Steamboat briefs for June 28
June 28, 2008
Commissioners, riders respond to C.R. 36 striping
Steamboat Springs — Routt County Commissioners Doug Monger and Nancy Stahoviak released a statement Friday defending their decision to widen vehicle lanes and to narrow shoulders on Routt County Road 36 through Strawberry Park.
“We are not willing to reconsider that decision at this time,” the statement reads. “Our decision was made based (on) historical discussions regarding County Road 36, citizen comments that we have received over the years, the types and volumes of traffic that use the road, our personal observations of the road, and our belief that the narrowing of the driving lane has not ‘calmed’ vehicular traffic and caused it to slow down.”
Read the full statement Sunday on http://www.steamboatpilot.com or on the Steamboat Pilot & Today Viewpoints page.
Routt County Riders to hold public Cruiser Rally
Routt County Riders is responding to the County Road 36 decision as well. A public Cruiser Rally, capping off Bike to Work Week, begins at 9 a.m. today at the Routt County Courthouse. After riding through downtown Steamboat Springs, participants will pedal in a protest ride along C.R. 36., to protest the narrowing of the road’s shoulders. All are welcome. Visit http://www.routtcountyriders.org.
Spots open for upcoming Rally for the Cure tourney
Sign-up space is available for the ninth annual Rally For The Cure/Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project Golf Tournament, which begins with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 15 at the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club (formerly the Sheraton Golf Club). All proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund & Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project. The format is 18-hole scramble play, which includes contests. Registration forms are available at all area golf courses. Call Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club at 879-1391.