Steamboat briefs: Council selects Heil to be October’s teen of month |

Steamboat briefs: Council selects Heil to be October’s teen of month

The Steamboat Springs Teen Council members have selected Mollie Heil as Teen of the Month for October. The Steamboat Springs High School senior was chosen for the honor because she is an outstanding teen in the community and embodies the values of Teen Council, which include demonstrating teens are valuable community assets; acting as a leader and/or a positive role model amongst their peers; and being committed to community service.

Mollie is highly involved in theatre, as the president of SSHS drama troupe as well as the stage manager. One of her greatest accomplishments is having been the stage manager of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” last year. She is currently working on Legally Blonde, the musical, which opens at the high school today.

Mollie thinks that if you want to live a successful and happy life, you have to put 100 percent into what you’re passionate about — this philosophy shines through in her passion for theatre.

After high school, Mollie plans to attend college and study stage management. In 10 years, Mollie sees herself living in Colorado working in the theatre industry in the Denver area.

Mollie’s father has been a very influential figure in her life and has helped hone in her passion for theatre. He has been involved in performances and professional productions in Grand Lake.

“He would take me backstage to help him check his props, he’d show me his costumes, and eventually, I started working at the same theater as him as a front-of-house manager,” Mollie said.

Mollie loves horses and has been horseback riding for more than 10 years. Her favorite book is “The Catcher in the Rye” and her favorite musical is “Hairspray.”

The SSTC, in its ninth consecutive year, works to increase positive leadership development, involves teens in the community at large and provides substance free and alternative activities for youth. The program is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and funded through a grant from Routt County United Way and the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation.

To learn more about Steamboat Springs Teen Council go

Coffee with councilman Scott Ford set for Friday

Coffee with Council will continue with Councilman Scott Ford from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13 in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. There are no set items for discussion for Friday, and all topics are welcome. The goal of Coffee with Council is to provide an opportunity for community members to meet with city council members in a relaxed atmosphere and discuss issues of interest to them. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Blood donors needed at Community Blood Drive

The last Steamboat Community Blood Drive of 2015 is slated for 12:30 to 6 p.m. today at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

To schedule an appointment, call Bonfils Appointment Center at 800-365-0006, option 2 or sign up at using site code 0234. Walk-ins are welcome from 3:30 to 5:30 as space permits.

Allow one hour for the process and eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating blood.

America Recycles Day to be celebrated this Sunday

On Tuesday, the Routt County Commission signed a proclamation recognizing America Recycles Day on Sunday, Nov. 15. In honor of this national day, an initiative of Keep America Beautiful, the members of the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council will be handing out Yampa Valley Recycles reusable shopping bags and Bring Your Bag reminder tags at Safeway and City Market grocery stores beginning at noon Sunday until 50 bags have been handed out at each location. Visit for more information about America Recycles Day.

Steamboat fashion show set for Nov. 19 on Mainstreet

Mainstreet Steamboat and downtown businesses are hosting a Style Strut and Fashion Show from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Participants are invited to buy a passport for $15 and enjoy events at local retailers. Each participating retailer will be offering something special at their location from discounts to demonstrations and makeovers to wardrobe sessions. After strutting down Lincoln Avenue, participants can enjoy an after party and fashion show at 7 p.m. at Schmiggity’s. The passport is entry into the party and each passport holder will be entered to win more than $1,000 in prizes. The grand prize is dinner for four in the wine cellar at Harwig’s. Strut locations include: F.M. Light & Sons, Moose Mountain Trading Company, Chrysalis, Gigi’s Closet, Straightline, Overland, Kali’s Boutique, All That, Impulse, Zirkel Trading, Urbane, Chez Nous and Embellishments.

Volunteers needed at Steamboat Art Museum

Steamboat Art Museum is looking for volunteers to assist in greeting visitors, assisting in special events or working in the museum’s store.

Shifts are 3 1/2 hours, one day per week, Tuesdays through Saturdays, during the summer and winter exhibits. 

Perks include getting to enjoy the fabulous art exhibits, meeting exhibiting artists at exhibit openings, free admission to all Saturday lectures during exhibit openings and meeting visitors from across the country and world.

Those interested in volunteering call Dottie at 970-870-1755 or email sam@steamboatart

Guide provides resources for regional home seekers

The new Colorado Housing Financial Assistance Guide provides an array of resources to those across the state who face challenges staying in their home or finding a new place to live. 

The comprehensive guide provides information on more than 100 organizations across Colorado that offer financial support for those in need of housing help. The guide is available in both English and Spanish at under resident resources.

The resources are organized by region, covering the Denver metro area, Southeastern Colorado, Northern Colorado, Boulder and the Western Slope.

The guide is provided as a public service by the Colorado Apartment Association, along with additional support from the Colorado Association of Realtors, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Colorado Housing Connects, and the Colorado Division of Housing.

“Fortunately, there are many organizations doing great work to provide housing assistance but tracking them all down may be hard,” said Nancy Burke, vice president of government and community affairs at the Colorado Apartment Association, in a news release. “This guide pulls all these resources into a single source, organized by geography, to help Coloradans access them quickly and conveniently to find the help they need.”

Two statewide helplines can provide a good place to start for those seeking help. They are the Colorado Housing Connects Hotline at 844-926-6632 and the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline 877-601-4673.

Community Ag Alliance now accepting local food orders

Buy local food and products online at community, then click on “Shop the CAA Marketplace” tab.

Locally grown fresh produce, meat, eggs, jelly, sauces, granola and more are available.

Order online from noon Monday through noon Thursday. Orders may be picked up Friday afternoons at CAA offices in downtown Steamboat Springs.

For more information, call 970-879-4370.

LiftUp of Routt County is currently seeking volunteers

LiftUp of Routt County is seeking volunteers to work in the organization’s donation center, food bank and thrift store. Duties include sorting donations, stocking shelves, greeting the public and pricing merchandise. Benefits include bonus bucks to spend in the thrift store. To volunteer or for more information, call Jackie at 970-870-0727.

Artist applications open to the Center for Visual Arts

The Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts is accepting local artist applications for membership for its upcoming 2015-16 season, which begins Dec. 1. The nonprofit organization operates a non-juried, cooperative artist gallery at 837 Lincoln Ave., where artists at various stages of development can benefit from a collaborative, supportive membership and professional staff. Space is limited. For more information. call Executive Director Linda Laughlin at 970-846-5970, email or visit the artist member information section at

Public meetings now open to public via call-in line

Routt County commissioners have established a call-in line enabling people to listen in live to public meetings held in the Commissioners Hearing Room at the Routt County Courthouse in Steamboat Springs. People are invited to listen to the meetings, but there is no capability to take public comment. The call-in number is 970-870-5499.

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