Steamboat briefs: Structural repairs on State Bridge to impact traffic |

Steamboat briefs: Structural repairs on State Bridge to impact traffic

— Emergency structural repairs on the State Bridge on Colorado Highway 131 between Wolcott and Bond are scheduled to begin Wednesday, May 18, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

There will be three temporary traffic signals in operation, one for northbound traffic, one for southbound traffic and one on Trough Road.

Repairs on the structure will begin near mile marker 12 and will continue to mile marker 18. The project will be in operation from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, and delays of 10 to 15 minutes should be expected.

Drivers are asked to obey all speed limit reductions and construction road signs during this time.

Construction on the State Bridge will include deck repairs, replacing the bridge rail, new concrete curb, chain link fence and a full-width asphalt overlay.

CDOT officials said the $6 million project should be completed in August. The project’s anticipated completion date is August 2016. ACC West Coast is the contractor.

To get email updates about the project, call 970-988-3174 or email

Registration open for Hayden swim, soccer programs

Totally Kids of Hayden is accepting registration for its swim lessons and soccer program. Registration forms are available at Swim lesson registrations are due by Wednesday, May 19. Call 970-846-9083 for more information.

Colorado Creative Industries accepts award nominations

Colorado Creative Industries is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Creative Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to Colorado’s creative landscape through civic leadership and volunteerism, including advocacy, vision, collaboration or innovation.

Those wishing to make a nomination are invited to visit for eligibility guidelines and nomination instructions.

For additional information, email Christy Costello at

Applications being accepted for annual farmers market

There is still time to apply for the Steamboat Farmers Market. Organizers are currently accepting applications for vendors, including fresh produce, meats, cheese, baked goods, canned and prepared foods, plants and other consumables. In addition, there are spaces for hand-crafted arts and crafts, as well as an excellent opportunity for nonprofits to gain exposure and limited space for professional services.

Food will be given preference for acceptance into the market.

For more information about the market, visit To register as a vendor, visit

The market will be held, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, June 11 through Sept. 17. The Market is located at the corner of Seventh and Yampa streets, near the river in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Local Kiwanis Club in need of additional members

The Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Club is looking for new members. The club meets weekly and is renowned for its many community projects, including the Sock Box Drive. For those enthusiastic about community service, the Steamboat Kiwanis Club is a perfect fit. The club was chartered in 1948 and is one of Steamboat’s most established service clubs. For membership information, call Theo Dexter at 970-879-4889.

2016 Tour de Steamboat cycling event set for July 23

The Tour de Steamboat is a one-day event, bringing together 750 to 1,000 riders in Steamboat Springs for four rides — 25-mile, 46-mile, 66-mile and 116-mile — on July 23. The cycling event benefits Partners in Routt County, Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, Routt County Riders and Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. In 2015, the all-volunteer effort raised more than $65,000 total for the four organizations.

Corporate sponsor packages, ranging from $100 to $3,000, are available and offer businesses the chance to be actively involved throughout the five-month marketing campaign. Depending on the level, marketing benefits may include company logo or name on T-shirts, posters, entry forms and the Tour de Steamboat website. Also, there is pre-event print advertising and social media as well as banner display and mention during the post ride BBQ.

Visit for more information.

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