Steamboat briefs: Challenges to younger residents is topic of event |

Steamboat briefs: Challenges to younger residents is topic of event

The Steamboat Pilot & Today will be hosting its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper from 7:30 to 9 a.m. today.

Members of Steamboat Springs’ Young Professional Network will attend to help lead a discussion on the issues facing the younger generation of Steamboat residents. Among the topics to be discussed is results from a recent survey on housing that YPN conducted. 

Members of the newspaper staff — including Publisher Suzanne Schlicht and Editor Lisa Schlichtman — also will be on hand.

The event is held at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza, and coffee and pastries will be provided. 

Adults and kids open-gym archery class offered by city

The city of Steamboat Springs will be offering an open gym archery program for adults and children from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Soda Creek Elementary gym beginning today and running through March 11 (except for Feb 18th).

The cost is $5 per participant per session. The program is open to ages 7 and older with a parent or guardian present from 6 to 7 p.m. and then adults 18 and older from 7 to 9 p.m. Children under the age of 7 will not be permitted in the gym during archery hours.

The range will be set up at 12 yards until 7 p.m. and then adjusted to 15 yards for the adults. Genesis compound bows and arrows will be available for the public and are appropriate for adults and children to use but it is highly recommended that adults bring their own equipment.

Trained staff will be on site to help facilitate the range activities and provide helpful hints, but this is not an instructional class. Contact Alexis Wolf at or 970-871-7053 for more information.

Yampa Valley Fly Fishers hosts annual meeting Wednesday

Yampa Valley Fly Fishers annual fly tying meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. today at Rex’s American Grill and Bar.

This year, the group is featuring Charlie Craven, of Charlie’s Fly Box in Arvada. Charlie has been a professional fly tyer for more than 30 years and is the originator of many popular fly patterns including the Jujubee Midge, the Charlie Boy Hopper and the Dirty Hippy. Charlie also is a noted photographer and author and is the Fly Tyer’s Bench contributor to Flyfisherman Magazine.

The event is free and open to the public.

Middle school students are invited to join science club

An after-school science club for all middle school students in sixth to eighth grades will be offered Monday and Feb. 23 and March 2, 9 and 16 at Steamboat Mountain School. Fun With Science will show how physics and chemistry provide the building blocks for more complex ideas that give rise to the studies of biology and environmental science. The cost is $100 per student and transportation to Steamboat Mountain School from Steamboat Springs Middle School and Emerald Mountain School is available. For more information or to sign up, visit or call 970-879-1350.

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