Steamboat briefs: YVEA makes changes to access points at local office |

Steamboat briefs: YVEA makes changes to access points at local office

Beginning Monday, July 24, there will be some changes to the way customers, employees and remodel construction workers enter and exit the Yampa Valley Electric Association’s office, located at 2211 Elk River Road.

According to a news release from the association, the changes include the following. 

The Routt County Road 129 north gate will be closed to all customer and employee entry and exit, though construction crews will continue to use this access.

A chain link fence will be installed across the east parking lot north of the customer entrance to the YVEA lobby. The fence will be added today. The area north will become a construction zone.

The south C.R. 129 gate will be opened at 6:30 a.m. and closed at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Customers and employees should use this gate. Those who are at the YVEA offices after
5 p.m. are asked to exit through the U.S. Highway 40 gate.

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Construction workers and sub-contractors will be using the west gate to enter and exit.

These adjustments are necessary to accommodate for construction, while maintaining the safety of the public and employees, according to the release. 

CycleART raises $3,204 to benefit trail maintenance

Bike Town USA is pleased to announce that CycleArt 2017, presented by Alpine Bank, has raised more than $3,200 for the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation.

The event, presented by Alpine Bank, with additional sponsorship from Harwigs and Butcherknife Brewing Company, also benefited the Steamboat Bike Town USA Initiative, a local, nonprofit organization dedicated to stimulating economic development through cycling, engaging the community in cycling culture and promoting safe cycling.

Attendees enjoyed delicious food, craft beer and live music, and participated in a 30-item auction, featuring a wide array of art pieces produced by local artists.

The evening also featured the opportunity to contribute directly to the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund, with incentive from Alpine Bank’s $1,000 matching gift.

Including individual donations, the Alpine Bank match and the portion of auction proceeds designated by Bike Town USA for donation to the fund, the event generated a contribution of $3,204.

“Here at Alpine Bank, we are cycling fanatics — we are excited to be able to channel that passion into some good for the local community and our beautiful and growing network of trails,” said David High, Bike Town USA board member, vice-president of Alpine Bank and CycleArt event co-chair, in a news release.

“The joy Yampa Valley trails bring our locals and visitors alike can never be measured with numbers. This generous donation goes beyond the dollar amount, but represents the pride and passion our community has for our trails. This is a donation for future joy on our trails, added Helen Beall, marketing and passport club manager for Yampa Valley Community Foundation.

Proof of rabies vaccination required by city of Steamboat

When reclaiming lost or found pets from the animal shelter, a proof of rabies vaccination is required by the city of Steamboat Springs for public safety. If owners are unable to provide proof of vaccination, animals must be held at the shelter until one the following conditions are met.

A rabies certificate is located, providing proof that the rabies vaccine is current.

A veterinarian can verify the date the rabies vaccine was given and that it is current.

The animal is scheduled for immediate vaccination and receives a rabies vaccine by a local veterinarian.

Following is a list of tips to make sure reclaiming your pet is a quick process.

Be sure to check with your vet on your pet’s vaccination status, and keep animals up-to-date on their vaccines.

Keep pet rabies certificates in an easy-to-find location.

License your pet with the Routt County Humane Society or at your local Steamboat Springs veterinary clinic.

Microchip your pet, and keep tags on them with current contact information.

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