Steamboat Radio News - Shannon Lukens
Your ballot is due today. You’ll have to drop it off before 7 p.m. tonight. It’s too late to mail it. Drop off in the secure box behind the downtown courthouse in Steamboat, or at the town halls in Hayden, Oak Creek, and Yampa. You can drop off at the Clark Store in North Routt County until 5 p.m. tonight. As of Sunday, 5,029 ballots had been returned. In Moffat County, ballots are dropped off at the courthouse.
History Colorado came to Steamboat Monday night to talk about historic preservation in Routt County. Residents spoke of the challenges of preserving cowboy construction which is where buildings used to be put up quickly with whatever was around. They also spoke of connecting renovation efforts to funding. The listening session in Steamboat is part of a statewide planning effort. It has goals of connection, engagement, celebration, and education.
Last week’s cold and windy weather brought an American Avocet to the Yampa Valley. The bird was found in the middle of the road in South Routt County. This is a bird that should be in a much warmer environment right now, like the coast of Mexico. The bird was brought to the Born Free Wildlife Rehabilitation center in Steamboat Springs. Tracy Bye runs the facility. She says the bird is eating some brine shrimp, bloodworms, and tubeworms, and will be let go to be on its way on the next day where it is a little bit warmer and calmer. If it doesn’t decide to fly away, Bye has a trip planned to southern California. She’ll take the bird with her and release it there if she has to.
Steamboat’s Jett Seymour has been honored as the Collegiate Skier of the Year by the Colorado Snowsports Museum. Seymour grew up competing in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and now races for the University of Denver.