Steamboat Radio News - Shannon Lukens
The Yampa River is rushing through Steamboat Springs. It’s flowing higher than it did at any time last year. Steamboat Fire Chief Mel Stewart says the Yampa is at or near its peak for the year. He says to not be on the river unless you are a professional, or with a professional. Also, the water is a lot colder, at around 40 to 47 degrees. Wear a personal flotation device if you are on or near the water and never go out by yourself. Be prepared for weather extremes. Don’t drink alcohol if you’re on or near the river. And watch out for your dog and use caution along the river’s edge.
Staying safe on the river
The U.S. Forest Service plans to release another round of proposed trail alignments in the Mad Rabbit trails project. They want public feedback on the “pre-project proposal.” Land managers want another round of comments from trail users and those impacted by trail development on the proposed trails between Mad Creek, Rocky Peak, and Rabbit Ears Pass. The plans should be released within the next few weeks.
Salt & Lime is reopening Friday, after being closed for a fire back in April. The downtown Steamboat restaurant is thanking Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue. Money raised for the next week will go to benefit Routt County Crisis Support.
Whittle the Wood starts tomorrow. It’s the 20th year for the Whittle the Wood Rendezvous in Craig. Twelve carvers are competing from across the country for cash prizes. Competitive carving is every day at Loudy-Simpson Park with winners announced Saturday afternoon, which is followed by a concert with Leftover Salmon. Find out more at www.WhittletheWood.com