Steamboat briefs: Coffee with Council scheduled to be held 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday |

Steamboat briefs: Coffee with Council scheduled to be held 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday

Coffee with Council will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8 in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The September session will take on a town hall format, which allows open questions and responses from participating council members instead of a dedicated topic. No RSVP is necessary; coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club hosts vintage car tour

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will be hosting a lunch stopover for 95 vintage cars and 260 participants, support crew and staff of the Colorado Grand tour from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Howelsen Hill. Colorado Grand is an annual charity tour for 1960 and earlier race cars and sports cars of distinction.

The tour attracts entrants from around the world and always includes several major European race winning pre-war cars. Typical makes include Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Maserati, Allard as well as Amilcar, Cisitalia, Squire, Delahaye and Talbot-Lago.

Spectators and locals are invited to see the cars and meet their owners, which will be displayed during the lunch stop at Howelsen Hill.

Area recycling drop-off slated for Sept. 23 at Meadows lot

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Yampa Valley Sustainability Council's community recycling drop-off will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Meadows Parking Lot.

At this annual, one-stop-drop event, residents can responsibly recycle electronics, mattresses, household hazardous waste, appliances, bikes, books, yard waste, light bulbs and more. Fees apply for some items. Most recyclers will accept credit cards this year.

Participants are encouraged to go to to view the map of the drop-off site and pack their cars with their recyclable items accordingly. The entrance to the drop-off has changed for 2017, and a strict 5 mph speed limit will be enforced. New this year, a bike/walk-in lane will be offered. A comprehensive list of items accepted, prices and payment methods accepted for all items is also available on the website.

New this year, YVSC is offering a commercial recycling drop-off from 1 to 4 p.m. by appointment only. Businesses that arrive without an appointment will be turned away. To sign up, email

Author, journalist set to teach 'The Art of Writing to Heal'

Author and journalist Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer will offer the course, "The Art of Writing to Heal," from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Colorado Mountain College's Steamboat campus from Sept. 11 to Oct. 2. The course will explore how expressing emotions helps to give meaning to life's unexpected trials, how writing may change attitudes, how to make writing easy and the choices of privacy. Call 970-870-4444 for more information.

Tread of Pioneers Museum creates space for area children

The Tread of Pioneers Museum has created a dedicated space in which children can interact with historical objects and local history themes and be entertained. Kids can step back in time to experience life as a pioneer child.

Staff developed a replica bedroom, within an authentic, historic home, that represents a typical child's bedroom in Steamboat Springs around 1900 through 1915. Special room features include: "Discovery Card" drawers; a "What is This Object?" game; pioneer clothes to try on; and historic and replica toys from the turn of the 19th century ready for touching and experimentation, including books, blocks, china dolls, teddy bears, porcelain tea sets, metal-cast horse and wagons, and more. Framed portraits on the wall feature local families and children from the early 1900s.

The exhibit, which is free for all Routt County residents and children, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

Residents encouraged to renew licenses online

Colorado residents who renew their driver's licenses or identification cards online will now receive a newly designed card.

Renewing online allows customers to avoid visiting a Department of Motor Vehicle office. It also offers individuals the opportunity to update their current physical and mailing addresses.

Individuals may renew their driver license up to two consecutive times online. The most recent photo on file with the DMV is used when renewing online.

Last year, only 29 percent of eligible residents took advantage of the online renewal option. Individuals are encouraged to renew online for their convenience.

Colorado unveiled the new driver's license and identification card at three pilot offices in March. All driver license offices across the state are issuing the new design.