Steamboat briefs: SST prepares for arrival of USA Pro Challenge race
August 15, 2015
Steamboat Springs Transit is preparing for the influx of people and road closures during the USA Pro Challenge. Downtown Lincoln Avenue from Fifth to 11th streets will be closed all day today and Monday.
During this time, SST buses will use the Oak Street detour, and regular downtown Lincoln Avenue stops will be moved to Oak Street at the same cross streets. Extra buses will also be added to the route.
Transit buses downtown will be frozen with traffic during the one-hour period Monday when Oak, Lincoln and Yampa streets are all closed, from approximately 11 a.m. until noon.
Monday's routes will also add a bus circulating between City Market and the Gondola Transit Center, and a revised condo area bus when traffic is shut down on U.S. Highway 40.
On Monday, buses traveling eastbound — toward the mountain — on U.S. 40 will have no stops between Third Street and Pine Grove Road. Satellite buses will be on hand at Stockbridge Transit Center to dispatch when needed.
Steamboat Springs Transit Manager Jonathan Flint suggested people should definitely use Steamboat's free bus system to get around during this time, because there will be limited parking spots downtown.
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"Plan ahead, and if you want to go downtown to watch the races, make sure to get there early," Flint said in a news release.
Pro Challenge offers chance to be on television
NBC Channel 9 News will reporting live from Steamboat for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Monday and Tuesday, and we need you to be part of the crowd and show the western friendliness Steamboat is known for.
Broadcasts will be from 5:30 am to 7:15 a.m. Monday at the corner of Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue from 5:30 to 7:15 a.m. Tuesday in Gondola Square. Wear your favorite jersey, make signs supporting Steamboat, biking, the Pro Challenge, consider riding your bike and be ready to cheer. Everyone is welcome.
4th annual Chamber Mixer set for Wednesday
Anytime Fitness will host the Fourth annual Chamber Mixer from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The event will include live music, prizes, free food and drinks, a live outdoor Zumba class at 5:30 p.m., book signings by Mike Kinnecom and Stacy Childs and a bouncy house for the children. Anytime Fitness will also offer a mixer special, in which new members can join for $19 and one lucky new member will receive a three-month free membership.
Courthouse/annex offices set to be closed Monday
All the offices in the Historic Routt County Courthouse and Annex will be closed for business Monday due to the USA Pro Challenge events. There will be no access to our parking lot and limited access to the streets around the Courthouse and downtown area. County offices will reopen for regular business hours Tuesday.
Housing guide provides resources for home seekers
The new Colorado Housing Financial Assistance Guide provides an array of resources to those across the state who face challenges staying in their home or finding a new place to live.
The comprehensive guide provides information about over 100 organizations across Colorado that offer financial support for those in need of housing help. The guide is available in both English and Spanish at caahq.org under resident resources.
The resources are organized by region, covering the Denver metro area, Southeastern Colorado, Northern Colorado, Boulder and the Western Slope.
The guide is provided as a public service by the Colorado Apartment Association, along with additional support from the Colorado Association of Realtors, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Colorado Housing Connects and the Colorado Division of Housing.
"Fortunately, there are many organizations doing great work to provide housing assistance but tracking them all down may be hard," said Nancy Burke, vice president of government and community affairs at the Colorado Apartment Association, in a news release. "This guide pulls all these resources into a single source, organized by geography, to help Coloradans access them quickly and conveniently to find the help they need."
Two statewide helplines can provide a good place to start for those seeking help. They are the Colorado Housing Connects Hotline at 844-926-6632 and the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline 877-601-4673.
Community Ag Alliance accepts local food orders
Buy local food and products online at communityagalliance.org, then click on Shop the CAA Marketplace tab.
Locally grown fresh produce, meat, eggs, jelly, sauces, granola and more are available.
Order online from noon Monday through noon Thursday noon. Orders may be picked up Friday afternoons at CAA offices in downtown Steamboat Springs.
For more information, call 970-879-4370.