South Routt Medical Center hosts special candidates event |

South Routt Medical Center hosts special candidates event

South Routt Medical Center in Oak Creek is hosting a meet and greet with the candidates who will be running for the center’s board of directors at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the medical center, 300 E. Main St. Four candidates, including Connie Boudreaux, Mark Sandvik, Rosemarie Smith and Charles “Chuck” Wisecup, are running for three open board seats in the May 8 election. South Routt Medical Center is a Title 32 special district and is required to hold board elections every two years when there is a vacancy. Only registered voters in the medical center’s district are eligible to vote.

Steamboat Springs’ planning director to retire in September

Planning and Community Development Director Tyler Gibbs has announced his plans to retire from the city of Steamboat Springs around Labor Day after eight years on the job.

With the announcement, day-to-day management of development review activities moves to principal planner Rebecca Bessey, while Gibbs will focus his efforts on completing the downtown area plan and sign code update, providing recommendations to facilitate affordable housing options and collaborating on regulatory improvements within the community development code. Bessey will assume the full-time role of planning and community development director in early September following Gibbs’ departure.

Gibbs joined the city of Steamboat Springs in September 2010 after 18 years with the city and county of Denver where he held the position of planning and implementation manager including serving as the urban design director. Prior to his position with the city of Denver, he was a founder and principal with the firm City Design, a multi-disciplinary architecture and urban design firm specializing in urban mixed-use and retail design projects in San Diego, California.

During his tenure in Steamboat Springs, Gibbs oversaw hundreds of developments, from small to large, including significant projects like Riverview, West Steamboat Neighborhoods and Urban Street.

United Way’s Day of Caring in Routt County slated for 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 May 16.

Guide, author to speak at fly fishers meeting Wednesday

Carl “Boomer” Stoutt, a fly-fishing guide and author who has been in the fly-fishing industry for more than 34 years, will be speaking at the Yampa Valley Fly Fishers meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Rex’s American Bar and Grill, 3190 S. Lincoln Ave. in Steamboat Springs

Stoutt is currently a royalty tier for Umpqua Flies. The patterns he developed are some of the Green River standards. In the offseason, Stoutt travels around the country as a guest speaker doing presentations about the Green River. His latest project was to write the chapter on the Green River for Terry and Wendy Gunn’s book “50 Best Tailwaters to Flyfish.”

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Yampa Valley Singers present ‘The Journey Home’  April 13, 14

The Yampa Valley Singers will present two performances of “The Journey Home” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13 and 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church at Eighth and Oak streets. Music will include “Nine Hundred Miles”, “Homeward Bound”, “Lonesome Traveler,” “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To” and more.  A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $10 and available from singers and at All That.

LiftUp Routt County accepting applications for scholarship

LiftUp of Routt County is now accepting applications for the Hope for the Future Scholarship. Those eligible to apply include graduating high school seniors, students currently enrolled in college, trade or vocational school and adults interested in increasing their self-sufficiency by enrolling in college, trade or vocational school. Scholarship applications can be downloaded from and must be submitted by Saturday,April 15.

Groups invited to sign-up for county clean-up day in May

The annual Routt County Community Clean-Up Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Olympian Hall to pick up their vests, trash bags and clean-up assignments. From 8:30 to noon, groups will clean up various roads throughout Routt County including U.S. Highway 40, Colorado State Highway 131 and Routt County Road 129. A barbecue lunch and prize drawings will take place from noon to 1 p.m. at Olympian Hall

Individuals and groups wanting to participate in the clean-up are asked to register in advance with Heather Savalox, Routt County Department of Environmental Health, at 970-870-5588 or

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