Steamboat briefs: Event marks Steamboat Today’s 25th anniversary |

Steamboat briefs: Event marks Steamboat Today’s 25th anniversary

The Steamboat Today will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special community event from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Depot Art Center. The free daily newspaper, which published its first issue Aug. 21, 1989, will host a reception and art show featuring iconic images and photographs published in the Today throughout the past 25 years. The event is open to the public. Beer, wine and appetizers will be served, and a 25th anniversary trivia contest will be launched at the celebration.

10th Mountain Division gathering this weekend

Members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the 10th Mt. Infantry Divisions Descendants will host a gathering of 10th Mountain Division veterans, descendants and friends in Steamboat Springs from Friday through Sunday.

The purpose of the gathering is to celebrate and honor the brave men of the World War II 10th Mountain Division and the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) for their service to our country.

The gathering will begin with a Brown Bag presentation at the Tread of Pioneers Museum at noon Friday presented by Nancy Kramer. This event is free.

Two other 10th Mountain events will bring the group together with a welcome party at the home of Nancy and Lynn Kramer on Friday and a barbecue dinner at the Hogue Ranch/3Quarter Circle Range on Saturday. If you are interested in attending these two events, the cost is $25, all inclusive.

Arrangements have been made for several special group activities, but primarily the descendants, vets and families will engage in the many Steamboat signature events throughout the weekend.

For more information, call Nancy Kramer at 970-879-2739 or 970-846-2969. Learn more about the 10th Mountain Division and the descendant organization by visiting and

Emerald City Opera to perform ‘Falstaff’ on Friday

Emerald City Opera will perform “Falstaff” in Steamboat Springs on Friday and Sunday.

David Malis, baritone, will play the title role in the upcoming production of Verdi’s final comic masterpiece. Malis treated a Steamboat Springs audience to famous pieces by Mozart, Lehar, Gounod and Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2013 during ECO’s Opera Pops Concert.

Steamboat’s Kali Morris named to president’s list

Kali M. Morris, of Steamboat Springs, has been named to the president’s list for academic achievement at Western Washington University for the winter and spring quarters.

To be named to the president’s list, she had to maintain a 4.0 GPA or better while enrolled in the honors program.

She is the daughter of Kevin and Amy Morris and is a Steamboat Springs High School graduate.

Hayden Heritage Center to host volunteer meeting

The Hayden Heritage Center will host a meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday for people interested in volunteering for the museum’s fall fundraiser — a lantern tour of the Hayden Cemetery. Volunteers will be used to help with all aspects of the tour, which is scheduled for Oct. 4. For more information, call museum curator Laurel Watson at 970-276-4380 or email

Meet-up group formed online for motorcyclists

Motorcyclists interested in forming a local riding group are being asked to join a meet-up group by visiting and typing in “Steamboat Springs.” The group also is hoping to gauge interest in a monthly bike night. For more information, email

CMC to offer bachelor’s in nursing starting Aug. 25

Colorado Mountain College will offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing for registered nurses beginning Aug. 25 — the first day of the fall semester.

The new Bachelor of Science in nursing degree, also known as the RN to BSN program, will be based at Colorado Mountain College locations in Spring Valley-Glenwood Springs and Breckenridge. However, since the program involves mostly online learning requiring only occasional visits to the college’s campuses, working nurses throughout the CMC service area, including Steamboat and Routt County, may enroll.

Residents living in the taxing district are eligible for the in-district tuition of $140 per credit.

RN to BSN functions somewhat differently than a standard four-year bachelor’s degree, as students must have already attained a level of nursing proficiency. Currently, CMC offers a two-year associate degree of applied science in nursing, which qualifies students to become licensed registered nurses.

To enroll in the college’s new bachelor’s program, students already must have earned their associate degree in nursing and hold an RN license in the state of Colorado, in addition to other requirements.

The college received approval July 8 from its accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission, to offer the new bachelor’s degree. For more information, visit or call 800-621-8559.

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