Free landlord, tenant clinics offered in Steamboat May 14, 21 |

Free landlord, tenant clinics offered in Steamboat May 14, 21

The 14th Judicial District will host two free landlord-tenant clinics from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 14 and Monday, May 21 at Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church, 736 Oak St.

The first presentation will cover written lease agreements for tenants, landlords and roommates, security deposits and how to avoid eviction. The second part will focus on giving notice to end a tenancy, security deposits and the eviction process. Professional interpreters will be available.

Call Jennifer Wright at 970-870-2329 for more information.

Ute culturally modified trees discussed at free library talk

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps and Bud Werner Memorial Library present an evening with historian, author and artist John Wesley Anderson talking about his book, “Ute Indian Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 14 in Library Hall.

Anderson focuses on the culture and history of the indigenous Ute, including sacred living artifacts they left behind from 150 to 400 years ago in the form of “culturally modified trees.” These trees can still be found across the region in large numbers.

Anderson describes their history, meaning and what characteristics to search for and where to search for these sacred markers around a regions known to the Ute as “the Shining Mountains.” Visit for more information.

Get out, celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day on May 19

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, along with partners from federal, local and state agencies, will celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day on May 19. Free events, stewardship projects and outdoor adventures are offered across the state to highlight the importance of public lands. 

“Not only do public lands conserve critical habitat for fish and wildlife, they also sustain a vibrant economic engine for Colorado,” said CPW Director Bob Broscheid in a news release. “Whether it’s tourism, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking or dirt biking, our public lands are a vital part of Colorado’s allure and natural beauty.”

Colorado was the first state in the nation to establish its own public lands day. In May 2016, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bipartisan bill into law. The purpose of this holiday is to celebrate the significant contributions that national, state and local public lands within Colorado make to wildlife, outdoor recreation, the economy and to Coloradans’ quality of life.

In Routt County, Stagecoach State Park will host a free community lunch and pre-summer trash pick-up. For complete event information, visit

Performance at local library celebrates Public Lands Day

Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council present an evening of multimedia storytelling called “Grounded: The Dirt on Public Lands” to honor Colorado Public Lands Day at 6:30 p.m. May 17 in Library Hall. The free event will feature essays, short stories, poems, sketches, photography, music, visual art and more.

Community members will unveil their stories and images related to public lands live before an audience.

Visit for more information.

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