Steamboat briefs: Cowhorse clinic this week at fairgrounds in Hayden |

Steamboat briefs: Cowhorse clinic this week at fairgrounds in Hayden

Two of the leading performance horse trainers in the world, Todd Bergen and Todd Crawford, will hold a cowhorse clinic from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden. Riding slots are full, but adults may audit the clinic for $15 per day and youths may audit the clinic for free. For more information, contact Wendy Lind at or 970-471-2789.

Road work on Rabbit Ears scheduled to begin Monday

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work Monday on a section of U.S. Highway 40 on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass that is considered an active landslide, according to a news release.

“By building a retaining wall to hold the hillside in place, we will create a much smoother roadway in the future, and will eliminate the constant need for maintenance work in the area,” project engineer Justin Kuhn said in the release.

The retaining wall will be built about 15 feet high and 500 feet long on the east/downhill side of Muddy Pass. The highway also will be resurfaced, according to the release.

During construction, crews will work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and drivers should expect delays of less than 15 minutes.

The $3.1 million project is scheduled for completion in mid-November but will not affect the USA Pro Challenge, which travels over the pass to Steamboat on Aug. 21.

For more information, call 970-819-5125 or email

Fireworks show to close all trails on Howelsen Hill

All trails on Howelsen Hill Ski Area will be closed from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday for the fireworks show, according to a news release. Other trails on Emerald Mountain will be accessible from Blackmer Drive and the Bluffs Trails before closing from 6 to 11 p.m. For more information, call Howelsen Facilities Supervisor Craig Robinson at 970-879-4300, ext. 334.

Group seeks volunteers to help with ESL program

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is in need of volunteers to teach English in the ESL program. Each volunteer is trained and matched with a limited-English speaking community member. Pairs are asked to meet for one hour per week. No previous experience is necessary. Those who are interested should email Laura at or call Sheila at 970-871-4599.

Mentors sought to help with Horizons programs

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking caring, committed volunteers for individual mentors as well as people who enjoy group activities such as gardening, swimming, dancing and community events. For more information, call Tommy Larson at 970-879-4466, ext. 115. Horizons works in partnership with families and communities to expand opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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