Steamboat briefs: Local twin siblings named to Presidents List for GPAs |

Steamboat briefs: Local twin siblings named to Presidents List for GPAs

— Riley Brodie and his twin sister, Katie Brodie, were named to the Presidents List at Colorado Mesa University for maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Both are active in campus life and are involved with the RA, RHA and FBLA programs as officers.

Both will return to CMU in August.

Part of Routt County Road 15 closed starting July 25

Starting at 6 a.m. July 25, Routt County Road 15 will be closed to all traffic between Routt County roads 132 and 17 for the replacement of a culvert. The road is expected to re-open after 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29. County crews are replacing aging culverts prior to overlay in September.

Vehicles traveling north to C.R. 132 — Dunckley Pass — will be detoured north around the closure via Colorado Highway 131 to access C.R. 15 near Phippsburg. Vehicles traveling south on C.R. 15 to Crosho Lake will be detoured via Colorado Highway 131 to C.R. 17 near Yampa to travel around the closure area.

Local housing working groups begin meeting July 25

Several of the Community Housing Committee working groups have scheduled follow-up meetings.

The Move-Up Housing Working Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 25 in the Steamboat Today conference room, 1901 Curve Plaza. The Low-Income Housing Working Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 in the Trout Creek Conference room, 136 Sixth St.

Electrical maintenance work scheduled in Oak Creek

The town of Oak Creek has scheduled electrical maintenance work today through Wednesday, July 27, which will require the town to run on its generator.

Town officials expect no changes in service, however residents may experience brief outages today and Wednesday as service is transferred to and from the generator.

For more information, call Oak Creek Town Hall at 970-736-2422.

Yampa Valley Singers set to begin rehearsals in August

All singers are invited to join the Yampa Valley Singers as the group begins weekly rehearsals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the United Methodist Church, Eighth and Oak streets.

Tenor and bass singers are especially needed in this community choral group as it prepares for its fall concert, to be held Nov. 18 and 19.

For more information and to register with a $35 fee, call Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641.

Steamboat Institute to host annual Freedom Conference

The Steamboat Institute will host its Eighth annual Freedom Conference and Festival

Aug. 26 and 27.

The featured speaker for the event will be Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute and author of the book, “Equal is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Equality.”

Additional featured speaker will include Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, former director of Defense Intelligence Agency and chairman and CEO of Flynn Intel Group; Dr. Michael Ledeen, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, or Nebraska; Mary Kissel, of the Wall Street Journal editorial board; and Charlie Kirk, founder and executive director of Turning Point USA.

Colorado Creative Industries accepting nominations

Colorado Creative Industries is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Creative Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to Colorado’s creative landscape through civic leadership and volunteerism, including advocacy, vision, collaboration or innovation.

Those wishing to make a nomination are invited to visit for eligibility guidelines and nomination instructions.

For additional information, email Christy Costello at

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