Steamboat briefs: Buddy Werner documentary to screen at library
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of the documentary film “I Never Look Back: The Buddy Werner Story” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Library Hall. This free community screening commemorates this year’s 50th anniversary of the Bud Werner Memorial Library and its namesake. The film, by John Dee and Joe Dee, runs 32 minutes, and the community is invited to visit the permanent exhibit, “Bud Werner – The Spirit of a Man, the Soul of a Community,” located outside Library Hall before and after the film. A drawing for some of the library’s 50th anniversary commemorative memorabilia will be held at the start of the film. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Local Songwriter Series to return with concerts
The Steamboat Springs Songwriter Series continues Saturday, March 18 with performances by Rebecca Folsom and Liz Barnez.
Folsom, the most popular artist in the Songwriter Series, returns to Steamboat for a performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Chief Theater. While Folsom’s near four-octave range is impressive, it’s the expression in her voice that rivets attention and stays with listeners long after the show ends.
Also performing March 18, Liz Barnez launched her musical career in the clubs on Bourbon Street in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. She brought her eclectic style of music — which incorporates elements of folk, New Orleans R&B, blues, jazz, country and a hint of pop — to Colorado in the late ’80s and hasn’t slowed down since. Her acoustic swamp groove is apparent in her guitar playing, songwriting and inspired singing.
Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m.; the show follows at 7.
Tickets are $15 and available at All That, 601 Lincoln Ave.
BLM to offer 106 parcels in June oil and gas lease sale
The Bureau of Land Management will offer 106 parcels totaling 100,816 acres in Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties at its June 9, quarterly oil and gas lease sale. The BLM will hold the lease sale online via energynet.com. Bidding will begin at 9 a.m. Mountain Standard Time.
Each lease, if issued, will contain stipulations and best management practices designed to address air quality and water resources, while ensuring safe and environmentally responsible development. As part of leasing reform, the BLM may modify lease stipulations to accommodate site-specific resources.
The public may protest any of the parcels being offered in the sale until April 10. Protests must be submitted to the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 80215. The environmental assessments, lists and maps of the parcels and the attached stipulations are available at blm.gov/programs/energy-and-minerals/oil-and-gas/leasing/regional-lease-sales/colorado.
In Fiscal Year 2016, oil and gas development on public lands directly contributed $796 million to Colorado’s economy. BLM Colorado received more than $98 million in federal revenues, including royalties, rents and bonus bids, from oil and gas development on public lands. The state of Colorado receives 49 percent of these revenues.
Statewide, more than 22,900 jobs are tied to mineral and energy development on public lands.
The Routt County Board of County Commissioners is selling various surplus items.
6-week parenting series set to begin in April
Beth Wendler and Heather Martyn will host another six-week series of Love and Logic parenting classes at the Steamboat Springs School District building.
This series is tailored for parents of children age 5 and older.
Meetings will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning the week of April 4, or 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Thursdays beginning the week of April 6, with a week break for the school’s Spring Break, which begins April 24.
The price is $75 per individual or $125 per couple, and full scholarships are available. For more information or to sign up, email Beth or Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 846-7710.
Free breast exams available for local qualified women
Women age 40 to 64 who have limited or no health insurance may qualify for free breast exams and cervical cancer screenings. In addition to meeting age and income requirements, women must live in Colorado, be legal residents (or legally present) in the U.S. and have not had a mammogram or Pap test in the past 12 months. Women’s Wellness Connection is a program at Northwest Colorado Health. Visit northwestcoloradohealth.org/wwc or call 970-879-1632 for more information.
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