Steamboat briefs: Event to showcase Best of the Boat winners Thursday |

Steamboat briefs: Event to showcase Best of the Boat winners Thursday

Best of the Boat awards will be announced at the 2016 Best of the Boat Variety Show and Awards Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at The Steamboat Grand ballroom.

The variety show will feature Kris Hammond: The Mailman, The Tongue and Chief Players, We’re Not Clowns, the 2015 Lip Sync champions and more. 2016 winners will be unveiled during the show along with the winter edition of Steamboat Living magazine.

Food and drinks will be provided by event sponsors Orthopedics of Steamboat Springs, Matt Eidt, from Colorado Group Realty, Twin Enviro Services, Tredway, Henion, Palmquist & Kusy certified public accountants — THPK — and Steamboat Today.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at Steamboat or at the Steamboat Pilot & Today office, 1901 1901 Curve Plaza.

Area Ask a Lawyer free clinics set to continue Wednesday

The 14th Judicial District, which serves Routt, Moffat and Grand counties, and Access to Justice will continue a series of Ask a Lawyer Legal Clinics at locations in all three counties.

The clinic is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The clinics will be held in the county clerks’ offices of each county, located at the following.

■ Routt County: 1955 Shield Drive, Steamboat Springs; 970-879-5020.

■ Moffat County: 221 W. Victory Way, Suite 300, Craig; 970-824-8252.

■ Grand County: 307 Moffat Ave., Hot Sulphur Springs; 970-725-3357.

To make an appointment, call the nearest county clerk’s office. Walk-ins accepted if time allows.

The free, individual appointments with volunteer lawyers will cover legal problems including divorce and custody cases, protection orders, landlord/tenant disputes, foreclosures, bankruptcy and debt problems and court lawsuits.

Professional interpreters will be available, and attendees are asked to bring relevant legal papers, such as leases and court documents.

State Senate candidate to meet with NW Coloradans

State Senate candidate Emily Tracy will be in Steamboat Springs and Hayden this week to speak with residents of Senate District 8.

“Many of the best solutions, I have heard, to the problems facing Colorado come from conversations I have had with residents at the door, in coffee shops, and at the many events I have attended around the district,” Tracy said in a news release.

Tracy will host meet and greets at Off the Beaten Path bookstore in Steamboat Springs at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, and at Wild Goose Coffee at the Granary in Hayden at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13.

October foreign film series features Dutch crime thriller

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Chief Theater with “Schneider vs. Bax,” an award-winner from the Netherlands, directed by Alex van Warmerdam.

A wickedly inspired black comedy pits two strangers against each other in a showdown riddled with unforeseen obstacles. A seemingly straightforward crime-thriller plot transforms into a sinister game in which the stakes are a matter of life and death.

Schneider, a hitman, gets a call from Mertens on the morning of his birthday. He has a last-minute assignment for Schneider who refuses the request because it is his birthday. Mertens insists that it is an important matter. When they meet in Mertens’ office, Schneider is told that the target is Ramon Bax, a writer. He lives alone. Schneider accepts the assignment. What was promised to be a hit turns out to be more than expected.

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Navigating online energy information landscape

Fall weather and cooler temperatures turn thoughts to heating homes and changing energy usage. Colorado State University Extension recently launched the “Your Energy” website to provide unbiased, research-based information in an effort to sort energy fact from fiction.

“We hope that when one hears the name ‘Your Energy,’ it directly conveys meaning and a sense of empowerment for individuals to make their own energy decisions,” said CSU energy specialist Cary Weiner in a news release. “We want ‘Your Energy’ to become the go-to resource for Coloradans with energy questions and that we can live up to our slogan; ‘Energy questions–answered.’”

A prominent feature of the site is CSU Extension’s fact sheets, which have been broken into a manageable FAQs format. The site also has 10 energy calculators to help consumers figure out whether new insulation, lighting, solar panels and other energy investments make sense financially. In addition, the website has videos and other media to show you how to find air leaks, measure your insulation levels and more.

Contact Todd Hagenbuch, Routt County Extension agent at 970-879-0825 for additional information.

Grant cycle open for Petis Law community foundation

The Petis Law Community Impact Foundation is accepting grant applications for its 2016 winter grant cycle. The nonprofit foundation is committed to leaving the community in a better place than it found it by contributing to agencies who protect and support the well-being of those injured by others; who promote the sustainable enrichment of our housing market; and who encourage social equity and economic growth within local businesses and nonprofits.

Grants will be awarded to agencies and nonprofits whose mission fits with the description, or agencies and nonprofits who have a project that fit within the description. Grant applications are due Saturday, Oct. 15, and the grant application form can be found at Call Foundation President Lisel Petis at 970-846-5255 for more information. 

Food boxes available for local low-income seniors

Commodities Supplemental Food Program boxes are designed to supplement the diets of low-income seniors 60 and older. The boxes, distributed monthly by LiftUp of Routt County to area seniors, contain a variety of nonperishable food items and cheese. If you or someone you know may benefit from this program, call the LiftUp Food Bank at 970-870-8804 for more information.

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

Hayden church distributes free food, personal items

The Hayden Congregational Church Food Bank, 202 E. Jefferson, distributes free food and personal items to those in need. For more information, contact the church at 970-276-3510 or Pastor Jane at 970-757-0000

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