Steamboat briefs: Construction updates offered on Yampa, Oak street projects |

Steamboat briefs: Construction updates offered on Yampa, Oak street projects

Work is set to continue this week on construction projects in the Yampa and Oak street areas.

On Yampa Street, the one-block closure between Sixth and Seventh streets will continue this week. Both intersections will remain open to vehicular traffic, and the block is expected to reopen to vehicular traffic late in the week.

Also continuing this week, Yampa Street will remain closed to vehicular traffic between the intersections at 10th and 12th streets as crews continue work to install a new concrete raised intersection at 11th Street. The 10th and 12th street intersections will remain open to vehicular traffic. This closure is expected to last until early June.

On Oak Street, work this week will focus on the following areas.

■ The Eighth and Oak street parking lot is to be milled, overlaid with asphalt and restriped, and trees will be installed on the entire block. 

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■ Construction on the south side of Seventh and Eighth streets will continue with the installation of concrete sidewalk, resetting existing paver sidewalk and the installation of curb and gutter.

■ Handicapped ramps with stamped, colored concrete will be installed on the northwest corner of Seventh and Oak streets.

■ Prep work will begin for the installation of sidewalk, curb and gutters on the north side of Seventh and Eighth streets.

Those interested in staying up to date on the U.S. Highway 40 Steamboat West project and work schedule can find information on the project website at The project public information line is 970-819-3558

All business will remain open during construction. Signage and wayfinding will continue to be installed during the required closures. Construction hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, if necessary.

Information about the overall project is available at

Sign up to receive project updates at or send an email request to

Tread of Pioneers to host Ute Indian presentation

Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs is hosting the Nah-na-mah Culture Club of the Uintah River High School in Fort Duchesne, Utah, for an event that will share Ute Indian customs, pow wow dances, music and regalia in a special performance and historical presentation at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave.

"The Ute Indians were the original native inhabitants of the Yampa Valley of Steamboat Springs, and the Tread of Pioneers Museum is thrilled host these performers, who will share their beautiful culture," sais Tread of Pioneers Museum Executive Director Candice Bannister in a news release.

Visit or call 970-879-2214.

United Way to celebrate 20th annual Day of Caring

Routt County United Way will host its 20th annual Day of Caring on Wednesday, May 24, in an effort to bring together the community for one day of impact in Routt County.

Each year, hundreds of volunteers help at more than 30 project sites across the county, with tasks ranging from cleaning, repairs, painting and more. This Day goes a step further than a standard spring clean- up day, as projects serve the elderly, nonprofits and those who cannot perform much-needed jobs themselves. 

Last year's projects included yard maintenance at The Haven Assisted Living Facility, painting and cleanup at The Boys & Girls Club and helping a senior in Oak Creek with yard work.

This year's event will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at noon, followed by lunch and awards. at Bud Werner Memorial Library. 

To sign up to volunteer or request a project, visit

Deadline for signups is Monday.

The event is sponsored by Mountain Mattress & Furniture, and Ski Town Lions Club will provide lunch.

Deadline for spring 2017 grant cycle applications Monday

The Petis Law Community Impact Foundation is accepting grant applications for its 2017 spring grant cycle. The foundation is a not-for-profit committed to leaving the community in a better place by contributing to agencies that protect and support the well-being of those injured by others; promote the sustainable enrichment of the housing market; and encourage social equity and economic growth within local businesses and nonprofits.

Grants will be awarded to agencies and nonprofits whose mission fits with the above description, or agencies and nonprofits that have a project that fits within the above description. Grant applications are due Monday, and application forms can be found on the foundation's website at Call Foundation President Lisel Petis at 970-846-5255 for more information.