Steamboat briefs: Emerald Mountain Trailhead closed for vandalism repair
Steamboat Springs — Access to trails from the Emerald Mountain Trailhead has been temporarily suspended by the Bureau of Land Management for approximately three weeks beginning June 13 to replace the damaged vault toilet on Cow Creek Road.
The toilet and adjacent trailhead parking were damaged by vandals Sept. 10, 2015, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage. Work crews need vehicles removed from the trailhead area. The trailhead will remain closed until construction is complete.
Access to the Ridge and Rotary trails from the trailhead will be suspended during construction. Visitors can access these trails from the first gate on Cow Creek Road off of Routt County Road 33 until work is complete.
The BLM reminds visitors that the area south of the Ridge Trail, including the Beall Trail, is closed until further notice due to elk calving season.
Steamboat Ski Corp. creates new guest services position
Jeff Daniels has been named the new director of guest services, overseeing all guest services, Ambassador and service excellence programs for Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.
Daniels has been with the resort in Steamboat Central Reservations since 2000, serving as the manager of Central Reservations since 2005.
“We pride ourselves on providing the best customer service in the industry, and Jeff has been at the forefront of that movement, making it a seamless fit for him to direct our guest services department,” said Jim Schneider, Ski Corp.’s vice president of skier services, in a news release.
Guest services director is a newly created position at the resort, and in that role, Daniels will manage the Ambassador program during summer and winter as well as the Service Excellence program, and oversee the Summer Bike Park and summer activities and businesses.
“Steamboat has welcomed me into their ranks, and I look forward to sharing that welcoming western hospitality with our guests,” Daniels said in a news release.
Daniels brings a long history of guest experience management and leadership to his new role, with more than 25 years of knowledge in the travel, sales, guest services and transportation industries.
He is also active member in the Steamboat community, as a Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association board member from 2013 to 2014 and as a member of the Marketing Committee since 2005, serving as chairperson in 2013-14. Daniels also served on the board of directors and marketing committee for Emerald Mountain School.
Daniels resides in Steamboat with his wife and two children.
3 aerial mosquito sprayings scheduled for Hayden
The town of Hayden has planned three aerial mosquito sprayings in the coming weeks.
All three sprayings are contingent on wind and weather conditions and will take place during the evening hours on the following dates: Tuesday, June 14 or Wednesday, June 15; June 28 or June 29; and July 12 or July 13.
For more information, call Hayden Town Hall at 970-276-3741.
Area library’s Book Buddies program to host 1st event
Book Buddies is a program offered by Bud Werner Memorial Library aimed at building reading relationships around the love of books. Little buddies are age 5 to 9, and big buddies are 10 and older.
Book buddies are encouraged to meet in the library three times or more until July 31 to have fun reading and discover books together. All buddies are welcome to special Buddy Building Events with crafts and games.
Participants are welcome to choose their own Book Buddies for the summer or the library will pair up buddies. The first Buddy Building event will be held at 3 p.m. June 14 in the Children’s Storytime Room. No sign-up is necessary.
All-electric vehicles needed for event at 11 am Saturday
Local vehicle owners or businesses who have access to all-electric vehicles of any kind or new plug-in, electric hybrids are invited to be part of the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s EV Ride-n-Drive public education event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18 on 10th Street in downtown Steamboat Springs.
From electric motorcycles to affordable family cars to Teslas, all electric-powered vehicles are welcome.
Owners can participate at a variety of levels, such as displaying their vehicles or taking interested individuals for rides.
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Construction on Sleeping Giant School has moved mostly inside as the roughly 100-person crew continues the push to complete the building by the end of summer.