Steamboat briefs: Emererald hazardous tree mitigation project continues |

Steamboat briefs: Emererald hazardous tree mitigation project continues

The city of Steamboat Springs through contractor Rogue Resources will resume work on the Emerald Mountain Hazard Tree Mitigation project as early as this week.
These efforts will be focused in the Morning Gloria trail area with crews bucking up the remaining lodge pole pine trees on the ground, which promotes faster decomposition. Rogue Resources will be in the area for approximately two weeks utilizing chainsaws and will access the trail on motorized bikes.
After this work is completed, Rogue will haul the remaining logs off-site from the Stairway to Heaven area and rehabilitate the road. This portion of the work is expected to be completed by the end of June.
The project will complete the planned tree removal operations of beetle kill trees that began in 2010. The full scope of work, including burning and reclamation of burn piles will be accomplished by the October 2017 grant deadline.

Author, journalist to speak at Coffee and a Newspaper

Steamboat Today will host a brown bag lunch version of its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. Magazines editor Eugene Buchanan will be giving a presentation about his new book, "Comrades on the Colca." The event is free and open to the public. People are invited to bring their own lunch, and the newspaper will provide drinks and cookies. Email for more information.

Partners' Amazing Race registration open until Tuesday

Registration is open for the Partners' Amazing Race through Tuesday, June 6. The event will start at Slopeside Grill at 9 a.m. June 24, with teams of two racing across Steamboat Springs to compete for the top three cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100. Registration is $100 per team and includes a T-shirt, lunch and the opportunity to meet Matt Ladley, a Steamboat native and X Games medalist who just competed in Season 29 of the real CBS "Amazing Race." To register visit All proceeds benefit the mentoring programs of Partners in Routt County.

Library seeks beneficiary for Lunafest on July 20

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present the eight annual Lunafest, a nationally touring film festival of award-winning short films made by women, at 7 p.m. July 20 in Library Hall. This year's film festival includes nine films filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor designed to compel discussion and motivate viewers to make a difference in their communities.
In alignment with the festival mission and requirements, the library is seeking a partner to be the beneficiary who shares proceeds from this screening with the festival's national partner, the Breast Cancer Fund. The only requirement is that the beneficiary is a local nonprofit that serves women in some way.
The library will take applications from local nonprofits through Friday, June 2. Email a letter, no more than a single page in length, explaining what your organization does to empower local women and why you are a good fit for Lunafest 2017 in Steamboat. Applications and any questions should be sent to Adult Programs Coordinator Jennie Lay at

South Routt offers kids summer reading program

Soutt Routt's summer reading program, "Build a Better World," will begin next week. Readers, age 5 to 12, will explore architecture, engineering and planet preservation during the program, which will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Yampa Library and from 9 to 10 a.m. Fridays at the Oak Creek Library. There will be prizes and lots of fun activities, including Lego building, engineering experiments and learning about how others live around the world. The program runs Tuesday, June 6 through the first week in August with no program during the week of Fourth of July.

Malaysian film from Cannes to be featured at the Chief

Bud Werner Memorial Library's free foreign film series continues with "Apprentice," a Cannes Film Festival selection by director Boo Junfeng, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at the Chief Theater.
This psychological thriller from Malaysia tells the story of ambitious young correctional officer Aiman, who is transferred to the country's highest-security prison and catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim. Aiman's desire to become the hangman's apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a past that haunts him.
Far from being a conventional prison movie, this slow-burning psychological thriller is a stunning and tightly focused and ambitious look at all the lives affected by capital punishment. The 96-minute film screens in Malay and English with English subtitles. Visit for more information.