Steamboat briefs: First-ever News & Brews event scheduled for Wednesday |

Steamboat briefs: First-ever News & Brews event scheduled for Wednesday

In place of its regular Coffee and a Newspaper event, Steamboat Pilot & Today will be hosting News & Brews, and the date for the inaugural event has been rescheduled for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Butcherknife Brewing Co., 2875 Elk River Road in Steamboat Springs.
The event is open to the community. Members of the Steamboat Today news team will be in attendance to talk about their beats and answer questions about reporting, journalism and other issues of public interest.

Community Ag Alliance set to host Plate & Pint on Thursday

Thursday, Sept. 21 at Butcherknife Brewery, 2875 Elk River Road in Steamboat Springs.
The fundraising event will feature local food appetizers prepared by Harwigs, beer samples from Butcherknife and a fun Bare Legs & Boots competition. Tickets are $25 person, and attendance is limited to those 21 and older. To buy tickets, visit or contact

Author to speak at library about growth of intense wildfires

Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs presents award-winning journalist Michael Kodas talking about his new book, "Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Library Hall.
During a multi-media presentation, Kodas will share his exploration of the rising phenomenon of megafires — forest fires of alarming scale, intensity and devastation — and explain the science of what is causing them and the danger and heroism of those who fight them.
In "Megafire," Kodas travels to the most dangerous and remote wildernesses, as well as to the backyards of people faced with these environmental disasters, to look at the heart of this phenomenon and witness firsthand the heroic efforts of the firefighters and scientists racing against time to stop, or at least to tame, these deadly flames.
From Colorado to California, China to Canada, the narrative hopscotches the globe and takes readers to the front lines of the battle both on the ground and in the air, and in the laboratories, universities and federal agencies where this issue rages on.
Kodas is the deputy director of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder, an award-winning photojournalist and reporter and the author of the bestselling book "High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed." He was part of a team of journalists at The Hartford Courant awarded the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage in 1999.
Copies of "Megafire" will be available for sale and signing at this free Library Author Series event, courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. Visit for more information.