City 101 accepting community applications for 2018 program |

City 101 accepting community applications for 2018 program

The city of Steamboat Springs will offer its fourth installment of City 101, a program that brings together city employees and community members and offers insights into city operations.
The following are the goals of the eight-session program.
■ Create a shared understanding of the city’s mission and purpose.
■ Increase community member and employee understanding of the city and its operations.
■ Enhance community member and employee ability to serve as ambassadors for the city.
City employees along with members of the community will be selected to learn more about the city and its operations through field trips, forums and interactive activities. City 101 takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays between January and June with lunch provided.
Interested individuals must submit an application to the program. Applications may be found on the city website at and are due Dec. 12. Members of the 2018 City 101 class will be selected by the city’s management team.

United Way needs donations for Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Routt County United Way offers an excellent opportunity to give back to friends and neighbors this Thanksgiving. The organization is in need of food donations for its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
To sign-up to donate, visit and click sign-up from the homepage. Many items are needed, including cooked turkeys, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, salad, cranberry sauce and more.
Each year, Routt County United Way, along with the help of volunteers, donors and event sponsor Mountain Valley Bank, organizes this community meal for those who would not otherwise enjoy a Thanksgiving meal on their own, whether due to lack of family in the area, funds or otherwise. Last year’s event served over 800 people.
Call 970-879-5605 for more information.

Yampatika awarded ‘Partner of the Year’ by state organization

Yampatika was honored for its achievements in outdoor stewardship Nov. 4 when it was awarded “Partner of the Year” by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Joe Haines, executive director of Yampatika, was at the ceremony in Denver to receive the award firsthand.
The award nomination stemmed from the outstanding collaboration on VOC’s Dry Lake Trail construction and family camping project.
“We really enjoyed the opportunity to create a custom experience to support VOC with the Dry Lake trail work they had volunteers working on,” said Yampatika program director Kellie Gorman in a news release. “We had naturalists who worked all summer at our kids’ camps help create and facilitate a fun, engaging and educational experience to explore the area. While adults headed out for a day of trail work, the kids went with a VOC representative and Yampatika naturalists to hike and discover what makes this natural environment so special and to learn how they are connected to it.”
“It’s an honor to be recognized in this way by VOC,” added Haines. “Yampatika depends on partners and collaboration for success. We work hard to provide unique programing that is meaningful for each particular audience we are partnering with. The hard work that went into the program development really paid off.”

Tread of Pioneers presenting 23rd annual Festival of Trees

Tread of Pioneers, in partnership with sponsors Yampa Valley Bank and Steamboat Ace Hardware, is hosting the 23rd annual Festival of Trees at the museum, located at the corner of Eighth and Oak streets in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Public viewing of the 24 beautifully decorated holiday trees, which were created by local businesses and nonprofits, runs daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 20. Admission is free for all Routt County residents. For out-of-town visitors, the cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors; $2 for children and free for those younger than 6. Proceeds from the event benefit the Tread of Pioneers Museum.
In addition to the tree viewing, the museum will host a Senior Tea at 2 and 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 and Pioneer Christmas Story-time at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.

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