Steamboat briefs: State highway 131 requires full-day closure at Bond |

Steamboat briefs: State highway 131 requires full-day closure at Bond

Crews from the Union Pacific Railroad will replace rail through the crossing on Colorado Highway 131 at mile point 16.25 through Bond on Monday, July 25. The only day of a full closure will be Monday. Preliminary work will begin Sunday, July 24 with flaggers ushering motorists through the work zone and again Tuesday, July 26. On Sunday and Tuesday, motorists should expect 5 to 10 minute delays during flagging operations.

Dinner donations needed for Routt to Work program

Routt to Work is seeking donations of a dinner for its monthly self-sufficiency classes.  Volunteers are needed to provide dinner for 22 people, including four children, at each monthly class. The next class is today. Other class dates are Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, 2017, Feb. 8, 2017, March 8, 2017, and April 12, 2017.

Routt to Work is a program sponsored by Routt County United Way, LiftUp of Routt County and the Department of Human Services which helps low-income families learn the skills and tools they need to break the cycle of poverty. It’s a yearlong, personal, goal-oriented approach and involves participants attending monthly classes during which they learn to identify the things they need to do to improve and stabilize their lives. 

Anyone interested in sponsoring one of these dinners, should email or call Lauren at or 970-879-5605. Visit for more information on Routt to Work.

South Routt Library set to change weekly schedule

Beginning the week of Aug. 1, the South Routt Library District will be switching the days the Yampa Library is open to support Soroco’s new four-day school week. Instead of being open Wednesdays, the Yampa Library will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Oak Creek Library hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 3 to 7 p.m., Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.

Yampa Library hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday and Tuesday; 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.

CPW offers free park entry to active duty, veterans

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27, 2015.

CPW encourages eligible individuals to get their pass in advance at any CPW office or state park to avoid delays at the gate on a planned recreation day.

Veterans and active-duty military personnel (including active duty, Reserve and National Guard members) can obtain a military hang-tag pass valid for free admission during August by showing the CPW parks staff one of the following: active or retired military identification; DD Form 2; DD Form 2765; DD214; Veterans Affairs medical card; or a current Colorado driver’s license or state-issued identification card with the veteran seal printed on it.

Once eligibility is confirmed, the military hang-tag pass is issued to the service member. The hang-tag pass is valid when hung from the rear-view mirror of a service member occupied vehicle and admits all passengers of that vehicle.

Visit for more information.

Several housing working groups set meeting dates

Several of the Community Housing Committee working groups have scheduled their follow-up meetings. The Move Up Housing Working Group will meet on at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 25 in the Steamboat Pilot & Today conference room. The Low Income Housing Working Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 in the Trout Creek Conference room at 136 Sixth St. 

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