Registration for Winter Carnival street events opens Feb. 1 |

Registration for Winter Carnival street events opens Feb. 1

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 for more information.

During street events, 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.

Season passes on sale for Chief Players performances

The Chief Players are offering a season pass for 2018 productions. The pass is only $75 and includes tickets to each show plus some additional perks, including two buddy passes, opening night giveaway baskets, guaranteed tickets and transferrable passes. The season tickets also help support the Chief Theater and Steamboat’s growing performing arts community.

The 2018 season includes the following:

  •  An Evening of Improv: Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 25
  • An Evening of One-Act Plays: March 23, 24, 30 and 31
  • Live Western Melodrama: July 12, 19 and 26; and Aug. 2 and 9
  • Arsenic and Old Lace: Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27
  • Fourth annual Youth Holiday Production:  Dec. 7, 8 and 9

For more information on purchasing season passes visit

Library to host film and panel discussion about drug costs

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “Big Pharma,” a film about the rising cost of drugs in the United States, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30 in Library Hall.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with family physician Dr. Jim Dudley, physician scientist Dr. Ron Krall, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine Dr. Dave Lambeth and family physician Dr. Rosanne Iversen. Medical anthropologist Mayling Simpson, PhD will moderate the discussion.

“Big Pharma” explores the problem of extreme drug prices in the U.S. and how drug cost impacts the public, businesses and the overall economy. A documentary film by Vince Mondillo, Richard Master, Wendell Potter and Henry Nevison, this eye–opening account describes the dynamics behind the escalating cost of pharmaceuticals in the U.S. and the impact of soaring healthcare costs on U.S. businesses, working families and our overall economy.

It proposes a simple fix that mirrors a “best practice” utilized throughout the industrialized world. Visit for more information.

Heeling Friends seeks new pet, partner teams

Routt County’s only animal assisted therapy program, Heeling Friends, which is celebrating 20 years of service in 2018, has openings for teams with exceptional pets and partners. An informational meeting about the program will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 in the Strawberry Park Elementary School gymnasium, and then training for new teams will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8 at the school. The deadline to register is Feb. 3. Email or call 970-367-7410 to register or for more information.

Newly designed licenses for residents who renew online

Colorado residents who renew their driver’s licenses or identification cards online will now receive a newly designed card.

Renewing online allows customers to avoid visiting a Department of Motor Vehicle office. It also offers individuals the opportunity to update their current physical and mailing addresses.

Individuals may renew their driver license up to two consecutive times online. The most recent photo on file with the DMV is used when renewing online.

Last year, only 29 percent of eligible residents took advantage of the online renewal option. Individuals are encouraged to renew online for their convenience.

Colorado unveiled the new driver’s license and identification card at three pilot offices in March. All driver license offices across the state are issuing the new design.

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