Steamboat briefs: Chamber announces 2017 July Fourth Parade winners |

Steamboat briefs: Chamber announces 2017 July Fourth Parade winners

Winners from the 2017 July Fourth Parade have been announced by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. Award winners were: VFW Post #4264 and American Legion Post #44, best original theme; Steamboat Pirates wrestling, best group; Roger and Ann Marie White’s collection of moonshine stills, best commercial; and Yampa Valley Bank, best parade theme.

No parking allowed at Hot Air Balloon Rodeo event

There will be no public parking at the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo event taking place Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 at Bald Eagle Lake on U.S. Highway 40 south of Steamboat Springs. Free transportation to the site is provided from the Meadows Parking Lot on Pine Grove Road beginning at 6 a.m. both mornings. There is a suggested donation of $5 per car.

Due to the event’s convenient location on the edge of town, spectators are also encouraged to walk, ride their bikes or take a lodging shuttle. Handicap parking will be available at the event site. There are no dogs and no smoking allowed at the event due to balloon hazards. For the evening Balloon Glow, parking is available at the Mountain Village.

Steamboat student graduates from Lehigh University

Logan Banning of Steamboat Springs graduated with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degree from Lehigh University this spring. Banning was one of 1,071 students to receive their bachelor degrees during commencement ceremonies May 22.

Steamboat arts Council seeks Art in the Park volunteers

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is looking for volunteers to help with the organization’s 43rd annual Art in the Park event, Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9. People of all ages are needed to help with different tasks. Volunteers are encouraged to work four-hour shifts. Contact Barb King at or 970-879-9001 for more information.

Steamboat student graduates from Colorado Mesa

Stephanie Moos of Steamboat Springs graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction on May 13. She lives in Loveland and is currently interning at The Matthews House in Fort Collins.

Local family-friendly volunteer opportunity available

The state’s largest outdoor stewardship organization, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, will be hosting a family-friendly outdoor volunteer project on Aug. 5 and 6 in the Buffalo Pass area just outside of Steamboat Springs.

Funded by the city of Steamboat Springs, Colorado Lottery, Alpine Bank, the U.S. Forest Service and the Mike O’Brien Memorial Fund, the project will utilize up to 80 volunteers to build the Dry Lake Trail, which will open up new access to recreational opportunities for mountain bikers and hikers.

While volunteers age 12 and older work on the trail, youth age 6 to 12 will enjoy fun, free and educational outdoor activities provided by Yampatika, a local nonprofit dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship through education. At the end of the day, volunteers and families will come back together to camp under the stars and enjoy a dinner provided by VOC.

Space is limited for the youth component of the project. To register for the Dry Lake Trail Construction and Family Camping project, visit

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