Open house slated to be held at newly renovated YVEA offices |

Open house slated to be held at newly renovated YVEA offices

Yampa Valley Electric Association will host a ribbon cutting and open house at its newly renovated Steamboat Springs Service Center and corporate offices at 2211 Elk River Road from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. The event is open to the community and will include tours, refreshments and prize drawings. Call 970-871-2226 for more information.

Paddling Club hosts Howelsen Snow Kayak Race on March 25

The CMC Paddling Club presents the inaugural Howelson Snow Kayak Race from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25. Registration is $15 per competitor and will open from 11 to 11:30 a.m. with practice runs for all racers.
There will also be drawings for prizes from Grass Sticks, Love Climbing Gym, Big Agnes, Honey Stinger, Paramount, T Bar, Slopeside, Ohana, Ski Haus, Soda Creek Pizza, Winona’s, Hydrologic, Mountain Kayak School and BRICK and live music by Three Wire Winter.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the CMC Paddling Club and address threats to rivers here and abroad. The club brings outdoor experiences to college students and connects them to the rivers to become passionate about the outdoors while connecting to place.

Steamboat school board to host meeting, workshop Monday

The Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education will hold a business meeting at 4:30 p.m. followed by a workshop Monday, March 19 at the District Office, 325 Seventh St. Agenda items include a capital improvement project update and a 2018-19 preliminary budget discussion. The topic is Board Goals. All school board meetings are open to the public.

Library hosts historic agriculture storytelling event on Monday

The Community Agriculture Alliance, Bud Werner Memorial Library and Tread of Pioneers Museum present “Historic Agriculture in the Yampa Valley,” a night of storytelling about longtime perspectives on farming, ranching and agri-business in the Yampa Valley, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 19 in Library Hall.
This community conversation includes topics as varied as homesteading, ranching, farming, rural schools, community life and skiing.
This year’s featured panelists are Dennis Lodwick, a Routt County native who grew up in the Clark area; Nadene Utter Arroyo, who grew up in the Cow Creek area; and Verna Decker Whaley, who grew up in the Yampa area on her parents’ homestead. Marsha Daughenbaugh, executive director of Community Agriculture Alliance, will moderate the evening.
A social hour with the panelists follows the talk. This annual event is held in conjunction with Celebrate Agriculture Week, creating a night to engage with longtime local ag producers and add to the historic oral histories at Tread of Pioneers Museum. Visit for more information.

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