SSMS students get free admission to Old Town Hot Springs Tuesday, Aug. 21 |

SSMS students get free admission to Old Town Hot Springs Tuesday, Aug. 21

All Routt County grade school students get free admission and unlimited water slide rides at Old Town Hot Springs Tuesday, Aug. 21. Since there’s no school Tuesday, Aug. 21 for Steamboat Springs Middle School students, they also can enjoy the pool for free.

Hot dogs and lemonade will be served at noon. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent, relative or person assuming legal responsibility for the child. Those who decide to ride the slide must be 44 inches tall and a strong swimmer.

Parks commission set to discuss off-leash trails Wednesday

The trial period for allowing off-leash dogs on four Steamboat Springs trails — Blackmere, Butcherknife, Lower Spring Creek and Whistler — will be evaluated by members of the Parks and Recreation Commission on Wednesday. The commission is expected to vote on a recommendation about off-leash areas that it will present to the City Council for consideration. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St., and the off-leash trails discussion is listed as the second item on the commission’s agenda.

Tickets now available for annual Sustainable Garden Tour by YVSC

Gardeners, local food enthusiasts, tinkerers and community members are invited to Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s annual Sustainable Garden Tour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at Innovative Ag Colorado. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students 13 and older. Children 12 and younger are free.

The behind-the-scenes tour will showcase Innovative Ag’s greenhouse where the company grows microgreens and edible flowers. Participants will learn about the growing and harvesting process and where to get a taste of Innovative Ag’s products in local restaurants. The second half of the tour will uncover the complicated and controlled environment needed to grow mushrooms.

After the tour, participants will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase a do-it-yourself microgreen take-home kit or a mushroom kit.

Visit to purchase tickets. Space is limited.

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