Steamboat briefs: Coffee with Council talk slated for 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 13 |

Steamboat briefs: Coffee with Council talk slated for 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 13

Councilman Scott Ford will host Coffee with Council from 7:30 to 9 a.m. today in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. Planned topics for discussion include police station selection sites, dog/bear regulations and downtown parking. No RSVP is necessary, and community members are welcome to attend and discuss any issues of interest to them. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

State representative to host town hall meeting Friday, May 13

Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, will host a town hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Butcherknife Brewing Co., 2875 Elk River Road in Steamboat Springs. Mitsch Bush will provide a wrap-up of the legislative session and participate in a Q&A with the community.

Sustainability council set to host food recovery kick-off

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council has launched a community-wide food recovery initiative, according to a news release from YVSC.

Currently, 40 percent of the food grown in the United States is thrown away.

At Colorado Mountain College Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs, however, a student-led Food Recovery Network has redistributed 2,650 pounds of food this school year.

With the help of volunteers, leftover meals from CMC’s dining hall have been frozen and transported for distribution in the community through nonprofits such as LiftUp of Routt County and Sk8 Church.

YVSC seeks restaurants, nonprofits and food delivery volunteers to make this initiative a success. Those interested in solving the problem of food waste and hunger in the community are invited to attend the Food Recovery Kick-Off Information Session from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Colorado Mountain College, SB Room 213.

The meeting will feature a presentation by CMC and information about food safety requirements from Routt County Environmental Health.

Humane Society plans Down, Dirty Yard Sale on Saturday

The Routt County Humane Society will host the Down and Dirty Yard Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Oak and Eighth streets.

Déja Vu Consignments will offer $1 racks of gently used clothing. The sale will accept cash only.

All proceeds support the Routt County Humane Society.

For more information, call 970-879-9056 or email

Residents sought to take part in initiative, petition process

Local residents will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Olympian Hall for a petition collection kickoff event, which will include a brief overview of the initiative and petition process.

The process involves residents submitting petitions to have particular issues placed on a ballot. This year, Colorado voters will be able to determine whether tax revenue that’s already been collected may be used on specific policy areas most in need.

Due to several laws impacting Colorado’s budget process, state officials have been required to make deeper cuts in funding for education, transportation, mental health services and senior services. According to proponents, this initiative proposes to invest already-collected revenue into these areas.

Introduction to Watercolor Painting workshop available

A one-day Introduction to Watercolor Painting workshop for beginners will be offered May 21, at the Depot Arts Center by instructor Mary Levingston.

The cost is $75, and registration is required through the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. Supply kits are available for purchase and must be pre-ordered if needed.

For more information, call the SSAC at 970-879-9008 or visit

Registration open through June 3 for Summer Expo

The Summer Expo will provide an opportunity for local businesses to network with concierge staff and provide information that will help staff make better recommendations to guests.

According to a news release from the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, a 2015 research study showed 38 percent of respondents used hotel concierges and the visitor center to plan activities and choose restaurants while visiting.

The expo will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. June 8 at The Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount Werner Circle. Booth fee is $125, or $25 for restaurants, caterers and nonprofits, the deadline to register is June 3. To register, visit

For more information, call Sarah Konopka at 970-875-7005.

Local booster club extends deadline for flower orders

The Steamboat Springs Booster Club is extending the order deadline for its flower sales fundraiser, which will benefit the Steamboat Springs High School and the Steamboat Springs Middle School athletic teams. 

Those interested can order flowers through the date of pickup, May 26, while quantities last. Flowers can also be purchased at Steamboat Springs High School on May 26.

The club accepts check or credit card purchases only. 

Currently, only one product is sold out, so plenty of other options are available.

Those interested can email Annette Lynch at to request a brochure and order form.

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