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4-Points seeks recipes for new feature

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is looking for locals with ordinary or extraordinary recipes for a new feature, The Local Dish, beginning in 4-Points. Please e-mail Kelly Silva at ksilva@steamboatpilot.com or call 871-4204 for suggestions and recipes.

Magazine hosts mixer, happy hour



Mountain Sports Magazine presents a free preregistration mixer from 4 to 6 p.m. today at The West Condominiums for the Sponsor’s Cup Jan. 26 and 27. The mixer is followed by happy hour at the Grubstake t in Gondola Square. The latest edition of Mountain Sports Magazine, sponsor displays, drawings, food, beverages, preregistration information, race rules and guidelines will be available as well as two-for-one drink tickets for the Grubstake. Call 879-8339 for more information.

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 historic educational programs every month throughout the winter.

From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today 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.

Women’s yurt trips offered by Yampatika

Yampatika Educational Partnership offers a special women’s three-day yurt trip to the other side of the Zirkels Jan. 25, 26 and 27. Guide Karen Vail will trek on snowshoes or skis to the Wildernest Out West yurts west of Walden at the mouth of the Red Canyon. The trip costs $150 and includes all food and yurt fee you supply gear. Yampatika also offers the three-day yurt trip March 8, 9 and 10 focusing on winter ecology and March 29, 30 and 31 for an early spring celebration. Call 871-9151 for more information.

Wee Naturalists ‘Trees’ seminar set for Wed,

Yampatika and Partners in Interpretation present a Wee Naturalists schedule for the winter. A “Trees” seminar is from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Yampatika on 10th Street and Lincoln Avenue to learn about all the uses of trees. Call 871-9151 for more information.

Yampatika Educational Partnership presents a winter schedule:

Saturdays:

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.

Tuesdays:

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.

Wednesdays:

Rabbit Ears Backcountry Tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-registration and reservations required.

Thursdays:

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.


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