Steamboat briefs: City Planning Commission has meeting tonight |

Steamboat briefs: City Planning Commission has meeting tonight

City Planning Commission has meeting tonight

— The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission meets tonight to discuss the Steamboat 700 project, to decide whether to allow a mobile vending cart on Yampa Street and to consider minor code changes to the Community Development Code pertaining to mobile homes and vacation home rentals.

Mountain Mama’s Crepe Cart, which set up shop at the Gondola Transit Center this winter, hopes to relocate its operations to an underdeveloped lot at 608 Yampa St. for the summer tourism season. City staff will ask the commissioners whether they feel a mobile vending cart is an appropriate use on Yampa Street. The Planning Department is recommending approval of the conditional use permit, thinking the benefit of additional retail sales outweighs any negative impacts.

Discussion of Steamboat 700 will focus on a review of the proposed land-use plan, community housing plan, sustainability plan and related issues for the 508-acre master-planned community that is seeking annexation into city limits. City planners are offering recommendations and refinements to the annexation application and will request feedback from planning commissioners.

Teen Battle of the Bands registration due May 8

The sixth annual Teen Battle of the Bands is scheduled for 9 p.m. May 15 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. The event will feature teen bands from Steamboat Springs, Hayden, South Routt and Craig. Each band must have a three-song set. Local musicians and other sound aficionados will judge bands on originality, musicianship, sound, lyrics and appearance. The city of Steamboat Springs teen programs, the Steamboat Pilot & Today Teen Style section and Z Rock are sponsoring the event. Registration is due May 8. Registration forms are available at the city Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services office at 245 Howelsen Parkway or on the Web at, through the Teen Programs link. Completed forms can be dropped off at the office or e-mailed to Brooke at Call 879-4300 for details.

Photographer nominated for two book awards

Steamboat Springs photographer Jim Steinberg and his newest book, “Colorado Scenic Byways: Taking the Other Road,” have been chosen as a finalist for the pictorial category of the 2009 Colorado Book Awards, presented by the nonprofit Colorado Humanities. “Scenic Byways” is also a finalist in the travel category of ForeWord Magazine’s book of the year award. Winners of the two contests will be chosen in the late spring and early summer.

The travel book combines Steinberg’s photos of Colorado scenes with Susan J. Tweit’s written depictions of them. Steinberg has said he spent about 200 days in 2007 shooting images for the book, which follows 25 routes through the plains, foothills, high peaks, mountain parks and plateau country of Colorado.

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To learn more about “Colorado Scenic Byways,” go to, or go by Portfolio Publications at 1016 Oak St. from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday to pick up a discounted copy of the book. Call 879-3718.

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