August foreign film series presents ‘In Syria’ on Wednesday |

August foreign film series presents ‘In Syria’ on Wednesday

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues with “In Syria,” an award-winning drama by writer/director Philippe Van Leeuw, screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Chief Theater.
The film presents a nerve-wracking study of life in Damascus. Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, Oum Yazan, mother of three, turned her flat into a safe harbor for her family and neighbors, trying to protect them from the war outside. When bombs threaten to destroy the building, snipers turn the courtyards into deadly zones and burglars break in to claim their dreadful bounties. Maintaining the thin balance of routine inside the walls becomes a matter of life and death.
The film screens in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles. Visit for more information.

Community members can sign up for district newsletter

The Steamboat Springs School District is publishing a monthly newsletter in an effort to provide the community with information about schools, students, staff and programs. Anyone who would like to receive the monthly newsletter should send contact information to Deb Ginesta at

Steamboat students named to dean’s list at Fort Lewis College

Several students from Steamboat Springs were among the 400 students named to Fort Lewis College’s Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester. These students took at least 15 credits of gradable hours and achieved a 3.6 or higher grade point average.
Local honor students include Antonio Ranieri, business administration major; Samuel Rossman, business administration major; Spencer Petersen, economics major; Erik Summers, political science major; and Zoe Kirchner, elementary education.

Rubber Ducky Race to be held Aug. 25 at Old Town Hot Springs

Northwest Colorado Health will host the Rubber Ducky Race for Hospice at 11 a.m. Aug. 25. Due to river closures, the race will be held at Old Town Hot Springs, and entry to the facility will be free to race spectators.
There will be $3,000 in cash prizes, including a $1,000 grand prize. Tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit Northwest Colorado Health’s Hospice and Palliative Care program. You don’t need to be present to win.
Tickets are available at They also can be purchased at Northwest Colorado Health, Yampa Valley Bank or the Steamboat Springs Chamber. Volunteers are needed to help with pre-event ticket sales and other aspects of the event. Call 970-871-7609 for more information.

Registration underway for Yampa Valley Crane Festival

Registration for the Yampa Valley Crane Festival, which will be held Aug. 30 to Sept.2, is underway. Most festival events are free and do not require registration, but a few events with limited availability do require advance registration.
Openings still remain for sunrise and sunset guided crane viewing, a nature journaling workshop, HawkQuest live bird photo shoot, Marianne Capra’s guided walking tour “Cranes and other Crawford Critters”, Carpenter Ranch picnic dinner and owl pellet workshops for kids. Visit to register.

Area Cen$ible Energy home, business assessments available

The community-funded Cen$ible Energy program offers home energy assessments for residents living in Yampa Valley Electric Association territory. Residents can sign up for a free, comprehensive home energy review performed by a local certified auditor by visiting
The audit is free for customers with YVEA service as well as primary home heating by Atmos natural gas. Funding for free home audits is available on a first-come, first-served basis each heating season. Customers with only one of those utility services can pay half price or $150 for an audit.
New this year, Cen$ible Energy is offering commercial or small business energy assessment rebates with a $200 allowance to the first 10 customers to sign up this heating season. A mid-level commercial assessment is available locally for $500 for businesses up to 10,000 square feet. For questions, email

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