Steamboat briefs: Parks and rec staff set to hold Yampa River meeting
Steamboat Springs — The city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, to discuss last year’s regulation monitoring, education and enforcement efforts on the Yampa River.
The commission directed city staff last year to work with volunteers to address concerns expressed by the public about impacts — including trash, illegal parking and alcohol consumption — from a variety of river uses. Wednesday’s meeting will review last year’s efforts and discuss efforts for 2010. Call 879-4300 for more information.
Winter Carnival sculpture team winners announced
The team of Tom Lotz, Ty Hvambsal, Kaelen Gunderson, Brianna Watterson, Meghan Lukens and Lilly Hoff was awarded first place in the Steamboat Springs High School student sculpture contest as part of the 97th annual Winter Carnival festivities last week. The group designed a ski boot that was sponsored by Bushwhackers.
The team led by Allen Nunez that sculpted Marvin the Martian, sponsored by Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, was awarded second place. Other members of the group included Abraham Rodriguez, Daniel Delgadillo, Jose Maldonado, Maria Gamero and Rogelio Loya.
Two teams tied for third place. One created a bobblehead Todd Lodwick, sponsored by Johnny B Good’s Diner, and the other made a bobsled, sponsored by Bucking Rainbow Outfitters.
The bobblehead team included Kendall McGill, Shelby Struble, Michael Savory, Haley Brookshire, Drew O’Donnell and Brooke Johnston. The bobsled team included Patrick Weston, Jeff Sloan, Keegan Burger, Erik Owen, Mia Quick and Ian Anderson.
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