Steamboat briefs: Book club explores work on climate change, biodiversity |

Steamboat briefs: Book club explores work on climate change, biodiversity

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a special edition of the library book club to coincide with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elizabeth Kolbert’s free community talk, part of Seminars at Steamboat’s 15th anniversary season this summer.

Community members are invited to read and discuss Kolbert’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, “The Sixth Extinction,” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 in the library conference room.

The New Yorker staff writer has created a book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting.

Interweaving research in half a dozen disciplines, descriptions of the fascinating species that have already been lost and the history of extinction as a concept, Kolbert provides a moving and comprehensive account of the disappearances occurring before our very eyes.

The library has free copies of “The Sixth Extinction” to lend to anyone who wants to join the discussion. Sign up at the library circulation desk or by calling 970-879-0240. Visit for more information.

Kolbert’s free Seminars talk will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14 at the Strings Pavilion.

Chamber seeks community help on shaping future

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is embarking on an important organizational review process to ensure its business model, organizational structure and services are properly aligned with community needs.

The chamber is seeking community members who are willing to take an hour to attend a focus group session with its consultant.

Focus groups will take place Aug. 11 at various time slots. Those interested in attending one of the sessions are asked to email

State residents encouraged to renew licenses online

Colorado residents who renew their driver’s licenses or identification cards online will now receive a newly designed card.

Renewing online allows customers to avoid visiting a Department of Motor Vehicle office. It also offers individuals the opportunity to update their current physical and mailing addresses.

Individuals may renew their driver license up to two consecutive times online. The most recent photo on file with the DMV is used when renewing online.

Last year, only 29 percent of eligible residents took advantage of the online renewal option. Individuals are encouraged to renew online for their convenience.

Colorado unveiled the new driver’s license and identification card at three pilot offices in March. All driver license offices across the state are issuing the new design.

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