Steamboat briefs: Choose When Event to be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday |

Steamboat briefs: Choose When Event to be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

Focus on Women will introduce its first project, Choose When, at an event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Library Hall. Choose When will provide long-acting maintenance free contraceptives — IUDs and hormonal implants — to women in our community who can’t afford it. It will operate in partnership with Northwest Colorado Health, Planned Parenthood and Yampa Valley Medical Center/Yampa Care for Women.

Focus on Women is a new organization that brings the community together to share in-formation about issues affecting women. The vision is that two to three times per year, the group will meet to talk about women’s issues. Focus on Women will act as a forum for ideas and discussion and will become an incubator for local projects that benefit women.

All community members are welcome. Go to for more information.

Renowned transplant surgeon shares life stories at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an evening with Dr. Bud Shaw, author of the memoir “Last Night in the OR: A Transplant Surgeon’s Odyssey,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Library Hall. Shaw shares his perspective from the life of a transplant surgeon turned writer during the free talk.

After training in Pittsburgh under Tom Starzl, the father of liver transplantation, Shaw became an internationally renowned transplant surgeon by age 35. An author of 300 journal articles, 50 book chapters and a founding editor of the prestigious journal, “Liver Transplantation,” he retired from active practice in 2009 and now focuses on writing, teaching and the value of narrative studies in medical education and clinical practice.

Books will be available for sale and signing at this free author event courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. Visit for more information.

Children’s author will host drawing workshops with kids

The Bud Werner Memorial Library is hosting two drawing workshops for kids with award-winning author and illustrator, Matt Phelan, on Thursday, March 23, in the Storytime Room. The Pictures & Stories Workshop is from 4 to 5 p.m. for kids age 5 to 9. The Comics 101 Workshop is from 6 to 7 p.m. for kids age 10 to 15. Both workshops are limited to 30 kids each. Sign up at the kids’ desk or online. Off the Beaten Path will be selling books at the event, and Phelan will be on hand to sign copies in between the workshops.

Yampa, Oak Creek Green Machine schedule announced

Green Machines are now available for single stream recycling drop-off one week per month in both Yampa and Oak Creek. In Yampa, the Green Machine is delivered to 83 E. First St. the second Monday of the month and picked up the third Monday. The Oak Creek Green Machine is delivered to the City Park the fourth Monday of the month and picked up the following Monday. The schedule and recycling guidelines for both locations is available online at

Community Ag Alliance food market expands online

The Community Agriculture Alliance has expanded hours for its online local food market The site, which is managed by CAA, allows local producers the opportunity to list their products and customers can shop online.

The site is open for weekly ordering from noon Monday through midnight Wednesday. Orders are picked up at CAA offices, at 141 Ninth St. in downtown Steamboat, from 9 am. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 10.

The market is also offering new same day pick up with a limited number of local products available for ordering and pick up the same day. Current same day pick up products include farm fresh eggs, micro greens, local pork, lamb and beef, honey, locally roasted coffee, tea, wheat berries and more.

Go to for more information or to begin shopping, or call 970-879-4370.

Error causes misprint on Colorado driver’s licenses

The Division of Motor Vehicles discovered a minor vendor production error that resulted in the listed height to be misprinted on driver’s licenses and identification cards renewed online between Feb. 20 and March 6.

The issue has been resolved and replacement cards are being mailed to impacted customers at no charge no later than March 10. A letter explaining the error will be included with the card.

As a result, there is no need for customers to visit a driver’s license office to obtain their replacement cards.

Residents who receive a replacement card are asked to destroy their previous driver’s license or ID as soon as they receive the correct one.

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