Steamboat briefs: Rising water closes sections of Yampa River Core Trail |

Steamboat briefs: Rising water closes sections of Yampa River Core Trail

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Community Services Department will be closing sections of the Yampa River Core Trail and other local trails as temperatures increase and water rises.

Each spring, as snow melts and the rivers and creeks run higher, various sections of the trail are closed as water exceeds the banks. As flows increase and decrease, there will be closures and re-routes on the trail system.

To date, the following sections of trail are closed.

■ U.S. Highway 40 underpass at Walton Creek.

■ Railroad underpass between Fetcher Park and Rotary Park.

■ 13th Street underpass at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

These sections and others may open and close as the area reaches peak flows. The city asks that residents and visitors observe all closures and refrain from attempting to cross trails with water on them.

Library, groups to screen ‘The Messenger’ Wednesday

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Yampatika and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies will present a screening of “The Messenger,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Library Hall.

The documentary, which won the Best of Festival Award at the 2016 International Wildlife Film Festival last month, is about songbirds, and the free community screening honors the upcoming International Migratory Bird Day celebrations.

The film explores the deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror the fate of humanity.

Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, “The Messenger” examines the variety of human-made perils that have devastated thrushes, warblers, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks and many other airborne music-makers and spotlights those who are working to turn the tide.

For more information, visit

Area’s Haymaker Golf Course opens 8 am Friday

Haymaker Golf Course, located at 34855 U.S. Highway 40 East, will celebrate opening day Friday, May 13 with tee times beginning at 8 a.m.

The practice facility will open Thursday, May 12.

In addition, a junior golf information session will be held at the course from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

For more information or to book tee times, visit or call 970-870-1846.

Residents invited to join 5 housing working groups

The Community Housing Steering Committee is seeking members for five working groups which will analyze housing demand, advocate for and make recommendations to create housing supply in Routt County.

The Working Groups have been roughly defined as follows.

■ Seasonal — seasonal workforce, rental housing.

■ Low income — long-term apartment rentals, year round.

■ Entry level — first-time home buyers, apartments, condos, single-family homes in outlying communities; permanent residents .

■ Move up — larger townhomes, in-town, single-family homes, permanent residents.

■ Specialty — senior citizens, homeless population, college students.

To become a member of one of these working groups, contact B Torres at the Yampa Valley Housing Authority at or 970-870-0167.

Nursing association offers free cardiovascular screening

In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will provide free cardiovascular screenings from 8 to 11 a.m. May 20 at Taco Cabo.

Those who are screened at the event will receive a free taco.

Screenings, which include blood pressure check, cholesterol test, blood glucose and body mass index, can help a person gauge his or her risk of heart attack, stroke or diabetes.

For more information, call 970-871-7634.

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