4-Points seeks recipes for new feature

4-Points is looking for locals with ordinary or extraordinary recipes for a new feature, “The Local Dish,” coming soon in 4-Points. The Local Dish will feature locals’ favorite recipes accompanied by a photo to share with readers. Please e-mail Kelly Silva at or call 871-4204 for suggestions and recipes.

Local museum exhibits work of Curtis

The Tread of Pioneers Museum presents “The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis” photography exhibit through June 2002. Curtis was an early 20th century sepia photographer that reproduced images of Native Americans and their lifestyle. Photo Express House sponsors the event. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 879-2214 for more information.

Educational programs set for winter

The Tread of Pioneers Museum, Historic Routt County and the Yampa Valley Community Foundation sponsor free historical educational programs every month through the winter. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, Ekaterini Vlahos of the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado presents “The Evolution of Historic Ranches in Colorado and Routt County.” Future topics will be announced. Call 879-2214 for more information.

Painter hosting workshops on honing skills

Impressionist oil and watercolor painter Joan Hoffman offers oil painting workshops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27 at The West Condominiums Clubhouse in Steamboat Springs and a watercolor workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Depot Art Center. In addition to the workshop will be a free open critique for the community from 5 to 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Depot Art Center. The oil painting classes are geared for beginners through advanced and painters work in a studio during the winter, outdoors during the summer. Hoffman will teach painters to hone skills in landscape, still life and alla prima techniques. Cost is $120 for the oil painting two-day workshop and $25 for the watercolor workshop. Call (707) 763-6536 or visit for more information.

‘Homes of snow’ seminar set for Wed.

Yampatika and Partners in Interpretation present a Wee Naturalist schedule for the winter. A “Homes of Snow” seminar is from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Yampatika on 10th Street and Lincoln Avenue to learn about the various homes of different creatures and how they are built. Call 871-9151 for more information.

Yampatika Educational Partnership presents a winter schedule:


Karen’s Winter Explorations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Saturday beginning Dec. 8 with a cross country and/or snowshoe tour in the Yampa Valley. Reservations required and fee charged. Call for reservations and more information.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Meet at the top of Why Not ski run.

Monday through Saturday:

Family winter activity backpacks at Yampatika. Go to store to check out what’s available.


Emerald Mountain Snowshoe Tour (moderate) from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at Yampatika.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.


Rabbit Ears Backcountry Tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Preregistration and reservations required.


Uranium Mine Road Snowshoe Tour from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Yampatika.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Western Slope students’ art on display

Seven Western Slope high schools will show some of their best student works of art Jan. 14-25 at Mesa State College’s Johnson Gallery in Grand Junction. The exhibit is a multimedia show featuring student art from the following high schools: Grand Junction Central, Fruita, Monument, Palisade, Delta, Rifle and Montrose. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. A free public reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Johnson Gallery. Call (970) 248-1954 for more information.

Western stock show in Denver starts Saturday

The Mile High City presents the 96th annual National Western Stock Show and Rodeo Saturday through Jan. 27 at the National Western Complex in Denver. The event features a stock show, an equestrian show, a rodeo with bull riding, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding, a Wild West show and a Mexican rodeo. Call (888) 551-5004 or visit for tickets.

Film festival in Boulder runs from Jan. 24-27

The Moondance International Film Festival is Jan. 24-27 at the Mission House and Community House in Chautauqua Park in Boulder featuring independent feature, short, documentary and animation films. Screenings begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at the Mission House and at the screening venue door. Screenings will also be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts and from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Hotel Boulderado in the Spruce Room. Tickets are $7 a screening. Preregistration and tickets are available online at the Moondance Web site: The Moondance International Film Festival’s objective is to encourage writers and independent film-makers and to promote the best work in any genre, including feature films, animation, documentaries, short films, screenplays, television scripts, music videos, stage plays and short stories. Moondance encourages and promotes nonviolent conflict resolution in the arts and film.

Art museum features many fine works

The Denver Art Museum

The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists On the Connecticut Shore exhibit through Jan. 20. The exhibit features more than 50 oils, watercolors, pastels and prints detailing the inspiring people and settings of the Connecticut shoreline during the early 20th century.

Treasures from the Harmsen Western Art Collection is on display from through April 21. Dorothy and William Harmsen donated their collection to the museum.

Cultural Coatings: Coats from Different Cultures exhibit is now through June 16. The collection of 20 garments from Europe, Asia and America offer a glimpse into the wearer’s ethnicity, profession, social rank or religious beliefs.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, until 9 p.m. Wednesday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (888) 903-0278 or visit to get ticket prices and more information.

‘Guys & Dolls’ presented in Grand Junction

The Cabaret Dinner Theater presents the classic American musical “Guys and Dolls” at the Cabaret Dinner Theater, 701 Main St., Grand Junction. Directed by Kirk McConnell, performances run through Jan. 20. The house opens at 5:45 p.m., show is at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday evening show begins at 6:30 p.m., house doors open at 4:45 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20 to $33.50. Call (970) 255-0999 for reservations.

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