Steamboat Briefs: Water restrictions lifted for entire Steamboat area |

Steamboat Briefs: Water restrictions lifted for entire Steamboat area

Water restrictions have been lifted for all Steamboat Springs area water districts now that water storage at Fish Creek Reservoir is at a normal seasonal level. For more information, contact Jon Snyder at or 970-871-8207.

Community Recycling Drop-Off Day on Oct. 12

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hosts the annual Community Recycling Drop-Off Day for Routt County residents from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12 at Howelsen Hill. 

Items that will be collected include traditional recyclables, skis, bikes, yard waste, clothing, light bulbs, electronics and hazardous waste. Some items require a fee to recycle.

For more information about items that will be collected as well as any associated fees, visit Those who would like to volunteer for the event are asked to email

Flood relief fundraiser set for Tuesday at Laundry

The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs hosts a flood relief fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Laundry, 127 11th St. A cocktail reception is at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $75 per person with $50 from each ticket going toward flood relief. Rotary also will make a matching donation of as much as $5,000. To register for the event, call 970-870-0681.

Pub offering discount to furloughed federal workers

McKnight’s Irish Pub & Loft is offering 50 percent off for federal government employees who are furloughed because of the shutdown. A federal ID is required. For more information, call 970-879-7881.

Local rancher ranked 8th in registered cattle for year

Steamboat Springs’ Don Gittleson ranked eighth in Colorado for registering the most Angus beef cattle in fiscal year 2013, which ended Monday, according to a news release from the American Angus Association.

Gittleson registered 148 head of Angus contributing to 388,822 that were registered across the nation.

“Our year-end statistics continue to demonstrate strong demand for Angus genetics and solidify our long-held position as a leader in the beef cattle industry,” association CEO Bryce Schumann said in the release. “These results underscore our members’ commitment to providing genetic solutions to the beef cattle industry.”

BOCES hosting professional development day on Oct. 11

The Northwest Board of Cooperative Educational Services will host a professional development day from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Steamboat Springs High School, 45 Maple St.

The event seeks to bring together more than 650 licensed teachers and administrators from Moffat, Routt, Grand and Jackson counties and to provide them with tools to enhance their competencies and maximize student achievement. The themes for the day include collaboration, literacy and educator effectiveness.

“Over 7,000 students attend our schools in Northwest Colorado, and we want to ensure they receive the best possible education,” BOCES Executive Director Amy Bollinger said. “That means providing our teachers and administrators with various tactics, ideas and strategies for success.”

For more information, contact Julie Dalke at, Jane Toothaker at or BOCES at 970-879-0391.

Festival of Trees slated for Nov. 16 to 25 at museum

The Tread of Pioneers Museum is hosting the annual Festival of Trees from Nov. 16 to 25 at the museum, and sponsors are needed for the fundraising event, according to a news release. The cost to sponsor a tree is $500, which supports the museum and provides funds for sustaining preservation and educational activities. Sponsors are invited to select their trees at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the museum. Trees are decorated by area nonprofits, schools, businesses and community groups. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact museum director Candice Bannister at 970-879-2214 or The deadline to sponsor a tree is Friday.

Digital de-clutter classes are this month at college

A digital de-clutter class is Oct. 10 and 17 at Colorado Mountain College. Certified professional photographer Shauna Lamansky will teach participants how to organize digital images. The cost is $40. Call 970-870-4444 to register and for more information.

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