Author: TownOfHayden

Vista Verde/Santa Fe Construction Information



Vista Verde/Santa Fe

(720) 323-2758 Pat

Construction Period

Start Date: 8-07-2018

Estimated Completion:


Construction hours 7-6 M-F

The Town of Hayden is undertaking a significant reconstruction on Vista Verde. New curb and gutter will be installed along with a fully reconstructed road surface and water main.

There will be unavoidable inconvenience; the Town and our Construction personnel will make every effort to minimize periods of limited access. At times those periods could be several days as we repair what were unfortunate construction methods at the time of development.

Please understand our team is doing its best to accommodate residents living in the immediate area. A new waterline is being installed to allow for better access for Town maintenance operations and service the residents. With the waterline installation water service may be interrupted for periods of an hour or more.

Patience and understanding the inconvenience now will be rewarded with a new infrastructure in the very near future. We can all help the Contractor complete the work as quickly as possible, so please help with your patience!

Thank You All!

From Your Town Staff

Here to Service the Community

Colorado Smoke Outlook/Air Quality Alert

If moderate to heavy smoke is visible, air quality has reached levels that are unhealthy.
Not everyone who is exposed to wildfire smoke will have health problems.
Most healthy adults and children will recover quickly from smoke exposure and will not suffer long-term health consequences.
Particulate matter exposure is the principal public health threat from short-term exposures to wildfire smoke.
What are symptoms related to smoke exposure?
•Eye, nose and/or throat irritation–runny eyes and/or nose.
•Coughing, sore throat.
•Trouble breathing or tightness of the chest, which may be symptoms of a health emergency.
•The onset of symptoms related to pre-existing respiratory ailments like asthma or emphysema.
•Weakened immune system after prolonged exposure to smoke.

•Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present and relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is making you ill.
•Use air conditioners on re-circulate mode and with the highest quality filters appropriate for the model, HEPA air filters, and close your windows. Move to a shelter if you do not have air conditioning and your home is too hot with the windows closed.

Please refer to links below, for additional information.

2018 Colorado Crane Festival

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Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition Inc. is pleased to announce plans for the 7th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival. The festival takes place August 30 – September 2, 2018 in Steamboat Springs and Hayden, Colorado and features over 50 exciting individual events. Most events are free and require no advanced registration. A few events with limited numbers require advance registration and a small fee.

Overall highlights of the festival include:

  • Guided crane viewing in Steamboat and Hayden led by crane expert, Paul Tebbel
  • Keynote speaker- Anne Lacy, Coordinator of Crane Research for the International Crane Foundation
  • Featured speaker- Jennifer Ackerman, author of the NY Times best-selling book, “The Genius of Birds”
  • Film- American debut of award-winning French documentary, “Free like a Crane” that follows the migration of Eurasian Cranes from Estonia to Ethiopia with stops along the way in Turkey and Israel
  • Carpenter Ranch event- Picnic, talk by Birding editor Ted Floyd, and nature walk at The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch in Hayden
  • HawkQuest- Live raptor booth and presentation
  • HawkQuest photo shoot- A 2-hour live bird photo shoot
  • Crane-friendly ranch tour in Hayden
  • Crane-inspired aerialist dancers
  • Crane yoga workshop for all ages
  • “Big Sit” and nature walk near an osprey nest at Yampa River Botanic Park
  • Nature walk at the top of Thunderhead ski mountain with gondola ride
  • Guided bird walks led by Birding Editor Ted Floyd and Joel Such
  • Birding-by-pontoon-boat taking place at Steamboat Lake and led by naturalists
  • Crane yard art display and silent auction featuring cranes decorated by local artists
  • Crane/Wildlife walking tour- Walking tour in downtown Steamboat focusing on wildlife stories of historic Steamboat
  • Children’s activities- Owl pellet workshops, crane coloring contest and more!

This year a special pre-festival family event will take place at Yampa Valley Brewing Company in Hayden. Join Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition (CCCC) and Yampa Valley Brewing Company (YVBC) on August 26 from 2 – 5 p.m. to celebrate the upcoming Yampa Valley Crane Festival and the “hatching” of YVBC’s “Sandhill Crane Red” ale in cans (previously only on tap)! Volunteers will be available to answer all crane and crane festival questions and to offer family fun activities such as crane face painting, crane cookie decorating, and a crane calling contest with prizes. A portion of all proceeds from the new beer can sales will go to benefit the cranes and the crane festival.

Full festival schedule and registration: Questions: or 970-276-1933

2018 Aerial Mosquito Spray Schedule

The Town of Hayden has arranged for aerial spraying for mosquitos.

The spraying will take place during the evening  hours on June 6th or 7th, July 10th, 11th, or 12th, and  August 7th , 8th or 9th, or the earliest evening thereafter when wind or weather permits.

Call Town Hall at
276-3741 for further information.

Energy Efficiency Jump Start

2017 Routt County income-qualified home energy efficiency assistance

Includes a FREE home energy assessment from a certified and approved home energy auditor. Includes FREE starter energy upgrades to begin to make your home more comfortable and lower your utility bills. Depending on the needs of the home, energy upgrades could include measures such as:

  • Furnace or boiler tune-up and/or safety check
  • LED energy efficient light bulbs
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Hot water heater wrap
  • Low-flow showerheads
  • Immediate air sealing needs such as around doors
  • Coaching and advice on energy and utility bill savings and rebates


  • Income-qualified homeowners, residents, renters (renters need landlord
    approval and signature; landlords must also meet 80 % area medium
    income qualifications)
  • Families, couples, singles, seniors
  • Households in single-family homes, condos, townhomes, apartments and
    mobile homes
  • Households earning up to 80 % of area median income (income
    verification required in form of most recent income tax return)


  1. Fill out the form here.
  2. Submit a copy of your most recent tax return for income verification with your application. BLACK OUT your social security # before submitting.
  3. If you qualify, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council team will contact you to schedule a free home
  4. The team will help you address the energy efficiency needs of your home, at no cost to you.

If you or someone you know could be eligible or has questions, please contact Yampa Valley Sustainability
Council at or 970-871-9299 ext. 104.

Town of Hayden Awarded Economic Development Initiative

On Monday at the Meeker Golf Course,  Lt. Governor Donna Lynn and the Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Stephanie Copeland, awarded the Town of Hayden a Blueprint 2.0 economic development project. The initiative, titled Community Placemaking, will engage the community by identifying local assets, providing instruction on the fundamentals of developing a sense of place, and developing a cohesive vision and strategy based on community assets. Hayden is honored and exited to receive this award, and was joined by other communities from across the state who received similar awards.

The OEDIT team will be partnering with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and Community Builders (a community planning and placement non-profit based out of Glenwood Springs) to guide Hayden’s community placemaking. The group will lead three community workshops in Hayden, engaging local community leaders and business owners in the process, to  help define and identify: (1) the alignment access segments of community; (2) potential downtown improvement plans; (3)  physical assets for potential small scale renewal; and (4) potential actions to reinvigorate public spaces.

“We recently completed a community assessment project with OEDIT and are moving forward with the recommendations in that assessment. Community Placemaking was an initiative that OEDIT recommended we apply for, and we are very excited to have received this award and be able to take this next step in Hayden’s economic development. Ultimately, a unified and cohesive economic vision will help Hayden develop an actionable economic strategic business plan that we plan to complete in the early part of 2018,” said Councilwoman Ashley McMurray for the Town of Hayden.

Routt County Department of Human Services opens satellite office in Hayden

Routt County Department of Human Services has opened a satellite office in Hayden, located at 118 S. Walnut Street, Unit B. The office will be open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 8:30am – Noon and 12:30-3pm.

The satellite office offers the following services:

  • Accepts applications for public assistance,

  • Completes face-to-face interviews

  • Accepts verifications and documents for all Routt County Human Services Departments (Child Support, Child Welfare, Food/Med Unit),

  • Provides information on Human Services programs,

  • Accepts documents for the Veterans Service Officer.

Questions? Call 970.870.5533. This is a collaboration of Routt County Department of Human Services and Lift-Up of Routt County.

Economic Development Community Assessment

The Town of Hayden received a Community Assessment Program (CAP) Grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) for the purpose of creating a strategic economic business plan.

Below are items that were presented during the presentation on May 15, 2017.

Hayden Community Assessment Recommendations

Hayden Assessment

ECDD Town of Hayden

Hayden Routt Demographic Trends May 2017

Next Scheduled Aerial Mosquito Spray: June 28 or 29

The Town of Hayden has planned to aerial spray mosquitoes again this year.

All sprayings are contingent upon wind and weather conditions and will next take place during the evening hours on either June 28th or June 29th (depending on weather).

Call Town Hall at 276-3741 for further information.