Steamboat briefs: Volunteers sought to work Saturday on Sunshine Trail |

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers sought to work Saturday on Sunshine Trail

Routt County Riders will lead a trail workday on the Sunshine Trail on Mount Werner from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers are needed to assist with the trail re-routing project and should meet at the Knoll Parking Lot on Mount Werner Circle at 8:45 a.m. for transportation to the work area. Workers are invited to bring their bikes and ride down after the trail work session.

Tools will be provided; volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, a backpack, sunscreen, rain gear, a cap and water. After the work session, volunteers can enjoy a snack from Honey Stinger, lunch donated by a local restaurant and beverages donated by New Belgium Brewing Co. at about 1 p.m. Register at to ensure enough refreshments. For more information about Routt County Riders, visit

Some Hayden streets to close for chip-seal work

The town of Hayden will be chip-sealing the streets from Fifth Street east to Shelton Lane. No on-street parking will be allowed between the hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Aug. 8. Call Town Hall at 970-276-3741 for more information.

Soil health workshop and farm tour offered Tuesday

A soil health workshop and farm tour will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Frentress Ranch near Hayden.

Through field demonstrations and lectures from farmers and natural resource professionals, participants will learn the importance of soil conservation and how to increase soil health and quality. The free workshop, which is sponsored in part with funds from Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, CSU Extension, National Resources Conservation Service and the Routt County Conservation District, will include a visit to an experimental research plot that is implementing several of these techniques aimed at improving soil health at the Frentress Ranch.

For information and to RSVP, contact the CSU Routt County Extension office at 970-879-0825 or visit

The first 10 participants to RSVP will receive a free soil moisture probe.

Yampa Valley Fly Fishers offers free clinic Monday

The Yampa Valley Fly Fishers Chapter of Trout Unlimited is offering a free clinic about fly-fishing the Yampa River at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Fetcher Park in Steamboat Springs. Participants will receive instruction about equipment selection, methods, casting, stream ethics and overall fly-fishing strategies from experienced members of Trout Unlimited. Fishing will take place in the Yampa River in the immediate vicinity of Fetcher Pond. A cookout will follow the clinic, which is open to aspiring fly-fishers of all ages and abilities. A valid Colorado fishing license is required. Call or text 970-219-1109 to register.

2nd Hot Night at the Hot Springs slated for Aug. 2

The second annual Hot Night at the Hot Springs fundraiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 on the decks at Old Town Hot Springs. All proceeds from the event will fund a family changing room.

The cost is $35 per person and will include a pig roast with wine and beer, music by Steve Boynton and a silent auction, which begins Monday. The rain date for the event is Aug. 3.

Contact Atusa Baghery at or 970-879-1823, ext. 325, for tickets and more information.

VNA reminds young adults of SmokefreeTXT program

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association reminds young adult smokers that a free text message program is available to help them quit tobacco.

SmokefreeTXT is a free mobile service providing encouragement and tips to help young smokers quit for good. Quitting tobacco usually takes multiple attempts, but studies show support, including text message programs, can significantly improve a person’s chance for success

To sign up, text QUIT to IQUIT (47848) or visit The service is available in English and Spanish.

LiveWell program to help families with healthy eating

LiveWell Northwest Colorado is helping families be healthy by working to improve eating habits and to be more physically active through the “Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0” program. The program sets the goal each day of eating five or more fruits and vegetables, watching two or fewer hours of TV, getting an hour or more of physical activity and drinking zero sugary drinks. For more information about the program, visit or call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110.

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