Steamboat briefs: Early bird Town Challenge pass pricing ends Sunday |

Steamboat briefs: Early bird Town Challenge pass pricing ends Sunday

People are encouraged to purchase their Town Challenge season pass before 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 28 to receive discounted, early bird pricing of $140 for adults and $50 for youth.
Season passes provide participants with entry into all seven of the 2017 Town Challenge races. Prices will increase on Monday, May 29.
Individual race registration for the Marabou XC on Wednesday, June 7 is also available at this time. Participants can register online until 11:30 p.m. the night before the race, or onsite at the race location from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on race day.
For more information and to purchase a 2017 Town Challenge season pass, visit or call 970-879-4300.

Veterans of VFW Post 4264 to observe Memorial Day

Veterans of the VFW Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 will conduct Memorial Day services to honor the memory of those who have served in the armed forces.
The service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, in front of the veterans memorial in Steamboat Springs Cemetery. The public is invited to attend and help honor and remember the devotion of those who served their country.
Steamboat Springs Transit will provide bus service to the cemetery from the transit center west of town. Busses will begin running at 9:40 a.m., with the last bus leaving at 10:40 a.m.. Busses will return immediately following the service.
Traffic control personnel will assist with parking.
For more information, call Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936.

Major street construction in Oak Creek continues Phase 1

A major street construction project is continuing in Oak Creek, as contractors are working to wrap up the initial water/sewer work on Phase 1 of the project.
The asphalt and paving of Phase 1 is expected to begin shortly and continue through early-mid June. As Phase 1 wraps up, contractors will begin the initial work on Phase 2, including the necessary asphalt milling and trenching work.
Additional signs directing traffic toward local businesses will be deployed this week, and the town will continue to work with businesses to plan for future construction related impacts.
Residents and visitors are reminded that parking is no longer permitted anywhere along Nancy Crawford Boulevard. The lot behind the Circle R Building has been graded and graveled to provide additional parking for those this may affect. This city asks that motorists be considerate of the limited parking for Main Street businesses, and those who need alternative employee parking are invited to call 970-736-2422.
Those experiencing issues that need attention and who are unable to reach Town Hall are asked to call 970-819-1465 to report concerns. Voicemail messages will be returned. Any serious concerns or emergencies should be reported to dispatch at 970-879-1090.

Organizers to kick off 37th annual Yampa River Festival at Chief Theater on Thursday

Organizers will kick off the 37th annual Yampa River Festival with an all-star lineup of slideshows, videos and talks Thursday, June 1 at the Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.
Door open at 6 p.m. with two-for-one draughts until 6:30 p.m. and free appetizers compliments of the Community Agriculture Alliance.
From 7 to 8:45 p.m., attendees will hear from state and local river luminaries, who will offer updates and information about the Yampa's place in the big picture of the Colorado River, the Antiquities Act and how it applies to public lands, the 2017 Yampa River flows and reservoir levels and leafy splurge, which threatens about 100 miles of the Yampa.
There is a $10 suggested donation to benefit Friends of the Yampa.
The Yampa River Festival is set for Friday through Sunday, June 2 through 4.

LiftUp of Routt County currently enrolling children for summer lunch program

LiftUp of Routt County is now enrolling children for the Rocket Pack summer lunch program in Oak Creek and Steamboat Springs. Parents interested in signing their child up can visit LiftUp in either location to fill in an application or go to to download an enrollment form. A separate form must be completed for each child being enrolled. Forms may be dropped off at any LiftUp location.