Steamboat briefs: CLUB 20 Routt County Caucus to be held publicly
CLUB 20 members and the public are encouraged to attend a Club 20 county caucus from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in rooms 113 and 114 in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. in Steamboat Springs.
During this event, CLUB 20 members will have the opportunity to elect county representatives to serve on the CLUB 20 Board of Directors for the 2016-18 term. Guidelines for voting at the County Caucus include the following.
■ CLUB 20 members who have been members for at least 90 days prior to the Caucus are entitled to vote in this process. To serve on the Board, members must have belonged to CLUB 20 for at least six months prior to the caucus date.
■ Members who cannot attend may designate another member to vote their proxy. That person must carry written proxy instructions with them. No member may carry more than two proxy votes.
Before the County Caucus, CLUB 20 will hold an informational meeting. The focus of this meeting is informing members of the community about CLUB 20 and the organizations efforts, as well as hearing about issues that the county is facing. This meeting is open to the public.
County treasurer to update community on Peabody
Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn will host two Treasurer Talks and meet with the Routt County Board of Commissioners to update the community on the status of Peabody’s delinquent personal property taxes.
The first event will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Historic Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave. in Steamboat Springs, followed by another event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Town Hall, 56 Lincoln Ave., Yampa. The third and final talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 11 at Hayden Town Hall, 178 W Jefferson Ave.
“This is a great opportunity to reach out to the community and discuss questions about taxes, treasurer deeds, bankruptcies, and even foreclosures (public trustee),” Horn said in a news release. “Our office has always prided ourselves as transparent and available to the public.”
In April, Peabody Energy filed for bankruptcy, and in August, the company sent two checks totaling $1,798,507.38 in overdue property taxes, which was $91,000 short including interest and fees. Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn rejected the checks because they fell short of the amount due.
On Aug. 24, Horn offered Peabody Energy a written payment plan that would allow Peabody to pay the delinquent personal property taxes that the company owed to the county.
One Book Steamboat Trivia Contest continues this fall
Each fall, the Bud Werner Memorial Library presents One Book Steamboat, a community read for Steamboat Springs. In 2016, the community is reading “Angle of Repose,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Wallace Stegner, honoring the Pulitzer centennial and “the dean of Western writers.”
Win a copy of “Angle of Repose” during the week-long trivia contest then participate in a month of free discussions and events surrounding the novel. Questions are posted daily in the Steamboat Today and on the library website and Facebook page. The following is Wednesday’s question:
“Angle of Repose” explores themes including the Old West and the New West, the conflict between traditional male and female roles, values and more. Stegner invokes readers to explore their own identity as an American, similar to other great American novel(s). Select all that apply.
■ “To Kill a Mockingbird”
■ “The Great Gatsby”
■ “Go Set a Watchman”
■ “The Glass Castle”
Submit your answer in person at the library front desk, message the Bud Werner Memorial Library Facebook page or email email@example.com. Make sure you include your name and contact info.
The answer to yesterday’s question: Ken Kesey, author of “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” recalled of his teacher, Wallace Stegner, “As I took LSD and he drank Jack Daniel’s, we drew the line between us right there.” Learn more about One Book Steamboat at steamboatlibrary.org/events.
Drop-in flu clinics offered Wednesdays in Steamboat
Northwest Colorado Health will hold drop-in flu clinics from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays starting Wednesday through Nov. 9 at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Flu and pneumonia shots are available for all ages, and costs vary. Those wishing to take advantage of the clinic should bring Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+ or other insurance card. Low cost options are available to individuals who do not have insurance. Cash and checks will be accepted. Flu shots also are available by appointment. Call 970-879-1632. For a schedule of all flu clinics, visit northwestcoloradohealth.org/flu.
Business lending seminar teaches loan applications
A seminar about how to build a great business loan application will be offered at from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Classroom 215 of the Academic Center at Colorado Mountain College, 1275 Crawford Ave.
Anita Cameron of the Northwest Loan Fund will be leading the seminar. The program will review the issues lenders are concerned with and discuss the types of financial reports that will be required, credit scores, collateral, loan terms and interest rates.
The process and timing of a loan application will also be discussed.
Cameron will provide information about the Northwest Loan Fund, which is a part of the Northwest Council of Governments’ initiative to promote business development in Northwest Colorado.
This seminar is oriented toward prospective entrepreneurs and small-business owners who are challenged to secure lending arrangements from the banking community.
All small business owners and managers are welcome.
This seminar if free but registration is requested by contacting 970-870-4491.
This small business seminar is sponsored by Colorado Mountain College, Routt County and the Chamber Resort Association.
Original entries sought for new local holiday art show
The Center for Visual Arts has announced a call for entry for all local artists to participate in “Twelve X Twelve,” a new holiday show at the CVA.
Artwork will be created on 12 by 12 inch panels provided by the nonprofit organization.
The show will open during First Friday Artwalk, Dec. 2, and continue through the month.
Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, to be voted on by the public during the month.
Entry fee is $15, and the deadline to register is Wednesday.
For more information, visit steamboatartcenter.com.
Reel Rock climbing film festival showcased locally
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents Reel Rock traveling film festival with the latest collection of electrifying climbing films showcasing the sport’s biggest stories and athletes.
The festival begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Library Hall with five new films that deliver edge-of-your-seat action, globe-trotting exploration, big laughs and true inspiration.
A $5 donation at the door helps support this film festival’s ongoing visit to Steamboat Springs and the library, and includes free popcorn and lemonade.
For a film line-up, visit steamboatlibrary.org/events.
Additional Peace Pavilion custom pavers available
The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs dedicated and gifted to the city of Steamboat Springs the Peace Pavilion at Rotary Park in August 2015.
The pavilion features a mosaic floor filled with more than 200 pavers engraved with tributes and messages, and now, the Rotary Club is now ready to launch the second phase of paver sales. Funds generated from the sales will be used to complete landscaping and support future community peace programming.
Pavers come in three sizes: 6-by-12-inch, $250; 9-by-12-inch, $1,000; or 12-by-12-inch, $2,500. The deadline to order is Oct. 15, and pavers will be installed by early November. Email Ellen Kendall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-641-6149 to order.
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