Steamboat Briefs: New filter being installed at water treatment plant |

Steamboat Briefs: New filter being installed at water treatment plant

— Workers at the city’s wastewater treatment plant have nearly completed installation of new filter equipment, known as a “bar screen,” which will replace aging infrastructure that created “constant maintenance issues,” according to a city news release. Holmquist-Lorenz Construction Co. is the contractor on the $510,000 project.

“Installing the new equipment while maintaining treatment to incoming sewage flows is a delicate task,” Danny Paul, Steamboat Springs public works engineer, said in the news release. Project superintendent Steve Faulkner “and his crew have done a great job executing the work necessary to get the new equipment on line and operational.”

Essays and nonfiction are sought for writers contest

Northern Colorado Writers LLC announces the second contest in its 2011 contest series: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction. The contest is open Feb. 1 and will run until April 15. Cash prizes are offered of $200, $100 and $50, and the winners and honorable mentions will be published in the 2011 winners’ anthology in December. Winners receive a free copy.

Judging this year’s Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction category will be writer John Calderazzo, who has been featured in the Best American Stories as well as the Best American Essays. Calderazzo teaches in the new Creative Nonfiction MA program at Colorado State University.

The contest is open to all with a limit of 3,000 words. Entry fees apply. See http://www.northerncoloradowriters/writing-contests.html for submission guidelines, contact information and to learn more about NCW.

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