Steamboat briefs: Arts and gallery guide seeks photo entries for cover |

Steamboat briefs: Arts and gallery guide seeks photo entries for cover

Professional artists are invited to submit up to three pieces of their work to be entered into a contest for the front cover of the summer Yampa Valley Arts and Gallery Guide. Organizers are looking for seasonally and regionally appropriate pieces that can be used in a vertical format. The contest is open to artists 18 and older who are full- or part-time residents of Routt County. Email for an application and more information.

Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, collecting admissions and gift shop sales. The museum also needs help with upcoming special events and is seeking school tour guides. Contact the museum’s volunteer coordinator at 970-879-2214 or for more information.

Registration opens for learn-to-skate program

Howelsen Ice Arena’s summer Learn to Skate registration is now open. Two four-week sessions are offered at reduced costs, and there is a new mix-and-match class dates with a five-class punch card good for the entire summer. Classes begin June 16 and are held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Learn to ice skate and initiation to hockey classes are open to children ages 3 1/2 and older. Visit for more information.

Facility Master Planning Committee meets Tuesday

The next meeting of the Steamboat Springs School District Facility Master Plan Committee is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Strawberry Park Elementary School. The meeting agenda includes a review of the Option C Program, which proposes the construction of a new 198,297-square-foot high school on a 35-acre site the district owns in Steamboat II. Under this proposal, which the committee is currently favoring, a 5,000-square-foot Yampa Valley High School facility would also be built on the original high school site at a cost of $1.3 million. The now vacant middle school would be renovated to for use as another elementary school and existing learning spaces would be renovated. The total cost of the Option C Program would be approximately $115 million. District patrons and residents are encouraged to attend the meeting.

Design committee seeks volunteers for projects

The Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Design Committee is looking for volunteers. The committee focuses on how downtown Steamboat looks and functions. Some of the projects the committee has completed included the downtown bus shelters; adopting Eagle Scout Park for cleanup, plantings and ongoing maintenance; assisting with the design and execution of the streetscape plan on Lincoln Avenue; and flower baskets. Upcoming projects will include the Yampa Street revitalization and advocacy for sidewalks on Oak Street. The committee meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. Call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800 for more information or to sign up for a meeting reminder email list.

School’s spring fundraiser offers potted plants, flats

The Steamboat Springs High School Booster Club and high school athletic teams are selling potted annuals and flats of annuals for the annual spring fundraiser. To order 12-inch diameter hanging baskets containing either mixed annuals or geraniums, or 12-inch diameter patio pots of mixed annual, call Mary Labor at 970-846-8982 or email her at The plants will be blooming and ready for pick up May 28.

Program to present plated dinner fundraiser Thursday

The sustainable agriculture program at Steamboat Mountain School will host its Spring Supper at 6 p.m. Thursday in the school’s dining room. The plated, three-course dinner with hand-selected wine pairings is $100 per person with all proceeds benefiting the school’s SAP program. All ingredients used to prepare the supper menu will be responsibly sourced and prepared in Strawberry Park and will feature Yampa Valley Farms products. To make a reservation, email

Individuals needed to become victim advocates

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.

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