Steamboat briefs: Treasurer’s Office to host tax lien public auction |

Steamboat briefs: Treasurer’s Office to host tax lien public auction

The Routt County Treasurer’s Office will be conducting a county-held tax lien sale. If a tax lien was not purchased by investors at the annual public auction, it was defaulted to the county commissioners. Working through the Colorado State Revised Statute 39-11-122, Routt County is now able to offer these tax liens to the public.

These liens are available for assignment by contacting the Routt County Treasurer’s Office and making an appointment. The list of available county-held liens can be viewed at starting at 9 a.m. today. Printed copies also will be available at the treasurer’s office at 522 Lincoln Ave.

Appointments are available Wednesday and Thursday after 1 p.m.

Purchasing tax lien certificates is a “buyers-beware” proposition. Treasurer Brita Horn strongly suggests interested parties conduct due diligence in researching a certificate before purchasing. According to Horn, most of the tax liens are minerals and mobile homes.

The treasurer’s office maintains a file with copies of all the tax lien certificates held by Routt County. Individuals may examine this file in the office during regular business hours. Legal descriptions can be researched using maps and records available through the Routt County Assessor’s Office.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 970-870-5555.

Final health insurance help sessions are Thursday, Friday

Sunday is the last day to qualify for tax credits that can help pay the cost of private health insurance with free preventative care and no provisions for pre-existing conditions. Not having health insurance in 2015 could result in penalties. Enrollment help is available from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center, 1024 Central Park Drive, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Drop-ins are welcome. Call 970-871-7330 for more information.

Scott Ford to host Coffee with a Council on Friday

Steamboat Springs City Council member Scott Ford will host Coffee with a Council from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. There is no set topic for discussion, and the event is open to the community. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

River roundtable has board vacancy, seeks applicant

The Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basin Roundtable is seeking applicants for one board vacancy. The at-large position may represent environmental, agriculture, recreation, domestic water provider, industrial or community interests. Applicants must reside in the geographic area defined by the rivers basin. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 27. Contact Ren Martyn, roundtable member, at 970-879-4546 or for more information.

Casey’s Pond seeks caring companions to volunteer

Casey’s Pond is seeking caring and compassionate people to volunteer to provide companionship, reading aloud, music, pet visits, Bible study, bridge, Wii and other games, manicures, letter writing and fitness. Guest speakers and others who want to share their talents also are needed. People must be 16 or older to volunteer at Casey’s Pond. Contact Celia Buckley at 970-457-4883 or to volunteer.

Lights for Life seeks recipient for proceeds from campaign

Lights for Life is searching for recipients for proceeds of its recent String Light Recycle Campaign, which aims to help kids with cancer by recycling old and broken holiday string lights.

The organization is looking for two families who have a child battling cancer in the rocky mountain region this year. Lights for Life organizers will be coming to Colorado later in the year to make presentations to this year’s recipients.

If you know of a family, refer them to the website,, to register their child.

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