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CMC, Chamber Resort Association host Leadership Alumni seminar

Colorado Mountain College and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association will host a Leadership Alumni seminar, “Taking the Next Step,” from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 26 in the Allbright Family Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs.

The half-day program, which kicks off at 8 a.m. with breakfast and networking, will focus on best practices for career advancement. The list of speakers includes nationally-renowned leadership development professionals Diane Muntean and Craig Wasserman as well as a panel of local leaders featuring Todd Hayes of Steamboat Select Insurance, Stephanie Orozco of the Old Town Hot Springs, Lisa Schlichtman of the Steamboat Pilot & Today and Chad Stewart of the US Forest Service.

Registration for the Leadership Alumni Seminar is open to the public and costs $40. Registration is available to Leadership Alumni for $35. Online registration and more information can be found at

Deadline to submit applications for education grants Monday

The deadline to submit applications for Steamboat Springs Education Fund grants is Monday, Jan. 22.

Grants are awarded to public schools and nonprofits with school-based programs in Routt County through a competitive grant process managed by the Education Fund Board’s Grants Commission and approved by the Education Fund Board.

There are three main categories of grants funded with SSEF funds: School District Grants, Community Grants and Innovation Grants. Eligible school districts include Steamboat, Hayden, South Routt and the Mountain Village Montessori Charter School.

Any community organization that provides programming for public school students in grades K-12 may apply for a Community Grant.

In spring 2017, thanks to sales-tax contributions from the Steamboat Springs community, SSEF awarded grants totaling more than $3.4 million.

Grant applications are available online at

City hosts second master plan workshop for public Wednesday

The second opportunity for public input for the Comprehensive Parks, Recreation, Open Space, Trails and River Master Plan will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

The public event will kick off with a short presentation by consultants Logan Simpson outlining the master plan goals and objectives, what’s been learned to date, a recap of existing plans and polices and the community’s values and vision. The presentation will be followed by a work session with break-out stations.

At each station, participants will address a number of questions specific to the topic, develop a list of ideas, changes and potential improvements and report back. During this portion, each station will be devoted to one of the following areas of interest:

  • Howelsen Hill and Park Area
  • Yampa River and Core Trail
  • City-wide trails and Emerald Mountain
  • Open space
  • Parks and recreation facilities

As a way to close the evening, each participant will select what they envision are the two best ideas from each of the break-out stations as well as identify five more areas of focus on any of the topics addressed that evening.

The master plan provides a 10-year vision for the city’s park and recreation facilities and amenities, as well as an action plan for implementing this vision. For more information and to sign-up for master plan project updates visit

Volunteers needed to help with Winter Carnival Street Events

Get a front row view of the Winter Carnival Street Events by volunteering from 8:30 to noon Saturday, Feb. 10 or Sunday, Feb. 11. The Steamboat Springs Chamber and Resort Association is looking for help with setup, event timers and assistance with non-horse events. All volunteers receive a free breakfast burrito from Creekside. Visit to sign up.

Students from Clark named to Emerson College dean’s list

Annie Martin, a resident of Clark, has been named to the dean’s list at Emerson College for the fall 2017 semester. Martin is majoring in writing, literature and publishing. The requirement to make Emerson’s dean’s list is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

Hayden Congregational Church distributing food to those in need

Hayden Congregational Church Food Bank distributes free food to those in need.

For more information, call the church at 970-276-3510, or stop by the church, 202 E. Jefferson.

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