Steamboat briefs: Annual Scholarship Day sets another fundraising record |

Steamboat briefs: Annual Scholarship Day sets another fundraising record

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.’s annual Scholarship Day raised a record $84,890 for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Scholarship Fund from opening day ticket proceeds Wednesday, according to a news release.

“We can’t thank the community enough for their continued support of Scholarship Day and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club,” said Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer of Ski Corp., in the release. “Scholarship Day 2014 was an incredible season opener and will help set the tone for the season ahead.”

Since 1991, Scholarship Day has raised nearly $930,000, generating between $12,006 to this year’s record of $84,890. Funds from Scholarship Day provide important financial support to children in club programs.

“The record contribution from this year’s Scholarship Day will help more families in Routt County participate in athletic and educational programs at the Club,” Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club executive director Jim Boyne said. “The SSWSC currently works with nearly 1,000 kids in the Yampa Valley and over the club’s history has touched the lives of tens of thousands of children and young adults.”

For those who missed Scholarship Day, contributions to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Scholarship Fund can be made year-round through the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Foundation at by designating the contribution to SSWSC Scholarship Fund.

“Programs like Steamboat’s Scholarship Day are a rarity in the industry,” Boyne added. “We’re thankful and proud that the Steamboat Ski Area, together with tremendous support from the community, continues to contribute so much to our Routt County youth and the Winter Sports Club.”

Coffee and a Newspaper rescheduled for Dec. 10

This month’s Coffee and a Newspaper event has been rescheduled for Dec. 10. The discussion with members of the newspaper’s management team will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Steamboat Pilot & Today office, 1901 Curve Plaza. Free coffee and pastries will be served, and all community members are invited to attend.

Old Town Hot Springs to offer first aid/CPR class

Old Town Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs will be offering a Red Cross First Aid/CPR skills and certification class on the first Tuesday of every month through May beginning in December. Alexis Wolf will be teaching the class, which will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7 and May 5.

The class, which costs $60, is limited to 15 participants. For more information, call the OTHS front desk at 970-879-1828.

Registration is open for after-school teen program

Registration for session three of the city of Steamboat Springs after-school teen programs opened Monday. Programs, which run from January through March, include: G.R.O.W – Girls Reaching Out Wider; archery; CrossFit; and theater club. Prices vary from $100 to $200 per program. For more program information, dates and to register, visit Space is limited so register soon.

Film about visionary rancher screens Tuesday at the library

The new documentary film “Hanna Ranch” screens at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Library Hall. The event also includes a Q&A session with Executive Producer Karl Kister, director Mitch Dickman, local rancher Jay Fetcher, who is interviewed in the film, and local land trust leaders.

“Hanna Ranch” tells the story of visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into a life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse.

Featured in the book “Fast Food Nation” and dubbed the “eco-cowboy,” he was an early adopter of holistic resource management practices, sat on numerous environmental boards and was president of the Colorado Cattleman’s Association. Hanna’s legacy and fight live on as his family and friends continue to protect the West by saving Hanna Ranch.

This free program is sponsored by the Bud Werner Memorial Library, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Yampa Valley Land Trust and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. Visit for more information.

Hayden’s Annual Holiday Tree Festival is Sunday

Hayden’s eighth annual Holiday Tree Festival will be held Sunday at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for the viewing of decorated wreaths, trees and centerpieces, and the auction will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Christmas Tree Festival, the event serves as a main fundraiser for many community organizations, including Hayden Girl Scout troops, Routt County Cattlewomen, Hayden High School Theatre Club, Love INC and the Ranch House 4-H Club. Ken Kawcak is donating his services as auctioneers. The festival is free and open to the public.

City of Steamboat to host Kid’s Night Out on Friday

The city of Steamboat is hosting Kid’s Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Igloo at Howelsen for kids in kindergarten through fifth grades. The movie is PG-rated “Earth to Echo,” and dinner is pancakes and fruit. The cost is $15 in advance and $20 for drop-ins if space is available. Register at the Parks and Recreation office or online at

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