Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper slated for Wednesday |

Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper slated for Wednesday

Steamboat Today will be hosting its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. The topic for discussion will be the top stories of 2015 and what stories and issues readers would like the newspaper to cover in 2016. Coffee and pastries will be provided. Members of the newspaper staff — including Publisher Suzanne Schlicht, Editor Lisa Schlichtman and Assistant Editor Jim Patterson — will be in attendance to guide the discussion and answer readers’ questions.

Wellness challenge kicks off at Old Town Hot Springs

The Biggest Winner Wellness Challenge at Old Town Hot Springs will kick off Saturday, Jan. 2 with an orientation from noon to 1 p.m. The challenge offers participants the opportunity to reach fitness goals, earn points and win prizes. The cost to join is $40 for members of Old Town Hot Springs and $125 for non-members, which includes an eight-week membership. Visit for more information.

Volunteers needed for various programs at YVMC

Yampa Valley Medical Center is seeking caring people to join its day surgery program to support staff in the day surgery and minor procedures area with general organizational and maintenance duties and providing assistance to patients and their families.

Those interested in volunteering for this program or who would like to learn more about other volunteer opportunities at YVMC are invited to call volunteer services at 970-870-1146 or email

‘Jumbo Wild’ set to premier at library Tuesday

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free screening of “Jumbo Wild,” a documentary film about the decades-long battle about the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley and the tension between the protection of wilderness and the backcountry experience and ever-increasing development interests in wild places, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 in Library Hall.

For decades, First Nations, conservationists, backcountry skiers and snowboarders have fought a proposed large-scale ski resort deep in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. Set against a backdrop of incredible backcountry ski and snowboard footage, “Jumbo Wild” documents all sides of a divisive issue bringing the passionate local fight to protect the Jumbo Valley to life for the first time.

The Jumbo Valley has long been revered for its spiritual significance and beauty. To the Ktunaxa Nation, it is known as Qat’muk, home of the grizzly bear spirit. Part of a crucial international wildlife corridor, the Jumbo Valley is one of only two remaining areas in North America where bears can freely roam between Canada and the U.S.

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Adult basketball league to get underway Jan. 10

The Steamboat Springs Adult Basketball League, sponsored by High Altitude Basketball, is designed to give the members of the Steamboat Springs community and surrounding communities the opportunity to play organized basketball. There will be two divisions this year — Men’s A Division and Coed B Division.

The league runs from Sunday, Jan. 10 to March 20, and all games will be played at the Steamboat Springs High School from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday evenings. The cost is $75 per player. Teams are limited to 10 adults.

Registration is open now. Visit to register as a team or a free agent.

Library set to host Health Perspectives program

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free Health Perspectives program featuring a screening of the film “Aging Backwards” followed by a 30-minute Essentrics workout taught by Susan Mead at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 in Library Hall.

“Aging Backwards” is a documentary based on Miranda Esmonde-White’s New York Times bestselling book of the same name. Essentrics dynamically stretches and strengthens every muscle in the body, rebalancing the muscular structure with continuous rotational movements. Mead is a certified Essentrics instructor, author of the book “Take Back Your Body” and a longtime volunteer with Courtesy Ski Patrol.

Visit for more information.

Those who had any of the following life-change events in the past month may qualify for health insurance coverage through Connect for Health Colorado outside of the open enrollment period.

■ Marriage, birth, adoption and placement for foster care.

■ Insurance plan or Medicaid coverage was canceled or ended.

■ Job change and loss of employer-sponsored insurance.

■ Change in citizenship or immigration status.

■ Change in incarceration status.

■ Relocation to Colorado.

For more information or to meet with a health coverage guide, call 970-871-7664 in Moffat County or 970-871-7638 in Routt County.

Local students invited to join children’s orchestra

Local fourth- to eighth-grade students are invited to participate in the free Winter Gardens Children’s Orchestra, which meets weekly in the Steamboat Springs Middle School band room. Beginners will meet from 7:15 to 7:50 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and intermediate players will meet from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Visit or call 970-291-1028 to register or for more information.

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