Steamboat briefs: CC4E hosts community forums |

Steamboat briefs: CC4E hosts community forums

Community forums set for today, Thursday at hotel

The newly formed Community Committee for Education is hosting a series of community forums this week and invites community participation. The goal of the committee is to ensure the best education possible for local students.

The first forum is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Steamboat Grand, Burgess Creek Room, and free childcare will be provided.

Subsequent sessions will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, also at the Steamboat Grand Burgess Creek Room.

Refreshments will be served at all forums, and free parking is available in the structure opposite the main entrance, between The Steamboat Grand and the Clock Tower Building.

The purpose of the forums is to inspire a community dialogue about the challenges and desires for the future of education in our schools, and all community members are encouraged to attend.

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Philanthropist of the year nominations due April 29

Yampa Valley Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the philanthropist of the year award.

Each year, the foundation recognizes an individual, business and youth, each of whom demonstrate notable charitable giving and volunteerism and inspires communities to live with generosity and intergrity.

Nominees must be current residents of Routt or Moffat counties.

To learn more about the nomination process, review past recipients or access a nomination form, visit

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 29. For more information, email, or call 970-879-8632.

Strings, Emerald City Opera to host music workshop

Opera Colorado is set to visit the North Routt Charter School at 1:30 p.m. today for an interactive workshop with students.

On Thursday, the Denver-based opera company will head to Oak Creek for workshops at Soroco middle and high schools.

Strings Music Festival and Emerald City Opera have collaborated to bring an opportunity for rural communities to experience and interact with high-culture art . The visits combine as part of Strings’ education program, Piazzolla Pioneers and the ECO’s concert program and Arias & Ensembles.

Free yoga session focuses on back care at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free yoga session for April’s community yoga practice focusing on Annie Carpenter’s “Yoga for Total Back Care” DVD at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 3 in Library Hall.

The 90-minute session is for practitioners of all levels to work on a series of sequences designed to soothe and strengthen the back, target major problem areas and build awareness both on and off the mat.

Attendees are asked to bring their own mats and blankets.

The library’s free monthly community yoga practice is for all ages, abilities and experience levels and is intended for anyone who wants to build a personal home yoga practice while checking out the variety of free library resources available.

As a community of yogis, the classes focus on a different yoga instructor’s DVD or CD during each session. Participants work at their own pace and have the support of the local yoga community while absorbing the teaching of some of the world’s most esteemed yogis projected on the big screen with surround sound in Library Hall.

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