Open enrollment period for health insurance ends Friday |

Open enrollment period for health insurance ends Friday

There is still time to get health insurance. The deadline to enroll in or renew a health insurance plan in Colorado is Friday, Jan. 12.
Individuals and families may qualify for financial assistance to help pay for premiums. Free, in person assistance is available. Call Northwest Colorado Health at 970-871-7330 or UCHealth at Yampa Valley Medical Center at 970-879-1322.
For more information and resources, visit

Cross-country ski series, open house hosted at Lake Catamount

Lake Catamount Touring Center will be offering a women’s cross-country ski series on three consecutive Fridays beginning today. Skate clinics will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and classic clinics will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.
All levels are welcome. The cost of the series is $100 for all three clinics or $40 for one.
The touring center will also be hosting an open house Jan. 23. There will be 45-minute cross-country ski clinics offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon followed by a fireside lunch in the clubhouse. The cost is $35 for a lesson and lunch, and rental skis are available for $12.
For more information or to reserve a spot, call the touring center at 970-871-6667 or visit

Community Agriculture Alliance expands online market hours

The Community Agriculture Alliance has expanded hours for its online local food market. Customers can shop online at for local food and products through the weekend. Expanded shopping hours include Saturday and Sunday, allowing customers to plan their weekly meals with local food in mind.
Orders are picked up between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Fridays at the CAA offices, 141 Ninth St. The CAA Market features more than 50 local producers with a wide variety of items including grass fed beef and lamb, seasonal vegetables, local honey, pork, veal, buffalo, bread and homemade jams.
The CAA Market also offers same-day pickup on limited local food items. Visit or call 970-879-4370 for more information.

Residents work toward $10K award for library

As of Tuesday, Bud Werner Memorial Library is 25 percent of the way to its 200,018-minute Winter Reading Challenge goal.
Prizes were awarded Wednesday for the first week of the challenge. Winners of the Wednesday drawing were: Wren Capra, 12, read 750 minutes; Maisie Matheson, 6, read 215 minutes; Thomas Ruby, 2, read 214 minutes; and Henry Jamison, 11, read 70 minutes.
Readers must log their reading to be entered in the drawing, and every three hours of reading gets a reader’s name into the drawing one time. Prizes include: a Steamboat Ski Area Mountain Coaster ride, a $25 gift card to Off the Beaten Path bookstore, a $10 gift card to Snow Bowl and two free skate and rental passes to Howelsen Ice Arena.
To date, Steamboat readers have logged 50,088 minutes with 22 days to go in the challenge, which could earn the library $10,000.
The next drawing will be held Wednesday. To enter, readers should sign up and log their reading on

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ doc to screen Monday

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Indie Lens Pop-Up season continues with a free screening of “I Am Not Your Negro,” a documentary film by Raoul Peck in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 in Library Hall. This film was one of the most acclaimed films of the year and an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary.
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, to be called “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. But at the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript.
Now, filmmaker Peck envisions the book Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, and a flood of rich archival material. “I Am Not Your Negro” is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
Visit for more information about this film and other Indie Lens Pop-Up events.

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