Steamboat briefs: Butcherknife Creek bridge repair begins Monday, Aug. 31 |

Steamboat briefs: Butcherknife Creek bridge repair begins Monday, Aug. 31

Beginning Monday, the City Streets Division will begin replacing the bridge decking that crosses Butcherknife Creek in the alley from Sixth and Seventh streets between Oak and Pine streets. This work is estimated to take five days. During the project, the alley will be closed to through traffic, including pedestrians. Most resident and business parking should remain open.

“This project needs to happen soon because the decking is rusted out, and currently, there is a large hole in the center of the bridge,” said Street Superintendent David Van Winkle.

In the meantime, city crews have covered the hole with a large steel plate to protect traffic, pedestrians and animals.

For more information, call Winkle at 970-879-1807.

14th annual North Routt BBQ to take place Saturday, Aug. 29

The 14th annual North Routt BBQ will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse. Activities will include wagon rides, games, food, live music, silent auction, dunk tank, cow plop bingo and more. Bingo squares for $10 are being sold at the Clark Store for the chance to win a $250 cash prize. Barbecue tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for kids 3 to 11 and free for kids 2 and younger. All proceeds from the event benefit North Routt Community Charter School. Call Stephanie at 970-871-9459 for more information. 

Yampa Valley Medical Associates, P.C. recognized

Yampa Valley Medical Associates has been certified as an Enhanced Primary Care Medical Provider within the Accountable Care Collaborative program by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. This recognizes YVMA’s commitment to serving as an advanced medical home. Enhanced Primary Care Medical Providers must meet a minimum five of nine factors to qualify. Yampa Valley Medical Associates met all nine factors for Enhanced Primary Care Medical Providers. These factors include patient access, care management, behavioral health services and collaboration with the patient and their family for care. This certification is valid retroactively from 2014 through 2016.

Yampa Valley Medical Associates, P.C. is one of 73 practices in Colorado and 500 in the United States participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to use care coordination, patient access and involvement and data reporting from a medical home model to improve overall healthcare quality and delivery while reducing healthcare costs. Yampa Valley Medical Associates, P.C. is committed to providing patients and their families with superior, friendly service as a dedicated comprehensive medical home through enhanced primary care.

Run Deep Festival to come to Steamboat on Sept. 17

The Run Deep Film Festival is coming Steamboat Springs on Thursday, Sept. 17 in connection with the Run Rabbit Run 100-mile and 50-mile races. It will take place at the RRR registration tent just outside the Sheraton in the village.

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. with a speaker’s panel of special RRR 100 miler hares (or, runners in the fast wave) and moderated by the Run Rabbit Run’s race director, Fred “Roger Rabbit” Abramowitz. The films will follow.

For more information, to view the program or to buy tickets, visit Tickets will also be sold at the door.

This is a charity event, with 50 percent of profits going to RRR charities.

Call 720-514-9246 or email with questions.

Steamboat to host day trip to Black Hawk for seniors

The City of Steamboat Springs Parks and Community Services Department will host a day trip to Black Hawk/Central City for seniors (ages 55 and older) Friday, Sept. 11.

Participants will be dropped off and picked up at The Lodge Casino in Black Hawk, where they can enjoy their day or take the free bus to visit other casinos in the area. The cost is $20 and includes transportation to and from Black Hawk. All other costs, including meals, are the responsibility of the participants.

For more information and to register, visit or call the Parks and Community Services office at 970-879-4300.

Childbirth classes set for Sept. 12, 13 at library

An intense weekend of childbirth education classes is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13 in the small meeting room at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Titled “Primal Birthing (The Art of Childbirth) … Childbirth & Breastfeeding Education” the class will explore the philosophy and importance of giving birth naturally, reigniting a woman’s innate power and wisdom to do so without intervention. This class is interactive and realistic, providing both an academic and emotional preparation for birth.

The cost is $125 per couple, and the sign-up deadline is Monday, Aug. 31.

Call Tera Johnson-Swartz at 970-819-0728 or email to register.

Bible study after-school program to begin Sept. 8

The Steamboat Springs Community Bible Study After-School Kids Program (CBS-ASK) will begin Sept. 8 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 846 Oak St. Classes for kids in kindergarten to sixth grades will meet from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays for 11 weeks of Bible study. The registration fee of $25 covers lessons and snacks, and first-time students will also receive a Bible and backpack. All are welcome, and volunteers are needed. For registration forms and more information, contact Meg Tully at or 970-736-1175.

School supply drive in progress through Sept. 15

The Bank of San Juans in Oak Creek will be holding a school supply drive for South Routt School District through Sept. 15. Community members are invited to drop off school supplies for elementary, middle school and high school students between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the bank, 319 E. Main St.

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