Steamboat briefs: City offers update on construction projects |

Steamboat briefs: City offers update on construction projects

Construction will continue this week on street projects in the Yampa and Oak street areas.

On Yampa Street, a one-block closure to vehicular traffic remains in effect between the intersections of Sixth and Seventh streets as work proceeds.

Beginning Monday, work will be focused along the Bank of the West’s southeasterly frontage on Yampa Street and within the road closure area in front of Sake2U.

Pedestrians will be routed to the north side of the street of this block during the closure, and access to the Steamboat Realty & Lawyer’s Group building, at 635 Yampa St., will continue to be from the Seventh Street intersection side.

Workman and Ski Town Lion’s parks remain open to the public throughout construction.

Also continuing Monday, Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between the intersections at 10th and 12th streets as crews install a new concrete raised intersection. The 10th and 12th street intersections will remain open to vehicular traffic, and this closure is expected to continue through early June.

A small area in front of Double Z will also be closed during the week as crews install new curb and gutter and sidewalk in front of the restaurant. Pedestrian and bicycle access will remain open via the core trail in this area. Pedestrians will be routed from the north side to the core trail to safely navigate the work zone, and businesses will remain accessible at all times.

The Ninth Street pedestrian bridge is closed for a refurbishment project that includes re-decking and painting of the entire structure. Access to Howelsen Hill on Howelsen Parkway from downtown is via Fifth Street to Howelsen Parkway. A signed detour from the intersection of Fifth Street and Howelsen Parkway to the Ambulance/Search & Rescue Barn on Yampa Street is posted.

On Oak Street, work will be contained to Block 15, or Eighth to Ninth street south, as work continues on the Eighth and Oak street parking lot and around Oak Street Plaza.

Maintaining access to businesses is a priority. Signage and wayfinding continue to be installed during the required closures. Respect all closures and use the designated detours and parking areas.

Construction hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, if necessary.

The Diggin Downtown Hotline, at 970-871-7052, will be updated frequently during the project. Information on the overall project is available at

Sign up to receive project updates online at Click on Notify Me, and select Downtown Improvement Project updates, or send an email request to

Seminars at Steamboat seeks volunteer ushers for season

Seminars at Steamboat is seeking volunteer ushers to help with five events during the summer season. Organizers anticipate these events will fill to capacity, and volunteer ushers are essential to ensure the audience is accommodated. Volunteers are guaranteed a seat and may work one or more of the events.

Committed volunteers are needed Monday, July 10, Monday, July 24, Monday, July 31, Monday, Aug. 7 and Monday, Aug. 14

Volunteers must arrive ready to work at the Strings Pavilion no later than 4:30 p.m. on the day of the event and must be able to stay until approximately 6:45 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, email Joella West at

Seminars at Steamboat is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that brings high-profile public policy thinkers to speak in Steamboat Springs each summer. This is the organization’s 15th anniversary season.

For more information, visit

Student art competition submission deadline Monday

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton announced his office is now accepting submissions for the 2017 3rd District Congressional Art Competition. Students in ninth through 12 grades are eligible to participate. Students must submit their entries no later than Monday.

“The Congressional Art Competition gives every high school student in the 3rd District an opportunity to share their artistic abilities with the community,” Tipton said in a news release. “It’s great to see the hard work and skill that students put into their pieces of art each year, and I look forward to meeting this year’s participants and seeing the talent in our communities.”

Guidelines for the 2017 competition can be found at

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved in the nationwide competition.

Teachers, students and parents with questions can contact Brenda Felmlee, 3rd Congressional District Art Competition liaison, at 719-587-5105 or

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