Steamboat briefs: 30th annual Steamboat Stampede slated for Saturday

The 30th annual Steamboat Stampede will take place Saturday. The event offers classic and skate race options with a 23K race featuring two loops over easy rolling terrain with one aid station or a 42K race with four loops and three aid stations.The entry fee is $60 the day of the race. Lunch included with entry fee.

102nd Winter Carnival registration now available

Registration for the 102nd annual Winter Carnival street events is now available at

eventregistration. Online pre-registration for horse events is required and will fill quickly. Registration for non-horse street events will be on the day of the event. Be sure to read through the registration tutorial and waivers available on the website in advance. Street events take place on Lincoln Avenue the mornings of Feb. 7 and 8. Call the Steamboat Chamber at 970-879-0880 for more information.

Teen Council Teen of the Month is Jessica Sandvik

Jessica Sandvik has been chosen as the Steamboat Springs Teen Council’s Teen of the Month for January.

Sandvik, a Steamboat Springs High School sophomore, was selected because she embodies the Teen Council values of demonstrating that teens are valuable community assets, acting as a leader or positive role model among peers and demonstrating commitment to community service

At the high school, Sandvik is involved with the Steamboat Springs Dance Showcase and the theater program. She also plays on the school tennis team.

Sandvik volunteers for the Steamboat Marathon and various races and events in town. She went on a mission trip to Monument Valley, Utah, where she spent a week painting and repairing homes. The active teen also loves to ski, hike, camp, play guitar and travel. She has been competitively ski racing for the past 10 years, however has taken a break so she can focus on her other interests and learn some new things.

Sandvik’s peers describe her as a kind person who is always there for her friends. Her favorite things to do in Steamboat Springs are skiing, attending the free summer concerts, going to sporting events and enjoying the Art Walk.

Ten years from now, Sandvik said she hopes to be “working in the field of architecture or design and traveling through India and Africa while completing items on my bucket list.” Her bucket list includes several adventure trips and hikes. She wants to hike from the Mexico border to Alaska, sled down the Colorado sand dunes near Alamosa, see fireflies while hiking the Appalachian Trail and explore Machu Picchu.

Sandvik said she sees teens in the community “as the future, and they are picking up what they’ve been shown and taught so if they’re taught to be quiet and their opinions are invalid, the world isn’t going to get better. Teens need to be shown that what they say matters and move on from the stereotypes that they’re all bored and couldn’t care less about anything, which is in fact not true.”

To learn more about the Teen Council go to

Leaving a Lasting Legacy workshop set for Feb. 11

CSU Extension, through a grant from the USDA, is offering the Leaving a Lasting Legacy workshop to Northwest Colorado agriculture families from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11. The workshop, presented by CSU ag and business management economists Jeff Tranel and Dr. Norm Dalstead, will help families plan for the passing of a lasting legacy from one generation to the next and give families the opportunity to share their most important beliefs, wishes and lessons learned throughout a lifetime. Learn how to most effectively transfer finances and real estate. Cost is $25 for the first family member, $10 for each additional participant and includes materials and lunch. For more information, visit, and to register, call the Routt County Extension office at 970-879-0825.

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