Steamboat briefs: Streets to be closed along Lincoln Avenue for races |

Steamboat briefs: Streets to be closed along Lincoln Avenue for races

The westbound lanes of Lincoln Avenue will be closed from Fifth to 11th streets from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday for the finish of the Steamboat Marathon. Also closed will be Sixth through 11th streets from Lincoln Avenue to Oak Street.

Traffic control will be in place on Routt County Road 129 again this year. Northbound traffic on C.R. 129 will be diverted to the left lane past the entrance to Elk River Estates and will proceed north to Cullen's Corner. Southbound traffic will be diverted at Cullen's Corner onto Routt County Road 44, and then back onto C.R. 129 north of the airport.

From Cullen's Corner north to the start of the half-marathon near the Moon Hill schoolhouse will be one-way traffic controlled by a pilot car leading cars on the west side of the road.

For more information, call the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association at 970-879-0880.

Dietary Designs hosting healthy eating field trip

Dietary Designs hosts a healthy eating grocery field trip at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Market. The class costs $15, and those who are interested can sign up by contacting 970-761-2270 or  

Teams can register for 4th Bike Commuter Challenge

Teams for the fourth annual Steamboat Bike Commuter Challenge in June can register and log miles at An afterparty is July 2 at Creekside Cafe & Grill.

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In June 2012, 204 participants rode more than 16,000 miles and saved more than 16,000 pounds of CO2 emissions from being released into the atmosphere. 

Volunteers are needed for ReTree event at ski area

Volunteers are needed to help plant more than 1,000 trees from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9 at Steamboat Ski Area as part of ReTree Steamboat. Work includes digging, planting, watering and mulching the new trees. Volunteers should wear pants and closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. Water and snacks will be provided. Bring tools if you have them. Volunteers from all the events are welcome to attend a barbecue at the base area following planting June 9.

Dig into Reading program gets started this month

Dig into Reading, the summer reading program at the South Routt libraries in Yampa and Oak Creek, gets started in June.

The theme includes program about dinosaurs, construction vehicles, animals that live underground, Ancient Egypt, caves, rocks and more. The sumemr program is open to those in preschool through young adults, and includes prizes, story hours and a reading club.

Registration for the free reading program is due June 11 at Yampa Public Library and June 12 at the Oak Creek Public Library. For more information, call the Yampa library at 970-638-4654 or the Oak Creek library at 970-736-8371.

Advocates will hold benefit concert set for Saturday

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities will hold a benefit concert with cellist John Sant'Ambrogio at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $35 per person and includes wine and an appetizer buffet. Proceeds benefit Advocates, which provides services and shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Register for the event by calling 970-879-2034.

Steamboat resident to attend 3-day conference

Jim Kerr, of Steamboat Springs, will attend the Colorado Capital Conference, a three-day event in Washington, D.C., aimed at connecting Coloradans with national leaders and influential public figures, according to a news release.

The Wednesday to Friday conference is hosted by Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado.

"I am honored to be able to attend the 2013 Colorado Capital Conference and to get an inside look at how Washington works," Kerr said in the release. "I look forward to bringing these experiences back with me to Colorado."