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Noxious weed spraying will begin on Monday, May 21, in the city’s right-of-way around town and will continue for approximately 30 days, weather permitting.
The City of Steamboat Springs has hired a private contractor to spray for weeds including whitetop plants. The contractor uses a harmless blue dye to mark where the herbicide has been sprayed. The dye typically disappears in a day or two.
Once the herbicide has dried, children and pets may walk through the sprayed area if needed. Dry times depend on weather but typically run an hour to two hours after application. As a precaution, children and pets should stay off sprayed areas for 24 hours.
Depending on the weed, plants usually see some color change within a week and complete browning normally occurs in two to three weeks.
If you have questions or need additional information on the city’s noxious weed spraying, please contact Barb Wheeler at 871-8274 or Sheila Weekly at 879-1807.
Barb Wheeler, Code Enforcement Officer, 970-871-8274 or email
Sheila Weekly, Streets Assistant, 970-879-1807 or email