Steamboat Springs KOA offers reduced prices to benefit kids with cancer |

Steamboat Springs KOA offers reduced prices to benefit kids with cancer

The Steamboat Springs KOA Campground will be offering camping for $20 on Saturday, May 12 as part of Kampgrounds of America’s 15th annual KOA Care Camps Big Weekend to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with cancer.

Campers who stay as paying guests on Friday, May 11 will receive a night of camping on Saturday, May 12 for just $20. The entire $20 fee will benefit KOA Care Camps for children battling cancer.

The KOA Care Camps Big Weekend event is the official start to the 2018 summer camping season and is offered at participating KOAs throughout North America. It is also a fundraiser for KOA Care Camps for children with cancer, the official charity of Kampgrounds of America and the KOA Owners Association.

May 11 to 12 donations will benefit KOA Care Camps, a network of 125 specialized, medically-equipped summer camps in the U.S. that allow children battling cancer to enjoy a true experience at no charge to their families.

To reserve an RV site or lodging for this special weekend, visit and click on the Big Weekend event box.  

Routt County Search and Rescue recruit deadline Thrusday

Routt County Search and Rescue’ will accept new member applications will be accepted through Thrusday.

All the skills needed to be an active member of Search and Rescue will be taught in the probationary member class, which begins in June. A clear driving record, clean background check and the ability to respond to those needing assistance in the backcountry are required.

Download applications at Contact RCSAR at for more information.

Seasonal changes take effect in off-leash areas in Steamboat

As the city transitions toward summer, seasonal changes are taking place in portions of three off-leash trial areas, including Blackmere, Butcherknife and Whistler Park. Segments of these parks were off-leash or leashed in winter on a trial basis but that has changed for summer.

Lower Blackmere now requires all dogs to be leashed from the start of the trailhead to the intersection of Emerald Meadows, NPR and Blackmere from June 1 to September. The upper portion of Blackmere remains off leash year-round. Dogs must be on a leash on all other trails and times.

Starting June 9, school hour leash restrictions on the Butcherknife Trail are removed during the summer months while students are out of session. Once school starts in the fall, these requirements will go back into place.

Whistler Park sees the southeast segment of the park, which includes the sports fields and playground, transition to leash required. In addition, the west portion of the dog area, which is leash required in the winter due to elk winter range, moves to off leash during the summer. The seasonal changes in Whistler Park are in effect until Oct. 31.

Off-leash areas are clearly signed at entry/exit points with a map outlining details. Off-leash hours in both dog parks and the four trial off-leash areas run from one hour after sunrise to one hour before sunset. Voice and sight control as well as dog waste disposal is also required.

Additional information and maps highlighting the dog parks and off-leash trail areas can be found at

Coffee with Council celebrates 4th anniversary Friday

Coffee with Council will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, May 11 in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St., and marks the event’s fourth anniversary. The May session will focus on an open town hall format where any question or topic can be addressed.

No RSVP is necessary; drop by to discuss any issues of interest to them. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

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