Routt County Road 14 set to be closed temporarily Wednesday
Routt County Road 14 will be temporarily closed from 0.2 miles north of C.R. 22 due to culvert replacement effective Wednesday, May 30. All motor vehicle traffic will be restricted. The closure will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Most Routt National Forest campgrounds open for weekend
Most developed campgrounds on the Routt National Forest in Northwest Colorado will be open to visitors for Memorial Day weekend. Available services, such as potable water at campgrounds and road conditions, vary widely, so users are advised to check with local Ranger District offices prior to traveling.
Following are developed campgrounds that will be open this weekend: Flat Tops Wilderness Area, Bear Lake, Chapman Reservoir, Cold Springs, Horseshoe, Sheriff Reservoir and Vaughan Lake; Gore Range area; Blacktail Creek, Lynx Pass; Mount Zirkel/Parks Range area; Big Creek Lakes, Teal Lake; North Routt County area; Hinman Park, Seedhouse; Steamboat Springs area; Dry Lake; Troublesome/Gould area; and Aspen, Pines.
Dispersed camping is allowed on most of the Routt National Forest; however, campers may not occupy a site in a closed campground or dispersed camp within a quarter mile of developed campgrounds.
For more Routt National Forest recreation information, visit fs.usda.gov/mbr or contact the Hahns Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District, 925 Weiss Drive, Steamboat Springs, 970-870-2299.
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps sets date for 25th anniversary
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps will host a 25-year celebration, “A Tour Through Time,” from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the RMYC campus, 991 Captain Jack Drive in Steamboat Springs. The free, family-friendly fun event will take people on a tour through time over the RMYC’s past 25 years. There will be live music, a pig roast, bonfire, yard games, tons of door prizes and a recognition ceremony celebrating RMYC’s Top Champions over the years. For event updates, visit rockymountainyouthcorps.org.
Sotheby’s Community Fund grants $8,700 to local groups
Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty awarded $8,700 to 10 local nonprofit organizations through its Community Fund during the most recent spring grant cycle.
Grant funding for spring 2018 was awarded to the following.
■ Steamboat Springs Arts Council — Young at Art Creativity Camps scholarship program
■ Friends of Wilderness — Continental Divide Trail repair project with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
■ Girls on the Run of Northwest Colorado — 2018 GOTR scholarship program
■ Historic Routt County — Crossan’s Market in Yampa rehabilitation project
■ Integrated Community — Summer ACE Club program
■ Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide — ASIST training, QPR training, It Takes Courage campaign and free counseling program
■ Rocky Mountain Youth Corps — Yampa Valley Science School scholarship program
■ Routt County Council on Aging — 2018 summer activities program
■ Yampa Valley Sustainability Council — ReTree Steamboat youth education and stewardship program
■ Yampatika — 2018 summer day camp scholarship program
Since its inception, the SSIR Community Fund has contributed almost $18,000 to 14 non-profits in Routt County. The SSIR Community Fund was established in 2017 through the Yampa Valley Community Foundation as a way for SSIR brokers and staff to collectively contribute and make a meaningful impact in organizations within the Steamboat and Routt County communities.
The next grant cycle will be fall 2018, with applications due by Sept. 30. Visit steamboatsir.com/ssircommunityfund for more information.
Local woman earns national certification
Mary Beth (MB) Magalis Arce of Steamboat Springs earned the certified strength and conditioning specialist credential after six months of independent study. Arce coaches and trains at Peak Fitness, Old Town Hot Springs, Colorado Mountain College and other private facilities.
Routt County United Way launches network
Routt County United Way has announced the start of its new volunteer network, Get Involved Routt County.
This innovative resource will serve as a one-stop interactive hub for both volunteers and nonprofits. Volunteers can easily access volunteer opportunities from various organizations in Routt County by visiting volunteer.routtcountyunitedway.org.
According to United Way officials, Get Involved Routt County is a game-changer for the community’s volunteer network, making it easier for nonprofits to fill their needs and for active citizens to get involved and give back to their community.
Visit volunteer.routtcountyunitedway.org for more information.
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