Steamboat briefs: Upper Spring Creek pond area set to close today |

Steamboat briefs: Upper Spring Creek pond area set to close today

Upper Spring Creek pond area set to close today

The city of Steamboat Springs will be closing the upper Spring Creek pond area to all recreation from today to Oct. 25.

The upper pond will be drained to thoroughly inspect the dam and outlet pipes. The city will be working closely with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Division of Water Resources on the project. Once the work is complete, the pond will be refilled.

Area residents are urged to adhere to all posted signage and refrain from recreating in closed areas.

Registration now open for middle school programs

Registration for the city of Steamboat Springs’ session II middle school programs is open.

The following programs are being offered.

■ Bowling: Unlimited bowling for one and a half hours each week; Mondays.

■ Splatz: Participate in a guided painting lesson each week with an instructor; Mondays.

■ Girls Reaching Out Wide: A group for middle school girls offering various activities focused on healthy choices, cultural enrichment, community service, outdoors and leadership development; Tuesdays.

■ Babysitter training: Learn the business of babysitting and child development while earning CPR and First Aid certification; Wednesdays.

■ Tennis lessons: For beginner or intermediate tennis players to learn the basics of serving, hitting, and scoring, held at the Tennis Center of Steamboat; Thursdays.

All programs start the week of Oct. 26 and run through Dec. 17. Participants will meet at 3:20 p.m. in the Steamboat Springs Middle School parking lot and will be transported to each activity in a city vehicle. Visit for more information about costs and registration.

Whiteout Volleyball Club to host back-to-back clinics

Whiteout Volleyball Club is hosting Back to Club Clinics for seventh- and eighth- graders who would like to work on their volleyball skills before the club season, or for players who want to experience club volleyball before committing to a team. The clinics will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays today through Nov. 11 and Nov. 9 at Heritage Christian School. Call Linda Starks at 970-217-9092 for more information.

Colorado Highway 9 motorists to expect delays

The Colorado Department of Transportation is continuing work on the 11-mile segment of Colorado Highway 9 between Kremmling and Silverthorne. Motorists can expect 45-minute delays and rough road conditions. Traffic impacts can be expected northbound and southbound on Colorado Highway 9 from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday work is possible. Crews are working on the north end of the project near Green Mountain Reservoir, where there is one lane of alternating traffic.

AARP Smart Driving Class to be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 5

An AARP Smart Driving class, sponsored by the Routt County Council on Aging, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday Nov. 5 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The class is designed to help drivers 50 and older compensate for age-related changes. This course has statistically shown to reduce the number of accidents and severity of injuries in accidents suffered by those who took the class, as compared with the same age group who did not. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. State law requires insurance companies to give a discount to those having taken the class, which is valid for three years. Jane and Bud Romberg have been teaching this program for the past 21 years. Call 970-879-0064 for more information or to register.

Community Ag Alliance accepting local food orders

Buy local food and products online at, then click on “Shop the CAA Marketplace” tab.

Locally grown fresh produce, meat, eggs, jelly, sauces, granola and more are available.

Order online from noon Monday through noon Thursday. Orders may be picked up Friday afternoons at the CAA offices in downtown Steamboat Springs.

For more information, call 970-879-4370.

New member local artist applications now accepted

The Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts is accepting local artist applications for membership for its upcoming 2015-16 season, which begins Dec. 1.

The nonprofit organization operates a non-juried, cooperative artist gallery at 837 Lincoln Ave., where artists at various stages of development can benefit from a collaborative, s

upportive membership and professional staff. Space is limited. Contact executive director Linda Laughlin at 970-846-5970 or or visit the artist member information section at for more information.

Call-in line now available for public meetings

Routt County commissioners have established a call-in line, enabling people to listen in live to public meetings held in the Commissioners Hearing Room at the Routt County Courthouse in Steamboat Springs. People are invited to listen to the meetings, but there is no capability to take public comment. The call-in number is 970-870-5499.

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