Steamboat briefs: Intersection at Oak and 7th streets closed Friday |

Steamboat briefs: Intersection at Oak and 7th streets closed Friday

The south-side and north-side portions of the Seventh Street intersection at Oak Street will be closed Friday for asphalt work over the recently installed sewer crossings.

The south side of the intersection of Seventh and Oak streets will be closed first thing in the morning and re-opened by midday once the asphalt can be driven on. The north side will be closed in the afternoon with the north side re-opening by the end of the work day.

Oak Street will remain open to normal traffic flows.

Perlmutter will give keynote at Democratic fundraiser

U.S. Congressman Ed Perlmutter will be the keynote speaker at the Routt County Democrats' Team Dems JJ Potluck Dinner Fundraiser, which will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

Colorado State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush and Routt County Commissioner Tim Corrigan will also speak. The event includes door prizes, dinner, a wine and beer bar and a live auction with Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger serving as auctioneer. Auction items include a Circle the Zirkel airplane ride and artwork.

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The JJ dinner is open to the community. Tickets are $25 per adult and $15 for Young Democrats, age 20 to 30, $10 for college students and free for anyone younger than 18. 

For more information, visit the Routt County Democrats Facebook page.

Students encouraged to hike, bike to school on Fridays

Steamboat Springs Elementary and Middle Schools will host Hike and Bike to School Fridays at 7:50 a.m. May 5, 12, 19 and 26 and June 2. Students can be dropped off by the bus at the high school where community service officers and volunteers will be present to safely manage street crossings. Participants will walk Butcher Knife Trail to Soda Creek or Strawberry Park campuses. Permission slips needed to be dropped off before students can participate. Call 970-736-8245 for more information.

Women's High Tea to feature Routt County authors

The annual Women's High Tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7 at Soroco High School, 305 S. Grant St. in Oak Creek. The free event, sponsored by the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg, will feature tea, delectables, door prizes, a silent auction, entertainment and more.

This year's theme is "The Way We Cooked." C-authors Mary O'Brien and Karen Vail will be speaking about their book "Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Southern Rockies." In addition, long-time county resident Linda Long will talk about how her back porch historically played a role in the way she cooked.

Guests are welcome to dress up or dress comfortably. Hats and boas will be available or guests can wear their own.  

Call 970-736-8245 for more information.

Deadline for Philanthropist of Year nominations extended

The Philanthropist of the Year Award was established in 1998 by the Yampa Valley Community Foundation to heighten visibility of philanthropy and giving in the Yampa Valley. Each year, this award honors the individual, business and youth who have exhibited significant charitable giving, insightful leadership and volunteerism, and who has encouraged others to contribute by example. Nominations are now being accepted for recommended 2017 recipients of this honor.

Visit for the form and instructions about how to submit a nomination. A list of previous award recipients is also available on the website. Deadline to submit nominations is Friday. Call 970-879-8632 for more information.