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Steamboat Springs Installs Trail Donation Meters

If you find yourself hiking the trails around Steamboat Springs you might see something unusual by the trailhead. That’s because the Yampa Valley Community Foundation recently installed ten “trail meters” at trailheads near town. The parking meter like devices accept a minimum of five-dollar donations via credit card for trail users to support the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund, which is looking to raise $1 million by 2026 to continue to maintain the widely used trails around Steamboat.

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With $500,000 already raised for the fund, both through the meters and other fundraising efforts, the devices look to be promising ways for trail users to directly support their trails. 

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At approximately 4:30AM on Saturday, August 10th, employees of the Sea to Sky Gondola noticed that the gondola's haul rope had fallen, rendering the lift inoperable, according to a press release. After investigating, Squamish Royal Canadian Mounted Police concluded that the approximately 2-inch-diameter cable had been deliberately cut by vandals. Kirby Brown, the gondola's general manager, echoed the RCMP's conclusion in an interview with CBC. "It's just an incredibly unusual thing to

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