Steamboat briefs: Yampa Street closures to be lifted for July 4th holiday |

Steamboat briefs: Yampa Street closures to be lifted for July 4th holiday

— All closures related to the Yampa Street construction project have been lifted for the Fourth of July weekend. The roadway will be available for the traveling public and the parade through today.

Duckels Construction voluntarily offered to remove all barricades and closures for the busy holiday weekend. Additionally, Duckels and Connell Resources were able to coordinate with the planned paving of 910 Yampa St. in order to repave portions of Yampa Street six weeks earlier than originally scheduled.

Although Yampa Street will be open, there will still be limited areas where material storage and construction staging will remain through the weekend. Those areas are located in the parking spaces on Yampa Street near the 10th Street intersection and at the vacant lot near the intersection of Yampa and Seventh streets.

Beginning Tuesday, July 5, Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 11th and 12th streets, including the 12th Street intersection. The 12th Street side-street will also be closed to vehicular traffic from Yampa Street up to Lincoln Avenue.

Some work will also take place in a portion of Little Toots Park, and Yampa River Core Trail users will be routed around the work zone for one or two days during the work week.

Utility work in the 11th to 12th street closure area will include the infrastructure necessary to support the undergrounding of electric utilities, as well as some water line and storm sewer work.

Visitors to Yampa Street are reminded that additional nearby parking is available at the 10th Street lot, as well as at the Howelsen Hill parking lots, with easy access to Yampa Street over the Ninth Street pedestrian bridge.

Construction work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.  

Trails temporarily closed for July 4th show preparation

In preparation for the Fourth of July fireworks show, all trails on Howelsen Hill and Emerald Mountain will be closed to the public beginning at 4 p.m. today. The closures will remain in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 5.

Signs and/or barricades will be posted at all trailheads, and the city of Steamboat Springs requests that people respect these closures for their own safety.

The Sombrero Stables will remain open to the public today.

Additional bus service available downtown July 4

With the extra festivities downtown on the Fourth of July, Steamboat Springs Transit will operate additional, unscheduled buses during the day and night to help with increased passenger demand.

Buses will depart the Stockbridge at: 00, :20 and :40 minutes past the hour headed toward the mountain. Buses will pick up at the Seventh and Lincoln at: 04, :24 and :44 past the hour until the final scheduled departure at 10:44 p.m.

Buses will depart continuously from downtown toward the mountain and west end until the crowds are cleaned up from the downtown bus stops.

Downtown parking is on-street, in several parking lots, as well as at the Stockbridge Multi-Modal Center located just west of downtown.

Steamboat Springs Transit invites the public to utilize the free bus for their transportation needs as a great alternative to driving. Bus schedule information can be found under “Bus Service” at or by calling 970-879-3717.

Live screen printing set to benefit veterans nonprofit

Ohana is hosting live screen printing events throughout the holiday weekend. For every $25 shirt with the custom-designed, outdoor-inspired July Fourth print sold, $10 will be donated to Veterans Expeditions, a Colorado-based nonprofit that empowers veterans to overcome challenges associated with military service through outdoor training and leadership.

Live printing will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 4. Ohana is located on Seventh and Yampa streets next to Carl’s Tavern.

Food boxes available for local low-income seniors

Commodities Supplemental Food Program boxes are designed to supplement the diets of low-income seniors 60 and older. The boxes, distributed monthly by LiftUp of Routt County to area seniors, contain a variety of nonperishable food items and cheese. If you or someone you know may benefit from this program, call the LIFT-UP Food Bank at 970-870-8804 for more information.

LiftUp donation center to be closed Wednesdays

The donation center for LiftUp’s Thrift Store in Steamboat Springs will be closed every Wednesday until the store expansion is completed this month. During the project, the donation center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 970-879-3374 for more information.

Area Questers chapter seeks new women members

The Steamboat Springs Questers Chapter is seeking several new members. Founded in 1975, Steamboat Questers is a group of women who support historic preservation and appreciate antiques and collectibles. The chapter currently has a membership of 15 and hopes to expand.

Questers is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the study, conservation and preservation of historical objects for the benefit of today and tomorrow. The Steamboat chapter has supported numerous Routt County historic preservation projects through contributions and grants. It has also donated to statewide preservation endeavors and national scholarship funds.

The Steamboat chapter holds morning meetings nine times per year on the second Tuesday of the month. Members pay annual dues of $30. Every two years, each member is required to host a meeting and present an educational program.

Call Christine McKelvie at 970-879-2854 for more information.

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