Steamboat briefs: Reds, Whites & Brews closes Yampa Street Saturday  |

Steamboat briefs: Reds, Whites & Brews closes Yampa Street Saturday 

Yampa Street from Fifth to Seventh streets and the side streets of Sixth and Seventh to the alley along with Workman Park will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday for the Reds, Whites & Brews in The Boat. The festival runs from noon to 5 p.m.Saturday. 

Reds, Whites & Brews in the Boat is a beer and wine tasting event that brings together cold craft brews and a variety of international wines featuring unlimited wine and craft beer tastings, live music, local and regional food vendors along with local and regional retail vendors and more. Additional information can be found at

Mainstreet Steamboat's Farmers Market on Seventh Street will run as scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Elk River bridge redecking causes road closure Monday

Effective 7 a.m. Monday, June 26, Routt County Road 52E will be closed at the Elk River bridge, approximately a half-mile west of the road's intersection with C.R. 129, to re-deck the bridge. The closure will be effective at 7 a.m. Monday, June 26. During closure, all traffic will be required to detour around the bridge via C.R. 44 to 44A or via C.R. 54. The bridge is scheduled to re-open upon project completion, which is estimated for Thursday, June 29.

Hayden Library names 1st Summer Reader of Week

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Hayden Library has selected 9-year-old Jacob Lee as its first "Reader of the Week" for its summer reading program. Jacob has lived in Hayden for two and a half years. His dad is Adam and his mom is Nicole, and he has one sister named Zoe, who is 17.  The family will visit their cabin at Hahn's Peak this summer for two weeks, along with visiting family members from Texas and other places.  

Jacob's favorite colors are red and blue, and his favorite food is cheese dogs. He likes to play outside, draw and play on his tablet.  He also likes baseball and soccer and plays for the Hayden town team. 

His favorite movie is "Titanoboa Monster Snake" on the Smithsonian channel, and his favorite cartoon is "Teen Titans Go."  His favorite books are the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey.  He reads 20 minutes every night before bedtime. Next year, he will be in third grade and his favorite subjects are math and reading.

When asked what advice he would give to smaller kids about reading, he said, "If you don't know how to read the words, you could make up your own story."

Strings conductor to share "Views from the Pit" talk

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Strings Music Festival present a free musical talk with Strings festival conductor Mark Gould, one of the best-known trumpeters of his generation, at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29 in Library Hall.

Gould shares an evening of storytelling as he presents "View from the Pit," a look behind the scenes with all your favorite musical stars, sharing tales you've never heard before.

Gould was principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra from 1974 to 2003 and has been on the faculty of The Juilliard School since 1982. He joined the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music in September 2004 and currently chairs the brass department there. 

Gould's students play in many of the world's major orchestras and chamber ensembles, and he is a much sought after teacher throughout around the globe. Visit for more information.

Fees for Colorado driver licenses to change July 1

Beginning July 1, the fee for a Colorado driver license will increase by $1 — from $26 to $27. Other fees will remain the same. 

This change was a result of HB16-1415 for the purpose of offsetting the cost of providing Division of Motor Vehicles driver services.  The fee for a driver license under SB-251 (Colorado Road and Community Safety Act) will not change, because the cost for providing this service is already fully recouped. 


Visit for more information.  The DMV encourages individuals to skip the trip to the DMV by using one of the 18 online services, including driver license renewal, available at