Steamboat Art Museum recruiting gallery volunteers |

Steamboat Art Museum recruiting gallery volunteers

Steamboat Art Museum recruiting gallery volunteers

The Steamboat Art Museum is seeking volunteers who love fine art and historic buildings and engaging with locals and visitors from around the world.  Enjoy weekly gallery shifts in downtown Steamboat’s newest cultural center or special projects. Stop in at the museum at 807 Lincoln Ave., or call Dottie at 970-870-1755 for more information.

Steamboat Digs Dogs 2nd cleanup successful across trails

Steamboat Digs Dogs held its second poop cleanup Dec. 3 with a focus on Whistler Park, Rita Valentine Park, Spring Creek Trail leading up to the Spring Creek dog park and pond, Lower Spring Creek Trail, Stehley Park, Butcher Knife Trail and Blackmere Trail to the meadows.

Leaders of the group reported there was less waste to pick up compared to last spring.

Since Steamboat Digs Dogs started in September 2016, the volunteer dog advocates have achieved the following goals.

Worked with the Steamboat Springs City Council and Steamboat Springs Police Department to amend the city’s leash law.

Initiated a spring and fall poop pickup project.

Educated community users to be diligent in pet clean up and switch to compostable bags.

Helped to add four new off-leash areas for play and hiking.

Raised money for dog park and trail upgrades.

Lobbied City Council to approve a phase one upgrade of Rita Valentine Park.

To get involved or for more information, visit

Local rancher Jo Stanko selected for Colorado FSA committee

Jo Stanko of Steamboat Springs has been selected to represent Colorado on the Farm Service Agency State Committee by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Stanko was appointed as Colorado committee chair.

Other members of the Colorado committee include: Glenn Hirakata, Rocky Ford; Robert Mattive, San Luis Valley; Alex Rock, Wray; and Nathan Weathers, North Yuma County.

State committees, made up mostly by active ranchers and farmers, are responsible for carrying out FSA’s programs and are appointed for a one-year term, which began Jan. 1, Each committee includes five people — one chairperson and four members.

“The state committees will help ensure USDA is providing our farmers, ranchers, foresters and agricultural producers with the best customer service,” Perdue said in a news release. “They serve as a liaison between USDA and producers in each state across the national by keeping them informed and hearing their appeals and complaints.”

Free panel discussion to focus on hope, fear in New Year

Exploring the Sacred will be host a panel discussion on “Hope & Fear in in the New Year” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in Library Hall. Many people grapple with fear — personally, collectively and globally — and leaders from the Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish and Christian faiths and A Course in Miracles will lead a discussion on that topic, including time for audience participation. The event is free and open to the community. Call 970-846-8504 for more information.

Tickets available for Chief’s Songwriter Series over winter

Tickets are still available for the remaining four shows in the Songwriter Series at the Chief Theater.

Lucy Kaplansky appears on Friday, Jan.12 with special local guest Tera Johnson. This show starts at 6:30 p.m. with doors and bar opening at 5:30 p.m.. Tickets are $20.

On Friday, Feb.2, Sean Kelly, lead singer of The Samples, performs with local guest performer Ryan Fleming. Peter Mulvey and Danielle Ate the Sandwich play on Sunday, Feb.25, and Hardin Burns plays on Saturday, April 7.

These three shows are at 7 p.m. with doors and bar opening at 6 p.m.

Tickets for all shows in the Songwriter Series are available at and at All That, 601 Lincoln Ave.

Hayden Congregational Church distributes food to those in need

The Hayden Congregational Church Food Bank, 202 E. Jefferson, distributes free food and personal items to those in need. For more information, contact the church at 970-276-3510 or Pastor Jane at 970-757-0000

Routt County Commissioners set to meet Mondays, Tuesdays

The Routt County commissioners meet at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays in the historic Routt County Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave. in Steamboat Springs, except for holidays. Monday meetings are labeled work sessions and many discussions are preparation for a Tuesday session on the same subject, when a formal vote may take place.

Agendas for both days may be viewed at the county website at under the “Your Government” heading on the Friday before the meetings. Tuesday agendas typically include links to PDF documents containing detailed information about the agenda item.

Routt County also provides a way for residents to listen live to Tuesday meetings by calling into them at 970-870-5499.

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