Steamboat Pilot & Today hosts Coffee and a Newspaper event Aug. 8
The Steamboat Pilot & Today’s next Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the newspaper’s new offices in the 910 Yampa Building downtown. Those who plan to attend will have the opportunity to meet the newspaper’s new publisher Logan Molen and tour the new offices. Free coffee and pastries will be served. The entrance to the office is on 10th Street. For additional information, email Editor Lisa Schlichtman at email@example.com.
Water main replacement project set to begin Wednesday
The city of Steamboat Springs has contracted with Native Excavating to replace existing water mains, install a series of conduits for Yampa Valley Electric Association and pave the roadways throughout the Riverside subdivision west of town.
Asphalt milling will begin Wednesday, Aug. 1, and the installation of the new water main and conduit will begin the week of Aug. 6 near the entrance to U.S. Highway 40. The construction project is expected to be completed around the third week of September with an anticipated asphalt paving date of Oct. 15.
Work will be permitted between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend and holiday work is not permitted.
The project will be underway during the start of the 2018-19 school year. Students will be picked up and dropped off between 2522 Riverside Drive and the northwest corner of the Honeysuckle Lane/Riverside Drive intersection.
Sections of the roadways will be closed to through traffic throughout the duration of the project. Driveway access will be provided in the closure areas, unless the water main installation is occurring directly in front of a driveway.
Residents that are located in the closure areas are asked to minimize trips into and out of the work zone to prevent access and construction delays. Parking outside of the work zone during working hours is strongly encouraged.
Area students named to dean’s lists at University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming honored 379 students from Colorado, including six from Routt County, on its 2018 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. Steamboat students named to the dean’s lists included:
Hayleigh W. Aurin, Logan Daniel Bankard, Mackenzie Dawn Holmberg, Alec Ariel Lafferty Schaffer and Jennifer Ann Wilber. Maddison R. Kopsa, of Hayden, was also honored.
The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade-point average, and freshmen who earned a 3.25 or better grade-point average.
Tax law changes explained in seminar in Steamboat on Aug. 8
The Entrepreneurship Center at Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs is hosting a seminar on the 2018 tax law changes. This seminar will highlight key changes to tax law as they affect individuals and small businesses. With an understanding of these changes, residents will have the tools to make better financial decisions. CPA Dan Bonner of accounting firm THPK will be leading the seminar. There will be time for questions.
This program will be offered at 11:30 a.m. to 1: p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 from in classroom 213 in the Academic Center at 1275 Crawford Ave. A light lunch will be served at 11:30 with the program to start shortly thereafter. The fee for this program is $10 to be paid at the door by check or cash. To register, call 970-870-4491.
Singers invited to join area group; rehearsals begin Aug. 21
Yampa Valley Singers will begin weekly rehearsals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church. All singers are invited to join the community chorus as members prepare for the “Better to Have Loved” concerts, which will be performed Nov. 16 and 17. Bass and tenor singers are especially needed. Contact Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641 for more information or to register.
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