Steamboat briefs: County Humane Society to host kitten shower today |

Steamboat briefs: County Humane Society to host kitten shower today

The Routt County Humane Society will celebrate all things kitten from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the shelter, 760 Critter Court in Steamboat Springs. Kittens will be available for viewing, and refreshments will be provided. People are invited to attend and bring items to support kitten care at the shelter. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Library screens film about 'Egyptian Jon Stewart'

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "Tickling Giants," a new documentary film about "the Egyptian Jon Stewart," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 in Library Hall. In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef made a decision that's every mother's worst nightmare: He left his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian.

Bassem created the satirical show, "Al Bernameg." The weekly program quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode, compared to "The Daily Show's" average of 2 million viewers.

In a country where free speech is not settled law, Bassem's show became as controversial as it was popular. He and his staff endured physical threats, protests, and legal action, all because of jokes. As Bassem attempted to remain on the air, keep his staff safe and not get arrested, he continued to hold those in power accountable.

Despite increasing danger, the team at "Al Bernameg" employed comedy, not violence, to comment on hypocrisy in media, politics, and religion. "Tickling Giants" follows the team of "Al Bernameg" as they discover democracy is not easily won. The young women and men working on Bassem's show are fearless revolutionaries, who just happen to be really, really funny.

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Students named to Dean's List at Fort Lewis College

More than 400 students were named to Fort Lewis College's Dean's List for the 2017 spring semester, including five from Steamboat Springs. These students took at least 15 credits of gradable hours and achieved a 3.6 or higher grade point average.

Steamboat students named to the list included Tyler Scott, business administration, finance major; Ian Noble, anthropology major; Ryan Walker, engineering major; Samuel Rossman, marketing pre-major; and Spencer Petersen, economics major.

Fort Lewis College is the Southwest's crossroads of education and adventure. Its blend of small classes, dynamic academic programs and a liberal arts perspective leads to transformative learning experiences that foster entrepreneurship, leadership, creative problem solving and life-long learning. And its unique and beautiful mountain campus, on a mesa above historic Durango, inspires an active and friendly community with a spirit of engagement, exploration, and intellectual curiosity.

Museum assistant internship available at Tread of Pioneers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs is partnering with the Colorado Episcopal Service Corps to hire a museum assistant intern for an 11-month, 35-hour-per-week term of service from Aug. 20 to July 22, 2018.

As the museum assistant, the intern will contribute to the inner workings of a local history museum by performing various duties to collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret and share the history and heritage of Steamboat Springs.

The intern will primarily assist the museum curator with various collection duties, including photographing, cataloging and packing/storing collection items; enhancing/upgrading exhibits; updating the collection database; and assisting with archive and research projects. The intern will also assist all staff with public educational programming and events, front desk assistance, general administrative tasks and more. 

Working as the museum assistant, the intern will also serve as a Colorado ESC member. The ideal Colorado ESC candidate will be 21 to 30 years old and Christian or curious and open to engaging with the Christian faith, though a person of any faith may apply.

In exchange for hours of work at the museum, the intern will receive the following from Colorado ESC: a monthly stipend, housing and health insurance. The member will also participate in regular faith formation through the Episcopal Church with his or her house members. 

For more information about the Colorado ESC and to apply to serve at the Tread of Pioneers Museum through Colorado ESC, visit

For immediate inquiries about the position, contact Candice Bannister, Tread of Pioneers Museum executive director at 970-879-2214 or

The deadline for applications is July 31.

Wall and roadway repairs to begin on Berthoud Pass

Beginning in mid-June, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner ESCO Construction Co. will begin work on wall and roadway repairs along U.S. Highway 40 between mile points 244.37 and 248.09 at Berthoud Pass.

This $2.8 million project consists of wall and expansion joint repairs at several locations on U.S. 40 throughout the project area.

The maintenance-critical project will repair deteriorating walls that reinforce unstable slopes above the roadways and expansion joints that allow water to flow through and contribute to the wall deterioration.

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