Steamboat briefs: Highway 9 traffic stopped due to holiday weekend |

Steamboat briefs: Highway 9 traffic stopped due to holiday weekend

The Colorado Department of Transportation will be temporarily halting roadwork on the 11-mile segment of Colorado Highway 9 between Kremmling and Silverthorne at 1 p.m. Thursday for the Fourth of July weekend. Work will resume at 6:30 a.m. July 6.

Claire Cox named to honors college at university in Texas

Claire Cox, daughter of Bill and Kathy Cox of Steamboat Springs, has been named to the Honors College at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Claire has also been recognized as a member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda national leadership and honors organization. A 2014 graduate of the Colorado Virtual Academy, Claire will continue her studies at TSU, majoring in forensic science/anthropology and minoring in computer science and music.

Visiting artist from France returns to teach art class

The Routt County Council on Aging will be offering a seven-week art class from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.on Tuesday afternoons at the Steamboat Springs Community Center beginning July 7. The last class will be held Aug. 18.  

Coming from France, Jacqueline Berkman will be guiding these classes, which will introduce various mediums, including pencil, watercolor and acrylic painting, foundation of design and the power of colors. Berkman was brought up with the philosophy, “to work with your head is not enough, you must be able to work and create with your hands.”  She has developed a fondness for Colorado’s picturesque landscape and hopes to inspire other artists in the community as well.

The cost of the classes for seniors 60 and older is $15. The cost for those younger than 60 is $30. Space is limited. To register, call 970-879-0633.

Finance guide provides resources for home seekers

The new Colorado Housing Financial Assistance Guide provides an array of resources to those across the state who face challenges staying in their home or finding a new place to live. 

The comprehensive guide provides information about over 100 organizations across Colorado that offer financial support for those in need of housing help. The guide is available in both English and Spanish at under resident resources.

The resources are organized by region, covering the Denver metro area, Southeastern Colorado, Northern Colorado, Boulder and the Western Slope.

The guide is provided as a public service by the Colorado Apartment Association, along with additional support from the Colorado Association of Realtors, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Colorado Housing Connects, and the Colorado Division of Housing.

“Fortunately, there are many organizations doing great work to provide housing assistance but tracking them all down may be hard,” said Nancy Burke, vice president of government and community affairs at the Colorado Apartment Association, in a news release. “This guide pulls all these resources into a single source, organized by geography, to help Coloradans access them quickly and conveniently to find the help they need.”

Two statewide helplines can provide a good place to start for those seeking help. They are the Colorado Housing Connects Hotline at 844-926-6632 and the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline at 877-601-4673.

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