Steamboat briefs: County budget meeting to be held Wednesday |

Steamboat briefs: County budget meeting to be held Wednesday

The 2017 budget meeting will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the Sarvis Creek meeting room at the historic Routt County Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public. In addition, there will be a public hearing for the 2017 budget from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 in the commissioner’s hearing room. The budget is slated to be adopted by the Board of County Commissioners at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Rotary Club seeks grant applications for funding

The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs is seeking applications for the first round of grants in the 2016-17 funding cycle.

Applications can be found at or by emailing Jeremy Behling at

Applications are due by Dec 1, and can be submitted to

Routt County United Way needs holiday donations

Donations are needed for Routt County United Way’s Holiday Exchange Market, which assists struggling individuals and families in Routt County during the holiday season. United Way is seeking donations of new winter boots, socks, gloves and coats for adults and children, $25 grocery cards, toys for children age 1 to 14, $25 gift cards for teenagers and donations to United Way. Visit to sign up for donation items.

Building department hosts coffee with building official

The Routt County Building Department will host Shop Talk: Coffee with a Routt County Building Official from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at the Egg and I meeting room, 325 Anglers Dr. The informal event is open to the community, and conversation will focus on codes, plan review requirements, permit applications, the inspection process and other building department related topics. All members of the building community are invited to attend, including developers, design professionals, contractors, property owners and the general public. Coffee will be provided.

Home weatherization clinic held at elementary school

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is offering a free home weatherization clinic from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Strawberry Park Elementary School, 39620 Amethyst St. Participants will learn from local experts how to complete do-it-yourself, affordable steps to make their homes more energy efficient and comfortable this winter.

The event will include short information sessions on a variety of weatherization measures including: installing quick fix items, such as hot water heater wraps and programmable thermostats; converting to air-tight canned lights and LED tubes; and air sealing around windows, doors, crawlspaces and attics. Free LED lightbulbs, free Energy Saver booklets, energy efficiency giveaways and affordable radon kits will also be available for participants. Visit for more information.

Local artist to host ‘Selling on Etsy’ workshop Monday

Deb Babcock, local artist and potter, will lead a comprehensive Etsy workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 at the Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs. Participants will learn proven, step-by-step techniques that have sold thousands of dollars of Babcock’s work on one of the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplaces. Information will be invaluable for artists working in all mediums, including jewelry, fiber, handmade, painting and more. The workshop is sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting emerging artists. The cost to attend is $25 per person. Visit or call 970-846-7062 to register. Drop-ins are welcome.

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