Steamboat briefs: Steamboat School Board applications due Monday |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat School Board applications due Monday

The Steamboat Springs School District is recruiting candidates for a director vacancy on the school board. The appointment will last until the original term expires in November 2015. Interested individuals should submit an affidavit of appointment and a letter of interest, including a short biographical statement, to the district office, 325 Seventh St., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, by noon Monday. The affidavit is available on the district website at Call Deb Ginesta at 970-871-3193 for more information.

Literary Sojourn tickets go on sale online only Monday

Literary Sojourn will be held Sept. 20 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort.

Steamboat's 22nd annual festival of readers and authors is presented by the Bud Werner Memorial Library and features Anthony Doerr, Emily St. John Mandel, Curtis Sittenfeld, Colm Tóibín and Daniel Woodrell, with Master of Ceremonies Karen Joy Fowler.

General admission tickets cost $75 and will go on sale online only at 9 a.m. Monday at

Visit for more details about the event, author biographies and complete reading lists.

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Wilderness Showcase grant ceremony is Monday

A Wilderness Showcase grant ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at Fish Creek Falls Park, and the public is invited to attend. Kent Foster, recreation program manager for the Hahn's Peak-Bears Ears Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service, will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, which will include the unveiling of a renovated sign at the park and an explanation of the grant project. Megan Foster, with Yampatika, will provide an interpretive talk on Wilderness. Later in the morning, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, the U.S. Forest Service and Friends of the Wilderness will meet at Mad Creek trailhead and then travel onto Red Dirt trailhead for a continuation of the grant project. Steamboat Springs' Friends of Wilderness group was awarded one of only 20 $5,000 grants handed out by the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance. The grant awards commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

CDOT hosts public meeting about US 40 safety Monday

The Colorado Department of Transportation will host a public outreach meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday to discuss the start of a safety improvement project on U.S. Highway 40 in Steamboat Springs. The meeting will be held at Citizens Hall, 124 10th St.

Representatives from CDOT and Connell Resources, the local contractor selected for this project, will discuss project details including design, phasing and traffic impacts for the project.

The $6 million resurfacing effort includes traffic signal upgrades and ADA improvements extending from the Elk River Road intersection to 13th Street and then from Third Street to Walton Creek Road.

According to a CDOT news release, the downtown core has been designated as a "no work zone" with the majority of the work happening on the outskirts of Steamboat. The city of Steamboat Springs has partnered with CDOT to include the Pine Grove Road intersection upgrades to be included in the broader project scope in order to minimize construction impacts.

The construction period will extend through late fall, and during that time, motorists will encounter some two-way traffic, alternating traffic and speed reductions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

For questions and comments, the public can email