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Steamboat boy receives minor injuries after being hit by car

A 9-year-old Steamboat Springs boy is fine after getting hit by a car Wednesday.
Steamboat police and firefighters were called to the 400 block of Mountain Village Circle for a report of the boy being hit by a car.
Steamboat Springs Police Department Cmdr. Jerry Stabile said the boy was sitting down on a skateboard and rolled behind the car, which was backing out of a parking space. The boy was likely below the car’s mirror level, Stabile said.
One of the boy’s parents called 911, and they took the boy to get medical treatment.
Stabile said the boy had minor injuries to a leg, and the driver of the car was issued a citation.

New documentary about life in Cuba screens Tuesday at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free preview of the new critically acclaimed documentary, “Voices of the Sea,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 in Library Hall.
This film by Kim Hopkins follows a mother who yearns to escape the hardships of Cuba for a potentially fatal American dream. In her tiny, remote Cuban fishing village, virtually every family has a relative living abroad and everyone is utterly dependent on the sea. Dilapidated Russian trucks ferry water to a population lacking drinking water, the shops are empty and basic transportation is nonexistent.
The story follows a 30-something woman longing for a better life. Her first husband, and the father of her two eldest sons, drowned trying to escape Cuba on a raft with 30 people on board — only one survived. She’s tried to escape once herself, and now wants to try again.
As the U.S. vies for Cuba’s favor, like most Cubans, she is afraid that the Cuban Communist party, even while opening up trading links, will consolidate its control over the people. Ailing but still strong in spirit, her much older second husband loves his community, cherishes friendships, his fishing craft and childhood memories of learning to fish with his father.
This special community screening is part of the library’s collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. For more information, visit

Lunch at the Library focuses on Vadim Karpinos’ music journey

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Strings Music Festival present a free musical talk with percussionist Vadim Karpinos as he shares a lunch hour of stories about his trajectory to becoming a professional musician. Karpinos presents “My Journey from the Soviet Union to the Chicago Symphony” at noon Thursday, July 26 in Library Hall.
Karpinos was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and began showing an interest in percussion at a very early age. He and his family moved to New York in 1991, and he attended the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Christopher Lamb, Duncan Patton and Don Liuzzi. He was appointed to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2001 by Maestro Daniel Barenboim.
Karpinos is an award-winning musician who was a Tanglewood fellow. He has performed with numerous orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, the New York City Opera, Grant Park Symphony and the Rhode Island Philharmonic. He has appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony and at Roosevelt University, where he has been an adjunct faculty member since 2005. Karpinos is also on the board of advisors to The New Music School in Chicago, and he gives percussion clinics worldwide.
Visit for more information.

Local bike drawing, online auction helps 4 local nonprofits

The 2018 Tour de Steamboat benefit bike drawing has three prizes for one $50 ticket. For the grand prize, Steamboat-based Kent Eriksen Cycles and Shimano are partnering to give away a custom-designed, titanium road bike completely built with Shimano components. The hand-crafted road bike is valued at $8,000.
Other prizes include a DT Swiss wheel set and a Giant Momentum fat tire cruiser bike. Only 500 tickets will be sold, and winners need not be present to win.
New to the Tour de Steamboat this year is an online auction. Bidding is now open until 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. Items include a bronze sculpture of your choice from local artist Sandy Graves, Big Agnes camping gear, a gift certificate for a guided fishing trip on the Yampa River, a one-year family membership to Old Town Hot Springs, a $1,000 lodging certificate from Wyndham Resorts and more.
To purchase tickets and start bidding on auction items online, visit
Volunteers are still needed for a variety of positions leading up to the event and the day of the ride on Saturday, July 21. To sign up to volunteer out on the course, email To sign up to help with set-up or clean-up at the post-ride barbecue, visit

First Impressions to host listening tour July 30, 31

First Impressions of Routt County hosts two events to hear public input July 30 and 31. The feedback with help the organization develop the Routt County Childhood Community Plan. The plan will identify potential solutions for the education and care of children from birth to age 8, according to a news release.
The first event will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 30 at Soroco High School, 305 Grant Ave., Oak Creek. The second event will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 31 at Hayden Public Library, 201 East Jefferson Ave., Hayden. Free dinner and childcare starts at 5:30 p.m., and the event starts at 5:45 p.m.
RSVP to or 970-870-5270 by July 27.

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