Steamboat briefs: Free workshop on service excellence set for Aug. 21 |

Steamboat briefs: Free workshop on service excellence set for Aug. 21

A free service excellence workshop will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Colorado Mountain College as part of the college’s Success Steps Seminar series.

The training session is being offered to help small businesses and individuals improve their customer service and relationship skills. The program will be led by SCORE volunteers Steve Sehnert, Jack Trautman and Randy Rudasics, who have been trained on the ProspeX service excellence program.

The seminar is free but registration is required by calling 970-870-4491.

The series is sponsored by CMC’s Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, Yampa Valley SCORE and the Routt County and Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

REPS holds annual Chickin’ Pickin’ event next week

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide will hosts its annual Chickin’ Pickin’ fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Olympian Hall. Tickets are $10 and include barbecue, face painting, music by Jesse Christensen, a silent auction and discount Howler Alpine slide tickets. Proceeds benefit REPS programs aimed at raising awareness of and preventing suicide in the Yampa Valley and providing support to individuals who have lost loved ones to suicide. Tickets are available at the event or by calling Meghan Francone at 970-846-8182.

Enter items for Home Arts Exhibit Hall at fair Wednesday

Bring your needlework, baked goods, photos or latest Lego creation to the Routt County Fair on Wednesday. To celebrate the 100th annual Routt County Fair, commemorative ribbons will be given to everyone who enters an item in the Home Arts Exhibit Hall.

This year, a special 100th Routt County Fair Home Arts Award will be given in each department to the entry that best represents the fair.

For this year only, fair organizers are encouraging historic entries as well as items that celebrate 100 years of the fair (past winners, fair-themed entries and centennial-themed entries.)

To revive memories of past Routt County fairs, there also will be a Fair Photo Contest for the “most outstanding photo taken at a Routt County Fair.” Historic photos are welcome and encouraged.

Home Arts check-in at the Routt County Fair Exhibit Hall in Hayden will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. More fair entry details can be found in the Routt County Fair Book found online at

Girls on the Run to hold new coach training session

Girls on the Run will hold a new coach training session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The Girls on the Run program uses an experience-based curriculum that integrates running to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The interactive curriculum is fun and challenging, covering meaningful topics such as self-awareness, building healthy relationships and developing personal strengths while engaging in physical activities. The curriculum also includes a fun, non-competitive 5K run open to the community at the end of the 10-week season.

Anyone interested in coaching this after-school program needs to attend the training session. Individuals must register for the class by contact ing Cheryl Krumrie at

American Legion to honor Telehealth Clinic this week

The Colorado American Legion will honor the staff of the Maj. William E. Adams Veterans Telehealth Clinic in Craig with the Caregivers of the Year Award in a ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday.

The clinic is located 785 Russell St., Suite 400. The event is open to the public, and Steamboat residents and veterans are welcome to attend.

The Grand Junction VAMC’s new Director Marc Magill also will be available to talk after the ceremony.

Events announced for 3rd Yampa Valley Crane Festival

The third annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival will take place in Steamboat Springs and Hayden from Sept. 12 to 15. The event will feature guided crane viewing sessions, talks by crane experts, films, children’s activities, a wildlife photography workshop and the famed “Birds in Art” exhibit from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

The festival’s keynote speaker is Dr. Richard Beilfuss, president and CEO of the International Crane Foundation. He will present “Cranes: Ambassadors for Conservation” on Sept. 13. Another guest and speaker will be Birding magazine editor and field guide author Ted Floyd.

Yampa Valley Crane Festival is presented by the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition, which is dedicated to the conservation and protection of Sandhill Crane in Colorado. For more information about the festival, visit

Singers sought by Yampa Valley Choral Society

The Yampa Valley Choral Society is recruiting choral singers of all voice parts for a production of Handel’s “Messiah” in December. Rehearsals begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs. The YVCS will perform the “Messiah” on Dec. 5, 6 and 7 with the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Ernest Richardson. To register or for more information, contact Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641 or

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