Steamboat briefs: Assessor, treasurer’s web pages down for maintenance |

Steamboat briefs: Assessor, treasurer’s web pages down for maintenance

— The Routt County Assessor’s Office and Treasurer’s Office web pages will not be available from 11:30 a.m. Aug. 26 through Aug. 28 while a database conversion is conducted. The pages should be up and running Aug. 29. To reach the assessor, call 970-870-5544; to reach the treasurer call 970-870-5555.

Update meeting scheduled for construction project

A biweekly public information meeting regarding the Aprés Ski Way/Village Drive intersection project will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 25 at One Steamboat Place in the Sundowner Room.

Check in with the valet team for complimentary parking and directions to the meeting room.

Congressional candidate to participate in roundtable

Gail Schwartz, candidate for Congress in the 3rd Congressional District, will be in Steamboat Springs at noon today to meet with young professionals from the area in the Sarvis Creek Room on the third floor of the historic downtown courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave. The YPN event will include a roundtable discussion among Schwartz and young professional community leaders to discuss issues and priorities that matter to them.

Book experience registration ends today at area museum

The Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs will host a group book discussion, archives viewing and historic site tour for the book, “Shepherdess of Elk River Valley,” by Margaret Duncan Brown. After reading the book, interested individuals are invited to participate in a facilitated group discussion from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at the museum. On Sept. 8, the museum staff will open the museum archives and provide additional historical information to enrich the story. Then, on Sept. 8, participants will take a private tour of the author’s historic home at the Brown Ranch in Clark, which will be led by the author’s great-great-niece. The cost for the entire three-part series is $25, and participants receive 10 percent off purchases of the book from the museum store. Sign up and payment is required by today with Katie at 970-879-2214 or

Community Bible Study set to begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 25

A women’s Community Bible Study will begin Aug. 25. Sessions will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at host church, Concordia Lutheran Church.

The study is for all women in the community, regardless of age or denomination. Child care and an active, educational children’s program is provided for babies to 5-year-olds, as well as homeschoolers with their moms.

Call Susie Rinn at 970-879-2045 or Marcia Spitellie at 970-846-2865 for more information. Register now at

Crane viewing shuttle registration remains open

Register for guided crane viewing shuttles during the Yampa Valley Crane Festival, Sept. 8 to 11. These shuttles allow people to get out in the field with a crane expert and enjoy a first-hand experience of these iconic birds, as they feed, call, dance and cavort. A few spaces still remain on both morning and evening crane viewing shuttles. For more information and to register, go to

Building code change summaries posted online

Construction professionals working in Routt County are encouraged to visit to review significant change summary documents in preparation for the county’s upgrade to 2015 building codes, which is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2017. Input and questions should be submitted to Routt County Building Official Ben Grush at

Interested construction professionals are invited to attend the next free, local workshop in a series of classes to help prepare for code upgrades. “How to Meet Ventilation Requirements for 2015 Building Codes” is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 8. Visit and click on the calendar link for more information or to RSVP.

Yampa Valley Crane Festival registration underway

Registration for the 2016 Yampa Valley Crane Festival, Sept. 8 to 11, is underway. Most festival events are free and do not require registration.

Some activities with limited space do require advance registration and a nominal registration fee. These events include guided crane viewing shuttles and bird walks; a crane-friendly working ranch tour; wine, cheese and crane art gallery show; nature writing workshop; wildlife photography workshop; and purchase of a barbecue dinner at the Carpenter Ranch picnic.

Kids events requiring registration include a family activities night at a Hayden ranch; crane puppet and storytelling workshop with Heather Henson; and owl pellet workshops. Visit for a festival schedule and registration information.

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