Steamboat briefs: Coffee with Council set to discuss downtown parking
March 11, 2016
Coffee with Council is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. today in the Crawford Room at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. Councilman Scott Ford will lead a discussion on topics including downtown parking, Yampa Street improvements and the economics of downtown and the summer and winter air programs. No RSVP is necessary; community members are welcome to drop by to discuss any issues of interest to them. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
Hospice daffodils online ordering service ends today
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's annual Hospice Daffodils fundraiser will be on March 15. Daffodils can be pre-ordered online at nwcovna.org/daffodils; delivery is available. Daffodils also can be purchased on sales day at the Northwest Colorado VNA and City Market.
Daffodils are $5 for per bunch, $24 for five bunches and $46 for 10 bunches. Online ordering is available through today; there is a 10-bunch minimum for online orders. Funds raised by Hospice daffodils help ensure the VNA can continue caring for and supporting patients nearing end of life in Routt and Moffat counties. Call Mindy Marriott, VNA volunteer and special events coordinator, at 970-871-7609 for more information about the program.
Free Jivamukti yoga practice slated for 10 a.m. Sunday
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Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free yoga session for March's community yoga practice focusing on David Life and Sharon Gannon's "Transform Yourself with Jivamukti Yoga" DVD.
The 60-minute practice will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 13, in Library Hall. Bring your own mat and blanket.
The library's free monthly community yoga practice is for all ages, abilities and experience levels and is intended for anyone who wants to build a personal home yoga practice while checking out the variety of free library resources available.
As a community of yogis, the focus is on a different yoga instructor's DVD or CD during each session. Participants work at their own pace throughout each session and soak up the support of the local yoga community while absorbing the teaching of some of the world's most esteemed yogis projected on the big screen with surround sound.
For more information, visit steamboatlibrary.org/events.
Children's book clubs plan final meetings of year
Sign up is now open for the final meetings of the year for the Bud Werner Library's Children's book clubs — It's a Girl Thing and Guys Read — for children in fifth through seventh grades with an adult partner.
These free book discussion groups meet once per month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays from October through April. Led by a member of the youth services staff, the hour of fun includes hands-on activities, lively book discussion, and related media.
Register online or at the Kids' Desk or call 879-0240, ext 313. Space is limited to 10 kid/adult pairs per meeting. Each pair can pick up their free copy of the book to borrow and share at the Kids' Desk.
Upcoming sessions include the following.
■ April 13: Guys Read — "The One and Only Ivan," by Katherine Applegate
■ April 27: It's A Girl Thing — "Because of Mr. Terupt," by Rob Buyea
For more information on book titles and dates and to register, visit steamboatlibrary.org/services/kids/storytimes-programs.
State patrol steps up St. Patrick's Day enforcement
The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are preparing for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday with a stepped up DUI enforcement period.
The St. Patrick's Day The Heat Is On enforcement period will begin Friday, March 11, and run through Friday, March 18. Statewide, 87 law enforcement agencies will participate in the DUI crackdown.
On Saturday, March 12, representatives from CDOT will be at The Irish Snug, an Irish pub located in Capitol Hill on Colfax Ave. CDOT will allow bar patrons to test personal smartphone breathalyzers and will also demonstrate how the same amount of alcohol may impact people differently. Patrons will also be reminded of the driving under the influence limit of .08 percent BAC, driving while ability impaired limit of .05 percent BAC and the dangers of impaired driving.
Last year, 505 motorists were arrested for DUI in Colorado during the St. Patrick's Day enforcement window — a nearly 14 percent increase from the previous year's enforcement period. In 2015, March ranked third in statewide suspected impairment fatalities with 20, trailing August (23) and September (24).
More details about the campaign, including impaired driving enforcement plans, arrest totals and safety tips can be found at heatisoncolorado.com.
Bear River Park master plan online survey to close
The city of Steamboat Springs, in conjunction with the National Parks Services, is working to update the Bear River Park Master Plan and has launched an online portal at which the public can access additional information on the project and provide feedback regarding future uses.
Community members who are interested in learning more about the project and would like to provide feedback are encouraged to visit bearriverpark.com and take a short online survey. The survey will remain open through Monday, March 14.
Once the survey closes, the city of Steamboat Springs will review all public comments and draft two conceptual plans that will be presented during the next public meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, March 23.
The goal of this planning effort is to create a viable, financially feasible master plan for the site and to guide the next phase of improvements to the park. This plan is an update to the 2004 park master plan and will incorporate the most efficient, sustainable and desirable uses of the park space, through extensive community participation.
The end result will be a park that is consistently used by a diverse array of park users and will be one that is supported and stewarded by the community.