Steamboat briefs: Dog ordinance community meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday |

Steamboat briefs: Dog ordinance community meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

The city of Steamboat Springs is hosting a public meeting to present proposed changes to the city’s current animal control ordinances at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The public is welcome, and feedback is encouraged on the proposed ordinance changes.

Copies of the proposed changes will be available at the meeting. Any input will be passed along to City Council members, and any proposed changes to the ordinance will go to City Council for approval.

Citizens will also have a chance at the meeting to give their input on ideas to increase off-leash opportunities for dogs. There will be a sign-up sheet for those who wish to be a part of a committee that will research location options, private funding and other partnerships or solutions and report back to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

City officials encourage residents representing both sides of the issue to attend and express their views.

Cardiovascular screenings offered Tuesday for seniors

Northwest Colorado Health will offer free cardiovascular and diabetes screenings for older adults from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion in Hayden, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at the South Routt Community Center in Oak Creek and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Drop-ins are welcome.

The Routt County Council on Aging offers Senior Eat and Greet lunches at noon on these dates. There is a $3 suggested donation for seniors 60 and older. To make reservations, call 970-879-0633.

Emerald Mountain trails demarcated by new signage

Every city-owned trail on Emerald Mountain now has a sign at the top and bottom of each trail and at every trail intersection with maps spread out throughout the system thanks to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife State Trails Grant funded by Great Outdoors Colorado.

This signage was installed with the intent of providing better wayfinding for trail users as well as emergency response personnel. On the lower left hand corner of each sign, there is an EMS location number, and each trail intersection has been assigned a unique number to assist Emergency Medical Services in the event of an emergency.

The public safety services for the city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County have been provided with these locations to assist in facilitating a timely response in the event of an emergency. Anyone who is injured or are in need of emergency assistance can locate the nearest trail sign and provide the EMS number on the sign to emergency responders.

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