Morningside opens Friday, Sundown area next at Steamboat Ski Area |

Morningside opens Friday, Sundown area next at Steamboat Ski Area

Morningside at Steamboat Ski Area opens Friday, Dec. 22 with eight new trails, including Alarm Clock, Bail Out, Cowboy Coffee, upper Crowtrack, Frying Pan, Over Easy, Rooster and Snooze Bar.

On Wednesday, Lil’ Rodeo Terrain Park and Mini Mavs as well as Skeeter’s, Big Foot and the lower portions of Big Meadow and Crowtrack trails opened.

Crews will now focus on opening lifts and trails in the Sundown area, including Elkhead and Sundown lifts with High Noon, One O’Clock, Two O’Clock and Rolex first. The operations team is hoping to open this terrain by Christmas and will continue to open more terrain as weather conditions allow.

As of Friday, the ski area has 592 acres of terrain open with 54 trails and nine lifts operating.

Participants invited to join Yampa Valley Singers for season

Yampa Valley Singers will begin weekly rehearsals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Steamboat Springs. All singers are invited to join this community chorus, directed by Christel Houston, as the group prepares for ”Journey Home” concerts on April 13 and 14, 2018. Bass and tenor singers are especially needed.  Contact Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641 for more information or to register.

The Foundry offers holiday acupuncture treatment Thursday

The Foundry is offering free acudetox from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Brainwash, 1915 Alpine Plaza. Possible benefits of ear acupuncture include general feeling of wellbeing, improved sleep, sense of relaxation and decreased cravings for addictive substances. For more information, email

Ring in the new, recycle the old; use these tips to go green

With the holidays in full swing, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council encourages community members to take advantage of local recycling options and the organization’s tips to reduce waste.

For holiday feasts, an online portion estimator will help determine how much food to cook. If there are leftovers, eat them the next day or put them in the freezer.

Since most wrapping paper is not recyclable, wrap gifts in newspaper or reusable materials. Christmas trees can be recycled at the Howelsen Ice Arena from Dec. 31 to Jan. 31, 2018, and old holiday lights can be recycled at Ace Hardware. The holidays are a common time for people to get new electronics, and recycling old electronics is the law in Colorado.

In partnership with Blue Star Recyclers in Denver, Aces High is now accepting electronics and some batteries for recycling at their location on the west side of town for a fee. Old cell phones can always be recycled for free at YVSC’s office at 141 Ninth St. For more information on recycling locally and YVSC’s tips for greening your holidays, visit

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