Steamboat briefs: Sharp-tailed grouse lek tour rescheduled for April 24 |

Steamboat briefs: Sharp-tailed grouse lek tour rescheduled for April 24

The Columbian sharp-tailed grouse lek tour schedule for Thursday has been moved to April 24. Join District Wildlife Manager Danielle Domson to get an up-close view of male birds performing courtship displays to impress females. Participants should meet at 5 a.m. at the U.S. Forest Service Office to carpool to the site. The cost is $25 per person. Call 970-871-9151 for more information and to register. 

Caberet production is slated for May 9 to 11

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council's annual sketch comedy production, Cabaret, is set for May 9 to 11 at the historic downtown Chief Theater. Written and performed by locals making fun of locals, Cabaret is a longstanding comedic tradition and serves as a fundraiser for the Arts Council's programs. Tickets are $30 and are on sale to Arts Council members at the Depot Art Center. Tickets go on sale to the public Thursday at the Depot Art Center and All That Jazz.

Steamboat crews cleaning medians during next week

Steamboat Springs crews will be cleaning the medians Tuesday along U.S. Highway 40 from downtown to Anglers Drive as well as medians April 24 along Mount Werner Road, weather permitting. Work will go from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the left lanes will be closed in both directions. For more information, contact Parks Supervisor Ernie Jenkins at 970-879-4300 or

Registration open for adult sports leagues for summer

Registration is open for adult sports leagues — including softball, soccer and volleyball — through May 2. Find more information at

Nominations for Doc Willett awards are due by May 3

Nominations are being accepted for the fifth annual Doc Willett Health Care Heritage Awards, which will be held Aug. 23 at Strings Music Pavilion. The awards highlight the current quality and scope of health care while paying tribute to the roots of hospital care in Routt County, according to a news release.

Nominations for the Health Care Community Advocate and Health Care Professional awards are due by 5 p.m. May 3. The criteria for the Health Care Community Advocate award are a resident of the Yampa Valley whose efforts have resulted in improving the health, available services or health care environment to benefit the community. The criteria for the Health Care Professional award are a health care professional who has spent a significant portion of his or her career in delivering direct patient care or services to individuals.

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For more information, visit or call the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley at 970-871-0700.

Bereavement support group to be formed in Hayden area

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is forming a bereavement support group in the Hayden area. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one and would like to be involved, contact Sandy Beran at 970-871-7682.

Dietary Designs hosting a healthy eating grocery tour

Dietary Designs is hosting a healthy eating grocery store tour at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Market. The cost is $15. For more information, visit or call 970-761-2270.

Fire Management Unit gives reminder about burning

The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit would like to remind readers about guidelines for agriculture and debris burning.

Grasses are green, but brush and timber are not, and the dead vegetation can pose fire control issues, according to a news release.

Follow these recommendations for safer burning:

■ Contact the Routt County Sheriff's Office in advance at 970-879-1090.

■ Don't burn on windy days and know the forecast weather conditions for your burn day (available at

■ Notify your neighbors so they don't call in a fire report.

■ Have a shovel and water nearby to extinguish the fire.

■ Dig a fire line where you want the fire to stop.

■ Never leave a fire unattended.

If an agricultural or debris fire damages private, state or federally managed lands, you could receive a fine or be held responsible for the costs.