Steamboat briefs: Traffic impacted on streets near former YVEA building |

Steamboat briefs: Traffic impacted on streets near former YVEA building

— Construction crews will be doing traffic control on Yampa, Ninth and 10th streets near the old Yampa Valley Electric Association building as new sidewalks and utilities are installed.

For the next few weeks, drivers could encounter some lane shifts as work is done.

Kevin Kopasz, a project manager for Fox Construction, said the impact to traffic will be minimal. 

The work is for the private redevelopment of the existing YVEA building. It is not associated with the city of Steamboat Springs' Yampa Street improvement project, which is anticipated to start sometime in May. 

Look for a story on the traffic impacts of that project in an upcoming Steamboat Today. 

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Steamboat Springs Cemetery road slated to open Monday

The Steamboat Springs Cemetery District board will open the road to the Steamboat Springs Cemetery on Monday, April 25.

Regular cemetery maintenance will begin May 2 and continue throughout the summer. Floral displays left during the winter will be picked up if they are unsightly or not attached to a headstone. 

Families can claim removed floral displays by contacting the maintenance worker Monday through Friday.

For more information, call cemetery board member Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936. 

Hayden Valley Elementary hosts kindergarten round-up

Hayden Valley Elementary School will hold a kindergarten round-up from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. today at the school, located at 300 Breeze Basin in Hayden.

Children will need immunization records and birth certificates to register for kindergarten, and teachers have planned an activity for children who attend.

For more information, call the elementary office at 970-276-3756.

Brain injury support group to hold planning meeting

Yampa Valley Brain Injury Support Group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Northwest Colorado Center for Independence, 1306 Lincoln Ave.

The meeting will be facilitated by Ian Engle, of Northwest Colorado Center for Independence, and the topic is "Where do we get from here?"

Discussion will include possible activities, possible presenters for future meetings, outreach to partners and healthcare professionals and opportunities for collaborations and partnerships with the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado.

For more information and to RSVP, call Engle at 303-720-9405.

Every Day is Earth Day activities set to begin today

Steamboat Springs residents are invited to pay tribute to the planet and learn more about environmental conservation during Yampa Valley Sustainability Council's month-long Every Day is Earth Day celebration.

The festivities kick-off today — Earth Day — with a reusable shopping bag giveaway, followed by a water forum, a used clothing fashion show, electronics recycling collection and a wide range of other environmental events offered by YVSC and other community partners.

YVSC invites community members to attend one of the many sustainability-focused events this month and celebrate Earth Day every day of the year.

To view a full calendar of Earth month events, visit For more information about specific events, contact YVSC.

Students to celebrate Earth Day at Carpenter Ranch

The city of Steamboat Springs School Days Off program will be celebrate its 10th annual trip to Carpenter Ranch from noon to 3 p.m. today.

The kids and staff will celebrate Earth Day by helping with various community service projects, such as picking up sticks and pinecones, weeding gardens, raking leaves and generally getting the ranch ready to open for the summer.

For more information, contact Alexis Wolf at 970-819-9005 or email

City hosts open house on Lincoln Avenue connector

The Steamboat Springs Public Works Engineering Department invites the public to attend a community open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 in the Champagne Room at Rex's American Grill & Bar.

City staff and the design team will present various alternatives to connect the hotels along South Lincoln Ave. to the existing Walton Creek Secondary Trail. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the project and provide input on specific issues presented.

For more information, contact Matt Eggen at or 970-871-8273.

Free, local classes offered for people with Parkinson's

Yampa Valley Parkinson's Support Network is hosting a number of free, ongoing classes for those with Parkinson's and their care partners.

The following is a listing of available classes.

■ Monday and Friday exercise classes target Parkinson's-specific symptoms with exercises for balance, cardio, dynamic strength, dexterity and agility. All abilities are welcome from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Mondays at Sundance Studio, 385 Anglers Drive, Suite D, and from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Fridays at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, Eighth and Oak streets. To register, contact the instructor Jacqueline Teuscher at or 303-829-2869.

■ Wednesday exercise classes are specifically designed to meet the physical challenges faced by people with Parkinson's. Classes are held from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. To register, contact instructor Eva Gibbon at 970-846-9887 or

■ Yoga classes designed specifically for people with Parkinsons' and their care partners are held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Sundance Studio, 385 Anglers Drive, Suite D. To register, contact Jeanne Upbin at 970-846-3326 or

■ Aquatic aerobic classes are held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Old Town Hot Springs pool. For more information and to register, contact Sally TeStrake at or 970-761-2381.

For more information about Yampa Valley Parkinson's Support Network, visit parkinson