Nominations accepted for top 20 Under 40 professionals in Steamboat Springs |

Nominations accepted for top 20 Under 40 professionals in Steamboat Springs

The Steamboat Pilot & Today will again recognize Steamboat Springs’ top 20 under 40 in a July 6 special edition, with nominations for this honor now being accepted.

The newspaper will feature 20 rising leaders younger than 40 who live and work in the Steamboat Springs area. Nominees should have achieved professional success and have a track record of contributing to the community and making a real difference in the lives of the people around them. Job experience, professional awards, civic engagement and the ability to meet challenges and overcome obstacles will all be considered when selecting our top young professionals.

To be eligible for consideration, a nominee must be 39 or younger and work and live in Steamboat Springs or Routt County. A panel of independent judges will review all nominations and select Steamboat Pilot & Today’s 20 under 40 winners.

To nominate your rising star, email You can nominate a client, a co-worker, a friend, a boss or even yourself. Nominations will be accepted through June 6.

Tour de Steamboat early bird registration ends Thursday

The Tour de Steamboat non-competitive cycling event on July 21 offers scenic routes of 26, 46, 66 and 116 miles. Registration fees increase Friday, June 1, and anyone who registers by Thursday, May 31 will save $25 on full-price registration fees. Early registration is recommended.

The Tour de Steamboat welcomes riders of all ages and abilities. After the ride, participants enjoy a barbecue and beer garden with five local microbreweries at Little Toots Park. All proceeds from the Tour de Steamboat benefit Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, REPS — Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, Routt County Riders and Partners Mentoring Youth in Routt County.

The Tour de Steamboat benefit bike drawing is part of the local fundraising event and includes a chance at three prizes for a $50 ticket, including a custom Eriksen road bike, DT Swiss wheelset and Momentum fat tire cruiser bike. Interested riders can register and purchase tickets at  

Free Nurturing Fathers class to be offered at Hayden Town Hall

The Fatherhood Program of Routt County will offer a Nurturing Fathers class from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from June 5 to Aug. 28 at Hayden Town Hall, 178 W. Jefferson Ave. The program is free, and childcare and dinner are provided. Contact Tom Valand at 970-875-4229 or or visit  for more information.

County fair royalty clinic slated for Friday at Routt fairgrounds

Girls age 8 to 18 who live in Moffat or Routt counties interested in running for fair royalty are invited to a royalty clinic at 8:30 a.m. June 8 at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden. Sessions include horsemanship, modeling and public speaking. The clinic is free and lunch is included. To attend, pre-register by Friday, June 1 by calling Tiffany at 970-638-1021 or visiting

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