Dance on Film screens doc about Madonna’s dance troupe
Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield and Steamboat Dance Theatre present a free Dance on Film screening of “Strike a Pose,” a film about Madonna’s most famous troupe of dancers, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 in Library Hall.
In 1990, seven young male dancers joined Madonna on her most controversial tour and appeared on stage with here and in the iconic film “Truth or Dare.” Now, 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour, when they were ambassadors to the world on behalf of the LGBT community during the height of the AIDS epidemic.
Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
SSHS senior Julia Congdon selected as Teen of the Month
Julia Congdon has been selected by members of the Steamboat Springs Teen Council as Teen of the Month for March. She was chosen for the honor because she demonstrates that teens are valuable community assets, acts as a leader and positive role model and embraces community service.
The Steamboat Springs High School senior is active in the high school theater program, where she has served as set designer, assistant technical director and head of set construction. She qualified for nationals in set design at the Colorado Thespian Conference for her work on “Sweeney Todd.” Congdon is also a photographer and was a finalist in the Photographer’s Forum Best of High School and College Photography for 2017 and 2018.
“Everything I am involved in, I am passionate about,” Congdon said. “I love theater more than words can describe.”
After high school, Congdon will take a gap year and participate in the Rotary Exchange Program in which she will be living in Finland with host families for the 2018-19 school year. After the exchange program, she hopes to attend college and major in technical theater.
Congdon’s role models include her family, teachers and closest friends.
As a teen, Congdon said she believes she and her peers are valued members of the society.
“Some of the brightest minds and greatest ideas are found among the young community members,” Congdon said. “The world needs to and is going to change in many aspects of life, and my generation is going to be the one that accomplishes those changes.”
Steamboat Springs Teen Council is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and funded through a grant from Routt County United Way and Yampa Valley Community Foundation.
Routt County Commissioners meet Mondays, Tuesdays
The Routt County commissioners meet at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays in the historic Routt County Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave. in Steamboat Springs, except for holidays. Monday meetings are labeled work sessions and many discussions are preparation for a Tuesday session on the same subject, when a formal vote may take place.
Agendas for both days may be viewed at the county website at co.routt.co.us under the “Your Government” heading on the Friday before the meetings. Tuesday agendas typically include links to PDF documents containing detailed information about the agenda item.
Routt County also provides a way for residents to listen live to Tuesday meetings by calling into them at 970-870-5499.
Tour de Steamboat benefit ride seeks sponsors for event
The Tour de Steamboat, slated for Saturday, July 21, is a non-competitive cycling event for riders of all ages and abilities with routes of 26, 46, 66 and 116 miles.
Tour organizers are seeking sponsors for the 2018 event starting at the $300 level. A sponsorship packet and information about the ride is available at tourdesteamboat.com/sponsor-information/.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs School District has hired Richard Elertson as the new principal of Steamboat Springs High School. He will start at the end of July.