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Steamboat Briefs: Wednesday discussion about dogs, leash laws

Pilot & Today Staff

A public discussion regarding dog parks, off-leash areas and voice/sight control areas will be part of the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community, Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

As directed by the SteamĀ­boat Springs City Council, the commission is working with Responsible Dog Owners of Steamboat and the staff at police services and Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services to discuss a leash law program with tiered options, which would include leash-free areas within and upon certain city parcels, according to a news release. Based on these discussions, the tiered options have been refined and reviewed, and the next steps will be discussed at this meeting.

Singers, orchestra to perform Wednesday

The Mass Chorus of Yampa Valley Singers, the Steamboat Chamber Singers (formerly known as the Mountain Madrigal Singers) and the Steamboat Springs High School Choir will perform Schubert's Mass in G, accompanied by a string ensemble from the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Steamboat Springs High School. Each group will perform separately in the second half of the program. Tickets areĀ $10 for adults and $6 for students.

Logging operations at ski area to start on Thursday

Logging operations to remove dead trees from the base of Steamboat Ski Area are scheduled to start Thursday. Steamboat Ski Area, the city of Steamboat Springs, Rogue Resources and the U.S. Forest Service are teaming up on the operations to take out about 50 acres of dead lodgepole pines from several areas.

The logging project is scheduled to continue through July 31. The Thunderhead Express parking area, Thunderhead hiking trail and the upper sections of the Yoo Hoo and Sitz biking trails will be restricted from public use.

Those trails will reopen during Phase 2 of the project, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. wrote in a news release. During that phase, only the area at the immediate base of the Thunderhead lift will be restricted.

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Updated trail closures, detours and updates will be available at all trailheads, as well as 970-879-7300 or 970-879-6111.

Screenings for infants, toddlers next week

Horizons Child and Family Services will host a developmental screening for infants and toddlers as old as 3 on Tuesday and Wednesday. They will screen for hearing, speech, movement, social/emotional and cognitive. Call Kathy at 871-8558 for an appointment.

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