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3rd installment in opiate series at library Wednesday, March 16

3rd installment in opiate series at library Wednesday, March 16

The Rx Task Force will present the third installment of its four-part Lunch & Learn series from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Library Hall. The purpose of the series is to raise awareness about opiate abuse in Steamboat Springs and Routt County. This week’s presenters include Cassandra Vigil, Routt County director of Grand Futures Prevention Coalition; Erika Schmitz, detox coordinator and primary substance abuse clinician with Mind Springs Health; and Katy Thiel, with Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. They will focus on addiction and offer a mental health perspective on the issue. The series is free and open to the community. A box lunch will be provided.

Chief hosts foreign film, French Club meeting Wednesday, March 16

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 at the Chief Theater with the French film “Breathe,” a Cannes Film Fest favorite from France directed by Mélanie Laurent. Before the film, Steamboat’s French Club will gather at 6 p.m. in the Chief Theater’s Black Box Lounge for conversational French, wine specials and potluck appetizers. All French speakers are welcome.

A taut, nuanced story about the depths of female friendships and the dark side of teenage infatuations, “Breathe,” the sophomore directorial effort from Laurent, is an assured adaptation of the sensational French young adult novel of the same name.

The screening includes an award-winning short film.

For more information, visit steamboatlibrary.org/events

Public works holds open house for community Wednesday, March 16

The Steamboat Springs Public Works Department invites the public to attend a community open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Avenue.

Find out how public works is working by getting information on this year’s capital projects and ongoing operations.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to speak with project managers and division leaders, ask questions and provide comments to city staff.

A cash bar and snacks will be available. For more information, contact Sondra Spratta at sspratta@steamboatsprings.net or 970-871-8226.

Free mulch offered to locals at Howelsen Ice Arena

The mulch generated through the city of Steamboat Springs Christmas tree recycling program is now available to the public. The mulch is located to the right of the Howelsen Ice Arena entrance, 285 Howelsen Parkway.

The city asks that only residents and homeowners participate; no contractors or commercial operations. Participants will have to load their own vehicles, and the mulch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Penguin Plunge to raise funds for emergency room

The 13th annual Penguin Plunge, sponsored by Alpine Bank, is slated for noon Saturday, March 19 at Catamount Lakehouse Pool, 30215 Waters Edge Trail.

To plunge or not to plunge in the icy waters, it’s all for fun and raises funds for Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Emergency Room.

Spectators are invited to attend and encourage friends and family who are performing.

Chili and cornbread lunch will be available for $10, and children younger than 10 eat free. Go Alpine is providing free shuttle service to and from Catamount Lake House beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Alpine Bank’s parking lot. Plunging begins at noon.

For more information or to donate, visit yvmcf.org.

Steamboat wins 3 Best of the Rockies categories

Elevation Outdoors magazine has named its picks for Best of the Rockies 2016, and Steamboat Springs won in three categories.

In the category for Best Vegetarian Restaurant, Rootz was awarded the top prize.

Big Agnes took top honors in the Best Outdoor Gear Brand category, and the city of Steamboat Springs was recognized as Best Place to Raise an Outdoor Family.

High school’s Booster Club plans spring fundraiser

The Booster Club and Steamboat Springs High School teams are selling potted annuals and flats of annuals for their annual spring fundraiser.

Order 12-inch diameter hanging baskets with a choice of either mixed annuals or geraniums or 12-inch diameter patio pots of mixed annuals.

Also available are five-inch succulent planters to bring indoors after the summer ends.

These healthy and beautiful plants will be blooming and ready for pickup May 26.

For more information or to receive an order form, contact Annette Lynch at 970-819-5070 or annette.lynch8@gmail.com.

Groups to host talk about creating healthy community

A Routt to Work Talk it Up event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 17 at Colorado Mountain College Alpine Campus’ Allbright Family Auditorium. Learn to create a vibrant and healthy community.

The half-day event will include breakfast. The discussion is presented by Routt County United Way, LiftUp of Routt County and Routt County Department of Human Services.

Houndstongue seminar talks ecology, history, more

A seminar on houndstongue control will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, in the Trout Creek room at the Routt County Courthouse Annex.

The seminar will include information on houndstongue taxonomy and identification, biology and ecology, history and folklore, animal health issues and toxicology and land stewardship implications.

Information will also be presented on prevention of houndstongue seed production and establishment.

For more information, call the Routt County Week Program at 970-870-5246.

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