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Steamboat briefs: Bidding ends at 6 p.m. Sunday for United Way auction

Bidding ends at 6 p.m. Sunday for United Way auction

Routt County United Way has kicked off its second annual online silent auction, with bidding to run through 6 p.m. Sunday. All proceeds from the auction benefit Routt County United Way and stay in Routt County to directly help residents in need. 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 is hoping to raise twice that amount. To view auction items and start bidding, visit Contact Karen at 970-879-5605 or for more information.

Coffee, Newspaper planned for Wednesday at noon

The Steamboat Today’s monthly Coffee and a Newspaper event will be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the newspaper office instead of on its regularly scheduled first Wednesday of the month. Diane Johnson, general manager of Yampa Valley Electric Association, will be the featured speaker. This will be a brown bag lunch so participants are encouraged to being their own lunch. Representatives from the newspaper, including Editor Lisa Schlichtman and Assistant Editor Jim Patterson, will also attend.

The newspaper will provide drinks as well as cookies and patriotic cupcakes in honor of Veterans Day. The event is free and open to the community.

Steamboat Dance Theatre offers master dance class

Steamboat Dance Theatre will offer a modern dance master class with Jessica Taylor of DAMAGEDANCE from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the Depot Art Center. The cost is $20 for Steamboat Dance Theatre members and $25 for non-members. The class is open to all levels. Visit or call 970-367-7807 for more information.

Tread of Pioneers Museum closed next week for set up

The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11 through Friday, Nov. 13 for set up of the Festival of Trees event.

The Festival of Trees will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 14 and run from 11 to 5 p.m. daily through Nov. 23.

Bazaar at Concordia Church set at 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 21

Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 21, at the church, located at 755 Concordia Lane. The bazaar will include homemade crafts, breads, pies, jellies, fudge, jewelry, handmade ostrich egg art, lefse (made by Norwegians) and Christmas cookies sold by the pound. All proceeds go to support local, national and international missions. Call 970-879-0175 for more information.

Groups compiles magazine directory of youth services

The Routt County Youth Services Coalition and First Impressions of Routt County are putting together a directory of youth resources to be printed in magazine format. Nonprofit youth organizations or organizations dedicated to youth in Routt County, are invited to email by Wednesday, Nov. 11 for more information about being included in the free directory.

Information on benefits for veterans, help available

Anyone wanting information on veterans benefits or who needs assistance filing a claim for veterans benefits is invited to call Michael T. Condie, Routt County Veterans Service officer, at 970-870-5469 or email His office is in the second floor of the Routt County Courthouse Annex, 136 Sixth St. Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Parkinson’s exercise class offered twice weekly

Parkinson’s exercise classes are held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Fridays at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, Eighth and Oak streets. The class consists of exercises developed by neuroscientist Becky Farley ( and Gary Sobol (who has Parkinson’s and is the founder of GZ Sobol’s Parkinson’s Network: to specifically address Parkinson’s symptoms, including dexterity, rigidity, balance, bradykinesia and voice softness.

Class participants warm up their muscles, focus on big, powerful movements and loud voices and work together as a group to encourage one another, share tips and revel in good humor.

Classes are free. For more information, call Jacqueline Teuscher at 303-829-2869 or Eva Gibbons at 970-846-9887, or email

Transportation department upgrades cycling maps

The Colorado Department of Transportation is currently upgrading its Statewide Bicycle and Scenic Byways map, giving local governments an opportunity to provide cycling information specific to their area.

Initially, bicyclists could go online and review and select state routes to ride throughout Colorado based on shoulder width and traffic volumes. It also included a search capability for lodging, bike shops, restaurants and other areas of interest. Now, local jurisdictions can add similar cycling information to the site.

“This upgrade is adding another complete dimension to the map,” CDOT’s Bicycle/Pedestrian and Byways Manager Betsy Jacobsen said.

“Users will be able to zoom in and find much more detailed information than was originally available. It will also allow local jurisdictions to update their information as they make physical changes to existing facilities.”

Local agencies can access the site and request to be a “trail editor.” Once approved, they can upload their GIS files showing their local trails, routes, bike lanes, etc. Trail editors must be associated with a government agency to be approved.

To access the map, visit

LiftUp in need of supplies donations for food bank

LiftUp of Routt County is in need of personal items for its food bank. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, dish and laundry soap and razors are currently in short supply.

Donations can be dropped off at the LIFT-UP offices, 2125 Curve Court.

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