Steamboat briefs: Intersection projects take place Tuesday; use caution
Two intersection improvement projects at Walton Creek and Whistler Roads and at Mt. Werner Road and the eastbound off-ramp from US Highway 40 will take place Tuesday.
Steamboat Springs public engineer Matt Eggen said the project, which will install stop signs in all directions at the intersections, should improve traffic flow and safety at these locations. He urges drivers to exercise extra caution and attention while people adjust to the change.
Currently, the locations both have free-flowing traffic on one street, with stop signs on the intersecting street. During high commuter traffic times, cars can have extensive delays at the stop signs waiting for an opening to turn into traffic.
Local lacrosse team offers drop-in games to public
Steamboat Girls Lacrosse will be hosting free drop-in lacrosse games from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on the Steamboat Springs High School turf field beginning Tuesday and continuing through July 28. All abilities and ages are welcome from second grade through high school players, graduates and adults. Those who want to participate are encouraged to bring equipment, water, outdoor and indoor shoes. Sticks, balls and a limited number of goggles will be available to borrow. Call 970-819-8354 for more information.
Local center holds resume building workshop Tuesday
The Steamboat Workforce Center will hold a workshop for job seekers from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Workforce Center, 425 Anglers Drive. This session will focus on resume building. Call 970-879-3075 for more information and to sign up for the class.
Volunteer help needed for Fourth of July parade
The Steamboat Chamber Resort Association is seeking volunteers to help with the Fourth of July Parade. Street marshals are needed from 8 a.m. to noon for crowd control. To sign up, contact email@example.com or visit steamboatchamber.com/volunteer.
Congressman will meet with public about matters
Congressman Scott Tipton will meet with the Routt County commissioners from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday to talk about issues important to Routt County including water rights, forest management and PILT. Tipton will then participate in a financial services roundtable from 11 a.m. to noon at Yampa Valley Bank, 600 S. Lincoln Ave. Topics of this meeting will include Dodd-Frank regulation and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Both events are open to the public.
Road closures for Fourth of July parade announced
Road closures have been announced for the Fourth of July Parade. The eastbound and westbound lanes of Lincoln Avenue from Fifth to 11th streets will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. As in past years, the city’s special event officers will be assisting during each event with traffic detours and any other traffic/emergency needs.
Association advises how to avoid mosquito bites
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offers the following precautions against mosquitoes, which can carry West Nile Virus.
■ Drain standing water where mosquitoes lay eggs. Empty old tires, cans, flower pots, clogged rain gutters, rain barrels and toys where puddles occur.
■ Limit outdoor activities or take precautions during dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.
■ Dress in long sleeves and pants in active mosquito areas.
■ Insect repellents containing DEET are effective in repelling mosquitoes. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not using insect repellent on children younger than two months old and not using repellents containing more than 30 percent DEET on children. For tips on safely using insect repellents on children, go to healthychildren.org (type “insect repellent” in the search box).
West Nile virus is rare, but if you have symptoms including high fever, severe headache and stiff neck, contact your health care provider immediately. For more information about West Nile virus, go to cdc.gov/westnile.
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