Steamboat briefs: Veterans of VFW Post 4264 to observe Memorial Day
May 28, 2017
Veterans of the VFW Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 will conduct Memorial Day services to honor the memory of those who have served in the armed forces.
The service will be held at
11 a.m. Monday in front of the veterans memorial in Steamboat Springs Cemetery. The public is invited to attend and help honor and remember the devotion of those who served their country.
Steamboat Springs Transit will provide bus service to the cemetery from the transit center west of town. Buses will begin running at 9:40 a.m., with the last bus leaving at 10:40 a.m. Buses will return immediately following the service.
Traffic control personnel will assist with parking.
For more information, call Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936.
Hayden American Legion to hold Memorial Day services
The American Legion will conduct Memorial Day Services at 6 p.m. Monday, at the Hayden Cemetery. The public is invited to attend.
The Hayden Cemetery District requests that all items placed at gravesites for Memorial Day be removed by June 15.
In addition, to facilitate maintenance operations, the Hayden Cemetery District Board requests that all decorations not attached to headstones be removed. Ornamentation not attached to a headstone that interferes with caretaking is out of compliance with the cemetery's rules and regulations and will be removed, as necessary, on an ongoing basis.
A copy of the rules and regulations can be viewed at the cemetery gazebo or can be requested by emailing email@example.com.
Construction to continue on Yampa, Oak streets
Work will continue this week on the Yampa and Oak street renovation projects.
Though no work is scheduled for Monday, closures remain in effect throughout the holiday weekend.
Yampa Street will remain closed to traffic between 10th and 12th streets, and minor shoulder closures will be in effect between Fifth and 10th streets.
The Ninth Street pedestrian bridge was expected to reopen during the weekend, and the Eighth Street parking lot is now open, with new parking configuration and entry/exit access.
Pedestrian and bicycle access will remain open via the Core Trail, with pedestrians from the north side routed to the Core Trail to safely navigate the work zone. Businesses will remain accessible at all times
On Oak Street, work for the coming week will focus on the following two areas.
■ The south side of Oak Street between Seventh and Eighth streets, as crews reinstall pavers on the west end of the block, plant trees, finish grading and place topsoil and hydroseed.
■ The north side of Oak Street between Sixth and Seventh streets, where efforts get underway with the installation of sidewalk, curb, gutter and handicap ramps along the block.
Bi-weekly public informational meetings are held every other Friday beginning at 9 a.m. in Centennial Hall. The next meeting will be held Friday, June 2.
Two bus stops temporarily moved due to construction
Due to several construction projects, Steamboat Springs Transit will relocate two transit stops as early as next week. Beginning Tuesday, May 30, the Fairfield Inn bus stop will not be available for passenger pick-up/drop-off, as buses will only be turning around in the driveway. Passengers will need to use the Steamboat Hotel or Holiday Inn bus stops the next three to four months due to the anticipated start of hotel construction in this area.
On the west side of town, the Elk River Road bus stop has been temporarily moved to the east (toward downtown). Temporary bus stop signage with departure times is displayed at the stop. In addition, riders can find out when the next bus is expected to arrive with the RouteShout app, available on iPhones and Androids, as well as view buses in real-time via the web portal on the transit home page on the city's website.
Memorial Day event will honor "Men of the Mountain"
Veterans, local Coloradans, descendants and friends of the 10th Mountain Division will gather at 11 a.m. Monday at the summit of Tennessee Pass on U.S. Highway 24 at the 10th Division Monument between Leadville and Minturn to honor their fallen comrades of the 10th Mountain Division and the 99th Battalion who lost their lives in combat.
World War II veterans Crosby Perry Smith and Hugh Evans will be the keynote speakers.
Open to the public, this Colorado Memorial Day tradition gives people the opportunity to see and touch WWII artifacts and equipment provided by the 10th Mountain Living History Group. In addition, soldiers from the 157th Colorado Army National Guard Battalion, recently aligned under the 10th Mountain Division, will participate in this year's ceremony.
Because of limited seating, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The Lake County High School Band will provide music, and the Canyon City Junior ROTC Color Guard will post colors.
The WWII 10th Mountain Division was created in Colorado in 1943 and trained at Camp Hale, high in the Rockies, near Leadville. It was the only unit in the history of the United States Army to be organized specifically for mountain and winter warfare. Veterans of the 10th were instrumental in making skiing a major American winter sport.
Visit tenthmountainfoundation.org for more information.