Steamboat briefs: Routt County property tax payments are due Wednesday |

Steamboat briefs: Routt County property tax payments are due Wednesday

The Routt County Treasurer's Office is reminding residents that property taxes are due Wednesday. If the first half of property taxes due already was paid by Feb. 28, then the second half is due June 16.

Send to Routt County Treasurer, P.O. Box 770907, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. The Treasurer's Office is located at 522 Lincoln Ave., and residents also can access their account by visiting Under "Your Government", click on "Departments" and then "Treasurer." Click on "property tax search," agree with the statement and enter your account number, address, name or parcel number.

Call 970-870-5555 for more information.

Breakfast held to celebrate 63rd National Day of Prayer

The 63rd annual National Day of Prayer will be celebrated locally with the Community Leaders Prayer Breakfast. The event is at 7 a.m. Thursday at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Breakfast is $10. The event is sponsored by the churches of the Steamboat Springs Ministerial Association.

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Routt County Pioneer Picnic set for May 25 in Hayden

The annual Routt County Pioneer Picnic will be held in Hayden from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25 at the Hayden Heritage Center museum.

The free event will feature a potluck lunch beginning at noon. Guests are invited to bring a favorite side dish or dessert to share. The main dish, lemonade and iced tea will be provided. The guest speaker for the event will be local historian and author Paul Bonnifield. Other activities include sidewalk chalk art and face painting. The museum and gift shop also will be open with a number of new exhibits.

For more information, contact Laurel Watson, curator of the Hayden Heritage Center, at 970-276-4380 or, or visit

Byers Canyon Shooting Range open for season

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has reopened the Byers Canyon Shooting Range after its yearly seasonal closure to protect wintering wildlife. Shooting enthusiasts are invited to go to the public range, which will be open seven days per week between sunrise to sunset from early spring to late fall.

The range closes soon after the hunting seasons end to allow wildlife access to forage with minimal disturbance during winter.

"Our efforts to maintain the area for wildlife has been successful and we thank range users for their cooperation," said Doug Gillham, Colorado Parks and Wildlife property technician in Hot Sulphur Springs. "It has helped with animal survival and keeps wildlife away from private property, as well."

The range, located west of Hot Sulphur Springs, features five centerfire rifle ranges of 25, 100 and 200 yards, one .22-caliber rifle range, one shotgun and one handgun range. The range also includes straw bales for archery. Wheelchair access is available at the 25- and 100-yard target range.

For more information about the Byers Canyon Shooting Range, call the Hot Sulphur Springs office at 970-725-6200, or visit

AARP Smart Driver Course to be held in Oak Creek

An AARP Smart Driver Course will be held at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Oak Creek from 1 to 5 p.m. May 21.

The course is designed for drivers ages 50 and older to help compensate for age-related changes. Statistical analysis has shown that those taking the course have fewer crashes, injuries and deaths than those in the same age range who have not taken the course.

There are no tests to pass; simply sign up and learn.

The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. Upon completion of this four-hour course, certificates will be issued that will entitle the driver to a discount on his/her insurance. The certificate is good for three years. Check with your insurance company for a quote.

Class size is limited, and the course will be taught by Jane and Bud Romberg. Call the Rombergs at 970-879-0064 to register.

Volunteers sought to help set up, clean up After Prom

Prom is May 17, and so is After Prom. After Prom starts at midnight at the Steamboat Springs High School that night, and it is how our community keeps kids safe.

Volunteers are needed for set-up Friday night and Saturday night during the event as well as for clean-up Sunday morning. Also, this event is 100 percent parent funded and staffed. Donations are being accepted at the high school, with checks made out to SSHS After Prom and dropped off at the front desk.

For more information, contact Lori Livingston at 970-871-7898 or To volunteer with After Prom, visit to sign up on VolunteerSpot.

Registration now open for city's Teen Adventure Treks

The city of Steamboat Springs' Teen Adventure Treks registration is open for all teens entering seventh through ninth grades.

Teen Adventure Treks will take place on various Fridays throughout the summer, and prices vary from $35 to $85 per day, depending on the adventure.

The Adventure Pack, which includes all six Fridays, can be purchased for $250.

Day trips include swimming at Silverthorne Recreation Center and shopping at outlets, whitewater rafting at Statebridge, rock climbing with Rocky Mountain Ventures, hiking Hahn's Peak and swimming at Steamboat Lake, slacklining and swimming at the Craig Wave Pool and paddleboarding and canoeing at Stagecoach Reservoir. Space is limited, and early registration is suggested. Register online at

Tickets for Spring into Summer carnival on sale

Advance tickets for the sixth annual Spring into Summer carnival fundraiser for the Steamboat Springs Middle School are on sale now at the elementary and middle school offices and at All That Jazz in downtown Steamboat Springs. Advance one-day tickets are discounted at $20 each.

The carnival will be held May 29, 30 and 31 and June 1. Entry to the carnival is free, and single tokens for $1 each are available at the carnival with each ride taking three to five tokens each. One-day unlimited ride tickets at the carnival are $30.

Community Youth Corps accepting applications

The Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps still is accepting applications for 14- to 16-year-old teens to join CYC for the summer. CYC, which offers Yampa Valley youths an opportunity to earn money while they learn by contributing to community improvement projects, is doubling in size and will offer 10, two-week sessions this year. Applications are due at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and are available at Completed applications can be emailed to, faxed to 970-870-0173 or dropped off at the Parks and Recreation offices at 245 Howelsen Parkway. For more information, visit

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