Steamboat briefs: Road closures announced in advance of marathon |

Steamboat briefs: Road closures announced in advance of marathon

The 34th annual Steamboat Marathon is Sunday. As a result of the event, motorists traveling in the area should expect significant traffic delays.

There will be two traffic lanes — one in each direction — on Lincoln Avenue downtown during the marathon. Runners will use a six-foot lane on the north side of Lincoln Avenue, and uniformed officers will guide traffic.

Northbound traffic on Routt County Road 129 will be use the southbound lane just past the entrance to Elk River Estates and proceed north to Cullen’s Corner. Southbound traffic on C.R. 129 will be diverted at Cullen’s Corner onto C.R. 44 and then back onto C.R. 129 just before the airport. From Cullen’s Corner to the start of the half-marathon, there will be one-way traffic.

Traffic controls and pilot car operations will be in place on C.R. 129.

Library’s Teddy Bear Picnic set for Thursday at 11 a.m.

Bud Werner Memorial Library will host its annual Teddy Bear Picnic on from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday on the library lawn. This free event is for young children 5 younger and their parents and caregivers. There will be sing-along songs from the Yampa Valley Boys and entertainment from We’re not Clowns. Other activities will include face painting and construction of teddy bear ears to take home. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a picnic lunch, their favorite stuffed animal and a blanket to sit on. Visit for more information.

Award-winning film on Syria screens Thursday at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of the documentary film “Return to Homs,” winner of the first George Polk Documentary Film Award and the Sundance 2014 World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary, at 7 p.m. Thursday in Library Hall.

Filmed over three years in Homs, Syria, the film accompanies two young men from the time they are dreaming of freedom and defending pacifism, to the time when choices are forced to be different. War changes people, including 19-year-old Basset Saroot, who went from star goalkeeper for the Syrian national soccer team to peaceful advocate for Arab Spring reforms to armed insurgent in the brutal war President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has waged against the Syrian people.

This film tells the story of a city, which the world heard of a lot, but never really got close to — a modern times epic of youth in war, and of forced choices. It is an unprecedented view inside a conflict that many accuse the world of overlooking. Visit for more information.

Soroco High School honor roll students announced

Soroco High School has released its second semester honor roll for the 2014-15 school year. Students who earned are a spot on the list and earned a GPA of 3.5 to 4.0 for the semester are listed below.

Seniors: Kellen Garrity, Micah Gibbons, Brooke Green, Izabel Horn, Hayley Johnson, Michelle Ondrejka, Jessica Rossi, Tia Rozell and Gerald Scott.

Juniors: Kali Constine, Eric Logan, Cala McCollum and Shannon Ragan.

Sophomores: DaKota Bruner, Cassi Constine, Kendra Halder, Caylee Hood, Danielle Villa and Michaela Villa.

Freshmen: Schuyler Carlson, Kendall Hood, Jonah Jonas, Ben Kelley, Mattie Rossi, Greta Thurston and Charlee Veilleuz.

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