Mulch available for free, haul away by Steamboat residents
Mulch generated through the city of Steamboat Springs’ Christmas tree recycling program is available to the public. The mulch is located to the right of the entrance to the Howelsen Ice Complex, 285 Howelsen Parkway. Participants will have to load their own vehicles, and the mulch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The city asks that only residents and homeowners participate.
LiftUp of Routt County will accept nonperishable donations
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 today, Aug. 4 and Sept. 2. Concerts take place at Howlesen Hill in Steamboat Springs.
CSU Master Gardeners host state conference Wednesday
The CSU Routt County Master Gardeners are hosting the 2018 Colorado State Master Gardener Conference Wednesday, July 25 to Friday, July 28 in Steamboat Springs. About 200 will participate in the conference, learning more about gardening, native plants, forest and tree issues, etc. to better educate the residents of Colorado in their work as CMG volunteers.
For a schedule of the conference, visit routt.extension.colostate.edu/2018cmgwelcome/schedule.
Routt to Work holds housing program for low-income residents
Rott to Work is offering a two-part program to help low-income residents achieve stability. The first part in the program, Step it Up, will be and eight-week class held Wednesdays Aug. 1 to Sept. 26 at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 846 Oak Street. The class will help participants learn more about goals, support success and network.
The second part, Move it Up, will be 10 monthly classes starting in October. The classes will build on concepts in Step it Up. Participants will gain support of coaches and resources and work towards larger personal goals.
Dinner and childcare is provided. Chamber Bucks will be given to compensate participants for their time. Program is open to referred individuals making less that 300 percent of Federal Poverty Lines. For more information to make a referral, email Beth Lavely at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit routttowork.org.
USFS seeks public input on proposed Red Vista forest project
The U.S. Forest Service and Yampa Ranger District is seeking public input on the proposed Red Vista Vegetation Management Project in Grand County. The project would improve forest health by treating timber stands on up to 3,000 acres.
The main purposes of the project would be to address effects of declined forest health and reduce risk to public safety due to dead snags. The project would promote forest regeneration, diversity, and resiliency. The project would also address safety concerns by reducing the amount of dead and dying timber stands that contribute to fuel accumulations, snag and falling tree hazards and access issues due to downed trees.
Public comments would be most helpful if received by Monday. Additionally, a field trip will be held shortly after this date. Those who would like to provide comment and/or sign up for the field trip, or have questions, contact the project lead, Mark Cahur at email@example.com or 970-870-2214.
More information about this project is available at fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54168.
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Vaccine hesitancy is not common in Routt County now, but wider vaccine availability could change that
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County Public Health Director Roberta Smith can sum up the amount of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy she is seeing right now with one word: “None.”