Steamboat briefs for Oct. 6 |

Steamboat briefs for Oct. 6

Power to shut down in Old Town homes Wednesday

Yampa Valley Electric Association temporarily will shut down power early Wednesday morning in a section of Old Town, including 76 residences and the George Sauer Human Services Building on Seventh Street.

Affected residents will be in homes along Aspen Street, on both sides of Eighth Street north of Pine Street, on the east side of Pahwintah Street, and on the west side of Seventh Street north of Pine Street. The new Soda Creek Elementary School will not be affected by the shutdown.

Power will be shut off at 1 a.m and should return by 7 a.m.

Wednesday’s work includes the placement of six concrete girders across the span of Soda Creek.

The girders weigh about 34,000 pounds each and require use of a large crane within 3 feet of a power line running parallel to the bridge.

The possibility of electricity arching from the power line to the crane boom necessitates the power shutdown.

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Residents living above the bridge in the Yahmonite Street area will not be affected, as YVEA will be able to reverse-feed power in the existing lines.

Questions or comments should be directed to Public Works Engineer Ben Beall at 970-871-8293 or

Steamboat high school warns of fake solicitations

Local businesses should be wary of any solicitation claiming to come from Steamboat Springs High School, particularly for advertising on calendars and banners, Assistant Principal Marty Lamansky said.

The school has been contacted by several local businesses who were solicited for donations, but Lamansky said the soliciting group was not sanctioned by the school or the Booster Club.

In some cases, the business owners have been abused verbally when they questioned the group, Lamansky said. Anyone who is contacted by a group requesting funds is urged to call the high school offices at 970-879-1562.