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City offers tips on spring improvement, cleaning

The city of Steamboat Springs Public Works Department offers the following tips to assist homeowners and contractors in getting the most out of spring cleaning and improvement projects.

  • City code restricts placing large landscape materials such as berms, trees and boulders within 10 to 15 feet of the street driving surface and within 15 feet of fire hydrants. The right-of-way area, which is typically 30 feet from the centerline of street, is used for snow storage and utility line installation.
  • Right-of-way permits are required and will be issued from May 1 to Nov. 1 for work done within the city's right-of-way. Permits are available through the streets superintendent at the Public Works Shop, 850 Critter Court.
  • The city's scoria clean-up program typically runs through the month of April, weather permitting. During this time, the streets division sweeps remaining scoria from the roadways. Residents are asked to help with collection by raking out remaining scoria from their property, including the right-of-way and culverts onto the asphalt shoulder of the road.
  • Commercial contractors or property management companies that provide this service must remove the materials themselves. Branches that have been trimmed or trees that have been cut down, as well as other refuse must be disposed of by the resident or a contractor and should not be placed with scoria.
  • The city's Adopt-A-Street program encompasses the collector streets across Steamboat Springs such as Mount Werner Road, Pine Grove Road, Walton Creek Road, Village Circle, Steamboat Boulevard and Elk River Road. Groups or individuals that are interested in keeping a city collector street litter free may apply to Streets Division of Public Works, 850 Critter Court, or contact Sheila Weekly at 970-879-1807.

For more information, contact Street Superintendent David Van Winkle at 970-879-1807 or dvanwinkle@steamboatsprings.net or Street Supervisor Tom Martindale at 970-879-1807 or tmartindale@steamboatsprings.net.

CMC hosts small business cash management seminar

Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs will offer a business seminar that addresses challenges small businesses face with cash flow and working capital management from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center at CMC.

Randy Rudasics, former business owner, SCORE counselor and manager of the Enterpreneurship Center, will lead the seminar, which will cover accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, impacts of seasonal business on cash, structured borrowing strategies to meet demand and the impact of well managed working capital on income statements and balance sheets. 

The fee to attend the seminar is $15. To register, call 970-870-4491. This Success Steps Seminar is sponsored by Routt County, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and CMC.

Choose When helps pay for LARCS

Choose When is a community-funded project that is helping women in the area get IUDs and hormonal implants at low or no cost. IUDs and implants are long-acting, reversible and safe. Call Northwest Colorado Health at 970-879-1632 or Planned Parenthood at 970-879-2212 for more information.