Steamboat briefs: Trails to be temporarily closed for July 4 activities |

Steamboat briefs: Trails to be temporarily closed for July 4 activities

Due to the July 4 fireworks set-up and show, all trails on the Howelsen Hill Ski Area will be closed from 8 a.m. until

11 p.m. Friday. This includes all access points and the area from Bluffs Loop to Mile Run.

All other trails on Emerald Mountain will remain open to the public until 4 p.m. and may be accessed via the Blackmere trailhead.

From 4 until 11 p.m., all trails and access to Howelsen Hill and Emerald Mountain will be closed for safety reasons. Security staff and signs will be posted at all trail heads, and the City of Steamboat Springs requests everyone respect this closure for their own safety.

The Sombrero Stables will remain open to the public


Chief Theater to host live tribute to Grateful Dead

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Grateful Dead, the Chief Theater will feature a three-day, live-streaming event titled “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead. The event will feature Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir — with special guests Trey Anastosio, Jeff Chimenti and Bruce Hornsby — and will reunite the group at Chicago’s Soldier Field nearly 20 years to the day from the last Grateful Dead Concert, which took place at the same venue.

“Fare Thee Well” will be streamed live over three nights — Friday, Saturday and Sunday — at the Chief Theater. Cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m., and the show begins at 6 each night.

This is a free event.

For more information, visit or call 970-871-4791.

YVSC seeks volunteers for holiday weekend events

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is calling on all earth stewards to help with five events YVSC’s Zero Waste program has planned for Friday and Saturday. Events include a free concert at Howelsen on Friday and several events on Saturday, including Mountain Madness at Parks and Recreation, Market at 7th, Block Party at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and Jumpin’ Jammin’ at Howelsen. Email , call 970-846-1024 or visit to sign up if you can help.

City sponsors several trips for local senior citizens

The City of Steamboat Springs Parks and Community Services Department is sponsoring several summer trips for seniors 55 and older.

Upcoming trips include the Denver Botanic Gardens on July 17 and a Day in Denver on Aug 7. Both trips cost $20 and include transportation. All other costs, including admission fees and meals, are the responsibility of the participants.

For additional details and to register, visit or call 970-879-4300.

Design committee seeks volunteers for projects

The Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Design Committee is looking for volunteers. The committee focuses on how downtown Steamboat looks and functions.

Some of the projects the committee has completed included the downtown bus shelters; adopting Eagle Scout Park for cleanup, plantings and ongoing maintenance; assisting with the design and execution of the streetscape plan on Lincoln Avenue; and flower baskets. Upcoming projects will include the Yampa Street revitalization and advocacy for sidewalks on Oak Street. The committee meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.

Call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800 for more information or to sign up for a meeting reminder email list.

Integrated Community in need of English tutors

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is seeking volunteers for its adult and youth English tutoring programs. 

Volunteers are trained and matched with either an immigrant student in need of academic support or a limited-English speaking community member, depending on preference. 

Pairs are asked to meet for one hour per week. No foreign language experience is necessary. Email or call Laura at or 970-819-3720.

Community members have chance to learn English

Community members have the opportunity to learn English while bringing their preschool children to a special children’s program through Integrated Community, which is held from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Participants are asked to bring a healthy snack, and there is a $30 fee to register for this Colorado Mountain College class. Call Jen at 970-846-2076 for more information.

Location for rechargeable battery collection changed

Steamboat Springs City Hall is no longer accepting rechargeable, lithium and button cell batteries for recycling. These items can be dropped off at Mogil’s on the Mountain in Dream Island Plaza during their business hours, which are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For a complete list of recycling locations, visit

BookTrails offers college essay help to applicants

BookTrails, in collaboration with Colorado Student Care, offers help to local college applicants with their college essay process. As a reminder, many early decision deadlines are quickly approaching, and applicants should give themselves ample time for the essay-editing

process. Visit for more information about essay help, and contact Colorado Student Care at 970-870-1733 for general information and help on the college application process. 

Local groups reach out to returning local 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 Michael T. Condie at 970-879-5489.

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