Vocalists in Steamboat invited to join Yampa Valley Singers

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.

Tread of Pioneers Museum offers interactive walking tour

The Tread of Pioneers Museum staff has taken the self-guided Downtown Historical Walking Tour of Steamboat Springs into the digital world. The tour map was compiled by the museum with the help of Historic Routt County and historian James L. Crawford, and now, a new Google map tour showcases the stories and significance of 22 of Steamboat’s most noteworthy downtown historical buildings and an extended tour of 10 other historical sites within the city limits.
Photos of the buildings and historical information with historic register listing status are included in the tour. Many of the buildings featured on the tour have large, bronze plaques with additional historical information. The tour takes one to two hours.
“We wanted to make the Downtown Historical Walking Tour of Steamboat Springs more accessible and sustainable,” said Candice Bannister, executive director of the Tread of Pioneers Museum, in a news release. “We want to lead more people to the incredible historical resources and stories that can be found in our downtown corridor and National Historic District and bringing the tour into interactive digital format achieves that.”
The new Google map tour can be found at
In addition to this self-guided tour, the museum, in partnership with Historic Routt County, also presents free weekly guided historical walking tours of the downtown area, with storytelling, from late June through early September. Visit for more information.

Community members can sign up for district newsletter

The Steamboat Springs School District is publishing a monthly newsletter in an effort to provide the community with information about schools, students, staff and programs. Anyone who would like to receive the monthly newsletter should send contact information to Deb Ginesta at

Program expands eligibility for cervical cancer screenings

Northwest Colorado Health is now offering free cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to women ages 21 to 64 through the Women’s Wellness Connection. Eligibility for these services previously began at age 40.
To qualify, women must meet financial qualifications, be in the U.S. legally and have limited or no health insurance. Women’s Wellness Connection is a program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Visit or call 970-879-1632 for more information.

Nurturing Fathers class offered in Hayden through Aug. 28

The Fatherhood Program of Routt County will offer a Nurturing Fathers class from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 28 at Hayden Town Hall, 178 W. Jefferson Ave. The program is free, and childcare and dinner are provided. For more information, contact Tom Valand at 970-875-4229 or, or visit

YVEA campaign lets businesses save money by reducing waste

As part of a Climate Action campaign to reduce the community’s collective carbon footprint, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is offering free waste assessments to the first three businesses that sign up.
Reducing waste and increasing recycling can cut disposal costs and improve a business’ bottom line.
The waste assessment starts with an on-site walk-through to assess current waste reduction efforts and includes a report with purchasing, business systems, waste reduction and recycling recommendations.
Businesses interested in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through improved waste diversion can contact YVSC’s Waste Diversion Director Cameron Hawkins at to sign up.

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