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Property owners can print personal tax notices online

The Routt County Treasurer's Office has implemented a new online service that will allow property owners in Routt County to view and print their own tax notices. To access an account and print a tax notice visit routt.co.us and click on the treasurer link, property tax search, taxpayer public login and search. By clicking on Property Tax Notice, 2017 tax notices can be printed. In addition, title companies who have an account with the Treasurer's Office will be able to purchase and print tax certifications online. The Treasurer's Office will also still continue to mail out tax notices.

Weight loss contest kiosk located at Northwest Colorado Health

Weigh and Win is a free community program aimed at reducing obesity rates in Colorado. It provides cash incentives to individuals who reach their weight loss goals.

Participants weigh in every 90 days at a kiosk located in the lobby of Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, in Steamboat Springs. The kiosk is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Participants can receive daily emails or texts with tips on nutrition, exercise and overcoming barriers. A Weigh and Win Team Challenge, which will take place Thursday, Feb. 1 through April 30, encourages groups of four to eight people to pool their efforts and compete for prizes.

Enroll in Weigh and Win at the kiosk or at weighandwin.com. For more information, visit northwestcolordohealth.org/weighandwin.

Crosho Lake Dam repair, closure extended due to delay

The closure of Crosho Lake and its adjacent dispersed campground in the Little Flat Tops Range on Routt National Forest has been extended with an updated Forest order due to delays in the construction activities.

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The updated closure order is necessary to protect facilities and revegetated sites from any disturbance while construction is completed and ensure public safety as unmarked hazards may be present. The closure includes all motorized and non-motorized use. 

In addition to the lake and dispersed campground, nearby Forest Roads 930.2b, 930.2c and 930.2d are temporarily closed.

The closure order extends through Oct. 30 as construction continues in the area to replace a dam outlet pipe in order to meet requirements from the Colorado Department of Water Resources Dam Safety Branch.

For more information about forest conditions and ongoing projects, contact the Yampa Ranger District at 970-638-4516 or visit fs.usda.gov/mbr.

Steamboat Springs graduate makes CSU dean's list

Gillian Cook, a 2017 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, has earned a place on the dean's list in the College of Biomedical Science at Colorado State University for the 2017 fall semester.

Energy Efficiency Jump Start helps lower-income residents

Modest to lower-income residents in Routt County who are in need of first-step home energy efficiency measures are encouraged to apply for a free Energy Efficiency Jump Start through a new program with the nonprofit Yampa Valley Sustainability Council.

The program is open to residents who are living in drafty or energy-inefficient homes and provides starter services, such as a furnace tune-up, programmable thermostats, hot water heater wrap and energy-saving LED bulbs.

Homeowners also receive a free residential energy assessment and coaching toward energy savings and lower utility bills.

Energy Efficiency Jump Starts are available for a limited number of residents on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible, applicants must earn less than 80 percent of the area median income, which equates to $44,480 before taxes for one person and $50,800 for two. Income will be verified via tax return documents.

Initial funding for the local program was made possible through Operation Round Up and the United Methodist Church Foundation. More funders are welcomed.

To apply, call YVSC at 970-871-9299, Ext. 104, or email suzie@yvsc.org.

Yampa, Oak Creek Green Machine available for recycling

Green Machines are now available for single stream recycling drop-off one week per month in both Yampa and Oak Creek. In Yampa, the Green Machine is delivered to 83 E. First St. the second Monday of the month and picked up the third Monday. The Oak Creek Green Machine is delivered to the City Park the fourth Monday of the month and picked up the following Monday. The schedule and recycling guidelines for both locations is available online at yvsc.org.

Steamboat Art Museum seeks volunteers for winter, summer

Steamboat Art Museum is looking for volunteers to assist in greeting visitors, assisting in special events or working in the museum's store.

Shifts are 3 1/2 hours, one day per week Tuesdays through Saturdays during the summer and winter exhibits.

Perks include getting to enjoy the fabulous art exhibits, meeting exhibiting artists at exhibit openings, free admission to all Saturday lectures during exhibit opening and meeting visitors from all across the country and world.

Those interested in volunteering may call Dottie at 970-870-1755 or email sam@steamboatartmuseum.org.

Group recruiting victim advocates, training in February

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is recruiting volunteers to become victim advocates to provide on-call services for the 24-hour crisis line. Thirty hours of training is provided and will take place in early February based on participant schedules.

Advocates is a nonprofit agency providing free and confidential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Routt County. Those who are interested may call Molly or Diane at 970-879-2034 for more information.

Volunteers needed for Yampa Valley zero-waste events

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council's Zero Hero volunteers are key to making more than 50 large community events waste-free, such as the Free Summer Concerts and the Farmers' Market. Volunteers set up, staff and break down the Zero Waste stations, with each volunteer typically donating three hours of time.

Depending on the event and time commitment, volunteers can earn a free meal, Zero Hero T-Shirt and Old Town Hot Springs pool passes. Volunteers are still needed for this weekend's Free Concert and Farmers' Market. To view all volunteer dates and sign up online, visit http://www.yvsc.org/volunteer or email cameron@yvsc.org.

LiftUp of Routt County offers food boxes for seniors

Commodities Supplemental Food Program boxes are designed to supplement the diets of low-income seniors 60 and older. The boxes, distributed monthly by LiftUp of Routt County to area seniors, contain a variety of nonperishable food items and cheese. If you or someone you know may benefit from this program, call the LiftUp Food Bank at 970-870-8804 for more information.

Local veteran 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.