Steamboat briefs: Brain injury conference, workshop set for June 20 |

Steamboat briefs: Brain injury conference, workshop set for June 20

Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado and the NW Colorado Brain Injury Support Group are hosting a brain injury conference and workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 20 at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs.

Pre-registration for the conference is required by either calling BIA at 303-355-9969 or online at The cost is $25 with lunch included.

A full agenda of speakers is available online, and the conference is geared toward brain injury and concussion survivors, their caregivers and family and friends, as well as medical providers.

Retailers highlight Steamboat summer style

MainStreet Steamboat will sponsor a Summer Style Show at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the Chief Theater. More than 15 retailers will be participating and highlighting Steamboat’s unique style for summer. Tickets are $10 and available at the door, cash only. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Call MainStreet Steamboat at 970-846-1800 with questions.

BookTrails seeks commercial kitchen for children’s lesson

BookTrails, a reading and writing enrichment program for children, is seeking a commercial kitchen to hold a cooking lesson next week. Students in first through fourth grades, are reading a book about cooking and would like to learn to cook a recipe. The children would be accompanied by adults and would need the kitchen for two hours. To volunteer a kitchen, call 855-426-6587

Fraioli earns dean’s list in Greenville, South Carolina

Malia Fraioli, daughter of Melissa Fraioli and Marc Fraioli of Steamboat Springs, has been named to the Furman University dean’s list for spring 2015. To earn a place on the list, full-time students must earn a 3.4 GPA or higher. Furman is a private, undergraduate liberal arts college of 2,600 students in Greenville, South Carolina.

City officials to contact local property owners

The city of Steamboat Springs will begin contacting property owners who are using temporary buildings for long-term storage in an effort to bring these structures into conformance with the community development code.

“The convenience of using these temporary buildings such as large steel shipping containers, trailers or manufactured buildings for long-term storage in commercial, industrial and residential areas has been growing in popularity in Steamboat Springs,” said city planner Toby Stauffer in a news release.

Stauffer explained that when these structures are used for an extended period of time, they are essentially functioning as an accessory building and are subject to city zoning regulations, including building location, set-backs, lot coverage, architectural requirements and use.

Container structures that are not in conformance may need to be relocated or removed from the property. For more information, contact the Department of Planning and Community Development at 970-871-8258.

Dementia caregiver support and information group

The caregiver information and support group for friends and family of those suffering from dementia will begin on June 23 and meet weekly for six weeks in the afternoon at Rollingstone Respite House. This confidential group, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, is facilitated by Barbara Bronner, L.C.S.W., and is free.  The meetings offer an opportunity to share ideas, brainstorm and learn new strategies for care.  Those who are interested in attending or have questions are asked to call Bronner at 970-879-8942.

LIFT-UP seeks volunteers for donation center

LIFT-UP of Routt County is seeking volunteers to work in the organization’s donation center, food bank and thrift store. Duties include sorting donations, stocking shelves, greeting the public and pricing merchandise. Benefits include bonus bucks to spend in the thrift store. To volunteer or for more information, call Jackie at 970-870-0727.

Library to screen film about infamous art forger

 Bud Werner Memorial Library will presents a free screening of the documentary film “Art and Craft,” an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival and the International Documentary Film Festival, at 7 p.m. Thursday in Library Hall. The film is about Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers of the modern era — and he isn’t in it for the money.

In the last 30 years he has copied hundreds of pieces, from 15th-century icons to works by Picasso, Walt Disney and Dr. Seuss, then donated them to museums. Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member’s will and, most recently, as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States. When a tenacious registrar discovers the ruse, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of duped professionals intent on stopping him. But Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic, driven since his teens to escape “the life of a mental patient,” and ending the con isn’t so simple. Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop.

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Civic Air Patrol cadet program seeks applicants

Civil Air Patrol is accepting applications from boys and girls ages 12 to 18 for its cadet program, which centers around aviation, aerospace technology, leadership, fitness and character. 

Go to the Steamboat Springs Airport from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday or attend one of the events held on the second Tuesday of the month at Heritage Christian School. For more information, call 303-524-5964.

Lions Club meets second and fourth Wednesday

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club now meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at The Egg & I restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Chartered in 1923, the group is one of Steamboat’s oldest civic organizations. Meetings are open to members as well as those interested in learning more about the Lions Club.

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club is made up of civic-minded men and women of all ages who identify needs within the Steamboat Springs community and work to fulfill them. 

The group plans or participates in numerous events and programs. It collects eyeglasses for those in need throughout the world and provides free vision screening for youths in Routt County schools and at health fairs. It supports United Way Day of Caring and the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. It provides scholarships for high school seniors and funding for local youth groups such as Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. 

Highlight events include its annual Thanksgiving turkey drive, highway cleanup days, participation in the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast and Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. The club’s largest fundraiser is its annual Christmas tree sale in November and December.

For more information on joining, contact Theo at 970-879-4889. For general information on the club, visit or find the club on Facebook at

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