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LiftUp of Routt County accepts donations during concert series

LifeUp of Routt County will be accepting nonperishable food items as well as monetary donations for the food banks at the Steamboat Free Summer Concert Series events. Bring donations Saturday, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4 and Sept. 2. Concerts take place at Howlesen Hill in Steamboat Springs.

Plan for downtown topic of July Steamboat Conversations

The community is invited to participate in a discussion about the downtown plan during the July Steamboat Conversations from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at the Steamboat Art Museum, 801 Lincoln Ave. In addition to the Conversations Session, Planning and Community Development will host a morning workshop from 8 to 10 a.m. July 12 at the Steamboat Art Museum. Both sessions are free and individuals can stop by for as long as they like during either or both sessions.

During Steamboat Conversations, Planning and Community Development Director, Tyler Gibbs; Design Workshop, the city’s consultant on this project; and Lisa Schlichtman, editor of the Steamboat Pilot & Today, will welcome participants. Attendees will participate at their leisure in three key topic discussions at stations around the museum concerning the issues and opportunities with downtown.

Steamboat Conversations is hosted quarterly by Steamboat Pilot & Today, and the July edition is being held in partnership with the city of Steamboat Springs. The previous two Steamboat Conversations have addressed special events and addiction, treatment and recovery.

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Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Wild Films features ‘The Hunt’ in Library Hall on Tuesday

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “The Hunt: Nowhere to Hide,” a featured film by Ellen Husain from the 2017 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 in Library Hall. The eternal arms race between predator and prey is shaped by the habitat in which they live. More than half of the land on Earth is deserts or grasslands. Predators of these open habitats may be able to find their prey, but it works both ways — the prey can often see them coming. In a world of strategy and counter-strategy, when there’s nowhere to hide, little is left to chance. Tactics of the hunt are seen in their sharpest relief.

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Firewood permits fee decreases to $5 for area national forests

In an effort to decrease hazardous fuels and to provide additional benefit to the public, the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests have reduced the price of firewood permits in 2018 from $10 per cord to $5 per cord. 

As a result of the bark beetle epidemic, an abundance of dead wood persists in the national forests, and the removal of firewood by the public helps to mitigate the effects of wildland fire.

The price adjustment applies only to the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests while the conditions exist. When conditions improve, revisions to the price of firewood may occur.

Only dead trees are allowed to be collected for firewood purposes. For an evergreen tree to be considered dead, all needles must be red, brown or absent. When cutting, stumps must be as close to the ground as possible or no more than 12 inches off the ground.

Permits may be purchased in person at any of the ranger district offices and are available now. A minimum of four cords must be purchased, for a total of $20. Firewood is limited to 10 cords per household, per year.

A standard cord is considered to be a well-stacked 4-by-4-by-8-feet pile. All collected wood must be tagged and displayed before transportation.

For more information, contact your local Forest Service office, visit

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