Steamboat briefs: City council member will continue monthly meetings

City of Steamboat Springs council member Scott Ford will continue “Coffee with Council” meetings from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The topic of discussion will be the downtown URA. The goal of the monthly “Coffee with Council” is to provide an opportunity for community members to meet with city council members in a relaxed atmosphere and discuss any issues of interest to them. No more than two council members will attend each meeting, and council member participation will do so on a rotating basis. Community members are welcome to drop by, and coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

City looks to fill several openings on commissions

The city of Steamboat Springs has several openings on the following city committees:

• Planning Commission, one three-year term, members receive a Howelsen Hill ski pass and a Haymaker golf pass

• Board of Adjustment, one three-year term and one alternate three-year term, members receive a Howelsen Hill ski pass

• Historic Preservation Commission, two three-year terms, members receive a Howelsen Hill ski pass

• Parks and Recreation Commission, three three-year terms, members receive a Howelsen Hill ski pass

• Ice Rink Advisory Committee, three two-year terms, members receive a Howelsen Ice Arena punch card

• Yampa Valley Airport Commission, two four-year terms, members of this commission must be residents of Routt County

• Urban Redevelopment Authority Advisory, five three-year terms

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. May 13. Position information and application forms are available at City Hall, 137 10th St., or on the city’s website at

Photos sought for Yampa Valley Medical history book

Yampa Valley Medical Center’s book on the 100-year history of Steamboat Springs hospitals is progressing toward publication. Author Christine McKelvie is interested in finding information about the Payne building, which was located on Sixth Street in 1914. She also is seeking hospital or physician photos dating from 1914 to 1990, particularly images of Dr. M.L. Crawford from the 1930s, ’40s or ’50s; Dr. R. C. Hooper from 1937 to 1942; or Hooper Hospital at either location, in the Maxwell building or at 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue. Anyone who has photos or information to share may call McKelvie at 970-871-2540 or email her at

Area residents reminded to complete, return surveys

The city of Steamboat Springs recently sent community surveys to residents of Steamboat Springs and the immediate area. To make the survey a statistically valid compilation of information, the surveys were mailed through the post office to randomly selected community members. Residents who have received these surveys are reminded to fill them out and return them promptly in the provided envelope.

Watercolor painting class offered Tuesdays in June, July

Mary Levingston will offer an eight-week watercolor painting class from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings beginning June 2 and continuing through July 28 at the Eleanor Bliss Center For the Arts at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Classes will be held indoors and outdoors on location. For more information, e-mail Mary at

Lions Club donates $5K to victims of Nepal disasters

The Lions Club of Steamboat Ski Town donated $5,000 to the victims of the recent disasters in Nepal with the funds sent overseas late last week. Because the Lions Club is a volunteer organization, 100 percent of this donation will go toward relief efforts in Kathmandu. The Lions Club has donated its financial support to numerous relief efforts following global tragedies, but this event carries a special significance for the club. The Lions Club has a twin organization in Kathmandu, Nepal, and has been fostering this relationship with the Nepalese club since 2013. The Lions Club is currently in the process of obtaining its 501(c)(3) status, so it cannot accept tax-free donations, but encourages local community members who are seeking the benefits of a tax-free donation to donate through an organization such as the American Red Cross. The Steamboat Springs Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the Egg & I, and visitors are welcome.

Funds from hanging pots sale benefit Challenge Fund

Nature’s Design Garden Center will be selling 12-inch hanging pots Friday through Tuesday. The cost per basket is $38 including tax, and all proceeds go to the Steamboat Springs Challenge Fund.

Community clean-up day volunteers are needed

Volunteers are needed for the ninth annual Routt County Community Clean-Up Day on May 16. Teams can register in advance by contacting Heather Savalox at or 970-870-5588. The event begins with coffee and pastries at 8 a.m. at the Routt County Historic Courthouse. At that time, volunteers will receive vests and bags and location assignments. Crews will be clearning up various roads throughout Routt County from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. A barbecue lunch will be served at Howelsen Beach from noon to 1 p.m., and prizes will be awarded. The event is sponsored by Routt County Department of Environmental Health, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and the city of Steamboat Springs.

Kids, beginner triathlon accepting registrations

Registration is now open for the third annual Give It a Tri kids and beginner triathlon to be held May 31 at Catamount Ranch and Club. Last year, 150 kids and adults participated in the USA Triathlon-sanctioned event. Age groups include 6 and younger; 7 to 8; 9 to 10; 11 to 12; 13 to 15; adult beginner; and adult competitive. There is also a relay category for all age groups. All beginners and first timers will receive medals, and there are competitive awards for the top three men and top three women. The event is sponsored by Get Fit Family Racing. For more information, maps and a link to register, visit

Website available to help veterans with finding jobs

A website has been designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry. According to a news release, the site allows former members of the armed forces to enter their specific military work experience and see how it translates to civilian jobs in five categories: aviation pilot, aviation maintenance technician, air traffic controller, commercial motor vehicle driver and emergency medical services. Job seekers can find what training and certification is needed for civilian jobs, determine what career fits best with their backgrounds and search for available jobs in their field. Learn more at

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