Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley singers to begin weekly rehearsals

Yampa Valley Singers will begin weekly rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs in preparation for their next concerts April 10 and 11.

Interested singers — all parts but especially tenors and basses — should call Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641 to register before first rehearsal. The registration fee is $35. 

Routt County treasurer and public trustee to be sworn in

On Friday, newly elected Routt County Treasurer and Public Trustee Brita Horn will be sworn into office. Judge James Garrecht will be presiding over the swearing-in at 8:30 a.m. 

The office will be providing a light breakfast for the event.

The event will take place on the second floor of the Routt County Courthouse at 522 Lincoln Ave. Call 970-870-5555 with questions.

CDOT upgrading bicycle and scenic byways map

The Colorado Department of Transportation is upgrading its Statewide Bicycle and Scenic Byways map, giving local governments an opportunity to provide cycling information specific to their area.

Initially, bicyclists could go online and review and select state routes to ride throughout Colorado based on shoulder width and traffic volumes. It also included a search capability for lodging, bike shops, restaurants and other areas of interest. Now, local jurisdictions can add similar cycling information to the site.

“This upgrade is adding another complete dimension to the map,” CDOT’s Bicycle/Pedestrian and Byways Manager Betsy Jacobsen said. “Users will be able to zoom in and find much more detailed information than was originally available. It will also allow local jurisdictions to update their information as they make physical changes to existing facilities.”

Local agencies can access the site and request to be a “trail editor.” Once approved, they can upload their GIS files showing their local trails, routes, bike lanes, etc. Trail editors must be associated with a government agency to be approved.

To access the map, go to

YVMC Volunteer Services seeks tech-savvy volunteers

Yampa Valley Medical Center Volunteer Services is looking for caring people, 18 or older, with computer skills who are interested in working with patients to provide assistance and instruction on setting up an account in the new myChart patient portal system. For more information about this position or other volunteering opportunities at YVMC, contact Deb Bastian at 970-870-1146 or

Tread of Pioneers Museum looking for volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, collecting admissions and gift shop sales. The museum also needs help with upcoming special events and is seeking school tour guides. Contact the museum’s volunteer coordinator at 970-879-2214 or for more information.

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