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Volunteers sought to help with Winter Carnival Street Events

Get a front row view of the Winter Carnival Street Events by volunteering from 8:30 to noon Saturday, Feb. 10 or Sunday, Feb. 11. The Steamboat Springs Chamber and Resort Association is looking for help with setup, event timers and assistance with non-horse events. All volunteers receive a free breakfast burrito from Creekside. Visit steamboatchamber.com/volunteer to sign up.

City announces closures related to Winter Carnival this weekend

The 105th Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival began Wednesday, and the city of Steamboat Springs will be closing several roads and trails in preparation for hosting the festivities.

Lincoln Avenue from Fifth to 11th streets will be closed at 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb.10 for the Street Events. During the closure, traffic will be detoured along Oak Street. At the conclusion of the street events, crews will plow the snow to the parking lanes and reopen Lincoln.

The Sunday morning Lincoln closure takes effect at 4 a.m. with detours onto Oak Street. In addition, Yampa Street will be closed Sunday morning for parade staging. With the Diamond Hitch Parade taking place after the street events, these closures will remain in effect until around 2 p.m.

At the conclusion of the parade, city crews will push snow to the side of Lincoln for removal Monday morning when the last closure goes into place at 2 a.m.

All trails that access Emerald Mountain including Blackmere Trail will be closed for public safety from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 as crews set up and launch fireworks for the Night Extravaganza. Additional trail closures may be required prior to Feb. 10, and signage will be posted at all trailheads.

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Business Week scholarship open to Routt County students

JA Business Week is a one-week business learning experience sponsored by Junior Achievement, which is held June 10 to 15 on the campus of Johnson & Wale University in Denver. Scholarships to attend the week-long program are offered in memorial to Jennifer Erickson for Routt County high school students.

The JA Business Week program allows students to explore leadership concepts and build confidence alongside Colorado's most dynamic and accomplished business leaders. In addition to interactive workshops on marketing, business ethics and budgeting, the program culminates in a "Shark Tank"-style competition.

The scholarship provides up to $350 per student for Routt County residents only. If there is a financial hardship, the scholarship will pay all but $50 of the $550 tuition.

Applications can be submitted through Junior Achievement at jabusinessweek.org. JA will select the student or students to receive the scholarship and notify the Ericksons and the Yampa Valley Community Foundation for payment of the scholarship.

Contact Sally Messinger at smessinger@jacolorado.org for more information.

Coffee with a Council meeting set to focus on fire services, URA

Coffee with Council will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9 in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The February session will focus on the future of fire services in Steamboat Springs ranging from a new station to current funding challenges and the URA and its impact on property tax initiatives that encompass the base area. No RSVP is necessary, and community members are welcome to drop by to discuss any issues of interest to them. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.