Steamboat briefs: Deep Creek Fire community meeting planned for today |

Steamboat briefs: Deep Creek Fire community meeting planned for today

Fire officials will be hosting a community meeting on the Deep Creek Fire at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at The Haven Assisted Living Facility, 300 South Shelton Lane in Hayden.

Fire officials will be addressing the current situation, future operations, fire behavior and weather. They will be available to answer any questions the community may have.

Stone Lane pedestrian bridge closed for reconstruction

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 12, the Stone Lane pedestrian bridge on the Walton Creek Trail will be closed for a bridge refurbishment project that includes re-decking and painting of the entire structure.

The Stone Lane pedestrian bridge is a section of the Walton Creek Trail that connects the community near Whistler Park to the greater Yampa River Core Trail system. The project is expected to last approximately one month, weather permitting.

There will be no access across the bridge for the duration of the project. Access to the Walton Creek Trail will be via the Chinook Lane trail access.

A signed detour will be posted from the Stone Lane trail access to the Chinook Lane trail access for the duration of the project.

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3 seats open on Creative District Steering Committee

Three seats are open on the Steamboat Springs Creative District Steering Committee, which provides advice and assistance to the Steamboat Springs Arts Council on issues and planning in matters of significance to our rural arts community.

The committee meets monthly and works in an advisory capacity and also is involved in task-oriented projects throughout the year. Terms are two to three years and are renewable.

Open seats include: a representative from the tourism industry; an at-large member; and a creative artisan or representative from an arts and culture organization. Interested individuals are asked to send a cover letter and resume to for consideration. The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 18. Applications will be reviewed on Sept. 20 for a November start date.

Library accepts registrations for upcoming fall book club

Sign-up has begun for Bud Werner Memorial Library's fall book clubs, which are open for kids with an adult partner. Led by a member of the library's youth services staff, the hour-long book club meetings include hands-on activities, lively book discussion and related media.

Book club meetings planned for the fall include the folliwing.

Sept. 21, 4 p.m.: Book to Movie Book Club, "Lego Ninjago," first grade and older.

Oct. 4, 6 p.m.: It's A Girl Thing, "The Perfect Score" by Rob Buyea, fifth grade and older.

Oct. 26, 4 p.m.: Book to Theater Book Club, "The Call of the Wild," fifth grade and older.

Nov. 8, 6 p.m.: Guys Read, "Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom," fourth grade and older.

Dec. 6, 6 p.m.: It's A Girl Thing, "Snow & Rose" by Emily Winfield Martin, fifth grade and older.

Register online at or by visiting the Kids' Desk or calling 970-879-0240, extension 313. Space is limited to 10 kid-adult pairs per meeting.

Residents invited to recycle eclipse glasses at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library is helping Astronomers Without Borders collect glasses from the 2017 Great American Eclipse to be sent to students across South America and Asia, so they too can see the great show in the sky when eclipses cross their continents in 2019. Eclipse glasses can be dropped off in the designated box at the children's desk at the library by Friday, Sept. 15.

International Wildlife Film Festival set to screen at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of three award-winning short films from the 2017 International Wildlife Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 in Library Hall.

"Elk River," a film by Jenny Nichols, is a short documentary that captures the migration of elk in the Yellowstone area through a multidisciplinary lens by following scientist Arthur Middleton, contemporary artist James Prosek and award winning photojournalist Joe Riis.

"Caviar Dreams" is a film by Brian Gerston. The film delves into the complex world of caviar, weaving a tapestry of caviar tales about the unique delicacy. Beyond the assumed glamour and luxury associated with caviar, a story about over-fishing, poaching, near extinction and a quest for sustainability is uncovered.

"End of Snow," a film by Morgan Heim, is about Dr. Jane Zelikova, a tropical ecologist living in the mountains of Wyoming and Colorado. She dreams of snow in the summer and tropical forests in the dead of winter. But her snow-capped Fourteeners are changing, no longer bringing the deep winter snowpack once promised. This is a future from which she and the people of the West can't run.

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Orchestra seeks local homes to host visiting musicians

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra is looking for donors who can support the upcoming concert "Ballet to Broadway" on Sept. 22 and 23 by hosting a visiting guest musician in their homes. Musicians will be arriving Sept. 20 and departing Sept. 24. Anyone interested in opening their home to host a musician should contact Stuart Handloff, SSO executive director, at

Alzheimer's caregiver support groups offered in Steamboat

The Alzheimer's Association sponsors free caregiver information and support groups in Steamboat Springs for those caring for someone with dementia, whether 24/7 or long distance.

A spouse caregiver group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, and a family, friend and caregiver group meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Both meetings are held at Rollingstone Respite House, 1500 Pine Grove Road.

These groups offer caregivers the opportunity to gather with others facing similar challenges in a safe, confidential setting. Call 970-879-8942 for more information.