Steamboat briefs: Board members sought for trail maintenance fund |

Steamboat briefs: Board members sought for trail maintenance fund

The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund is seeking two community volunteers to serve on its board, which determines trail maintenance priority and projects based on need, annually. The deadline for applications is Monday, Oct. 10.

The purpose of the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund is to provide a permanent endowment to support specific non-motorized trail and trailhead maintenance projects on public lands within the current geographical boundaries of Routt and Moffat counties.

Visit for more information and an application.

Final Yampa farmers market at River Park set for Sunday

Friends of Gateway Yampa and the South Routt Economic Development Council will present a celebration of the Yampa Valley at River Park in Yampa with a farmers market Sunday. The market will feature the local musical talents of Wayne Wagner and Chris Pearson and Steamboat’s Buffalo Commons, along with Colorado produce and artisans, who will be selling their homemade wares. Children’s activities will also be offered. This will be the last farmers market of the season.

Dancers invited to dance theatre auditions Sunday

Steamboat Dance Theatre will hold auditions for its 2017 Community Concert Sunday at the Depot Arts Center, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Men and women 18 and older are encouraged to audition for the performance. Email, call 970-367-7807 or visit for more information.

10th annual Memorial Fun Shoot slated for Sunday

The 10th annual Memorial Fun Shoot, which raises funds for the Lorna Farrow Memorial Fund, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Routt County Rifle Club, which is located on U.S. Highway 40 two miles west of its intersection with Routt County Road 129. The shoot will include instructional games that introduce many of the shooting sports including .22 rifle, pistol, archery, shotgun, air pistol and muzzle loading.

The Lorna Farrow Memorial Fund supports ladies shooting sports, family firearms safety education and Routt County 4-H shooting sports. There will be a silent auction on site, with donations from local merchants. Registration takes place at the event, and family discounts are available.

Contact Deb Holmes at 970-846-0709 or Fran Holliday at 970-819-9547 for more information. No personal firearms or pets will be allowed at the shoot.

YVSC offers opportunity to recycle old electronics

Old, unwanted electronics can be recycled safely at collection boxes in the offices at Steamboat middle and high schools or the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council office at 141 Ninth St.

Items dropped off at those locations must be the size of a laptop or smaller and should not include towers, screens or keyboards. Items that can be recycled include old cellphones, smartphones, cellphone batteries and chargers, iPods, MP3 players, digital cameras, tablets, aircards and Bluetooth, ink and toner cartridges, laptops, GPS devices and headphones. An additional free cellphone collection box is located downtown in the Wells Fargo bank lobby.

Any funding returned through the certified recyclers who receive these items benefits the Routt County Sustainable Schools program.

Larger electronics, such as computers, televisions and VCRs, can be recycled locally and legally for a small fee to consumers through such businesses as Waste Management or G&S Mountain Recyclers in north Steamboat. Complete recycling location information is available in both English and Spanish at

Grief support group held in Hayden twice per month

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a grief education and support group from 4 to 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at The Haven Community Center in Hayden, 300 S. Shelton Lane. The group is open to anyone coping with the loss of a friend or a loved one. Call 970-846-8319 for more information or to RSVP.

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