Steamboat briefs: Evangelical Lutheran Church secures new pastor |

Steamboat briefs: Evangelical Lutheran Church secures new pastor

Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church is installing the Rev. Craig Henningfield as its new pastor at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Henningfield is moving to Steamboat with his wife, Sheryl, after serving as a missionary at large for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. He is the founder of the Church Without Walls in the greater Denver area and is a graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He also earned his doctor of ministry degree from George Fox Seminary. Henningfield and his wife have two children and six grandchildren. Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church has served the community of Steamboat Springs since 1936 and its membership currently numbers 265.

3rd Write-In for local novelists slated for Nov. 20

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Off the Beaten Path bookstore are sponsoring National Novel Writing Month for local writers embarking on writing a 175-page, or 50,000-word, novel during November. NaNoWriMo novelists are invited to the third in a series of after-hours write-ins from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 20 at the bookstore, 68 Ninth St. The event offers camaraderie, encouragement and quiet writing time. Visit or call 970-879-6830 for more information about local NaNoWriMo events.

Warren Miller’s ‘Chasing Shadows’ to screen Nov. 20

The Warren Miller film, “Chasing Shadows,” will be showing at the Chief Theater Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21. Showtimes are 7 p.m. nightly with a second showing at 4 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the athletes of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. The event is presented by Steamboat Powdercats, Carl’s Tavern, Debbie Aragon State Farm and Butcherknife Brewing Company. The $15 ticket price includes a chance to win prizes, including a seven-day trip for two to ski Portillo, Chile, and a day of cat skiing with Steamboat Powdercats. Visit to buy tickets.

Free class about Judaism offered at 10 a.m. Dec. 13

A free class about Judaism is being offered at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 in the small meeting room at Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs. The class is part of an ongoing series offered to the Steamboat Springs community by Har Mishpacha, Steamboat’s only Jewish synagogue. Visit harmish or email for more information.

Hayden church distributes free food, personal items

The Hayden Congregational Church Food Bank distributes free food and personal items to those in need. For more information, call the church at 970-276-3510 or Pastor Jane at 970-757-0000 or email People can also stop by the church, 202 E. Jefferson, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Annual Yampa Arts, Craft Fair scheduled for Saturday

The 35th annual Yampa Arts and Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Soroco Elementary School in Yampa. The fair is one of the largest in the area, and there will be free gift basket drawings throughout the day. Santa will arrive at 3 p.m. with surprises for the youngest guests. Lunch will be available from fair sponsors, Edith Chapter No. 6, Order of the Eastern Star. This nonprofit organization uses proceeds to help fund community service projects on local, state and national levels.

Heritage Christian School students set to sing carols

Heritage Christian School is bringing Christmas Alive to town this year. Students will sing Christmas carols from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 in downtown Steamboat Springs. The group will be serving hot apple cider outside Overland Clothing Store. Call 970-879-1760 for more information.

Artists invited to submit proposals for YVMC work

Local artists are invited to submit artwork proposals to be commissioned for purchase and permanent exhibition in the interior of the Yampa Valley Medical Center expansion. The artwork scheme for the project has been developed by Noyes Art Designs, a company that has a passion for creating art in healing art programs. The commissioned art will be an exciting part of the expansion and refurbishing of YVMC.

Visit for more information and for the requirements for submitting art. For additional information, contact Noyes Designs at 303-332-8838 or

VNA to host Celebration of Light at 5 p.m. Dec. 4

Individuals and families who have lost loved ones are invited to the Celebration of Light, which will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive. Each person will decorate an ornament in memory of their loved one and place it on a community tree. A small, candlelight service will follow. Ornaments, supplies and refreshments will be provided. Ornaments can be taken home after the holidays. Call JoAnne Grace at 970-871-7629 for more information. Celebration of Light is hosted by the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.

Historical film series continues at Chief Theater

The Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Chief Theater are partnering each month to show professionally-produced historical films as well as rare local home movies from the museum’s collection. At 7 p.m. Dec. 16, the “Ski Sentinel: The Story of the National Ski Patrol” will be shown at the Chief in conjunction with the Dec. 8 opening of a new museum exhibition honoring the 75th anniversary of the Ski Patrol in Steamboat Springs. “Ski Sentinel” outlines the history the National Ski Patrol in the colorful documentary by Rick Moulton. Footage of early demonstrations of the local Patrol on the slopes of Howelsen Hill will also be shown. The film screening is free and open to the public.

Steamboat Art Museum to feature photography exhibit

“Len Chmiel: A Retrospective” is opening Friday, Dec. 4, at the Steamboat Art Museum. The exhibit, which will be at the museum through April 9, will feature 50 years of Chmiel’s work. Southwest Art Magazine said Chmiel “enjoys the reputation as one of today’s most successful and widely admired landscape painters.” A “Night at the Museum” dinner honoring Chmiel will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the museum. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by calling the museum at 970-870-1755 or online at Tickets can also be purchased in person from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at the Museum Store and the Wild Horse Gallery. In addition, an opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, during First Friday Artwalk, and an artist’s presentation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the museum. Tickets for the presentation are $20.

Insurance enrollment help available to community

Individuals who need health insurance or need to renew their plans must do so by Jan. 31 and they need to be aware of the following important information:

■ There are new plans and prices every year. Financial help is available to lower monthly costs.

■ Free in-person assistance is available to help find the right plan.

■ Those already enrolled will need to renew their plan to retain coverage.

■ There are tax fines for not having health insurance.

Individuals must enroll or renew their plans by Dec. 15 for coverage beginning Jan. 1, by Jan. 15 for coverage beginning Feb. 1 and by Jan. 31 for coverage beginning March 1.

For assistance in enrolling in health insurance, contact a health coverage guide at the Northwest Colorado VNA at 970-871-7330 or Yampa Valley Medical Center at 970-879-1322.

Drop-in open enrollment assistance also is available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Jan. 26 at Yampa Valley Medical Center, 1024 Central Park Drive.

Girl Scouts in Steamboat in need of volunteers

The Steamboat Springs Girl Scouts are looking for volunteers. For more information, contact Nancy Mucklow at 970-846-2630 or

Supplies available to local art educators at Depot

Local arts educators now have access to recycled or donated art supplies through the new Create Space program at the Steamboat Springs Arts Council at The Art Depot. For more information, email, call 970-879-9008 or visit

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