Briefs for April 30 |

Briefs for April 30

U.S. Forest Service asks people to respect closures

The U.S. Forest Service is asking people to respect seasonal road closures. Each year, repairing roads damaged by people driving on them while they are muddy and soft costs taxpayers about $1 million. Road closures also protect elk calving areas. When disturbed, cow elk may leave their calves, which could be killed by predators before their mothers return.

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest will enforce road closures this spring. People who violate closures face fines up to $5,000 and/or six months in jail. Report people causing damage to the Routt County Sheriff’s Office or the nearest Forest Service office.

Register by May 12 for adult softball and soccer

The registration deadline for the adult softball and adult soccer summer leagues is May 12. All teams who intend to play this summer are required to have all fees submitted to the Parks, Open Space and Recreation office by 5 p.m. that day.

Enter your beautiful pet

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in contest by Monday

The third annual Most Beautiful Pet contest is accepting entries through Monday. Pick up entry forms at Elk River Farm and Feed, Felix and Fido, Paws ‘n’ Claws, Pet Kare Clinic, Mount Werner Vet, Shampoodle, Steamboat Veterinary Hospital, Waggin’ Wash or the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter. Proceeds from the contest benefit the Animal Assistance League’s fund for homeless and injured animals. Call 870-7554.

Golf-a-Thon to be held May 18 at Sheraton club

The Steamboat Springs Booster Club’s annual Golf-a-Thon will be held May 18 at the Sheraton Golf Club. All proceeds benefit high school and middle school sports and speech programs. To become a hole sponsor, please send a tax-deductible check for $110 to P.O. Box 775932, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 or call 879-2001.

Perry-Mansfield accepting enrollment for summer

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp is accepting enrollment for summer sessions. Programs in dance, theater, musical theater and equestrian are available for those 8 and older. Session length varies by age. Day programs are available for residents. Call 879-7125 or visit

Call for tickets to annual Cabaret comedy show

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council’s annual Cabaret comedy revue show will be held May 6 through 8 at the Steamboat Grand in the Priest Creek Ballroom. If you don’t have tickets, call the Arts Council at 879-9008 to get on the waiting list.

‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ program available

The Emerald City Opera’s touring education program, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” is available to perform for groups. The Western-themed, short program is perfect for young audiences. Call the opera at 879-1996.

Benefit information

available for veterans

Veterans can receive information on veterans’ benefits by calling 879-3547 or stopping by the Routt County Veterans Affairs Office in Sundance at Fish Creek, next to the driver’s license office. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Bring Discharge Form 214 for registration with the county and application for VA programs. For more information, e-mail Veterans Affairs Officer Michael Condie at