Sustainability group set to host Public Lands Day Celebration |

Sustainability group set to host Public Lands Day Celebration

Residents and visitors of all ages are invited to an informal networking event at Mountain Tap Brewery at 5 p.m. May 18 in celebration of Colorado Public Lands. Mountain Tap has brewed a special beer for the occasion called “Get Out!” The Belgian farmhouse-style saison made with Colorado-grown malted barley and wheat will be on tap for Colorado Public Lands Day and all summer long while supplies last.

At 5:30 p.m., Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Executive Director Sarah Jones will speak about the connection between public lands and climate change and give an update on climate action locally. County Commissioner Tim Corrigan will also speak about the importance of public lands in Routt County.

Students can apply for business scholarship through Friday, May 18

Hundreds of Colorado high school students will participate in JA Business Week, a one-week summer program that culminates in an exciting “Shark Tank”-style competition, and full-ride scholarships are still available for a few Routt County students. The program is open to students in ninth through 12th grade, and this year, it will be held from June 10 to 15 on the campus of Johnson & Wales University in Denver.

To be considered for a scholarship, students must register at before Friday, May 18. For more information, contact Sally Messinger, mountain district manager for Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc., at or 720-299-4646.

Noxious weed spraying in Steamboat to begin Monday, May 21

The city of Steamboat Springs will begin spraying noxious weeds Monday, May 21 in the city’s right-of-way around town, and it will continue for approximately 30 days, weather permitting.

The city has hired a private contractor to spray for weeds including whitetop plants. The contractor uses a harmless blue dye to mark where the herbicide has been sprayed. The dye typically disappears in a day or two.

Once the herbicide has dried, children and pets may walk through the sprayed area if needed. Dry times depend on weather but typically run an hour to two hours after application. As a precaution, children and pets should stay off sprayed areas for 24 hours.

Depending on the weed, plants usually see some color change within a week and complete browning normally occurs in two to three weeks.

For additional information on the city’s noxious weed spraying, contact Barb Wheeler at 970-871-8274 or Sheila Weekly at 970-879-1807.

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