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Steamboat Springs 2A Trails Committee to host open house Nov. 28

The city of Steamboat Springs 2A Trails Committee will host a project open house from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. in partnership with the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund. U.S. Forest Service and endowment fund staff will be in attendance.
The informational event will provide updates on completed 2A-funded trail projects, 2A-funded trail construction plans for 2018, the Parks, Recreation, Open Space, Trails and River Master Plan update and the upcoming Forest Service NEPA planning process, which will determine new trail opportunities in the Mad Creek, Rocky Peak and Rabbit Ears Pass areas.
In November 2013, the voters of Steamboat Springs approved a portion of the municipal accommodations tax be used to develop trails. During the next 10 years, $5.1 million dollars are planned to be invested in trail infrastructure across Steamboat Springs. A committee, made up of Steamboat Springs residents, is prioritizing the expenditures of this investment.

Tread of Pioneers Museum set to be closed Tuesday, Thursday

The Tread of Pioneers Museum in downtown Steamboat Springs will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 21 and Thursday, Nov. 23. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25.

Routt County tax lien sale for 2016 delinquent taxes finalized

The 2017 Routt County tax lien sale for 2016 delinquent taxes is complete, and about $30,000 more than property taxes due was earned in premium bids and 375 liens were sold for $380,524.
The Routt County Treasurer's Office assisted in having all unpaid property, mineral and mobile home taxes uploaded for purchase in the RealAuction.com online sale. Buyers from across the country logged in from 36 states to participate. Over 60 percent of the investors were from Colorado.
The taxes collected from the sale last Thursday will be distributed on Dec. 10, per state statute. The premium bid funds will be transferred to the Routt County general fund.
The Routt County treasurer is responsible for mailing property tax statements to the owner of record, collecting property taxes and disbursing taxes to the taxing authorities. In 2017, the Treasurer's Office will collect 2016 taxes totaling over $56 million on 29,000 tax bills.

Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club to host Pictures with Santa Dec. 2

Steamboat Springs Ski Town Lions Club will host Pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at Christy Sports in Central Park Plaza. The club will be offering the pictures for free, as a part of its annual Christmas tree fundraiser, which supports charitable contributions throughout the year. Donations are appreciated
Annual projects for the Lions include scholarships to local graduating seniors, donating money to LiftUp and Routt County United Way to help families purchase holiday dinners and helping local community members with eye-care and funds for unanticipated and life-changing expenses.
Christmas trees are being sold at the Christy Sports lot and the West End lot on Lincoln Avenue and 13th Street. Both lots are open from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Local artist's work on display at prestigious St. George art show

Local landscape artist Chula Beauregard attended the Western Regional Oil Painters of America show in St. George last weekend where her work is part of a month-long exhibition of the most talented regional artists.
The exhibition runs Nov. 10 to Dec. 9 at the Illume Gallery of Fine Art in St. George, Utah. Steamboat Springs will be hosting the National Exhibition of the Oil Painters of America May 29 to June 3, 2018.
Beauregard's work can be viewed at oilpaintersofamerica.com/events/exhibitions/2017/western/associatesignature.cfm.

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