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Call for Entries for the 12th Annual Chili Challenge!

It’s that time of year again! Dust off your favorite recipes and put your game face on because it’s time for every bodies favorite summer through down. The 12th annual Chili Challenge.  Mark your calendars for September 9th. The Challenge will take place at the Farmers Market on Yampa Street. Entrants will compete for bragging rights and some cool prizes. Categories include Best Red and Green Chili, Best Salsa and Cornbread. If you are more interested in tasting than cooking, the public is encouraged to vote for People Choice. Click here for information and  Entry Form

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Weekly Construction Update June 5-9, 2017

Highlights, Closures & Delays

• Yampa Street remains CLOSED between 10th to 12th Streets o 11th Street & Yampa Intersection Anticipated to REOPEN on June 9 o 12th Street & Yampa Intersection Planned to CLOSE on June 9

• Minor Shoulder CLOSURES between 5th to 7th Streets on Yampa on June 6-7 (no impact to traffic flow).

• Full Block CLOSURE between 6th to 7th Street on Yampa on June 7 (will reopen ahead of event on June 9)

Click here Construction Update 06.02.2017 Update for a compte report

Weekly Construction Update – May 22-26, 2017

Closures & Delays

• Yampa Street CLOSED between 10th to 12th Streets (expected to run into early June).                                   • Minor Shoulder CLOSURES between 5th to 10th Streets (no impact to traffic flow).                                         • Entire 8th Street Parking Lot CLOSED.                                                                                                                         • 9th Street Pedestrian Bridge CLOSED – NO ACCESS ACROSS THE BRIDGE. Yampa Street Final concrete work was finished and this portion of the project is substantially complete.

Yampa Street between 5th and 10th Streets has been reopened to vehicular traffic and all new sidewalks on these blocks are also open. Phase II continues with a new concrete raised intersection at 11th and Yampa. In addition, crews have completed the concrete pours in front of Steamboat Meat & Seafood and Lockhart Auction.

For the week of May 22, minor shoulder closures will occur in the blocks between 5th and 10th Streets as crews complete punchlist work for Phase I and the installation of the festival lighting system. Yampa Street between the intersections at 10th and 12th Streets remains closed to vehicular traffic for the installation of a new concrete raised intersection at 11th Street.

The 10th and 12th Street intersections will remain open to vehicular traffic. This closure is expected to last until early June.                                                                                                                                                                        • Pedestrian and bicycle access will remain open via the Core Trail in this area; with pedestrians from the north side routed to the Core Trail to safely navigate the work zone.                                                                            • Businesses will remain accessible at all times                                                                                                 • This work is associated with the Yampa Street Phase II improvements which is expected to be completed by November 1, 2017. Also during this week, vehicular traffic will be restricted to one-lane on 10th Street between Yampa and the alley for a period of one day while crews install an electrical line crossing 10th Street.

Bi-Weekly Public Informational Meetings will run every other Friday starting at 9am in Centennial Hall where city staff and contractors share details and answer questions about the status of the project. The next meeting will beheld on Friday, June 2.

For the complete update, check out the City’s press release.

Construction Update 05.19.2017 Update

The Farmers Market is almost here!

The Main Street Steamboat Farmers Market is just around the corner! The weekly event starts June 10th and runs every Saturday 9-2 until September 16th. It will be great to see many of our old friends like John Kuhn of the Steamboat coffee and Tea Company, Kelly Beauregard of The Goats Goods and Lance Davis of Davis Farms. Joining them will be newcomers Jeffery Murtagh of Hummingbird De Louisianne offering New Orleans style street food, Scott Compton of Joon Kambucha,  a honey based kombucha made using local honey, herbs, and produce and Katie Carter of Holistica Botanicals featuring hand crafted, organic aromatherapy products including bath soaks, salves, lip balms, aromatic mists, massage oils, natural deodorants.

Most weekends are sold out, but venders can still apply for drop in space here.

Weekly Construction Update – May 15-19

Closures & Delays
⦁ Yampa Street CLOSED between 6th & 7th Streets.
⦁ Yampa Street CLOSED between 10th to 12th Streets (expected to run into early June).
⦁ 9th Street Pedestrian Bridge CLOSED – NO ACCESS ACROSS THE BRIDGE
⦁ 8th Street Parking Lot remains CLOSED (portion of lot may be available depending upon work).

For a complete update check out this link! Construction Update 05.12.2017 Update