Fish Creek Falls Recreation Area slated to be closed Wednesday |

Fish Creek Falls Recreation Area slated to be closed Wednesday

Fish Creek Falls Recreation Area will be closed from 7 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 16 for hazard tree removal and other spring maintenance.

The closure is necessary, so that staff from the Hahns Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District can cut trees along the road, parking lot, in the picnic area and along the trail. Both the picnic area and trailhead will be closed, and the public should avoid using the area entirely.

The area could potentially be closed on Thursday, May 17 during the same morning time period if the work is not completed on Wednesday.

Closure of the area is a short-term inconvenience that is necessary for long-term public safety, and the U.S. Forest Service appreciates the patience of anyone affected by the work. It is anticipated that the area, a popular destination of the Routt National Forest, will reopen in time for the weekend.

Yampa Valley construction trades group to host open house social

The Yampa Valley Construction Trades Association is hosting a social from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at Carl’s Tavern, 700 Yampa St. in downtown Steamboat Springs. Anyone who is involved in construction, including contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, utility companies, banks, realtors and trade partners, are encouraged to attend.

There will be a main meeting to provide information about the association at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of the event is to encourage membership and participation.

Routt County’s 21st annual Day of Caring to be observed May 23

Routt County United Way’s 21st annual Day of Caring will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on May 23. The community event connects local volunteers to projects across Routt County, which are requested by local nonprofits, individuals and government entities. Requests for projects and volunteer sign-ups can be emailed to or submitted through by Wednesday, May 16.

YVSC invites community to join Public Lands Day Celebration

Residents and visitors of all ages are invited to an informal networking event at Mountain Tap Brewery at 5 p.m. Friday, May 18 in celebration of Colorado Public Lands. Mountain Tap has brewed a special beer for the occasion called “Get Out!” The Belgian farmhouse-style saison made with Colorado-grown malted barley and wheat will be on tap for Colorado Public Lands Day and all summer long while supplies last.

At 5:30 p.m., Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Executive Director Sarah Jones will speak about the connection between public lands and climate change and give an update on climate action locally. County Commissioner Tim Corrigan will also speak about the importance of public lands in Routt County.

Dylan Roberts, state representative for House District 26 in Routt and Eagle counties and Steamboat Springs native, will also attend the celebration to provide an update on climate action at the state level.

Visit for more information about Public Lands Day in Colorado.

Students still eligible to apply for JA Business Week scholarship

Hundreds of Colorado high school students will participate in JA Business Week, a one-week summer program that culminates in an exciting “Shark Tank”-style competition, and full-ride scholarships are still available for a few Routt County students.

JA Business Week, sponsored by Junior Achievement, offers firsthand experience developing marketing and business concepts. Participants will explore leadership concepts and build while learning about marketing, business ethics and budgeting. Students will also explore leadership concepts and build confidence alongside the most dynamic and accomplished business leaders in Colorado.

The program is open to students in ninth through 12th grade, and this year, it will be held from June 10 to 15 on the campus of Johnson & Wales University in Denver.

To be considered for a scholarship, students must register at before Friday, May 18.

For more information, contact Sally Messinger, mountain district manager for Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc., at or 720-299-4646.

Local student named Optimist Teen of Month

Shay Adamo was selected as the Optimist Club of Steamboat Springs’ Teen of the Month. The Steamboat Springs High School senior has a 3.96 grade point average and is active in school and community activites. He is a four-year member of the high school drama troupe and competed at nationals in duet acting. He also was selected for the regional select choir and Colorado Choral Directors Honor Choir this year.

Adamo also was a member of the football, cross country and track and field teams and participated in Knowledge Bowl, Science Olympiad and speech and debate. He performed in the annual Dance Showcase and served as the producer his senior year.

“I want to do many things in my future, but my biggest goal is to give back to the community that I will someday live in by being the best teacher possible,” Adamo wrote in his application.

He plans to major in math education in college and minor in musical theater. He also hopes to join the Peace Corps after college.

The Optimist Club’s Teen of the Month program and scholarship are sponsored by the Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foundation.

Seniors invited to lunch, games at The Haven

Seniors in the community are invited to enjoy lunch and activities May 18 and May 25 at The Haven Assisted Living Facility in Hayden. Lunch starts at noon, and a game will follow at 1 p.m. The activity on May 18 will be bingo. A group crossword puzzle will be the activity on May 25. The program is free, but donations will be accepted. It is hosted by The Haven Assisted Living Facility and the Routt County Council on Aging. To sign up, call 970-875-1891.

Choral society performs Pink Floyd on May 27

Yampa Valley Choral Society will present “Obscuri Lateris Illuminati – The Dark Side Illuminated,” a requiem mass from the Dark Side of the Moon, at 3 and 7 p.m. May 27 at the Steamboat Christian Center, 821 Dougherty Road. The performances will combine Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” in a musical dialogue with the wisdom of the Holy Scripture. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at

Pet rabies vaccination required in Steamboat

When reclaiming lost or found pets from the animal shelter, a proof of rabies vaccination is required by the city of Steamboat Springs for public safety. If owners are unable to provide proof of vaccination, animals must be held at the shelter until the following conditions are met.

  • A rabies certificate is located, providing proof that the rabies vaccine is current;
  • A veterinarian can verify the date the rabies vaccine was given and that it is current; or,
  • The animal is scheduled for immediate vaccination and receives a rabies vaccine by a local veterinarian.

Following is a list of tips to make sure reclaiming your pet is a quick process.

  • Be sure to check with your vet on your pet’s vaccination status, and keep animals up-to-date on their vaccines.
  • Keep pet rabies certificates in an easy-to-find location.
  • License your pet with the Routt County Humane Society or at your local Steamboat Springs veterinary clinic.
  • Microchip your pet, and keep tags on them with current contact information.

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