City of Steamboat crews tackle median clean-up next week |

City of Steamboat crews tackle median clean-up next week

Crews from the city of Steamboat Springs will be cleaning the landscaped medians along U.S. Highway 40 from downtown to JD Hays Way, as well as the Mount Werner Road medians and traffic circles. The spring-cleaning project will take place from Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27, weather permitting. Work will begin after 8 a.m. and end by 4 p.m. to minimize the impacts during peak drive times. Left lanes may be closed in both directions, so expect possible delays.

Routt County Search and Rescue now recruiting new members

Routt County Search and Rescue’s annual membership drive is underway, and new member applications will be accepted until May 10.

All the skills needed to be an active member of Search and Rescue will be taught in the probationary member class, which begins in June. A clear driving record, clean background check and the ability to respond to those needing assistance in the backcountry are required.

Applications may be downloaded at Contact RCSAR at for information.

Ute Indian dance performance planned in Steamboat Springs

The Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs is hosting the Youth Leadership Coalition of the Ute Indian Tribe in Fort Duchesne, Utah, who will share Ute Indian customs, pow wow dances, music and regalia in special performance and historical presentations at 5 and 6 p.m. May 3 in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium, 45 Maple St.

The all-ages event is free, but donations will be accepted for a Ute Indian native language preservation project.

“The Ute Indians were the original native inhabitants of the Yampa Valley, and the Tread of Pioneers Museum is thrilled to host these performers who will share their beautiful culture with our community,” said event organizer and Tread of Pioneers Museum Executive Director Candice Bannister in a news release.

Visit or call 970-879-2214 for more information.

Community groups invited to sign-up for county clean-up day

The annual Routt County Community Clean-Up Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Olympian Hall to pick up their vests, trash bags and clean-up assignments. From 8:30 to noon, groups will clean up various roads throughout Routt County including U.S. Highway 40, Colorado State Highway 131 and Routt County Road 129. A barbecue lunch and prize drawings will take place from noon to 1 p.m. at Olympian Hall

Individuals and groups wanting to participate in the clean-up are asked to register in advance with Heather Savalox, Routt County Department of Environmental Health, at 970-870-5588 or

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