Steamboat briefs: Click It or Ticket campaign set to begin on Monday |

Steamboat briefs: Click It or Ticket campaign set to begin on Monday

Steamboat Springs Police Department officers this week will be on the lookout for drivers who are not buckled up.

The statewide rural enforcement Click It or Ticket campaign begins Monday and runs through Sunday.

Steamboat Police Sgt. Rich Brown said the department has received grant money from the state that will pay for 28 hours of officer overtime.

In addition to seat belt and car seat violations, officers will be enforcing rules for juvenile drivers who have restrictions on their licenses. Those restrictions can include a curfews and a maximum number of passengers in the car.

Coffee and a Newspaper has new time this month

Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 at the Steamboat Pilot & Today office, 1901 Curve Plaza. The time has changed from its usual 7:30 to 9 a.m. time slot. The event is open to the community, and people are invited to bring their lunch and learn more about their local newspaper. The newspaper will supply beverages.

This month, city of Steamboat Springs Planning Director Tyler Gibbs will present information about the city’s downtown improvement plan. Those who would like to have the newspaper order a box lunch for them should contact Editor Lisa Schlichtman at by 5 p.m. today. Schlichtman, Publisher Suzanne Schlicht and new Assistant Editor Jim Patterson will attend, and tours of the newspaper are available.

Library Author Series Craig Johnson talk canceled

Bud Werner Memorial Library regrets to announce that Thursday’s Library Author Series talk with author Craig Johnson has been canceled. Johnson is unable to travel to Steamboat Springs due to a serious illness in his family. The library plans to reschedule his visit in the coming months.

Casey’s Pond to host dinner, ‘Understanding Dementia’

Routt County Council on Aging and Casey’s Pond will sponsor a free “Understanding Dementia” seminar and dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. Guest speakers will include: Dr. Brian Harrington, Yampa Valley Medical Associates and medical director at Casey’s Pond Senior Living; Barbara Bronner, geriatric social worker; and April Sigmon, with Routt County Council on Aging. Dinner will be provided, and educational resources will be available. To make a reservation, call Casey’s Pond at 970-879-8855.

Rabbit Ears Pass trail users warned of sign, pole removal

U.S. Forest Service staff from the Routt National Forest began removing the marker poles for skier/snowshoe trails on Rabbit Ears Pass this past week.

Trail users should be aware of their location at all times since some temporary signage will no longer be in place. Recreationists should also use caution at creek crossings and in wet areas. 

Removal of the temporary signage is an annual task for the forest service. This year it is happening earlier than normal due to warm weather and subsequent snowmelt. The marker poles need to be pulled by staff before portions of the trails become inaccessible to over-the-snow travel.

This does not mean that area boundaries are no longer applicable. The boundary between the Rabbit Ears multi-use and non-motorized areas is still in place, and while trails are not marked, snowmobiles are still prohibited in the non-motorized area.

The forest service has issued 30 violation notices this winter to snowmobilers for being in the non-motorized area on Rabbit Ears Pass, off trail in the Buffalo Pass permit area or in the Zirkel Wilderness. 

All winter recreationists need to be aware of conditions and changing weather. With the warm weather trends, the entire snowpack is melting, causing changes in snow conditions and cover. Creeks are opening up and getting more difficult and/or dangerous to cross.

Yogananda documentary screens Friday at the library

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free screening of “Awake: The Life of Yogananda” at 7 p.m. Friday in Library Hall. The new documentary film by by Oscar-nominee Paola di Florio and Sundance winner Lisa Leeman is about Hindu mystic Paramahansa Yogananda, who brought yoga and meditation to the West in 1920 and authored the 1946 spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which became the go-to book for seekers from George Harrison to Steve Jobs. Filmed over three years in 30 countries, and using archival material from the life of Yogananda, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, East and West, and the life of a teacher who made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience. Visit for more information.

Steamboat Art Museum to offer docent-led tours

The Steamboat Art Museum will be conducting docent-led tours about the two exhibits currently featured in the museum: Mark Thompson Retrospective and Exquisite Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist.  

The tours will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 970-870-1755.

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