Steamboat briefs: Section of road closed to repair Cow Creek culverts |

Steamboat briefs: Section of road closed to repair Cow Creek culverts

The Routt County Road and Bridge Department will close a portion of Routt County Road 45 on the back (west) side of Emerald Mountain today and Wednesday to repair the culverts on Cow Creek that blew out during high snowmelt conditions in the spring of 2016.

The closure starts about one mile southeast of the intersection of Routt County roads 33 and 45 and continues nearly to the Ridge Trailhead parking lot.

People can still access the Beall and Ridge trailheads during the work. They will have to access them from the southeast via Routt County Road 43, assistant Road and Bridge Director Mike Mordi said in a news release.

STARS seeking volunteers for 2016-17 winter season

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, or STARS, is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 winter season.

There are multiple opportunities to volunteer at STARS including ski and snowboard volunteer instructors, snowshoe volunteer instructors, Nordic volunteer instructors, front desk volunteers and special event volunteers. All volunteers must be at least 16 years old and pass a mandatory background check.

Interested volunteers should plan to attend one of two informational meetings that are being held to explain the STARS mission and organization, volunteer opportunities, training requirements and key programs during the winter. Meetings will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 in the Moonlight Room at the Sheraton Conference Center.

Volunteer training dates are from Nov. 28 to Dec. 16 and Jan. 5 to 10.

Visit for more information and to submit your volunteer application located under the tab “Join Our Team.”

High school to host college fair for county students

Steamboat Springs High School will host a college fair with more than 30 college representatives from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the commons area. The free event is open to all Routt County high school students and their families.

Upcoming event to showcase Best of the Boat winners

Best of the Boat awards will be announced at the 2016 Best of the Boat Variety Show and Awards Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at The Steamboat Grand ballroom.

The variety show will feature Kris Hammond: The Mailman, The Tongue and Chief Players, We’re Not Clowns, the 2015 Lip Sync champions and more. 2016 winners will be unveiled during the show along with the winter edition of Steamboat Living magazine.

Food and drinks will be provided by event sponsors Orthopedics of Steamboat Springs, Matt Eidt from Colorado Group Realty, Twin Enviro Services, Tredway, Henion, Palmquist & Kusy certified public accountants — THPK — and Steamboat Pilot & Today.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at or at the Steamboat Pilot & Today office, 1901 Curve Plaza.

Civil Air Patrol open house planned Sept. 20 at airport

The Civil Air Patrol, open to boys and girls age 12 to 17, focuses on topics such as aviation, aerospace technology, leadership, fitness and character. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the program is invited to an open house from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Bob Adams Airport in Steamboat Springs. Email squadron commander Micah Clark at for more information.

Artist set to lecture about photographer Chuck Close

Local artist and educator MB Warner will continue her popular “MB Notes” free art lecture series with a talk about American artist/photographer Charles Thomas “Chuck” Close from 5 to 5:45 p.m. today at the Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, 837 Lincoln Ave. 

Close achieved fame as a photorealist, through his massive-scale photo-based portraits and inventive techniques for painting the human face. His work now extends beyond painting to encompass printmaking and tapestries based on Polaroids. Born in 1940, Close was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Warner’s lectures are free to the public.

Last Yampa farmers market scheduled for Sunday

Friends of Gateway Yampa and the South Routt Economic Development Council will present a celebration of the Yampa Valley at River Park in Yampa with a farmers market on Sunday, Sept. 25.

The market will feature local musical talents of Wayne Wagner and Chris Pearson and Steamboat’s Buffalo Commons along with Colorado produce and artisans, who will sell their homemade wares. Children’s activities will also be offered.

This will be the last farmers market of the season.

ColoradoCare informational meetings set in Steamboat

A series of informational sessions focusing on Amendment 69, also known as ColoradoCare, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 18 and Nov. 1 at Off the Beaten Path bookstore. Speakers will include volunteers for the Routt County Colorado Cares team.

Hahn’s Peak restoration to be celebrated Saturday

Historic Routt County will host a celebration of the restoration of Hahn’s Peak and the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act with a hike and free barbecue Saturday, Sept. 24 at Steamboat Lake.

The barbecue will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the visitors center. An informal, organized hike will precede the event. Those interested in participating in the hike are asked to meet at the Hahn’s Peak Trailhead at 11 a.m. and RSVP to Meg at 970-875-1305 or in advance.

More code compliance classes offered Oct. 4 and 5

Routt County Building Official Ben Grush encourages all construction professionals working in Routt County to attend a final, free, countywide 2015 codes workshop before the proposed code update takes effect Jan. 1

“Planning and Completing Successful Construction Projects under 2015 Codes” will be offered twice Oct. 4 focusing on residential codes and once Oct. 5 focusing on commercial codes. The classes will take place in the Colorado Mountain College auditorium in Steamboat Springs and are a different, follow-up training than those offered in the spring.

These new classes, taught by trainer Shaun Mozingo, of Colorado Code Consulting, will focus on the different paths of compliance, as well as different tools and resources available to comply to 2015 codes.

Residential code classes will be held from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 4, and commercial code classes will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 5. RSVP is requested online at

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