CDOT hosting telephone town hall for Routt County residents
The Colorado Department of Transportation is hosting a telephone town hall at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, for residents of Routt, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, Lake, Mesa, Montrose, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Summit counties. This call will include a discussion of transportation matters in Northwest Colorado and provide a forum for people to ask questions.
Residents will be called at random through an automated system and invited to take part in the town hall. After answering the phone, the caller will be automatically connected to the meeting. Anyone who does not receive a call but still wants to participate can call 877-229-8493, PIN 112034.
CDOT also is implementing a text-to-register feature for anyone wanting to join the call from a mobile phone. To receive a call on a mobile device to join Tuesday’s call, text CDOTIM to 828282.
For more information about this telephone town hall and others being conducted around the state, visit codot.gov/programs/colorado-transportation-matters.
Sustainability Council set to host public meeting Wednesday
The public is invited to learn about local sustainability efforts at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s monthly community meeting, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 in Citizens Hall in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. in Steamboat Springs.
The purpose of the monthly community meeting is to provide updates about YVSC’s current sustainability initiatives and upcoming events, as well as those of other environmental nonprofits, individuals and local governments. Anyone who is interested in learning more about local climate action, wants to get involved or has sustainability project ideas or news to share is encouraged to attend.
Tread of Pioneers Museum seeks tour guides for children
Do you love history or working with kids? The Tread of Pioneers Museum is seeking school tour guides to lead hands-on activities and historical tours for children at the museum. Training and background check required; schedules are flexible. Call Tamra at 970-879-2214 for more information.
Integrated Community seeking tutors to help immigrant youths
Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is seeking volunteers for its adult and youth English tutoring programs.
Volunteers are trained and matched with either an immigrant student in need of academic support or a limited-English speaking community member, depending on preference.
Pairs are asked to meet for one hour per week. No foreign language experience is necessary.
Routt County United Way launches volunteer network
Routt County United Way has announced the start of its new volunteer network, Get Involved Routt County.
This innovative resource will serve as a one-stop interactive hub for both volunteers and nonprofits. Volunteers can easily access volunteer opportunities from various organizations in Routt County by going to volunteer.routtcountyunitedway.org and completing a short profile.
According to United Way officials, Get Involved Routt County is a game-changer for the community’s volunteer network, making it easier for nonprofits to fill their needs and for active residents to get involved and give back to their community.
Visit volunteer.routtcountyunitedway.org for more information.
Hayden Congregational Church distributes free food as needed
Hayden Congregational Church Food Bank distributes free food to those in need.
For more information, call the church at 970-276-3510, or stop by the church, 202 E. Jefferson.
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