Steamboat briefs: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for concrete trail Monday
The city of Steamboat Springs and Duckels Construction have completed construction on a new concrete trail at the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Walton Creek Road, near Casey’s Pond. Construction started in late April of this year and finished on time and under budget, according to a news release from the city.
A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Monday on the trail.
In 2010, the city was awarded a grant by the Federal Highway Administration through the Colorado Department of Transportation for designing and constructing a new concrete trail around the perimeter of Casey’s Pond, known as the Casey’s Pond trail project. Design work was conducted by local engineer Bob Furman, of Civil Design Consultants.
The project consists of a new 400-linear-foot segment of concrete trail adjacent to Walton Creek Road, and the replacement of a seriously degraded asphalt trail along U.S. 40 with a 650-linear-foot concrete trail. This project enables pedestrians and bicyclists to safely commute between trails in the mountain area and make connections to the Owl Hoot Trail, Pine Grove Road and U.S. 40 corridors.
The ribbon cutting is open to the public.
Entries for Lego building contest due by 8 p.m. Monday
The Bud Werner Memorial Library is hosting a book-themed Lego building contest with judging to take place during a Summer Free Family Fun Night on Tuesday. The contest is open to all ages. Those wishing to participate are asked to choose a book and then create a Lego design based on a scene, character or cover of the book. The designs, which should fit on a 12-inch by 12-inch square building pad, can be dropped off at the library by 8 p.m. Monday. Winners will be chosen by those participating in the group Lego building activity Tuesday. Prizes include Lego books, the new Lego movie DVD and more. For more information, visit http://www.steamboatlibrary.org/services/kids/summer-reading.
Art Steamboat competition is accepting submissions
The 2014 Steamboat All Arts Festival will feature the new Art Steamboat competition: a juried art show that will showcase the works of top-tier 2-D artists from a five-state area: Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the winning artist. Thirty finalists will be selected by a jury, and the artwork will be displayed in galleries and other venues throughout Steamboat Springs from Aug. 1 to 17.
On Aug. 15, the works will be gathered at a single venue to be reviewed by a professional judge. The grand prize, $10,000 cash, will be awarded that evening at the celebratory gala and art sale open to the public.
Initiative promotes shared responsibility on roads
The city of Steamboat Springs in conjunction with Routt County and LiveWell Northwest Colorado is committed to educating residents and visitors about shared responsibility for safety on local roads, sidewalks and trails. Recognizing that it is an ever-present job to promote road safety rules and tips, LiveWell awarded a mini-grant to the city of Steamboat Springs to create educational material for distribution throughout the community, according to a news release.
As summer begins in earnest, all roadway users are reminded to keep an eye out for those on, in, or around the roadway.
Two educational graphics have been developed during the course of the past year. The first is a poster print targeted at youths regarding general rules of the road specifically as it pertains to bicycle riding. These posters were distributed to local schools in Steamboat, Oak Creek, and Hayden in an attempt to share with youth the importance of roadway etiquette. The second graphic plays off the already popular Routt County specific Share the Road bumper sticker, but insets local roadway scenes.
Several posters, banners and digital images will be posted via social media and across town in an effort to remind all users to please “Share the Road.”
For more information, call city engineer Ben Beall at 970-871-8293.
Library, Hoopla partner up to offer digital media
The Bud Werner Memorial Library has thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks available through a new partnership with Hoopla Digital at http://www.hoopladigital.com. Titles from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers can be streamed instantly or downloaded temporarily to smartphones and tablets. Hoopla Digital is offered at no cost to patrons through a browser or a mobile device and requires only a Bud Werner Memorial Library card to borrow titles. To register or for more information, visit the library’s website at http://www.steamboatlibrary.org/downloads/hoopla-help.
Mainstreet seeks Design Committee volunteers
The Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Design Committee is looking for volunteers. The committee focuses on how downtown Steamboat looks and functions. Some of the projects of the committee have included the downtown bus shelters; adopting Eagle Scout Park for cleanup, plantings and ongoing maintenance; assistance with the design and execution of the streetscape plan on Lincoln Avenue; and flower baskets. Upcoming projects will include the Yampa Street revitalization and advocacy for sidewalks on Oak Street. The committee meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. Call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800 for more information or to sign up for a meeting reminder email list.
Haven Assisted Living offers day, overnight respite care
The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden offers daytime and overnight respite care for older adults who need supervision. The Adult Activity and Care program is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays. The program includes lunch, activities and help with personal care needs. The cost is $75 per day or $50 for a half-day. Temporary overnight care is available for as many as 30 days for qualified individuals. Clients with memory care needs are welcome at a cost of $100 per day.
The Haven, which does not provide skilled nursing care, also has private and shared rooms available for qualified older adults. The Haven accepts Medicaid. For more information, go to http://www.havenseniorliving.com or call Karen Burley at 970-875-1888.
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