Steamboat briefs: Routt County Community Clean-Up Day canceled
Due to recent, accumulated snowfall, Routt County and the city of Steamboat Springs have cancelled this year’s Community Clean-Up Day, originally scheduled for Saturday. Volunteers who have already picked up supplies are encouraged to cover their designated clean-up areas at a future date.
Vest, bags and gloves are always available for those interested in picking up trash and can be obtained from the Routt County Department of Environmental Health office, 136 Sixth St., on the second floor of the Annex.
Ride the Cog fundraiser event rescheduled due to weather
The Ride the Cog fundraiser, set for today, has been rescheduled due to weather and unsafe road conditions. The event will take place Saturday, May 27 at the same time and cost. Early discounted registration online has been extended to Thursday. Visit the Hayden Museum webpage at haydenheritagecenter.org for more information and updates. Volunteers are still needed. To volunteer, contact the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-276-4380 Tuesday through Thursday.
Young Life to host Steamboat’s Got Talent
Steamboat Young Life will host a Steamboat’s Got Talent fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21 at the Chief Theater. The show will feature talented student acts and various special guests. RSVP to Aaron Werner at email@example.com.
Public invited to local Public Lands Day Celebration
After a day of exploring local public lands for the inaugural Colorado Public Lands Day, residents and visitors of all ages are invited to a celebration and networking event at Mountain Tap Brewery at 4 p.m. today.
Mountain Tap has brewed a special beer for the occasion called “Get Out!” It’s a Belgian farmhouse-style saison made with Colorado-grown malted barley and wheat. The new brew will be on tap on Colorado Public Lands Day, and all summer long while supplies last to encourage beer drinkers to get out and enjoy the land.
State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush and Routt County Commissioner Tim Corrigan will speak at the celebration at 4:30 p.m. A Routt County citizen will also read the Public Lands resolution approved May 9 by Routt County commissioners, which recognizes the value of public lands to the economy, recreation and quality of life in Routt County. This resolution states the commissioners’ opposition to “wholesale efforts to claim, take over, litigate for or sell off Federal public lands within Routt County.”
Conservation Colorado and Western Colorado Congress will also give an update on the importance of Colorado’s public lands and their work to protect them. Several local environmental groups, including Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Great Old Broads for Wilderness and the Sierra Club, will have information at the event. Visit yvsc.org/coloradopubliclandsday for a full schedule of Colorado Public Lands Day events.
Hayden moves graduation back to 4 p.m. Sunday
The time for Hayden High School’s commencement ceremony has been moved back from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 21 to accommodate athletes who are in Denver participating in the Colorado State Track & Field finals, according to Superintendent Phil Kasper. Thursday’s spring snowstorm prompted CHSAA to reschedule the state’s track and field finals, which put the new finals schedule in direct conflict with Hayden’s graduation.
“There is no way to mitigate the multitude of conflicts in everyone’s schedules, however; in an effort to be sensitive of the needs of our community and recognizing the related connections between multiple family members, I believe a slight delay of our scheduled ceremony would accommodate many of the needs, primarily allowing safe travel times for participants and well wishers to arrive back in Hayden to celebrate the success of these exceptional graduates,” Kasper wrote in a letter to graduates and parents.
Oak Creek’s annual clean-up day canceled due to snowfall
The Town of Oak Creek has canceled its annual Clean-Up Day, originally scheduled for today, due to the recent snowfall. Town leaders will select another date for the event in the near future.
Volunteers sought to assist with the Steamboat Marathon
The Steamboat Chamber Resort Association is seeking volunteers for the Steamboat Marathon on June 2 to 4. Shifts are available at race registration Friday and Saturday, as well as race day on Sunday. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt and lunch. Visit steamboatchamber.com/volunteer for more information.
Senior program takes off to Wings Over The Rockies
As part of its senior programs, the city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Community Services Department is sponsoring a trip for seniors 55 and older to Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum on Wednesday, May 31.
After an introduction and viewing of an eight-minute film highlighting Colorado’s aviation endeavors, a museum docent will lead the group on a walking tour of the museum. After the tour, the group may stay at the museum and are free to explore on their own.
Tickets are $30 and include transportation, admission and the guided tour. Space is limited, and reservations must be made by Friday, May 26 by calling 970-879-4300. Visit steamboatsprings.net/seniors for more information.
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