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Children invited to write Christmas letters to Santa Claus

The Steamboat Pilot & Today and Main Street Steamboat are partnering to collect Dear Santa letters from children during the holiday season. Kids are invited to drop off their letters to Santa at the Santa Hut, located on the front lawn of Bank of the West on Lincoln Avenue, or at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. Letters can also be emailed to Editor Lisa Schlichtman at Letters must be dropped off or emailed by Monday, Dec. 18 for publication in the Dec. 24 issue of the newspaper.

Monthly Ask-A-Lawyer legal clinics slated to continue in 2018

The 14th Judicial District Access to Justice Committee will continue offering monthly Ask-a-Lawyer legal clinics in 2018 in Grand, Routt and Moffat counties. The clinics are held from noon to 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at each county’s respective courthouses.
Applicants will be scheduled for a 30-minute, face-to-face meeting with an attorney to discuss civil matters including divorce, custody, child support, protection orders, landlord-tenant issues, foreclosures, bankruptcy and debt issues.
Lawyers Daniel Barron, William Berry, Johanna Borchard, Heather Cannon, Sally Claassen, Sam Claycombe, Todd Elenz, Mark Fischer, Mark Freirich, Joseph Greenlee, Douglas Karet, Trude Kleess, Maxine LaBarre-Krostue, Sean Lemieux, David Maris, Scott McGill, Andrew Moore, James Osborne, Geoff Petis, Kate Randall, Elizabeth Roble, Sherman Romney, Leigh Rosser, Jessica Ryan, Paul Sachs, Randy Salky, Heather Stein, Mark Steinke, Tammy Stewart, Leila Thomas, Doug Timmerman, Matt Tjosvold and Kent Whitmer volunteered for the clinics in 2017.
Since June 2016, approximately 288 people from Routt, Moffat and Grand counties were served through the clinics.
For more information or to set an appointment, call the Routt County Court at 970-879-5020. Professional interpreters are available to assist Spanish-speakers.

Steamboat student named to McPherson College honor roll

Francis Abate, of Steamboat Springs, was named to the honor roll at McPherson College, a four-year, private liberal arts college located in central Kansas. To qualify for the honor roll, students must be a full-time student and earn a GPA of 3.55 or higher during the previous term. Abate is a senior at the college.

Polish biopic about Wladyslaw Strzeminski screens in December

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues with Polish director Andrzej Wajda’s passionate biopic about avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski, “Afterimage,” screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the Chief Theater.
The film looks at the last years of Strzeminski, Poland’s best-known interwar artist and a theoretician. The film opens with Strzeminski, a controversial and visionary artist (who only started painting after he became a double amputee), working in his apartment, only to be interrupted by the unfurling of the Soviet flag outside his window.
“Afterimage” refers to a series of late-1940s Solarist paintings by Strzeminski, who was friends with Marc Chagall, Alexander Rodchenko, Kazimir Malevich.
The film screens in Polish with English subtitles. Visit for more information.

YVSC seeks sponsors for Talking Green events about climate action

In 2018, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is stepping up its efforts to mobilize the community around climate action and seeking sponsors to support the organization’s adult education series called Talking Green.
Four Talking Green events will feature high-profile climate change speakers to present on climate science, the impacts of climate change on the ski industry, energy and transportation and citizen climate action. Interactive events in 2018 will include tours of sustainable homes, recycling facilities and agricultural operations.
Sponsorships for Talking Green events start at $300. Visit or email for more information.

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