News for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019

Steamboat Radio News - Shannon Lukens

A big merger is official as of today. It’s between the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust and the Yampa Valley Land Trust. It means more opportunities for conservation in northwest Colorado, and new job opportunities in Routt County. The name of the new organization will be the Yampa Valley Conservation Partnership. The group will work with Yampa Valley landowners to develop agricultural and conservation projects in the area through easements. Together, the merger conserves 158,697 acres of land in Routt, Moffat, Jackson, and Rio Blanco counties.

Steamboat Springs City Council has a budget retreat today. They’ll discuss the 2020 proposed budget, general fund operations, capital improvement projects, the accommodation tax capital fund, community housing fund, enterprise funds, and the fleet services fund. The Hayden Town Council has their regular meeting Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

As of today, visitors to Dinosaur National Monument can ride around the park on electric bikes. If a traditional bike is allowed, then an e-bike can go there, too. That means paved and unpaved roads that are open to the public. E-bikes aren’t allowed on any trails in the monument, and there aren’t any charging stations there.

Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, is on stage in Steamboat Springs this week and next, presented by Piknik Theater. Six professional actors are in town for the performance, with help from local Steamboat residents. One of them, is Father Ernest from the Catholic Church who is playing the role of Polonius.

Hamlet is at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and then next week at the same time, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 9th and Oak. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online through

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