Steamboat briefs: Alternative Fuels Auto Expo is Tuesday with film to follow
Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council will present a free Alternative Fuels and Gas-Saving Technologies Auto Expo from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot at the Depot Art Center. After the auto expo, a free screening of the film “Pump,” a new documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Library Hall. A variety of alternative fuel vehicles will be on hand for the community to explore at the auto expo, with experts available to answer fuel-burning questions. Vehicles slated for display include a 2015 Porsche Cayenne SUV plug-in electric hybrid, a 2013 Nissan Leaf, a 2014 Ford C-Max plug-in hybrid, a 2015 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid electric, a hydrogen fuel Hummer, a hybrid bus, a biodiesel-fueled VW Beetle, a hybrid diesel/recycled-cooking-oil Mercedes, a Honda Insight, a propane-powered school bus, a 2013 Ford F250 bi-fuel CNG/gasoline pickup and electric bikes. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Litter solutions committee asks public to take survey
To help the Routt County Litter Solutions Committee better understand the issue and solutions for litter in the Yampa Valley, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is having a survey that community members can participate in. Residents can take the survey by visiting yvsc.org/littersurvey.
Merchants parking lot sale slated for 10 a.m. Saturday
MainStreet Steamboat Springs will hold a merchants parking lot sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Eighth and Oak streets. According to MainStreet director Tracy Barnett, the sale is designed to be like a yard sale, to get rid of those things that haven’t sold at sidewalk sales, were wrong buys or have been in inventory too long. The event is free for MainStreet members, however, a fee of $25 will be charged for nonmembers. The business does not have to be located downtown. To join the sale, contact Barnett at 970-846-1800 or email@example.com.
Network extends deadline to apply for scholarships
The Young Professionals Network of Steamboat has extended the deadline for this year’s scholarship applications for the Youth Education Scholarship Fund. The funds are awarded in two categories consisting of Routt County High School graduating seniors and past recipients of the scholarship who are still enrolled. The deadline has been extended until May 15. Three scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to three graduating seniors in Routt County. The scholarships are open to any Routt County high school senior who has been attending a Routt County high school for at least two full semesters. The funds for this scholarship are being raised through the annual YES Golf Tournament, currently in its 27th year. YPN is still accepting groups of four or singles for the tournament and is still accepting gift giveaways and hole sponsorships. To apply for the scholarship or get more information about the YES Golf tournament, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle school’s annual tree sale concludes Friday
The Steamboat Springs Middle School’s annual tree sale will run through Friday. Tree order forms can be found on the school’s webpage or picked up at the front office. Tree pick-up day is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15. The sale benefits EOS — Everything Outdoor Steamboat — a program that gets middle school kids outside doing activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, back country skiing and mountain biking.
Flower barrels available through Rotary Club
Summer is right around the corner and flower barrels can now be ordered through the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs’ annual flower barrel fundraiser, which helps beautify downtown while generating funds for Routt County nonprofit organizations. Annually, the fundraiser produces about $7,000 that goes directly back into the community. Anyone who would like to purchase a flower barrel or barrels can place an order at colomark.com/rotary-flowers. The number of barrels available is limited, so they will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Delivery is currently scheduled for the evening of June 9 and pick up will be in early to mid-September, weather depending. Call Kathy Elliott at 970-846-8544 or Gillian Morris at 970-846-1953 for more information.
Documentary screening is Tuesday at Chief Theater
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a screening of the documentary “Cyber-Seniors” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Chief Theater. Doors open at 5 p.m., and tickets are $15. Proceeds will benefit the VNA’s Aging Well program. The film is about a group of seniors taking their first steps into cyberspace with the help of teenage mentors. The screening kicks off a joint project with the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs, which will match youth mentors with seniors interested in learning Internet and social media skills. Tickets for the screening are available at All That, the VNA in Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, and at the door. Call 970-871-7696 for more information, and for information about the film, visit cyberseniorsdocumentary.com.
Organization seeks victim advocates to staff crisis line
Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is recruiting volunteers to become victim advocates to provide on-call services for the 24-hour crisis line. Twenty-five hours of training is provided and will take place in early October according to participant schedules. Advocates is a nonprofit agency providing free and confidential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Routt County. Those who are interested may call Kasey or Diane at 970-879-2034 for more information.
Deadline to express interest in recycle options is Tuesday
Twin Enviro is working with the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council to provide curbside recycle options for Stagecoach residents. Part of the process involves gauging interest in the program. Stagecoach homeowners are being asked to call the Twin Enviro office at 970-879-6985 or go to twinenviro.com and use the Sign Up tab to submit an interest request through Tuesday. Only 50 homes are needed for Twin Enviro to start an affordable curbside trash and recycle route in June.
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