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Steamboat briefs: City outlines traffic impacts of weekly construction projects

The city of Steamboat Springs has released its list of weekly construction projects.
Rollingstone Drive between Anglers Drive and Pine Grove Road will be closed to through traffic from Wednesday, Sept. 20 to Wednesday, Sept. 27 while a water meter vault and a new 10-inch water main are installed along the road. This section of road will reopen to two-lane traffic during the evening and weekends.
The Oak Street improvement project also continues. Oak Street between 11th and 12th streets remains closed while a new storm sewer, curb and gutter and sidewalks are installed. The closure will remain in effect for one month.
Planned work on Yampa Street this week includes installation of new sidewalks and curb and gutter near the 10th and Yampa streets intersection. The public parking lot at Ninth Street and the parking lot next to Backdoor Sports will be closed this week, as well.
Other projects include the following.
■ Access to the Hampton Inn on Lincoln Avenue remains limited to the northern approach, and roadway closures remain extended to Trafalgar Drive due to work on the new Emerald Park access and railroad crossing. This week, crews will be doing curb and gutter prep, asphalt removal and preparation for the new roadway approach.
■ The Stone Lane pedestrian bridge on the Walton reek Trail remains closed for a bridge refurbishment project that includes re-decking and painting the entire structure. The project is expected to last through Oct. 12.
■ Colorado Department of Transportation crews continue to work on improvements to the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Elk River Road. Traffic speeds through the zone remain at 25 miles per hour.
■ Steamboat Springs Transit has relocated the Fairfield Inn bus stop and the Elk River Road Road bus stop. Passengers for the Fairfield Inn stop need to use the Steamboat Hotel or Holiday Inn bus stops, instead, and the Elk River Road stop has been temporarily moved to the east.

Grant applications accepted for Sotheby's community fund

Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty collaborated with the Yampa Valley Community Foundation to create the Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty Community Fund and is now accepting applications for the fall 2017 grant funding cycle.
The Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty Community Fund was established to support Yampa Valley and Steamboat Springs nonprofit organizations through a collective funding and semi-annual granting process. Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty agents, owners and staff collectively participate in the fund, aiming to make a significant and meaningful impact.
Grant funding will be considered for any nonprofit 501c3 organization or program in Steamboat Springs or Northwest Colorado. Grant funds will remain local and support organizations that demonstrate need and make an impact in our local community and to our residents.
Applications are being accepted through Oct. 1,with funding awarded by Nov. 1. For an online application or more information, email or visit

3 seats now open on Creative District Steering Committee

Three seats are open on the Steamboat Springs Creative District Steering Committee, which provides advice and assistance to the Steamboat Springs Arts Council on issues and planning in matters of significance to our rural arts community.
The committee meets monthly and works in an advisory capacity and also is involved in task-oriented projects throughout the year. Terms are two to three years and are renewable.
Open seats include: a representative from the tourism industry; an at-large member; and a creative artisan or representative from an arts and culture organization. Interested individuals are asked to send a cover letter and resume to for consideration. The deadline to submit applications is today. Applications will be reviewed Wednesday for a November start date.

Library presents science talk about aspens, change in West

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Yampatika and the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest will present a free talk "How's your aspen?" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 in Library Hall. As fall approaches, learn about the unique biology, values and challenges that face aspen forests in the Rocky Mountains. Ecologist and aspen expert Kelsey Correia presents a talk about quaking aspen in the West.
As a Colorado native, Correia has a strong passion to learn and care for the outdoors. Correia earned a bachelor's in rangeland ecology, focusing on restoration ecology, and a master's in forest science from Colorado State University. She has spent the past three years researching aspen forests in Northwest Colorado, assisted in research to restore native plant communities across the West and taught about natural resource management in both the classroom and the field.
Visit for more information.

Business, entrepreneur event coming to CMC on Wednesday

The Colorado Entrepreneur Success Tour is coming to Steamboat Springs on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The event is geared toward entrepreneurs and small business owners hoping to start or grow a business in the Yampa Valley.
Colorado Lending Source, a nonprofit small business lender and entrepreneur education organization, is partnering with Colorado Mountain College to host the event, which will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs.
Colorado Lending Source Executive Director Mike O'Donnell will share his insights on what it takes to be successful at various stages of small business ownership by covering topics such as small business financing, business plan writing and mentorship. Senior Entrepreneurship Officer Adam Melnick will discuss the eight steps associated with thinking more entrepreneurially, and the final session of the series will be a resource panel featuring Accion, Colorado Lending Source, Colorado Mountain College/Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center and the United States Department of Agriculture.
For more information, contact Kate Truesdale, marketing communications associate at Colorado Lending Source, at

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