hours per month. Specifically, volunteers are needed for the Promotion Committee, which plans special events, retail events and branding. Those who are interested are asked to call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800.

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