Steamboat briefs: Coffee event to be held noon Wednesday at newspaper office |

Steamboat briefs: Coffee event to be held noon Wednesday at newspaper office

Coffee event to be held noon Wednesday at newspaper office

Steamboat Today’s monthly Coffee and a Newspaper event will be held at noon Wednesday at the newspaper office instead of on its regularly scheduled first Wednesday of the month. Diane Johnson, general manager of Yampa Valley Electric Association, will be the featured speaker. This will be a brown bag lunch. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Representatives from the newspaper, including editor Lisa Schlichtman and assistant editor Jim Patterson, will also attend.

The newspaper will provide drinks, cookies and patriotic cupcakes in honor of Veterans Day. The event is free and open to the community.

Ribbon-cutting celebrated sidewalk improvements

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the sidewalk improvements on Village Drive between Meadowlark Condominiums and Walton Creek Road.

This project, which was constructed by Duckels Construction, is the result of a public/private partnership between the city of Steamboat Springs, private landowners and the home owner associations of Sunray Meadows, Meadowlark, Alpine Vista, Alpine Ridge and The Enclave.

The pedestrian safety project was completed ahead of schedule and within budget. The sidewalk now connects the base area to a large number of residential homes and condominiums and is part of the city’s ongoing effort to link key sidewalks to offer a more walkable community and promote alternative modes of transportation.

Tread of Pioneers Museum is closed through Friday

The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 13 to set up for the annual Festival of Trees event. The Festival of Trees will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 14 and run every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Monday, Nov. 23.

Film tour offers screening 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents the annual return of Mountainfilm On Tour, an evening of films hand selected from Mountainfilm’s 2015 festival finalists, with themes of adventure, mountaineering, remarkable personalities and important environmental and social messages. Mountainfilm On Tour screens at 6:30 p.m. today in Library Hall. The $10 ticket at the door helps support this ongoing visit to Steamboat Springs as well as a free community screening of Mountainfilm for Students, a Mountainfilm On Tour designed for kids 12 and younger. The free student lineup features short films designed to inspire and educate a younger crowd and screens at 4 p.m. today in the Boys and Girls Club gym. Membership is not required for this event. Visit for more information.

Chamber to offer workshop on Colorado Enterprise Zone

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is presenting an informational workshop on the Colorado Enterprise Zone program from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room at the Historic Routt Courthouse in Steamboat Springs.

The event will feature a presentation by representatives of the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, which administers the Enterprise Zone program for the Northwest Colorado region, including Routt County. Beginning Jan. 1, Steamboat Springs will be included in the Northwest Zone.

“This is a great opportunity for area businesses to learn about the state income tax incentives available for eligible business activities within the Enterprise Zone,” AGNC Executive Director Bonnie Petersen said in a news release. “There is also a contribution tax credit available for qualifying nonprofit projects.”

The event is free, but space is limited. Attendees are asked to RSVP to economic development director Jane Blackstone at

The Colorado Enterprise Zone Program was created by the Colorado Legislature to promote a business-friendly environment by offering state income tax credits that incentivize businesses to locate and develop in designated enterprise zones, as determined by the State Economic Development Commission.

Taxpayers investing in Enterprise Zones can earn a credit on their Colorado income tax by planning and executing specific economic development activities. Information about the program is available at

Holidays in Rockies vendor applications due today

Vendor applications for the Holidays in the Rockies are due today. This year’s event, sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, will be held Dec. 5 at Strawberry Park Elementary School. People can sign up to sell handmade gifts, apparel, delicacies, crafts and more by visiting steamboat or calling 970-879-9008.

Free directory to provide listings of youth resources

The Routt County Youth Services Coalition and First Impressions of Routt County are putting together a directory of youth resources to be printed in magazine format. To be included in the free directory, nonprofit youth organizations or organizations dedicated to youth in Routt County should email by today for more information.

Camp offers knowledge on business, entrepreneurship

Each summer, teens from around the world travel to Steamboat Springs to learn about business and entrepreneurship during Camp Inc. Business Academy, a speciality overnight camp held at the Steamboat Mountain School in June.

Camp Inc. is a program of the Boulder JCC and enrolls 120 sixth through 12th graders in a two-and-a-half week session to learn about coding, how to launch a startup, finance and investing or marketing and design. It is an interactive program that involves learning from business mentors and getting backstage tours of businesses in Steamboat, Denver and Boulder. 

Last summer, several members of the local business community participated in the program, including Dave Pepin from Backcountry Deli, Butch Boucher from Moots, Chris Tamucci from Honey Stinger, John Moyer from Founders Corner, Eric Deering from Steamboat Powdercats, Jim Schneider from Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. and Winnie DelliQuadri from the city of Steamboat Springs.

Camp Inc.’s founder and director, Josh Pierce, will host an information session about the camp at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The free event is open to any Steamboat area families with current fifth through 11th graders interested in business and entrepreneurship.

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