Steamboat briefs: Civil Air Patrol locates hiker near Monarch Lake |

Steamboat briefs: Civil Air Patrol locates hiker near Monarch Lake

Members of the Steamboat Springs Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol located a missing hiker at about 11 a.m. Monday, July 20 in the vicinity of Monarch Lake in Grand County. Aircrew members Don Heineman, Bob DelValle and Brett Barkey relayed the hiker’s position to Grand County’s Search and Rescue teams, which found and extracted the hiker.

According to a news release, the Steamboat-based aircrew was able to hone in on the hiker’s personal locator beacon to narrow the search area and then spotted the hiker’s signal mirror.

“We were proud to be part of the effort to find and get help to this individual using a team and airplane based here in Steamboat Springs,” DelValle said in the news release.

The Civil Air Patrol is a volunteer service organization that supports search and rescue operations, aerospace education and leadership training.

Power outage planned to perform electrical upgrade

Starting at noon Friday, July 24, Yampa Valley Electric Association will shut down power at Centennial Hall, which will close the Planning Department and Engineering Division for the remainder of the day. In addition phones, voicemail and email to City Hall and Centennial Hall employees will be down. The city’s website shouldn’t be affected, however any videos on the site will be inaccessible during the hours of noon to 8 p.m. Friday.

Volunteers needed for Steamboat Wine Festival

Volunteers are needed for the Steamboat Wine Festival from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8. In appreciation for the time commitment, volunteers receive one free ticket to the Friday Stroll in Downtown Steamboat, which will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Proceeds from this annual event benefit STARS, which provides life-changing experiences for its clients with disabilities. To volunteer, sign up online at Call Melissa or Emmie at 970-870-1950 or email for more information. for more information.

Community center to host covered dish supper, dance

Moonhill Schoolhouse Community Center will host a covered dish supper and dance Saturday, July 25. There will be dance instruction for the Two Step, Cowboy Cha Cha and the Virgina Reel available. Supper begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the dance at 7:30 p.m. All ages, including children, are welcome.  Moonhill Schoolhouse is located on Routt County Road 129 north of Steamboat Springs. Call 970-846-1482 for more information. 

Partners in Routt County seeking board members

Partners in Routt County is seeking passionate, connected members of the community to join its board of directors. The organization’s mission is to serve area youth by connecting them with positive adult mentors. Those with fundraising and human resources experience as well as alumni parents, volunteers or junior partners are of special interest. Visit for more information or call Executive Director Michelle Petix at 970-879-6141, ext. 302.

Woman cited with careless driving after crash Monday, July 20

A 32-year-old Steamboat Springs woman was cited with careless driving after a crash Monday morning near mile marker 13 on Routt County Road 179.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the woman was driving a truck towing a trailer containing four horses. Trooper Matt Normandin said the woman reached down to get her coffee and drove over a steep drop-off.

The woman was not injured, but one of the horses died. The other three horses did not appear to be injured.

“Distracted driving is a major contributing factor in crashes in Colorado, and we urge people to be cautious while driving and to drive safely,” Normandin said.

United Way to host ‘Every Gift Matters’ Aug. 12

Routt County United Way will be hosting “Every Gift Matters” from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Colorado Mountain College’s Allbright Auditorium. The presentation will feature an engaging panel discussion on how to maximize the impact of donations, no matter the size.   

The panel will feature Carrie Morgridge, vice president of the Morgridge Family Foundation and author of “Every Gift Matters,” and Christine Benero, CEO of Mile High United Way. Complementary cocktails  and hors d’oeuvres will the program in the Neas Dining Center.

“As a home owner in Routt County, I understand the unique and special opportunities to give back,” Morgridge said. “From our beloved four-legged animals, to nature, to humans, each one of us can make a difference. Routt County folks don’t want a hand out — they work hard, but sometimes life happens, and sometimes there is a need for a hand up. Come join us for a thoughtful discussion on how you can make a difference.”

Steamboat Class of 1970 to hold reunion in September

The Steamboat Springs High School Class of 1970 will hold its next reunion on the weekend of Sept. 25 to 27. The class is currently trying to collect information about class members. Members of the class are encouraged to call Cheri Daschle at 970-736-2602 to update their information.

Supplies available to local art educators at Depot

Local arts educators now have access to recycled or donated art supplies through the new Create Space program at the Steamboat Springs Arts Council at The Art Depot. For more information, email, call 970-879-9008 or visit

Childbirth classes set to take place Sept. 12, 13

An intense weekend of childbirth education classes is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13 in the small meeting room at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Titled “Primal Birthing (The Art of Childbirth) … Childbirth & Breastfeeding Education” the class will explore the philosophy and importance of giving birth naturally, reigniting a woman’s innate power and wisdom to do so without intervention. This class is interactive and realistic, providing both an academic and emotional preparation for birth.

The cost is $125 per couple, and the sign-up deadline is Aug. 31.

Call Tera Johnson-Swartz at 970-819-0728 or email to register.

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