Steamboat briefs: City to repair HS127 ski jump at Howelsen Hill

The city of Steamboat Springs will begin conducting repairs to the HS127 jump at Howelsen Hill in the coming weeks. The HS127 is the largest of the jumps and is in need of immediate repairs to the stairs and railings. According to a visual structural assessment of the jump by Steamboat Engineering & Architectural Design, the log columns of the jump do not currently raise any structural concerns, but several other components — including the upper ramp surface, platform and decking, stairs, railings and some cross bracing components — have reached the end of their service life and need to be replaced or repaired.

The city will use the engineering company’s recommendations and guidance to conduct these repairs in order of safety priority.

The city is committed to the safety of those using the jumps at Howelsen Hill and is collaborating with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club on this project. It is anticipated that the necessary repairs can be completed in time to allow use of the jump this winter.

The full project is expected to be complete by summer 2017.

For more information, contact City Manager Gary Suiter at 970-871-8240 or

Board of Education to hold workshop, meeting

The Steamboat Springs Board of Education will hold a workshop beginning at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7 at the District Office, 325 Seventh St.

Workshop topics include CASB Liberty Platform for Annual Conference, Districts Accredited with Distinction meeting and activity funds.

The business meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The agenda and packet for the workshop and business meeting are available on at

Library yoga practice to focus on core strength flow

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free yoga session for November’s community yoga practice focusing on Nicki Doane’s “Maya Yoga Vinyasa Core Strength Flow” DVD at 10 a.m. Sunday in Library Hall. The 45-minute practice is designed for all levels to work at their own pace. Bring a mat and blanket.

The library’s free community yoga practice is for all ages, abilities and experience levels. Participants work at their own pace throughout each session and soak up the support of the local yoga community. Visit for more information.

Yampa Valley Singers schedules 2 performances

The 57-member Yampa Valley Singers will present two performances of “Musical Menagerie” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs at Eighth and Oak streets. Selections include many familiar pieces, such as “Swingin’ On A Star,” “Rockin’ Robin,” “All the Pretty Little Horses,” “Pink Panther,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and more.  A reception in the church fellowship hall will follow the performances. Tickets are $10 and available from singers and at All That.

YVSC offers new local ride share social program

The staff at the nonprofit Yampa Valley Sustainability Council has introduced a Yampa Valley Ride Share page on Facebook meant to serve locals looking for carpool opportunities and commuting partners within the Yampa Valley. The new site to connect valley commuters is intended as a companion to pre-existing Facebook pages such as Steamboat Springs Ride Share, which connect riders and drivers to and from the Front Range. Yampa Valley Ride Share replaces previous carpooling outreach efforts at Northwest Colorado Carpool World, which has been discontinued. For more information, email

Chief Theater commences VIP membership drive

The VIP membership drive for the Chief Theater is now underway.

Three membership levels are available — bronze, for $150; silver, for $250; and gold, for $350 — each carrying more benefits.

Depending upon the membership level selected, benefits may include two-for-one drink specials, reserved seating, access to limited-edition posters, early seating, discounts on theater rentals and merchandise and VIP members-only annual party.

Additionally, business owners choose VIP corporate memberships, including corporate membership, for $500, and Corporate Platinum membership, for $750.

For more information and to purchase a membership, visit

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