Steamboat briefs: Steamboat offers tips to help with snow-plowing efforts |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat offers tips to help with snow-plowing efforts

In advance of more snow forecast this week, the city of Steamboat Springs reminds residents, property-owners and visitors they can assist with snow plow operations in the following ways.

■ No overnight parking on city streets from Nov. 1 to May 1.

■ Residents are responsible for maintaining their own driveways, parking areas and sidewalks.

■ It is a violation to push, place or put snow into public streets. This activity creates a larger windrow for neighbor when the streets are plowed.

■ Snow should not put onto fire hydrants.

■ Property owners should be aware that the placing, dumping or pushing of snow onto city streets, handicapped parking areas or adjacent properties is prohibited.

■ Adjacent property owners/tenants are responsible for the proper same-day removal of snow from sidewalks without depositing snow in city streets.

■ The city’s snow storage exists in the right-of-way along residential streets and is typically 10 to 15 feet from the edge of the pavement. City plows use this location to deposit snow from plowing.

■ Parents should ensure children’s snow caves or forts are built a safe distance from the city right-of-way and be mindful of snow loads on roofs.

Motorists should take it slow and give plows space to maneuver — they can’t stop or turn as easily as most vehicles.

Scholarships available for journalism, media students

The Colorado Press Association and Denver Foundation offers scholarship for aspiring high school and college journalists and applications for 2017 awards are now available online.

College students who meet all of the following criteria are encouraged to apply.

■ Will be a full-time junior or senior (minimum 12 credits/semester) at a four-year Colorado college or university in the fall of 2017.

■ Have decided to major in journalism or a media-related field (e.g. multimedia, technical journalism, documentary filmmaking, media studies, mass communications, etc.)

■ Are planning to begin a journalism or media career after graduation.

The online application for college students is available at

High school students who meet all of the following criteria are also encouraged to apply.

■ Will graduate from a Colorado high school in the spring of 2017.

■ Have held at least one leadership position (e.g. editor, president, treasurer, etc.) in a student media organization, such as the high school newspaper, yearbook or media club during their senior year.

■ Will attend an accredited four-year college or university in Colorado in the fall of 2017.

The online application for high school students is available at

Email Charmaine Brown at for more information.

Library joins forces with global celebration of street

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” a literary bridge with Iraq honoring Baghdad’s famous street of booksellers, which was bombed in 2007. The free evening of poetry and art starts at 6:30 p.m. today in Library Hall.

Steamboat Springs joins a global celebration of free expression, happening in nearly 40 locations around the world, including Baghdad, Paris, Berlin, Cairo and New York. The local event will be led by book artist Janet Bradley.

Located in Baghdad, Al-Mutanabbi Street is a winding street noted for its many bookstores and outdoor bookstalls where people gather as a great humanitarian center. Named after the famous classical Arab poet Abu at-Tayyib al-Mutanabbi, it has been a thriving center of Baghdad’s bookselling and publishing for centuries. The 2007 bombing took the lives of 30 people and destroyed a large portion of the neighborhood.

The booksellers who survived rebuilt their stores and are once again in business. They sell works by Sunnis, Shiites, Christians, Jews, children’s books and progressive publications from around the world.

After reading about the devastation of Iraq’s literary and intellectual center, San Francisco poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil created the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. Every year since its creation, poetry readings and exhibits have taken place around the world on or around the bombing anniversary. Steamboat gathers in our public library with citizens from around the world to celebrate a free exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Routt to Work offers Talk It Up session at 8 a.m. Friday

Routt to Work will host a Talk It Up session from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, March 10, at Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Spring’s Allbright Auditorium. The keynote speaker will be Mark Kling, executive director of the Family Resource Center Association, Denver, who will explain the two-generational approach, followed by a panel with past Routt to Work participants.

Two generation approaches focus on creating opportunities for and addressing the needs of vulnerable children and their parents together. Those interested in attending, should RSVP to Lindsay Kohler at 970-870-5291 or by Wednesday, March 8. Coffee and snacks provided.

Preschool-aged screenings slated in South Routt

Free developmental screenings for preschool-aged children who will be at least 3 years old by Oct. 1, 2017, will be offered March 13 and 14 at South Routt Elementary School in Yampa. 

Areas of development to be screened include vision, hearing, concepts, social, speech/language and motor skill development.

To schedule an appointment, call Tamara at 970-638-1065.

Enrollment information for Soroco Preschool and applications for the Colorado Preschool Program will be available.

Yampa Valley Singers seek members; rehearsals Tuesday

All singers are invited to join the Yampa Valley Singers as they continue weekly rehearsals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Methodist Church, Eighth and Oak streets.

Tenor and bass singers are especially needed in this community choral group as they prepare for concerts to be held on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. The concerts will be presented by the Yampa Valley Choral Society, combining Yampa Valley Singers and Steamboat Chamber Singers. Contact Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641 for more information and to register with a $35 fee.

Routt County groups reach out to returning soldiers 

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans and new members.

For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Natalie Breitung at 970-879-5489.

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