Steamboat briefs: Emerald Mountain trail work day slated for 9 a.m. Saturday |

Steamboat briefs: Emerald Mountain trail work day slated for 9 a.m. Saturday

Routt County Riders and the city of Steamboat Springs will be hosting a trail work day on Emerald Mountain from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug 19. Construction of the new Abby’s Trail will finalize restoration of trails that were impacted by the Emerald Mountain hazardous tree mitigation project. 

Abby’s Trail has been redesigned to follow a more sustainable route and provide better connectivity with the trail system. The new route will connect higher off of Hudson Trail, just above the Quarry Mountain Connector, and follow the contours of the landscape to tie back into Stairway to Heaven and No Mo Bluez at the original intersection. 

Sign up in advance for the work day at, and then meet at the Blackmere gate at 8:45 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers should bring boots, gloves, eye protection and water. All volunteers will receive a $10 Creekside gift card.

Yampa Valley Singers to begin weekly rehearsals Thursday

Yampa Valley Singers will begin weekly rehearsals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Steamboat Springs. Singers are invited to join the community chorus, which is directed by Christel Houston. Tenor and bass singers are especially needed. The group will be preparing for its Nov. 17 and 18 concerts. Contact Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641 for more information or to register.

The Foundry center offers free ear acudetox acupuncture

The Foundry Treatment Center is offering free ear acudetox acupuncture to the community on Thursday, Aug. 17. Acudetox is a form of acupuncture that gives people a general feeling of well-being, improves sleep, offers a sense of relaxation and fights cravings. The treatment, which involves the insertion of five thin, sterilized needles at key points in each ear, is regulated by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at The Foundry’s detox center, 1915 Alpine Plaza, unit C4, across from Alpine Bank.

Northwest Colorado Health seeking new board members

Northwest Colorado Health, a nonprofit organization based in Routt and Moffat counties, is accepting applications for new board members.

Northwest Colorado Health delivers health and wellness services to residents through three program areas: Primary care including dental and behavioral health services; public health; and home health and hospice. The organization also operates The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden. Northwest Colorado Health serves all residents, regardless of their ability to pay.

Board members attend one, two-hour meeting per month and choose to serve on at least one committee. Individuals with experience in finance, human resources, community outreach, policy development or quality assurance are encouraged to apply.

Contact Lisa Brown, CEO, at 970-871-7620 for more information.

Routt County native continues education 

Kansas State University graduate Abigail Horn, daughter of Gary and Brita, has been accepted into the law program at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, after graduating from Kansas State with a major in agriculture economics, pre-law option with a minor in animal sciences and industry. 

As an undergraduate, Horn was very involved on campus, serving as a College of Agriculture Ambassador and Block and Bridle. She also founded the K-State Chapter of Turning Point USA. Horn was also a member and past officer of the Clovia 4-H Cooperative Leadership House and a student worker in the Agriculture Academic Programs Office, working alongside the deans and other students in College of Agriculture recruitment efforts.

Routt County Humane Society plans event

The Routt County Humane Society in Steamboat Springs will hold a “Clear the Shelters” adoption event Saturday, Aug. 19 at the shelter, 760 Critter Court. On that day, adoption fees for dogs older than 6 months and all cats and kittens will be discounted by 50 percent. The adoption event is sponsored by the Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foundation.

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