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New roundabout construction near Steamboat Ski Resort begins Monday

The new Mount Werner Circle/Ski Time Square roundabout project will begin construction on Phase I starting at 7 a.m. Monday, July 9. Duckels Construction has divided the roundabout project into two phases focused on two separate work zones.  Phase I work in the southern zone between The Steamboat Grand shops and the Gondola Square parking garage runs through Sept. 17.

Phase II in the northern zone between The Steamboat Grand porte-cochere and the Ski Time Square parking garage runs from Sept. 13 through Nov. 1.

Beginning on Monday, Duckels will set up temporary erosion and traffic control devices, remove sections of concrete medians near the Gondola Transit Center and The Steamboat Grand and install a temporary exit from The Steamboat Grand. These three items will be finalized before closing the Phase I work zone to traffic, anticipated that same week.

For additional information, call SSRA project manager, Ralph Walton, III at 970-846-3297
or construction manager for the city, Garrett Hanson with Vali Copper & Associates at 303-204-4504.

Critically acclaimed doc about Ferguson uprising screens

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free preview of the new critically acclaimed documentary film "Whose Streets?" at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in Library Hall.

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Taking an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising, this film by Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan is a story told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest the tragedy. Empowered parents, artists and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.

This special community screening is part of the library's collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.

For more information, visit steamboatlibrary.org/events.

Town of Hayden continues aerial spraying for mosquitoes

The town of Hayden continues aerial spraying for mosquitoes this week. All spraying is contingent upon wind and weather conditions. Spraying will take place during the evening hours on Tuesday, July 10, 11 or 12 or Aug. 7, 8 or 9. Call Town Hall at 970-276-3741 for more information.

Steamboat Springs Police conduct rapid response training

The Steamboat Springs Police Department, along with local emergency services including Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue, will be conducting a series of active shooter/threat response training exercises at the Steamboat Springs High School during the week of Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13.

The community will see a large presence of law enforcement agencies, police officers as well as fire and EMS personnel and vehicles in and around the high school throughout the week.  The all-day training will take place at the Steamboat Springs High School, 45 Maple St. and runs daily from July 9 through July 13.

Under the direction of lead instructor, Sergeant Jeff Wilson, the Rapid And Immediate Deployment group, composed of members of the Steamboat Springs Police Department, Routt County Sheriff's Office and other area law enforcement agencies will conduct several classroom sessions and a number of real-time, interagency, live exercises. Scenarios will span small and large situations including triage and trauma care conditions.

Spillane's Olympic silver medal on display at Tread of Pioneers

The Olympic silver medal earned by World Champion and three-time Olympic medalist Johnny Spillane in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is now on display at the Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and admission is free for all Routt County residents.

Spillane first won gold at the Nordic Combined World Championships in Val de Feimme, Italy, in 2003. The win made him the first American Nordic athlete ever to win gold at either the Olympics or the World Championships.

Then in 2010, Spillane won three silver medals in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, making U.S. history by winning silver in the normal hill event on the first day of Nordic competition. The Olympic medal was the first in U.S. Nordic combined history.

Spillane then won silver in the large hill event, behind teammate Billy Demong, whose gold medal became the first gold in U.S. Nordic Combined history. Spillane's third silver medal came in the team event.

Program seeks quilts, afghans for newborns

Quilts and afghans are being requested for Northwest Colorado Health's Nurse Family Partnership, which visits newborn babies and their families in Steamboat Springs, Craig and surrounding communities. Quilts and afghans should be new, colorful, easily washed and between 36 and 45 square inches. Donations can be dropped off at Sew Steamboat. Contact Gayle Dudley at gaylekdudley@gmail.com or 970-846-2157 for more information.

Girl Scouts in Steamboat needs volunteers 

The Steamboat Springs Girl Scouts are looking for volunteers. For more information, contact Nancy Mucklow at 970-846-2630 or nancymucklow@gmail.com.

Local groups reach out to returning soldiers 

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans and new members.

For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Natalie Breitung at 970-879-5489.

Support groups offered in Steamboat

The Alzheimer's Association sponsors free caregiver information and support groups in Steamboat Springs for those caring for someone with dementia, whether 24/7 or long distance.

A spouse caregiver group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month, and a family, friend and caregiver group meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Both meetings are held at Rollingstone Respite House, 1500 Pine Grove Road.

These groups offer caregivers the opportunity to gather with others facing similar challenges in a safe, confidential setting. The benefits include finding community resources, understanding challenging behavior, sharing strategies and giving and receiving encouragement. Call 970-879-8942 for more information.