City of Steamboat Springs releases new facility rental rates

The city of Steamboat Springs has announced rental rates for 2018, which includes increases for the Community Center. The city is also offering the option to rent the entire facility and the new Beach Park Shelter.

City-owned facilities, which include the Community Center, Howelsen Hill and Mesa Schoolhouse, range in size from 500 square feet to 2,500 square feet. People can rent the facilities by the hour or by the day, and rates are broken into four categories including general public, nonprofit, commercial and government agencies. Rental fees range from a low of $25 for nonprofits to rent the east room of the community center for an hour to $2,450 for a commercial business to rent the community center for a day.

The city’s online reservation system enables the user to create and manager their own reservations payments. Interested users can visit for current guidelines, agreements, definitions and details, including rates. Call 970-879-2060 for more information.

Local library brings Reel Rock climbing film festival back

Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs presents Reel Rock, a traveling film festival with the latest collection of electrifying climbing films showcasing the sport’s biggest stories and athletes, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 in Library Hall.

Four brand-new films deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs and pure inspiration featuring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage; and more.

The lineup includes the much-anticipated film “Break on Through.” In high-end modern rock climbing, 5.15 is the top of the difficulty scale, a grade achieved by only a few men and never by a woman. Hayes, a little known 19-year-old from Boulder, is determined to change that.

To be closer to the world’s hardest routes, she has moved to Europe, where she trains and climbs with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and Spain. But pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first.

Other films that will be screened include: “Above the Sea,” featuring Sharma as he continues his dominance as the world’s greatest practitioner of deep water soloing; “Safety Third,” taking a look at a young climber who is pushing the limits of scary trad and free solo ropeless climbing; and “Stumped” featuring Maureen Beck who is crushing the sport of climbing despite being born without her lower left arm.

A $5 donation at the door helps support this film festival’s ongoing visit to Steamboat Springs and the library, and includes free popcorn and lemonade. Visit for more information.

US Patent Office representative slated to visit local college

Molly Kocialski, regional director of the U.S. Patent Office in Denver, will be in Steamboat Springs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Eagles Nest meeting room in the Academic Center at Colorado Mountain College.

The presentation, aimed at entrepreneurs, inventors and small business owners, will consist of an overview of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets along with the free or very low-cost resources offered by the Rocky Mountain U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Immediately after the presentation, Kocialski will be available to talk with individuals or small groups on these subjects. 

The program is free, but an RSVP is requested. Call 970-870-4491 to reserve a spot.  The program is sponsored by the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center at CMC with support from Routt County and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. 

Coffee with a Council planned for Friday in town hall format

Coffee with Council is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12 in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The event features a town hall format with discussion on any topic or question of interest. No RSVP is necessary, and community members are welcome to drop by. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

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