Steamboat briefs: Fly-fishing author to present talk, slide show at library |

Steamboat briefs: Fly-fishing author to present talk, slide show at library

— Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an evening with author and fly-fisherwoman Shelley Walchak, who will present “52 Rivers: One woman’s fly-fishing journey through the Rockies,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 in Library Hall.

Walchak, a librarian, gave up her job at the Colorado State Library to fly-fish a river per week for a year. Walchak bought and outfitted a camper, purchased camera equipment and a computer and hit the road. She decided to stay in the Rocky Mountain States — Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.

Her photographs and blog posts from her journey became the book “52 Rivers,” the gold medal winner for best regional non-fiction at the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Walchak will share a slide show and talk that reveals the funny stories, inspirational encounters and beautiful scenery captured throughout her three-year project, from battling the elements to learning about the art of fly-fishing, to understanding rivers and entomology and meeting people along the 50,000 miles she traveled.

Books will be available for sale and author signing. Visit for more information.

Intermediate, advanced ukulele clinic to be offered

Gary Jugert, director of Denver’s Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra, will present a clinic for intermediate to advanced ukulele players Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 in Steamboat Springs. Jugert will provide chord and melody instruction and multi-part arrangements using several pieces that will be available before the clinic. Anyone interested in attending the clinic should contact Dan Tyler at 970-846-8354 or to inquire about location, times and cost.

Foreign film series features South Korean thriller

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 at the Chief Theater with “Sea Fog,” an international film festival award-winner from South Korea, directed by Sung-Bo Shim.

Kang, a longtime captain of the Junjin, is disheartened to learn that his ship has been sold by its owner, leaving Kang’s entire crew in danger of losing their livelihood. Swallowing his pride, Kang pays a visit to Yeo, a human trafficking broker, and decides to take on the dangerous job of smuggling illegal migrants into South Korea. When the Junjin arrives at the pickup point, a violent storm forces the boat to stall in the open waters, inevitably pitting Kang’s crew against the migrants. As tension and unrest spread throughout the Junjin, a dense sea fog envelops the boat, and tragedy unfolds in the mysterious depths of the fog.

The film screens in Korean with English subtitles. Visit for more information.

Electric bikes prohibited on trails within city limits

The city of Steamboat Springs is reminding residents and visitors that city trails are currently non-motorized, which means that motorized vehicles, including electric bikes, are not allowed on any city trails, including Howelsen Hill, Spring Creek, the Yampa River Core Trail and all secondary trails within the city limits. Electric bicycles are allowed on city streets and should be driven in the bike lanes when possible.

Mount Harris Day slated for 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, July 23

Mount Harris Day will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at the Mount Harris burial site on U.S. Highway 40 east of Hayden. Speakers will include archeologist Emily Long, who will discuss findings at the Wolf Creek petroglyph dig last year in Mount Harris Canyon, and local historian Paul Bonnifield, who will talk about coal mining and the town of Mount Harris, which once was located along U.S. 40. The event includes free barbecue, a memory booth and history books for sale. Those who plan to attend are asked to bring their own chairs.

Yampa Valley Gives in search of board of trustees member

Yampa Valley Gives is seeking letters of intent for an open board of trustees position. is a year-round, online giving website featuring nonprofits from Routt and Moffat counties. The group works to increase philanthropy in the Yampa Valley by encouraging residents to donate on Yampa Valley Gives Day.

For more information, visit Email letters of intent to

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