Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper event set for Wednesday |

Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper event set for Wednesday

Steamboat Today’s next Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will be the topic of discussion, and SSWSC Executive Director Jim Boyne will present information about the club, including an update on its new Alpine ski racing venue on Mount Werner.

Members of the newspaper staff, including Editor Lisa Schlichtman, Assistant Editor Jim Patterson and Sports Editor Joel Reichenberger, will also be in attendance.

Those planning to attend can bring their own lunch. Drinks, chips and cookies will be provided. The newspaper will also provide a limited number of sandwiches for those who aren’t able to bring their own lunch.

Partners in Routt County marks 20-year anniversary

Partners in Routt County will kick off its 20-year anniversary at this year’s Java & Jazz, scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 at the Larson Barn. The event will feature live jazz/blues from Tera Johnson and Friends, as well as great food, wine, coffee, specialty drinks and an incredible silent auction. Tickets are $60 for one and $100 for two and can be purchased at the Partners office, online or at the door. Visit or call 970-879-6141 for more information. In conjunction with the event, a 50th anniversary edition of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and a first edition of Harper Lee’s latest book, “Go Set a Watchman,” each signed by the author, will be auctioned off as a pair at beginning next week.

Book signing scheduled at Casey’s Pond Senior Living

Local author Erik Landvik will hold a book signing for his book, “Uncluttered Faith,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 at Casey’s Pond Senior Living. Landvik’s book is a finalist for the Colorado Independent Publishers Association’s EVVY Award in the religion and spirituality category. The book explores many of the common stumbling blocks to a closer relationship with God. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Wildlife film to feature rare animals of Borneo

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free screening of “Life Force II: Borneo,” an award-winning film by Satoshi Okabe from the 2015 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31 in Library Hall. The tropical island of Borneo is a strange and mysterious place of mutant creatures and plants seen nowhere else on Earth. The film visits pygmy forest mammals, weird co-evolved partnerships between plants and animals, the world’s rarest ape and incredible gliders that occupy these 130 million-year-old jungles. Visit for more information.

Registration open for first session of school programs

Registration is open for the first session of the city of Steamboat Springs’ middle school programs. Session one runs through Oct. 23. Middle school programs include cooking Mondays, GROW Tuesdays (a mentoring program just for girls), golf at Rollingstone Golf Course on Wednesdays and archery Thursdays. The cost of clubs includes activity fees, transportation from the middle school, snacks and supervision. Price depends on activity. Registration materials can be found at the Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreation office at 245 Howelsen Parkway or online Call Alexis Wolf at 970-871-7053 or email for more information.

9/11 Never Forget Project accepting donations

The 9/11 Never Forget Project is now accepting donations at Yampa Valley Bank, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Back Door Grill, Johnny B Goods and the Steamboat Springs Fire Station at U.S. Highway 40 and Pine Grove Road. Checks may be made payable to 9/11 Never Forget Project.

In addition, donations may be made by visiting

The project, conceived and organized by local teen Kyle Case, will place 2,977 American flags on the lawn of Yampa Valley Bank in honor and remembrance of the 2,977 people killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Any teens who would like to help place the flags at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, or remove the flags at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, are asked to call Kyle or Laura Case at 970-846-7841.

Donations collected beyond the cost of the flags will be donated to a retired firefighter who worked Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11. An account has been set up at Yampa Valley Bank, and future proceeds will go to a firefighter, EMT or police officer each September.

Education Fund Board set to meet Wednesday

The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board is expected to make committee appointments for the coming year when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the Human Resource Center boardroom. The meeting agenda also includes consideration of a $30,000 grant for Chrome Books in the Hayden School District and a review of summer work sessions and workshops for all districts. All meetings are open to the public.

Steamy free German film at the Chief on Wednesday 

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Chief Theater with “The Chambermaid,” a steamy, character-driven award-winner from Germany directed by Ingo Haeb.

Lynn is the most thorough chambermaid at the hotel where she works, leaving no shelf undusted, no sheet untucked. Fascinated by the lives of the guests she cleans up after and crippled by her own shyness, she rummages through their belongings and even hides under their beds, vicariously experiencing their conversations, meals and discreet interludes. When she finds herself present during a guest’s S&M session with the call girl Chiara, Lynn can’t help but let her curiosity get the better of her, clandestinely noting Chiara’s phone number when the coast is clear.

Bold and unrestrained, Chiara soon draws Lynn out of her shell, opening her up to a new intimacy Lynn had previously only experienced as an intrepid voyeur. Visit for more information.

Historic tours slated for Labor Day weekend

The Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg is hosting several historic tours Sunday, Sept. 6. Tours will leave from the Tracks & Trails Museum, 129 E. Main in Oak Creek.

The first tour will begin at 10 a.m. and proceed to the Foidel School and back, with area history shared by Linda Long. The tour will be approximately two hours long. The second tour of historic roadside mines will be offered twice, at noon and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6. This tour by Paul Bonnifield is approximately one hour and will feature the mine areas along Colorado Highway 131 from the early 1900s to 1950s.

The tours are free, however donations are welcome. For questions or to RSVP, call the museum and leave a message at 970-736-8245.

Har Mishpacha Sunday school program expanding

The Har Mishpacha Sunday School program is expanding its program for kindergarten to third-grade students and fourth- to seventh-grade students, which is held at 5 p.m. every Sunday at Emerald Mountain School in Steamboat Springs beginning Sept. 20. Classes will be led by Cindy Ruzicka and Tamar Taye.

A welcoming social for current and interested parents of prospective students will be held at 5 p.m. Sept.20 at Emerald Mountain School.

For additional information, email Ruzicka at Har Mishpacha is the Jewish congregation of Steamboat Springs.

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