Steamboat briefs: Opera seeking volunteers for this week’s performance |

Steamboat briefs: Opera seeking volunteers for this week’s performance

Emerald City Opera needs three dressers for two rehearsals and two performances of this year’s production of “Falstaff” to be held at the Steamboat Springs High School on Wednesday through Friday and Sunday. Volunteers must be available for all four evenings. If interested, call 970-879-1996 or email

Road to close for culvert repair Tuesday, Wednesday

Routt County Road and Bridge will close Routt County Road 36G, the connector road between Mount Werner Road and C.R. 14, River Road, for two days to repair a damaged culvert. The overnight closure will run from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

During the closure, access to and from C.R. 14 will be to the north via Fifth Street or to the south on U.S. Highway 131/C.R. 14F. Road & Bridge officials ask motorists to be patient as the project is completed.

Author Laura Pritchett to speak Tuesday at the library

Award-winning author Laura Pritchett returns to the Bud Werner Memorial Library Tuesday as part of the ongoing Library Author Series. Pritchett is one of the West’s defining literary voices, and she will speak about her new novel “Stars Go Blue” at 7 p.m. in Library Hall. It is novel about family, nature, sacrifice and justice, in which Pritchett brings her straightforward style and Rocky Mountain rancher sensibility to bear on a situation that is distressingly increasingly prevalent — the horror, misery and desolation of advancing Alzheimer’s disease. Winner of the WILLA and PEN USA awards, Pritchett is also the author of “Sky Bridge,” “Hell’s Bottom, Colorado” and the nonfiction book “Great Colorado Bear Stories,” among many other stories and essays published in journals and magazines around the West. The talk is free, and books will be available for sale and author signing. For more information, visit

Hidden Lakes Campground, Forest Road 20 now open

Hidden Lakes Campground and Forest Road 20 will be open to the public Friday, according to a news release from the U.S. Forest Service Parks Ranger District.

This popular campground in the Routt National Forest has nine campsites near a number of small lakes. The campground will be accessible via Forest Road 20, which has been closed since summer 2013 due to hazard tree removal.

Hazard tree logging is continuing on Forest Road 20 south of its junction with Forest Road 620, so there is no access to the Percy Lake Trailhead at this time.

Recreationists are reminded to be cautious and aware of heavy equipment operating in the area. Log trucks will be hauling timber on Forest Road 20. Do not enter areas that are posted closed, as they are closed for public safety.

For more information about current conditions, water availability or other general inquiries, call 970-723-2700. 

Information on other road closures and projects also can be found on

Sailing Club meets today to determine level of interest

A meeting to discuss the formation of a Steamboat Sailing Club will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at the Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave. The purpose of the meeting will be to gauge interest in forming a sailing club in Steamboat. For more information, call Suz Bear at 970-846-1973. The meeting is open to people of all ages and ability levels.

Choral Society seeks voices for December production

The Yampa Valley Choral Society is recruiting choral singers of all voice parts for a production of Handel’s “Messiah” in December. Rehearsals begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at the United Methodist Church in Steamboat Springs. The YVCS will perform the “Messiah” on Dec. 5, 6 and 7 with the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Ernest Richardson. To register or for more information, call Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641 or email

Kali Morris is named to president’s list for GPA

Kali M. Morris, of Steamboat Springs, has been named to the president’s list for academic achievement at Western Washington University for the winter and spring quarters.

To be named to the president’s list, she had to maintain a 4.0 GPA or better while enrolled in the honors program.

She is the daughter of Kevin and Amy Morris and is a Steamboat Springs High School graduate.

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