Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper moves to happy hour event

Steamboat Pilot & Today’s next Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. “Biking the ’Boat” will be the topic of discussion and representatives from Routt County Riders, Bike Town USA Initiative, the 2A Trails Committee and the city of Steamboat Springs will be present to discuss their latest projects and initiatives. The happy hour event will be hosted by Editor Lisa Schlichtman and Publisher Suzanne Schlicht. Beer, wine, soft drinks and light snacks will be served, and copies of the new 2015 Bike Guide will be available. The monthly event is open to the community. A tour of the building is also available.

SH 131 bridge rehabilitation work set to begin Monday

A bridge rehabilitation project on Colorado Highway 131 over the Yampa River near Phippsburg will begin Monday, according to a Colorado Department of Transportation news release.

The 500-foot work zone is located south of Routt County Road 15 near mile post 47.7. Crews from CDOT and ABCO Constracting Company, Inc., will perform deck repairs, waterproofing, joint replacement and paving.

Construction activity will occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Limited night or weekend work may be necessary. The project will require single-lane, alternating traffic through the work zone. A temporary traffic signal system will be installed and operational 24 hours, seven days a week until the work is complete.

Speed limits will be reduced, and only minor delays are expected.

This $1 million project also includes similar bridge rehabilitation work on U.S. Highway 6 over the Union Pacific Railroad in Dotsero. The work on Colorado 131 should be complete in June.

Anytime Fitness hosts five consecutive free workouts

Anytime Fitness of Steamboat Springs is hosting five consecutive free workouts Saturdays during the month of May at 10 a.m. every Saturday at Whistler Park.

The workouts will be led by certified personal trainers and are designed for people of every fitness level. They are open to all adults, not just Anytime Fitness members. The concept, inspired by grassroots efforts of a few Anytime Fitness clubs that regularly offer free outdoor boot camps, has grown into a nationwide campaign to promote physical fitness.

“We want our community to be as healthy and active as possible — and we hope that the Free Workouts Saturdays will show folks that exercise can be fun,” said Guy Coffey, owner of Anytime Fitness, Steamboat. “We hope this is the jumpstart and motivation to continue their own personal healthier lifestyle journeys.”

Anytime Fitness personal trainers Brady Worster, Becky Heath, Jim Gregoire and Jennifer Garrett will lead the workouts.

People of all ages and every fitness level are welcome to participate, and they should wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes and bring a water bottle to the sessions.

Gates for Routt County Road 80 to be closed through July

The U.S. Forest Service has closed the gates at Routt County Road 80 until July for the annual wildlife closure. For more information, call the USFS office at 970-879-0475.

Forest Service maps can be accessed by smartphone

Nearly 700 digital U.S. Forest Service maps now can be accessed via a smartphone by downloading the PDF Maps Mobile App, which is available for free from iTunes and the Android Play Store, according to a news release. 

Through the app, users can purchase and download maps and can use the maps based on their location when GPS is available. The maps also will allow users to measure distance and area, find coordinates, open a current view in Google Maps, plot place marks, add notes, enter data and add photos, according to a news release.

Child abuse report hotlines announced for Routt County

Hotlines have been created to report child abuse and neglect in Routt County. To report concerns about a child’s safety and wellbeing, call the Routt County Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 970-367-4056 or the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (844-264-5437).

Child development screenings available through Horizons

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children. If you’re a parent and are concerned about your child’s development, call Katherine Hartley at 970-871-8558. The screenings can answer questions such as “Should he be walking by now?” “How many words should she be saying?” and “Is her hearing and vision what it should be?”

¿Tiene usted preguntas como estas con respecto al desarrollo de su nina/o? ¿Deberia estar caminando a esta edad? ¿Cuantas palabras deberia mi nino/a estar diciendo? ¿Es su vision y audicion normal? Podemos contestar sus preguntas con un chequeo gratuito. Llame a Natosha al 970-756-5014.

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