Steamboat briefs: Free historic bicycle tour Saturday to start at 10 a.m.

Free historic bicycle tour Saturday to start at 10 a.m.

Grab your bike and helmet and join the city of Steamboat Springs for a free bike tour of several historic barn and ranch sites, guided by members of City Council, the city’s Historic Preservation Commission and city staff. The tour, in celebration of Historic Preservation Month, takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and will visit sites such as the Butterfly Barn, More Barn, Legacy Ranch and a mystery barn. The tour starts next to the Butterfly Barn at the Meadows Parking Lot at 10 a.m. and will end at the Legacy Ranch on U.S. Highway 40 at noon. Snacks will be provided at the last stop. Call Sally TeStrake at 970-291-9293 for more information.

Volunteers sought for local marathon June 5 through 7

The Steamboat Chamber Resort Association is seeking volunteers for the Steamboat Marathon on June 5 to June 7. Volunteer can help out at packet pick-up or on race day and receive a T-shirt and lunch. Visit

unteer for information, or call Maren McCutchen at 970-875-7005 to sign up.

County requests businesses to return climate surveys

Routt County encourages businesses that received business surveys to return them by today. More than 500 businesses located throughout the county were randomly selected to complete the survey. Responses will provide input on the county’s business climate and help guide economic and community development work programs. Call Economic Development Director Jane Blackstone at 970-875-6001 for more information.

Today is last day VNA offers immunizations at SSHS

Today is the last day the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will be providing routine immunizations for all ages from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Steamboat Springs High School commons. Vaccines will be available for measles, mumps and rubella, pneumonia, HPV, meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (Tdap) and hepatitis A and B. Participants are asked to bring their insurance cards. Immunizations are $25.50 for people without insurance; however, no one will be refused a vaccine due to inability to pay. Cash or checks will be accepted. Call 970-879-1632 for more information.

Take precautions to prevent Hepatitis A, B and C

Hepatitis is a liver disease that can sometimes lead to long-term liver infection or liver cancer. The most common types are Hepatitis A, B and C.

Hepatitis A is spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the virus. Hepatitis B is spread through blood, semen or other body fluids. Hepatitis C is spread through infected blood.

Vaccines are available to prevent Hepatitis A and B. There is no vaccine for Hepatitis C, but it can be treated if caught early. Travel and/or some behaviors may increase hepatitis risk. Hepatitis A and B and other routine vaccinations are available during drop-in immunizations clinics, which are held 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101. They are also available by appointment by calling 970-879-1632.

CMC to offer two more bachelor’s degrees in fall

Two more bachelor’s degrees will be offered through Colorado Mountain College beginning fall semester 2015.

The bachelor of applied science in leadership and management will be offered at Colorado Mountain College locations in Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs and Edwards.

This degree is what is known as a 2+2 degree, which means that students must first finish an associate of applied science degree in a specific career and technical emphasis from a regionally accredited school with 60 credits minimum before being admitted to the bachelor’s degree program. Students will also need to complete certain lower-division courses before enrolling in more than 15 upper-division courses.

The bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies: elementary education will be offered at Colorado Mountain College locations in Glenwood Springs and Edwards.

These two new degrees join three other bachelor’s degree programs currently offered at the college in business administration, nursing and sustainability studies, as well as more than 100 associate degrees and certificates and hundreds of non-credit and lifelong learning courses.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-621-8559.

Local agencies can upgrade state bike, byways maps

The Colorado Department of Transportation is upgrading its Statewide Bicycle and Scenic Byways map, giving local governments an opportunity to provide cycling information specific to their area.

Initially, bicyclists could go online and review and select state routes to ride throughout Colorado based on shoulder width and traffic volumes. It also included a search capability for lodging, bike shops, restaurants and other areas of interest. Now, local jurisdictions can add similar cycling information to the site.

“This upgrade is adding another complete dimension to the map,” CDOT’s Bicycle/Pedestrian and Byways Manager Betsy Jacobsen said. “Users will be able to zoom in and find much more detailed information than was originally available. It will also allow local jurisdictions to update their information as they make physical changes to existing facilities.”

Local agencies can access the site and request to be a “trail editor.” Once approved, they can upload their GIS files showing their local trails, routes, bike lanes, etc. Trail editors must be associated with a government agency to be approved.

To access the map, go to

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