Steamboat briefs: Farmers Market registration set to open online Thursday

Registration for the Steamboat Farmers Market will open Thursday. All registrations are online and can be accessed using a link at under the Farmers Market tab.  

The Steamboat Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday from June 14 through Sept. 19 at the corner of Seventh and Yampa streets. To participate, all vendors must have both Colorado and Steamboat Springs sales tax licenses, and street food vendors must have approval from the Routt County Department of Environmental Health.

Steamboat Farmers Market encourages all vendors of local foods, produce, meat and value-added products to apply as early as possible. These vendors will be approved during the first month after registration opens. Starting in February, craft and nonprofit vendors will be approved.

The market reserves the right to limit certain categories of vendors to keep the variety in the market interesting. While vendors are encouraged to sign up for the entire season, random dates are available on a limited basis.  

All products are to be made by the vendor, unless the vendor is a member of MainStreet Steamboat. MainStreet Steamboat members may offer products represented in their storefronts, even if they are not made by the vendor.

Contact Tracy at 970-846-1800 or for more information.

7-week weed identification program starts on Feb. 4

The Routt County weed program is offering a seven-week course on weed identification, biology and management as part of comprehensive land stewardship objectives. Students will learn about effective timing and methods of weed control including cultural, mechanical, chemical (herbicide) and biological. The classes will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 4 to March 18. The cost for the class is $50, and registration is due by Jan. 30. Contact Greg Brown at 970-870-5246, CSU Extension at 970-879-0825 or for more information.

Mainstreet Steamboat hosts annual meeting is Thursday

Members and interested parties are invited to attend MainStreet Steamboat’s annual meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Aurum Food and Wine, 811 Yampa St. Tickets for the luncheon meeting are $20. Reservations for the meeting can be made by calling 970-846-1800 or emailing

The program will include presentation of awards to Urbane for Business of the Year and Sally TeStrake and Jenni DeFouw as Volunteers of the Year. Kelly Landers, Phil Armstrong, Sarah Freese and Josh Kagan will be inducted as new board members.  There will also be a presentation on the state of MainStreet and an open discussion on the plans for downtown projects and programs, including the Urban Renewal Authority, wayfinding and directory signage, Yampa Street plans and changes in MainStreet leadership and staffing in the coming year.

Fun with Science to meet throughout February, March

A Fun with Science after-school science club will be offered Feb. 9 and 23, and March 2, 9 and 16 at Steamboat Mountain School. The club is open to all middle school students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Fun With Science will show how the basic physical sciences — physics and chemistry — provide the building blocks for the more complex ideas that give rise to the studies of biology and environmental science. The cost is $100 per student. For more information or to sign up, email fws@steamboatmountain or call 970-879-1350. The enrollment deadline is Thursday.

Metallic artists Rick Noel to be featured at brewery

Artist Rick Noel will showcase his “metallic art” creations and answer questions about his unique metal applications during an artist exhibition from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Butcherknife Brewing Co., 2875 Elk River Road. Noel’s art includes composite metal coating and patination. The show is open to the public.

Rifle Club hosts indoor pistol league Mondays, Tuesdays

The Routt County Rifle Club will host an indoor 22 pistol league Mondays and Tuesdays for 10 weeks beginning Feb. 2. The league is open to the public. For more information, call Rick Noel at 970-846-7389 or Elk River Guns at 970-879-7565.

Self defense seminar to be offered at Sundance Studio

A Krav Maga self defense seminar will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sundance Studio. The self defense class is for people of all ages, and the cost is $15. Krav Maga was developed by a man named Imi Lichtenfeld, a Chzechoslovakian Jewish man who was in charge of training the Israeli military’s elite fighting forces during World War II. Lichtenfeld began teaching Israeli citizens during the Nazi regime, as it is effective for use by women and children because it does not rely on brute strength but on practicing simple but effective defensive and combative moves. Krav Maga consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from boxing, savate, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Judo, Jujutsu, wrestling and grappling, along with realistic fight training.

Solar Garden grand opening to be hosted by YVEA

Yampa Valley Electric Association will host a community solar garden grand opening celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The event will mark the completion of YVEA’s first community-owned solar array, and those who attend will have the opportunity to learn more about community solar and meet fellow renewable energy enthusiasts from throughout Yampa Valley. Speakers will include Craig Mayor Terry Carwile, YVEA President and CEO Diane Johnson and Paul Spencer with Clean Energy Collective.

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