Steamboat briefs: Coffee with council slated for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday |

Steamboat briefs: Coffee with council slated for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday

— Coffee with Council will continue with Councilman Scott Ford from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11th at the Crawford Room in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. There are no set items for this discussion; all ideas are welcome and encouraged. No RSVP is necessary, and community members are welcome to drop by to discuss any issues of interest. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Club collecting socks for Holiday Exchange Market

The Kiwanis Club of Steamboat Springs is challenging Routt County neighbors to help collect 800 pairs of new socks by today for the United Way’s 2015 Routt County Together Holiday Market. The group needs new socks of all colors, lengths, styles and thicknesses.

The club is asking everyone to purchase one or more pairs of new socks at any Steamboat Springs retailer and drop them in a Kiwanis Holiday Sox Box at participating stores. Kiwanis Club members will collect, inventory and deliver the socks to the United Way in time for the Holiday Exchange Market.

The club is also asking local retailers to participate by allowing the club to place a Kiwanis Holiday Sox Box in their businesses.

For more information about how to participate, contact Theo Dexter, club president, at 970-879-4889 or

Fire rescue to host free CPR class for general public

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue will host a free Friends & Family CPR Class to the general public from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The class will cover the basics of CPR but will not be a full certification class. Space is limited for the class and local residents should call 970-879-7170 to sign up.

Citizens Advisory Board representative seat open

The Board of County Commissioners has an opening for a representative on the Citizens Advisory Board for the Purchase of Development Rights Program. Candidates must reside in Commissioner District III. Letters of interest may be submitted to the Routt County Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box 773598, Steamboat Springs, CO. 80477, no later than Jan. 15. Call the Routt County Commissioners’ office at 970-879-0108 for more information.

City 101 class offered to community members

Employees from the city of Steamboat Springs, along with members of the community, will be selected to learn more about the city and its operations through field trips, forums and interactive activities.

City 101 will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month from January to July. Lunch will be provided. Interested individuals need to submit an application to the program, and members will be selected by the city’s management team.

Applications for the 2016 City 101 sessions are due Dec. 15 and can be found online at Contact Winnie DelliQuadri at 970-871-8257 or for more information.

Tickets available for chamber singers’ performances

Tickets are available for the Steamboat Chamber Singers’ two performances of “The Steamboat Chamber Singers Celebrate Christmas” concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Steamboat. Selections include many familiar holiday pieces, from gospel to classic carols. Tickets are $20, and are available from any of the singers and from All That. 

Nordic center ambassador volunteers needed, get pass

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Community Services Department is looking for friendly, outgoing volunteers to educate Nordic trail users about appropriate use of the facility.

Volunteers work a number of one one-hour shifts, and all hours count toward a 2015-16 Howelsen Hill Nordic Pass. Adults are required to work a total of 12 hours, and seniors are required to work a total of eight hours to receive a free pass.

Nordic Ambassadors can either purchase a 2015-16 Howelsen Hill Nordic Pass in the beginning of the season and be reimbursed for the pass upon completion of the required shifts, or they can wait until completion to receive their pass.

Those interested in becoming a Nordic Ambassador or who would like more information about the program are invited to contact Emily Hines at 970-871-7031 or

Registration open for local 25th annual pentathlon

Registration for the Steamboat Pentathlon held Saturday, March 5, is open. Individuals and teams are encouraged to register by Dec. 31 to get discounted early bird registration rates. Participants can register as a team, dynamic duo or as an individual, with short- and long-course race options available.

The Steamboat Pentathlon is hosted annually by the city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Community Services Department. The five-stage, winter, multi-sport race includes Alpine skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, mountain biking and running.

All participants receive a goodie bag, event T-shirt, free lunch and a chance to win raffle prizes from event sponsors.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Steamboat Pentathlon, and race organizers will be adding a number of new and exciting elements to this year’s event in celebration.

For more information and to register, visit steamboatpentath or call 970-871-7031.

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