Steamboat briefs: Ask a Lawyer free legal clinics to continue Oct. 12 |

Steamboat briefs: Ask a Lawyer free legal clinics to continue Oct. 12

The 14th Judicial District, which serves Routt, Moffat and Grand counties, and Access to Justice will continue a series of Ask a Lawyer Legal Clinics at locations in all three counties.

The next clinic is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.

The clinics will be held in the county clerks’ offices of each county, located at the following addresses.

■ Routt County: 1955 Shield Drive, Steamboat Springs; 970-879-5020.

■ Moffat County: 221 W. Victory Way, Suite 300, Craig; 970-824-8252.

■ Grand County: 307 Moffat Ave., Hot Sulphur Springs; 970-725-3357.

To make an appointment, contact the nearest county clerk’s office. Walk-ins will be accepted if time allows.

The free, individual appointments with volunteer lawyers will cover legal problems including divorce and custody cases, protection orders, landlord/tenant disputes, foreclosures, bankruptcy and debt problems and court lawsuits.

Professional interpreters will be available, and attendees are asked to bring relevant legal papers, such as leases and court documents.

STARS seeking volunteers for 2016-17 winter season

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, or STARS, is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 winter season.

There are multiple opportunities to volunteer at STARS including ski and snowboard volunteer instructors, snowshoe volunteer instructors, Nordic volunteer instructors, front desk volunteers and special event volunteers. All volunteers must be at least 16 years old and pass a mandatory background check.

Interested volunteers should plan to attend one of two informational meetings that are being held to explain the STARS mission and organization, volunteer opportunities, training requirements,and key programs during the winter. Meetings will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 in the Moonlight Room at the Sheraton Conference Center.

Volunteer training dates are from Nov. 28 to Dec. 16 and Jan. 5 to 10.

Visit for more information and to submit a volunteer application located under the tab “Join Our Team.”

College fair scheduled for Routt County students

Steamboat Springs High School will host a college fair with more than 30 college representatives from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the commons area. The free event is open to all Routt County high school students and their families.

Artist to host talk about photographer Chuck Close

Local artist and educator MB Warner will continue her popular “MB Notes” free art lecture series with a talk on American artist/photographer Charles Thomas “Chuck” Close from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, 837 Lincoln Ave. 

Close achieved fame as a photorealist, through his massive-scale photo-based portraits and inventive techniques for painting the human face. His work now extends beyond painting to encompass printmaking and tapestries based on Polaroids. Born in 1940, Close was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Warner’s lectures are free to the public.

Har Mishpacha announces religious school program

Har Mishpacha, Steamboat Springs’ Jewish congregation is offering two tiers of Jewish educational programming for students in kindergarten through seventh grade. There is no cost to congregation members, with the exception of a one-time workbook fee at the beginning of the year.

The kindergarten through third-grade program focuses on Jewish identity, history and community. Students learn about Jewish holidays, symbols, introductory prayers and a variety of customs and traditions. This group meets every other Sunday and is taught by Sari Davidson.

The fourth- through seventh-grade program focuses on a self-paced Hebrew curriculum. Students learn to decode Hebrew, read and chant Hebrew prayers and prepare for Bar or Bat Mitzvah. This group meets every Sunday and is taught by Cindy Ruzicka.

Program hours are 4 to 5 p.m. Sundays at Emerald Mountain School. For more information and to enroll, email Cindy Ruzicka

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