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Steamboat briefs: Work on road to hot springs scheduled to begin Aug. 17

Motorists destined for the Strawberry Park Hot Springs north of Steamboat late this month are likely to encounter construction delays as Routt County replaces the culvert that carries Gunn Creek beneath Routt County Road 36 (Strawberry Park Road).

The site is 2.5 miles north of the intersection of C.R. 36 and the intersection with Amethyst Drive, and also north of the bridge over Soda Creek. Assistant Road and Bridge Director Mike Mordi reports that the work will begin Aug. 17 and is expected to continue for four weeks with work beginning daily at 7 a.m. and continuing until

5:30 p.m.

One lane of traffic will be available at all times, according to Mordi. However, there will be times when traffic will be stopped intermittently.

Bank in Oak Creek to host school supply drive

The Bank of San Juans in Oak Creek will be holding a school supply drive for South Routt School District through Sept. 15. Community members are invited to drop off school supplies for elementary, middle school and high school students between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the bank, 319 E. Main St.

Union Wireless to plans to phase out 2G network

Union Wireless will phase out its 2G network by the end of the year to better serve its customers' data and communication needs, according to a news release.

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As part of the transition process, a small percentage of customers will need to upgrade from outdated 2G-only phones to network-compatible devices.

"We are contacting customers in advance to migrate those users to the new network," said Brian Woody, chief customer relations officer, in the news release. "As devices rapidly change from 2G to newer technologies, upgrading old phones is inevitable and necessary. A new phone will allow customers to take advantage of improved service, safety, productivity and entertainment features."

On average, Union Wireless has invested $20 million each year since 2009 on infrastructure, including new cell sites, fiber-optic cable, transmission equipment and network upgrades.

Reception for 'Art of the Crawfords' slated for Friday

A public opening reception for Tread of Pioneers Museum's newest exhibit, "Art of the Crawfords, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday during Art Walk. Food and beverages will be available.

The majority of the Crawford family artwork in the museum collection and new exhibit focuses on the watercolors of local wildflowers painted by Lulie Crawford Pritchett. There are also several oil paintings and other media by Lulie, and a number of pieces created by other members of the Crawford family. The artwork provides a view of the creative and everyday life of this pioneer family and unveils the rich legacy established by the founders of Steamboat Springs.

The exhibit is located in the newly dedicated James L. Crawford and Anna Fang community room at the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

BookTrails to offer class on Medieval times Thursday

BookTrails will offer a special class that explores traditions, games and stories from the Medieval era from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Butherknife Park. The class is open to elementary-aged children and costs $30. To preregister, which is required, visit mybooktrails.org.

Yampa Valley Singers rehearsals begin Aug. 11

The Yampa Valley Singers will begin weekly rehearsals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs. Singers are encouraged to join this community choral group to prepare for their next concert to be held Nov. 6 and 7. For more information and to register with a $35 fee, call Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641.