Steamboat briefs: Reward offered for return of stolen antique gun |

Steamboat briefs: Reward offered for return of stolen antique gun

A Steamboat Springs resident is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who stole an antique Winchester 73 rifles from his house on Routt County Road 14 between March 12 and 18.  The house was in the process of being remodeled. 

If you have any information on the theft, call the Routt County Sheriff’s Office at 970-870-5503.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Routt County Crime Stoppers at 970-870-6226 or send a text message to 274637. Start your text with “NABM.”

RCR 35 to be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday

Routt County Road 35 will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Colorado Highway 131 and C.R. 35. Union Pacific will be working on the railroad tracks.

Local student is selected as K-State ag ambassador

Abigail Horn, of McCoy, has been selected as an ambassador for Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture. Her responsibilities as one of 60 agriculture ambassadors will include recruiting prospective students and sharing her K-State story during prospective student visits and events.

Horn, a sophomore in agricultural economics, pre-law option, currently works for the College of Agriculture’s Academic Programs office as the administrator of prospective student data. She is also involved in Alpha of Clovia 4-H Scholarship House as well as Block and Bridle.

Prior to being selected as a part of the ambassador organization, Horn had to complete and pass the College of Agriculture Training program, an eight-week course teaching students about the college’s departments and programs. After completion, she went through a competitive application process before being selected as one of 34 new members.

Advisory committee is in need of two new members

The CSU Extension Advisory Committee of Routt County is seeking two new members for three-year terms. The advisory committee gives direction and advice to the Routt County Board of County Commissioners and Extension staff. The committee meets as many as four times a year to set priorities and goals and review Extension performance. To apply, email Karen Massey at or send a letter of interest to CSU extension — Routt County, PO Box 772830, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80477 by Monday. Call Karen Massey at 970-879-0825 for more information.

Rocky Mountain Rentals hosts Wounded Warrior event

Rocky Mountain Rentals at the Steamboat Lake Marina will host its sixth annual Wounded Warrior event Saturday, March 21. A community snowmobile ride will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. followed by a community potluck from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the North Routt County Charter School. Those who want to participate in the snowmobile ride should meet at the Rocky Mountain Rentals. Those who plan to attend the potluck dinner are asked to bring a dish to share.

‘The Homestretch’ screening shows Wednesday at library

Community Cinema, a co-presentation of the Bud Werner Memorial Library and Independent Television Service’s “Independent Lens,” will present an advance screening of the new documentary film “The Homestretch” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Library Hall.

The film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly follows three homeless teens who brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school and life on the streets to graduate and build brighter futures. The film follows these kids as they move through the milestones of high school while navigating a landscape of couch hopping, emergency shelters, transitional homes, street families and a school system on the front lines of the homelessness crisis.

While told through a personal perspective, the teens’ stories connect with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care and LGBTQ rights. Visit for more information.

Street division to sweep up scoria between April, May

Weather permitting, from April 1 to May 1, the city of Steamboat Springs’ Street Division will be sweeping up scoria that remains on the roadways. Residents are asked to help with this collection by raking out any additional scoria from their property, including the right-of-ways and culverts onto the asphalt shoulder of the roads. Any commercial contractors or property management companies who provide this service must remove the materials themselves.

This scoria cleanup is part of the City’s Particulate Matter-10 Air Quality maintenance plan, and residents are asked to cooperate by not using this cleanup for other debris. Branches that have been trimmed or trees that have been cut down, as well as other refuse, must be disposed of by the resident or contractor.

If needed, additional pickups can be scheduled by calling the Public Works Shop at 970-879-1807.

US Forest Service offers trail maps for smartphones

Nearly 700 digital U.S. Forest Service maps now can be accessed via a smartphone by downloading the PDF Maps Mobile App, which is available for free from iTunes and the Android Play Store, according to a news release. 

Through the app, users can purchase and download maps that are stored on their devices and can use the maps based on their location when GPS is available. The maps also will allow users to measure distance and area, find coordinates, open a current view in Google Maps, plot place marks, add notes, enter data and add photos, according to a news release.

Report incidents on newly created child abuse hotline

New hotlines have been created to report child abuse and neglect in Routt County.

To report concerns about a child’s safety and wellbeing, call the Routt County Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 970-367-4056 or the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (844-264-5437).

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