Steamboat briefs for Nov. 21 |

Steamboat briefs for Nov. 21

City Clerk Julie Jordan placed on indefinite leave

— Long-time Steamboat Springs City Clerk Julie Jordan has been placed on an indefinite paid leave of absence by the city of Steamboat Springs, interim City Manager Wendy DuBord confirmed Thursday.

DuBord said the leave was involuntary but otherwise would not discuss any details because it is a personnel matter. The voicemail message in Jordan’s office says she is out of the office and directs callers to Deputy City Clerk Julie Franklin or City Clerk Staff Assistant Anja Tribble. It also asks that messages not be left on Jordan’s phone. Reached on her cell phone Thursday, Jordan would not comment.

Jordan has been employed with the city of Steamboat Springs since 1987 and has served as its clerk since 1995. She was named “1999 Clerk of the Year” by the Colorado Municipal Clerks Association and is a former president of the organization.

The city clerk’s responsibilities include coordinating meetings of the City Council, managing city records and setting up liquor licenses.

Rifle club to host shooting games for turkey prizes

Routt County Rifle Club sponsors a Turkey Shoot, starting at 9 a.m. at the RCRC range. Turkeys are prizes, not targets, with lots of different games and ways to win a turkey. Cost is $3 a game. Call Bryan Tuck at 734-5462.

Upper Spring Creek Trail closed through April 15

The upper portion of the city’s Spring Creek Trail is closed until April 15, 2009, in cooperation with the Colorado Division of Wildlife, to provide winter habitat for the local elk herd. The closure became effective Saturday and begins about 1.5 miles up the trail from Amethyst Drive, where the two-track road becomes single-track trail. The closed section of trail is blocked with a gate and informational sign, and extends to the top of the trail at the Dry Lake parking lot.

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Yampa Valley Community Foundation offers Webinars

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation hosts a free Webinar for nonprofit organizations about grant-seeking basics for individuals in the arts from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Community Foundation offices. The course is geared toward individuals involved in the arts and looking for funding to complete a project, mount an exhibition, put on a performance, conduct research or anything else arts-related. To sign up and for more information, call 879-8632 or e-mail