Steamboat briefs: Upcoming road work projects in Steamboat |

Steamboat briefs: Upcoming road work projects in Steamboat

■ Third Street and Lincoln Avenue: Work will begin today on road improvements associated with the opening of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. As part of the project, a signal pole will be replaced, a lane will be added on the Natural Grocers side of the intersection and the area will be restriped, according to a news release.

Traffic delays, lane closures and pedestrian detours should be expected during the work, which should be complete by the beginning of June.

For more information, call Project Manager Ben Beall at 970-871-8293.

■ 12th Street and Bob Adams Drive: 12th Street will be closed to through traffic at the Bob Adams Drive on Tuesday and Wednesday to install a new water main across the road. Traffic will be detoured around Crawford Avenue, Yahmonite Street and The Boulevard during work. For more information, contact Jon Snyder, with the Public Works Utilities Division, at 970-871-8207.

Orders accepted for tree sale fundraiser for school

Orders are being accepted for the annual Steamboat Springs Middle School tree sale fundraiser through today. Items for sale include aspen, cottonwood, spruce and crabapple trees as well as shrubs and bushes. The cost ranges from $25 to $230 depending on the type and size of the plant. Proceeds benefit Everything Outdoor Steamboat, outdoor education, science camp scholarships and community tree donations.

To place an order or for more information, call Tracy Bye at 970-871-3570 or Jeff Keller at 970-846-4270 or email Trees can be picked up from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the middle school.

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Concordia Lutheran Church will host a rummage sale

Items can be dropped off for a rummage sale at Concordia Lutheran Church, 755 Concordia Lane, on today through Thursday. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Furniture, electronics and tires are not accepted. Call 970-879-0175 for information.

First Steps seminar to be held at CMC on Wednesday

A First Steps seminar for those who are interested in starting a small business is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the new Academic Center, Room 127, at Colorado Mountain College. The free seminar will help attendees answer the following questions:

Who are my customers, why do they want/need my product/service and how many are out there? How do I build a revenue/sales forecast? How much money will I need to start a business and how do I build a monthly expense budget? What is the forecast for profit/loss my first two years? What are the sources of funding for my business and what do they require? What resources are available to help me with the planning process?

For more information, call Small Business Resource Center Manager Randy Rudasics at 970-870-4491.

Haymaker Golf Course to host a spring bird walk

A spring bird walk is from 8 to 10 a.m. May 23 at Haymaker Golf Course. Experience the diverse species that call the golf course home. Register for the event by calling 970-871-9151. A $10 fee benefits Yampatika.

Volunteers are needed for Community Cleanup Day

Volunteers are needed for the Routt County Community Cleanup Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Shifts are available for a half-day or one mile for a county or city road or the Yampa River Core Trail.

Free coffee and pastries are provided at 8 a.m. on the Routt County Courthouse lawn. A barbecue for volunteers is from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at Howelsen Beach.

Those who are interested in volunteering should register as a team or individually by calling Routt County Environmental Health at 970-870-5588 or emailing

Autism group is taking applications for program

The Yampa Valley Autism Program is accepting applications for the 2013 Community Cultivation Program, which teaches work readiness skills to youths and young adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. The program focuses on gardening and preparing items for farmers market sales, according to a news release.

The program this year will be open to youths or young adults who would like to learn work readiness skills and mentor those with disabilities. Those who are interested can contact Lorelei Ernst at 970-846-8483 or Some fees may apply.

New training session for coaches for Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of Western Colorado will hold a training session for new coaches from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 18 at Soda Creek Elementary School. Those who are interested do not need coaching experience but must commit a few hours per week. Register by emailing Cheryl Krumrie at

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