News in brief: County announces public hearings on 2016 budget |

News in brief: County announces public hearings on 2016 budget

— Routt County has announced a series of public hearings pertaining to the finalization of its 2016 budget.

The budget news release hearing, open to the public as well as media representatives, will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Sarvis Creek room on the top floor of the courthouse at 522 Lincoln Ave. in Steamboat Springs.

A second public hearing will be held from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 24, in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room at the courthouse.

Finally, a brief 2016 budget adoption hearing will take place 10:55 to 11 a.m. Dec. 15, in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room.

Pinnacol Assurance set to host slip, trip, fall seminar

Pinnacol Assurance will host a slip, trip and fall safety seminar at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Rex’s American Grill & Bar. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

Approximately 300,000 U.S. employees are disabled each year as a result of slip, trip and fall accidents. In Colorado, slips, trips and falls are almost always the top 1 cause of employee injuries. These claims can be costly for employers, as well as painful and debilitating for the injured worker.

Seminar topics will include a review of the true costs of slips, trips and falls in the workplace, identifying common slip, trip and fall hazards and prevention techniques. 

There is no cost to attend the seminar, and no RSVP is required.

For more information, visit

Renowned hoop dance artist to lead local workshop

Brecken Rivera, a world-renowned hoop dance artist and instructor, will lead dancers, hoopers and anyone with a passion for movement arts through a special hoop workshop at noon today at Sundance Studio in Steamboat Springs. The cost is $50 for the four-hour workshop.

Rivera’s style of hoop dance incorporates organic body movements and waves of exchange with the hoop. Elements of breath, weight, tipping, ramps and transitional imagery all come together through a winding of eights and spirals.

The workshop will focus on soft wave-life motion qualities, subtlety and fluidity of movement, organic momentum in barrel rolls, shifting focus through figure-eights and “catching the wind” of fluid movement. It’s open to all levels, and hoops will be available to borrow and purchase.

Call Nikki Inglis at 970-819-7689 for more information.

Hometown Holiday Market set for today at library

Community Agriculture Alliance will host a Hometown Holiday Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Drive.

The event will feature locally made items, including handmade crafts, soaps, lotions, jewelry and food.

Admission is free. For more information, call Michele Meyer at 970-879-4370 or email

School fundraising auction set for 6:30 p.m. today

Emerald Mountain School’s annual scholarship fundraising auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Rex’s American Grill & Bar with 100 percent of the proceeds from the silent auction supporting tuition assistance at the school. The auction, which includes heavy appetizers, wine and beer, is open to the Steamboat Springs community. Tickets are $50 and can be reserved by calling the school at 970-879-8081.  

Museum seeks sponsors for Festival of Trees sponsors

The Tread of Pioneers Museum is seeking tree sponsors for its 21st annual Festival of Trees fundraising event, which will be held today through Monday, Nov. 23 at the museum. For more information, call 970-879-2214 or email for more information.

Indie Lens Pop-Up season on Autism begins Monday

The Indie Lens Pop-Up season continues Monday with the first of two free films about autism presented by the Bud Werner Memorial Library and Yampa Valley Autism Program.

“Mimi and Dona,” a documentary by Sophie Sartain, screens at 6:30 p.m. in Library Hall. For 64 years, 92-year-old Mimi has cared for her daughter, Dona, who has an intellectual disability, and now faces the inevitable: to find Dona a home. This alternately heartbreaking and heartwarming film by Mimi’s granddaughter tells the story of a quirky and deeply connected mother-daughter duo, and their effect on three generations of a Texas family.

The second film in this special series with Yampa Valley Autism Program is “Autism in Love,” which screens at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in Library Hall.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood film screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations around films from the award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens.” Formerly known as Community Cinema, the long-running screening series has been renamed Indie Lens Pop-Up, and continues as it has for the past six years to be a part of the library’s programming for the 2015/16 season.

The community is encouraged to stay for discussions with Yampa Valley Autism Program after each film. Visit for more information about this film and upcoming Indie Lens Pop-Up events.

Local Lions Club to meet 2nd, 4th Tuesday of month

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club now meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at The Egg & I restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

The group is one of Steamboat’s oldest civic organizations, chartered in 1923. Meetings are open to members as well as those who are interested in learning more about the Lions Club.

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club is made up of civic-minded men and women of all ages who identify needs within the Steamboat Springs community and work to fulfill them. 

Throughout the years, the group plans or participates in numerous events and programs. It collects eyeglasses for those in need throughout the world and provides free vision screening for youths in Routt County schools and at health fairs. It supports United Way Day of Caring and the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. It provides scholarships for high school seniors and funding for local youth groups such as Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. 

Highlight events include its annual Thanksgiving turkey drive, highway cleanup days, participation in the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast and Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. The club’s largest fundraiser is its annual Christmas tree sale in November and December.

For general information on the club, visit or find the club on Facebook at

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