Fisheries & Fish Industry

Steamboat briefs: Fly fishing club to hold first meeting of the year

Steamboat briefs: Fly fishing club to hold first meeting of the year

Yampa Valley Fly Fishers is holding its first general meeting of the year at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Champagne room at Rex’s American Grill. Michael Gould, of 2Salt Travel Inc., will present a program on the flats fishing out of Mexico’s Playa Blanca Fishing Lodge, featuring the famed waters of the Yucatán’s Espírito Santo Bay and Santa Rosa Lagoon. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Area closure in Sarvis Creek Wilderness lifted

Recent moisture and cloud cover in south Routt County has cooled much of the Silver Creek Fire, enabling the Routt National Forest to lift the area closure that has been in effect since late August in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness.

The public may access and use the area, however, the Silver Creek Fire may still be active. Most of the burn area has cooled, but the fire may still be burning in thick timber stands north of Silver Creek Trail No. 1106. Smoke has not been visible for several weeks.

Repairs to begin on large jump at Howelsen Hill

The city of Steamboat Springs will begin conducting repairs to the HS127 jump at Howelsen Hill in the coming weeks. The HS127 is the largest of the jumps at Howelsen Hill and is in need of immediate repairs to the stairs and railings on the jump.

According to a visual structural assessment of the jump done by Steamboat Engineering & Architectural Design, the log columns of the jump do not raise any structural concerns at this time, but several other components, including the upper ramp surface, platform and decking, stairs, railings and some cross-bracing components, have reached the end of their service life and need to be replaced or repaired.

The city will use the engineering company’s recommendations to conduct these repairs in order of safety priority and collaborating with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club on this project. It is anticipated that completing the necessary repairs to allow for use of the jump this winter. The full project is expected to be done next summer.

Ask-a-lawyer clinic to be offered Wednesday

The 14th Judicial District courts and Access to Justice Committee will be offering its monthly ask-a-lawyer legal clinic from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Routt Justice Center, 1955 Shield Drive in Steamboat Springs.

Individual 15-minute appointments at the clinics will be with volunteer lawyers to discuss civil matters including divorce, custody, protection orders, landlord-tenant problems, foreclosures and bankruptcy and debt problems.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact the clerk’s office at 970-879-5020. Professional interpreters will be available, and walk-ins will be served as time allows.

Lawyers Mark Freirich, Matt Tjosvold, Doug Karet, Randy Salke, Jessica Ryan, Todd Elenz, Leigh Rosser, Sherman Romney and Mark Steinke are volunteering their time to staff these clinics.

Photographers Club hosts Jim Richardson on Nov. 15

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Yampa Valley Photographers Club present a conversation about craft, entrepreneurship and adventure with National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 in Library Hall.

Richardson has photographed more than 30 stories for National Geographic. His work takes him around the world, from the tops of volcanic peaks to below the surface of swamps and wetlands.

Local photographer Scott Bideau will moderate a Q&A session via Skype with this globetrotting photographer who manages worldwide adventures.

In addition to taking audience questions about the craft of photography, Richardson will talk about the ongoing challenges of running a business from a small town, what it takes to cover everyday life while traveling the world as a journalist and his witness to the global agricultural obstacles in feeding a hungry planet. This event is free.

Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

New program from Horizons seeks volunteers

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteers to help with an upcoming program, which will offer opportunities for personal growth through participation in community events and activities.

A small team will meet once per week for a month to participate in an hour-long activity.  For more information, call 970-879-4466.

Kiwanis Club seeks new members to continue

The Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Club is looking for new members. The club meets weekly and is renowned for its many community projects, including the Sock Box Drive. For those enthusiastic about community service, the Steamboat Kiwanis Club is a perfect fit. The club was chartered in 1948 and is one of Steamboat’s most established service clubs. For membership information, call Theo Dexter at 970-879-4889.   

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