Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for local ReTree planting event |

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for local ReTree planting event

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council invites community members to the annual ReTree Steamboat community tree-planting event at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Volunteers of all ages are needed to plant native riparian species at the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area, just south of Steamboat Springs on the Yampa River. The project will help restore wildlife habitat and prevent erosion. Lunch and T-shirts, with original artwork by Jill Bergman, will be provided to all volunteers. Volunteers can sign up online at

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is also recruiting volunteer crew leaders to help prep the planting site Friday and direct volunteers Satuday. To find out more about becoming a crew leader, email

The goal of ReTree Steamboat is to plant and care for site-specific native tree species and connect the local community, especially youth, to their environment in a meaningful, hands-on way. Since 2010, more than 2,500 ReTree volunteers have helped to plant and care for more than 25,000 trees.

Steamboat flu shot clinic for veterans to be held Friday

Flu shots will be offered to Routt County veterans from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

To qualify, veterans should bring proof of military service or an American Legion or VFW membership card.  Those serving in the Reserves or National Guard also are eligible if their units were deployed to a war zone during a military conflict. 

Veterans also sign up for VA Healthcare or get more information about it during the flu clinic. The VA health care program meets the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, so veterans who are enrolled meet health care law coverage standards. 

No appointment is necessary. Call Routt County Veterans Services Officer Natalie Breitung at 970-870-5469 for more information.

Finishing touches put on Central Park Drive project

The Central Park Drive project will be completed with the installation of final landscaping elements in the medians in and near the roundabout Monday, Oct. 10. As a result, Connell Resources will be instituting rolling road closures from approximately 7 a.m. to noon.

Access to businesses in Central Park Plaza will be maintained, and pedestrian access will not be impacted while work is completed in the roadway. In the event of inclement weather, the work may be delayed until later in the week, but work hours will remain the same.

City of Steamboat Springs officials encourage roadway users to travel with care and watch their speed within the cone zone.  

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