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Steamboat briefs: Parks, Rec Commission to hold local parks inspection

The Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Commission is scheduled to hold a field trip work session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, to review the parks and projects proposals at each.

Commissioners will meet at Bear River Park, then travel to Howelsen Hill and Rita Valentine parks.

Interested members of the public are invited to attend.

Steamboat resident named to Dean’s List at Colby College

Drew Williamson, of Steamboat Springs, was named to the Dean’s List at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2016-17 school year. Williamson is one of 417 Colby students — or 23-percent of the student body — to qualify for the Dean’s List this semester.

Williamson, a member of the Class of 2020, attended Steamboat Springs High School and Emerald Mountain School and is the son of Chuck and Mary Williamson, of Steamboat Springs. Williamson is majoring in mathematical sciences and economics.

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Planning Commission set to discuss urban agriculture

The Oak Creek Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, in the board room at the town of Oak Creek offices, 129 Nancy Crawford Blvd. in Oak Creek.

The meeting will include a public hearing to review and consider a recommendation to construct a gazebo in Sierra View Pocket Park and a work session to discuss urban agriculture and small animal raising within city limits and mobile/manufactured home definitions.

To view the meeting agenda, visit

Routt County Commissioners meet Mondays, Tuesdays

The Routt County commissioners meet at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays in the historic Routt County Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave. in Steamboat Springs, except for holidays. Monday meetings are labeled work sessions, and many discussions are preparation for a Tuesday session on the same subject, when a formal vote may take place.

Agendas for both days may be viewed at the county website at under the “Your Government” heading the Friday before the meetings. Tuesday agendas typically include links to PDF documents containing detailed information about the agenda item.

Routt County also provides a way for residents to listen live to Tuesday meetings by calling into them at 970-870-5499.

Health, safety precautions advised during tick season

Northwest Colorado Health advises precautions against ticks and tick-borne diseases during spring and summer months. Tick bites in Colorado can result in Colorado Tick Fever, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tick-borne Relapsing Fever.

Ticks should be removed from skin as soon as possible. If you remove a tick from a person or a pet, wash your hands immediately. If you become ill after a tick bite or exposure to ticks, seek prompt medical attention.

Ticks are commonly found in wooded or brushy areas with tall grass. They may also inhabit rustic mountain cabins where chipmunks and other rodents may have visited. Wear protective clothing — long-sleeved shirts and long pants — and do thorough tick checks after being in areas where ticks may be present.

For information on how to safely remove a tick that has settled into the skin, visit

‘Tribal Justice’ documentary slated to screen at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free preview of the new documentary film “Tribal Justice” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 in Library Hall. This film by Anne Makepeace shares the story of two Native American judges reaching back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for youth. By addressing the root causes of crime, they are modeling restorative systems that are working. Mainstream courts across the country begin to take notice. This special community screening is part of the library’s collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Visit for more information.

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