Steamboat briefs: Former ski area executive hurt in skydiving accident |

Steamboat briefs: Former ski area executive hurt in skydiving accident

Andy Wirth

Former Steamboat Ski Area vice president of sales and marketing Andy Wirth, now CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, was hospitalized Sunday after being injured in a skydiving accident, according to a news release from the California ski areas.

Wirth injured his arm during a hard landing. He has had a couple of surgeries on his arm and is recovering, according to the release.

Hayden airport hosts tour, plan presentation Wednesday

Yampa Valley Regional Airport will host tours that offer a behind-the-scenes look at the airport as well as a presentation of the master plan. Tours are from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 13. Registration is required to Ann McMenamin at 970-276-5001.

STARS in need of winter volunteers; meeting Wednesday

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports is in need of volunteers for the winter. An orientation for new and returning volunteers is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and pass a background check. For more information, contact 970-870-1950 or go to http://www.steamboat and click on the volunteer tab.

Ex-Steamboat teacher to share story of Everest climb

Mountaineer and former Steamboat Springs teacher Lori Schneider, the first person living with multiple sclerosis to summit Mount Everest and complete the Seven Summits, will share her journey of scaling the highest peak on each continent from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave. Registration is required for the free event at using event code MSLori.

National Honor Society hosts costume exchange

Steamboat Springs High School’s National Honor Society hosts a Green Halloween costume exchange for children ages birth to 12 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Costumes for the free exchange can be dropped off in advance at all Steamboat Springs public schools, Emerald Mountain School, City Market, Kid’s Kabin, Young Tracks Preschool and the Discovery Learning Center. After Halloween, costumes can be dropped off at the above locations for next year’s exchange.

Whiteout Volleyball Club season meeting is Monday

The Whiteout Volleyball Club invites players and parents to an informational meeting about the 2013-14 club volleyball season at 7 p.m. Monday in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave. The club is for girls ages 11 to 18, and no experience is necessary. For more information, contact Linda Starks at 970-217-9092 or

Optimist Club’s Pumpkin Festival set for Saturday

The Steamboat Springs Optimist Club will host its 23rd annual Pumpkin Festival Oct. 19 in the Howelsen Hill parking lot. The free event is for children ages 2 to 12 to paint pumpkins. Registration is at 10 a.m., painting is at 10:30 a.m. and judging is at 11:45 a.m. Coffee and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Rob MacCarthy at 970-879-5283 or Ron Wendler at 970-846-7500.

Steamboat Hold ’em Poker Championship is Oct. 26

The inaugural Steamboat Hold ’em Poker Championship is at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Catamount Ranch & Club.

The entry fee is $125 and benefits flood relief efforts. The first-place prize in entry into the World Series of Poker at The Lodge Casino in Blackhawk.

To enter, email Jim Swiggart at; mail a check to Ski Town USA Rotary Club, P.O. Box 881537, Steamboat Springs, CO 80488; or drop an entry form off at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs, 2500 Pine Grove Road.

The event is open to the first 50 registrants, and the entry deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 23.

Entrepreneurship workshop starts at 6 p.m. Oct. 23

An entrepreneurship workshop about how to start a business is from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at Colorado Mountain College Entrepreneurship Center Room 127. The class will teach the fundamentals of business planning and creating a feasibility study. No registration is required for the free class. Call 970-870-4491 for more information.

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