Steamboat briefs: 4-H Scholarship Fundraiser slated for 5 p.m. Wednesday |

Steamboat briefs: 4-H Scholarship Fundraiser slated for 5 p.m. Wednesday

Carl’s Tavern is hosting the fourth annual 4-H Scholarship Fundraiser with seating starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Belinda Rossi will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. and a live and silent auction with Cookie Lockhart at will begin at 7. The menu will feature Grand Champion 4-H raised beef and all proceeds from the auction and 10 percent of all sales from the night will be donated to the Routt County 4-H Scholarship Foundation. Call Carl’s Tavern to make reservations soon, before they book up at 970-761-2060.

Auction items are still needed. Call Tami at 970-879-0825 for more information. Auction items so far include Broncos and Avalanche tickets, Stagecoach Marina & Store pontoon boat rental, Pet Care Clinic gift certificate, Swan Law Office gift certificate, theme baskets filled with great stuff, Saddleback Ranch Tubing punch card, Roper women’s jacket and more.

2009 SSHS graduate earns masters of education degree

Elise Anderson, a 2009 Steamboat Springs High School graduate and a 2013 Colorado State University graduate, also graduated in May with a masters of education degree in elementary education with Pi Lambda Theta honors from Hawaii Pacific University. She currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is teaching first grade at Wahiawa Elementary School.

Indie Lens Pop-up event to feature ‘Stray Dog’ film

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood film screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations about films from the award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens.”

Formerly known as Community Cinema, the long-running screening series has been renamed Indie Lens Pop-Up and will continue during the 2015-16 season as part of Bud Werner Memorial Library’s programming.

The lineup includes a diverse selection of new documentaries exploring issues from race to gun violence and veterans’ issues to autism.

The season kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Library Hall with a free screening of “Stray Dog,” by Debra Granik, the director of the Oscar-nominated “Winter’s Bone.”

The film is a portrait of a motorcycle-riding Vietnam veteran Ronnie “Stray Dog” Hall, but there’s more to Hall than meets the eye; behind the tattoos and leather vest is a man dedicated to helping his fellow veterans and immigrant family as he comes to terms with his combat experience.

The community is encouraged to stay for a moderated discussion after the film, with a special invitation to Steamboat Springs’ veterans to attend and be part of the conversation.

For more information about this film, as well as upcoming Indie Lens Pop-Up events, visit

United Way online silent auction open through Nov. 6

Routt County United Way has kicked off its second annual online silent auction, with bidding to run through 6 p.m. Nov. 6. All proceeds from the auction benefit Routt County United Way and stay in Routt County to directly help needy residents. Auction items include ski passes, restaurant gift certificates, spa and beauty treatments, wine, athletic gear, art and more. Last year’s auction raised $6,000, and this year, Routt County United Way aims to raise twice that amount. To view auction items and start bidding, visit Contact Karen at 970-879-5605 or for more information.

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