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City hosts 2nd master plan workshop for public input today

The second opportunity for public input for the Comprehensive Parks, Recreation, Open Space, Trails and River Master Plan will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

The event kicks off with a short presentation by consultants Logan Simpson outlining the master plan goals and objectives, what's been learned to date, a recap of existing plans and polices and the community's values and vision. The presentation will be followed by a work session with break-out stations.

At each station, participants will address a number of questions specific to one of the following areas of interest: Howelsen Hill and Park Area; Yampa River and Core Trail; city-wide trails and Emerald Mountain; open space; and parks and recreation facilities

As a way to close the evening, each participant will select what they envision are the two best ideas from each of the break-out stations as well as identify five more areas of focus on any of the topics addressed that evening.

Library to host talk on Rocky Mountain National Park lodges

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Tread of Pioneers Museum host a free talk celebrating the historic lodges of Rocky Mountain National Park at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Library Hall. Grand County historian and National Park Service interpretive guide Dave Lively returns to Steamboat Springs to present "Lost Lodges of Rocky."

In the past, there have been more than 30 lodges in Rocky Mountain National Park. So, why is lodging now limited to outside the park's boundaries? What happened to the camps and resorts that used to be in the national park?

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Lively explores the transitions in visitor lodging inside Rocky Mountain National Park. As an interactive, engaging storyteller, he invites the audience to share a thought-provoking search for balance between wilderness and hospitality that is unique to America's first automobile-based National Park.

Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.