Briefs for Aug. 16
Soda Creek Bridge
to close to one lane
Soda Creek Bridge on Routt County Road 36 will be closed starting today for a major rehabilitation. The bridge is about one mile north of the intersection with C.R. 38.
Traffic will be carried on the bridge at all times, however it will be restricted to one-lane, with delays of up to 30 minutes, according to a memo from Routt County Road and Bridge. The one-lane condition will be in effect 24 hours a day for the duration of the project, which should be complete by Sept. 30.
Because the roadway under this restriction is narrow and has a tight turn, large trucks and towed vehicles likely will not be able to pass through.
While the bridge is limited to one lane, there will not be a flagman directing traffic, so drivers need to be responsible for driving safely, Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak said.
CMC hosting kick-off
barbecue for all students
All students registered for the 2004 fall semester at Colorado Mountain College are invited to attend the college’s annual kick-off barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday behind the residence hall. The event will feature a free barbecue dinner, two bands and a resource fair. For more information, call 870-4479.
Also, on Thursday, CMC will host a reception for all nontraditional students (24-and-older). The event will take place next to the book store in Willett Hall from 6:30 to 8 p.m. On-site child care is available, but a reservation is necessary. Call 870-4479 for more information.
Funds available for
The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project has funds available through the end of the year to help pay for mammograms or breast cancer treatment for women who cannot afford such services. Call 879-1632.
Routt Invasive Plant Posse holding volunteer day
A volunteer day for the Routt Invasive Plant Posse is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14. The collaborative effort among Routt County, the city of Steamboat Springs, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Colorado State Parks, The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service will survey early invasions of noxious weeds along the Yampa River and its tributaries. Plants being surveyed include tamarisk, Russian olive, meadow knapweed and purple loosestrife. Assistance is needed to help stop these species from taking root along the river.
Call Kim at 276-4626 extension 3 or e-mail email@example.com to sign up.
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