Howelsen Hill hosts Middle School Ski Free Night on Jan. 26 |

Howelsen Hill hosts Middle School Ski Free Night on Jan. 26

The city of Steamboat Springs is hosting a free ski night for middle school students from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 at Howelsen Hill Ski Area.

The Ski Free evening will include skiing and snowboarding from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by pizza and ice cream in Olympian Hall. During the event, students can enjoy the Poma lift and the beginner magic carpet to access terrain for all ability levels. All students will meet at Howelsen Hill Lodge and should be picked up by 7 p.m.

Students need to come prepared with equipment and a helmet. For more information on the Middle School Ski Free Night, contact Steph Seiden at or 970-871-7056.

Registration for Winter Carnival Street Events opens in February

Registration for the 105th Winter Carnival Street Events begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. To register, visit Online pre-registration for horse events is required and will fill quickly. Registration for non-horse events will be on the day of the event at the registration tent located in front of the 720 Fusion Fresh building. Be sure to read through the registration tutorial and waivers available on the website in advance.

The Street Events will take place on Lincoln Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 10 and 11. Call the Steamboat Chamber at 970-879-0880 or visit for more information.

Lincoln Avenue will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the Street Events. Traffic will be rerouted to Oak and Yampa streets.

Steamboat student named to University of Vermont dean’s list

Finn O’Connell, of Steamboat Springs, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at the University of Vermont. O’Connell is majoring in mathematics in the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences.

To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

Library hosts free talk about Rocky Mountain National Park

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Tread of Pioneers Museum host a free talk celebrating the historic lodges of Rocky Mountain National Park at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 in Library Hall. Grand County historian and National Park Service interpretive guide Dave Lively returns to Steamboat Springs to present “Lost Lodges of Rocky.”

Lively explores the transitions in visitor lodging inside Rocky Mountain National Park. As an engaging storyteller, he invites the audience to share a thought-provoking search for balance between wilderness and hospitality that is unique to America’s first automobile-based National Park.

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Oak Creek student earns spot on Carthage College dean’s list

Carthage College has named Chance Beaty, of Oak Creek, to its dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2017 semester. Students are named to dean’s list honors at the Kenosha, Wisconsin, college if they have a minimum 3.5 grade point average while carrying at least 14 credit hours during a semester.

Routt County United Way starts up new volunteer network

Routt County United Way has announced the start of its new volunteer network, Get Involved Routt County.

This innovative resource will serve as a one-stop interactive hub for both volunteers and nonprofits.  Volunteers can easily access volunteer opportunities from various organizations in Routt County by going to volunteer.routt and completing a short profile.

According to United Way officials, Get Involved Routt County is a game-changer for the community’s volunteer network, making it easier for nonprofits to fill their needs and for active citizens to get involved and give back to their community.

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