Event aims to raise awareness about prescription drugs

Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership and Emerald Mountain School will host “Healthy Kids Health Community,” a conversation with parents and educators to raise awareness about prescription drugs, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30 at the school on Oak Street in Steamboat Springs.
Presenters will include Mara Rhodes, Rx Task Force regional coordinator, Jonathan Judge, with Rise Above Colorado, and Dr. Alexis Tracy, with Orthopaedics of Steamboat Springs. Call 970-879-8081 or email for more information.

2018 Tour de Steamboat cycling benefit seeking sponsorship

The Tour de Steamboat, slated for Saturday, July 21, is a non-competitive cycling event for riders or all ages and abilities with routes of 26, 46, 66 and 116 miles.
All proceeds from the event benefit Partners in Routt County, Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide (REPS), Routt County Riders, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and an additional fifth nonprofit chosen each year. In 2017, the Tour de Steamboat collaborative effort raised $92,000. 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

Quilters Guild hosts Studio Art Quilt Associates trunk show

The Delectable Mountain Quilters Guild is sponsoring its first-ever trunk show from the Studio Art Quilt Associates at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The show includes 55 juried art quilt pieces from internationally known quilt artists from nine countries. The art quilts in the show are a small representation of modern art that include fiber and mixed media. The trunk show is open to the public.

Steamboat high school graduate makes dean’s list at university

Savannah Bauknecht, a 2015 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, was named to Colorado State University’s deans list for the 2017 fall semester. Bauknecht has a 4.0 GPA and studies early child development and elementary education.

Center for Visual Arts seeks new volunteer docents for event help

The Center for Visual Arts is looking for volunteer docents. CVA docents greet visitors and conduct art sales at the gallery and assist with special events including lectures and workshops. Typically docents spend one a day a month greeting visitors during the gallery’s hours of operation from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other part-time opportunities include helping with fundraising efforts and serving on specific committees such as art walk, exhibits and facilities.
In return for their service, docents receive free admission to CVA events and discounted prices on art and have the opportunity to meet people in the art field and expand their art education. CVA hosts “Meet the Artists” evenings for docents, visits to artists’ studios and excursions to the Front Range to visit galleries and museums including the Denver Art Museum.
The Center for Visual Arts displays the artwork of talented local and regional artists. It coordinates the popular First Friday Art Walk and presents free Guest Artist Lectures to local artists and the community at-large.
Interested persons should email or call 970-846-8119.

Library seeks foreign language poetry readers for program

Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs is seeking volunteer readers in a variety of foreign languages to contribute to “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” an evening of poetry readings and art March 5.
This local performance joins communities all around the world in honoring Baghdad’s famous literary street, which was named for the Arab world’s most famous poet, Al-Mutanabbi. Volunteers are being sought to read a short poem in languages other than English—no poetry composition required.
“Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” commemorates the 2007 bombing of Baghdad’s historic street of booksellers. Al-Mutanabbi Street is a winding street about 1,000 feet long, noted for its many bookstores and outdoor bookstalls where people gather as a great humanitarian center. It has been a thriving center of Baghdad’s bookselling and publishing for centuries.
The bombing took the lives of 30 people and destroyed a large portion of the neighborhood. The booksellers who survived rebuilt their stores and are once again in business. They sell works by Sunnis, Shiites, Christians, Jews, children’s books and progressive publications from around the world. Every year since the creation of “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” poetry readings and exhibits have taken place around the world in early March. This is the second annual reading in Steamboat Springs.
Interested volunteers who speak any foreign language should contact Janet Bradley at or 970-457-7869.

Proof of pet rabies vaccination required by city of Steamboat

When reclaiming lost or found pets from the animal shelter, a proof of rabies vaccination is required by the city of Steamboat Springs for public safety. If owners are unable to provide proof of vaccination, animals must be held at the shelter until the following conditions are met.
■ A rabies certificate is located, providing proof that the rabies vaccine is current;
■ A veterinarian can verify the date the rabies vaccine was given and that it is current; or,
■ The animal is scheduled for immediate vaccination and receives a rabies vaccine by a local veterinarian.
Following is a list of tips to make sure reclaiming your pet is a quick process.
■ Be sure to check with your vet on your pet’s vaccination status, and keep animals up-to-date on their vaccines.
■ Keep pet rabies certificates in an easy-to-find location.
■ License your pet with the Routt County Humane Society or at your local Steamboat Springs veterinary clinic.
■ Microchip your pet, and keep tags on them with current contact information.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Steamboat and Routt County make the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.