Steamboat briefs: Fundraiser on Tuesday includes dinner and movie

A dinner and a movie fundraiser for Integrated Community will be held Tuesday. Dinner is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cugino’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant. The movie “Frontera” will shown at 8 p.m. at the Chief Theater. The film, starring Ed Harris, Eva Longoria and Michael Pena, highlights the struggle of immigration. The storyline centers on the killing of a former Arizona sheriff’s wife. Tickets for the fundraiser can be purchased for $30 from Integrated Community staff or board members. Tickets can also be ordered by calling Millie Beall at 970-846-4126 and are available at the Integrated Community office, 718 Oak St., from noon to 5 p.m.

Museum to close for one day to allow cleaning

The Tread of Pioneers Museum will close Wednesday for cleaning as participants engage in the United Way’s Day of Caring. Regular hours will resume Thursday. The museum is also currently seeking local artifacts, personal stories and information about the history and role of the horse in Routt County for an upcoming exhibit. The deadline for submissions is May 30. For more information or to participate, call Katie at 970-879-2214 or email For general information on the museum, visit

City accepting applications for new funding committee

The city of Steamboat Springs is looking for both city and county residents to serve on a new committee that will study alternative funding sources for the region’s parks and recreation amenities. Applications for the committee will be accepted through Thursday. The committee will include two of the city’s parks and recreation commissioners, a Steamboat Springs City Council member and some community members from the city and the county. The Parks and Recreation Commission proposed the working group because it thinks parks and rec amenities are not being adequately funded and improved by the city’s general fund. Committee members are likely to spend at least six months studying alternative funding sources. Applications are available at City Hall or online at

Photos sought for Yampa Valley Medical history book

Yampa Valley Medical Center’s book on the 100-year history of Steamboat Springs hospitals is progressing toward publication. Author Christine McKelvie is interested in finding information about the Payne building, which was located on Sixth Street in 1914. She also is seeking hospital or physician photos dating from 1914 to 1990, particularly images of Dr. M.L. Crawford from the 1930s, ’40s or ’50s; Dr. R. C. Hooper from 1937 to 1942; or Hooper Hospital at either location, in the Maxwell building or at 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue. Anyone who has photos or information to share may call McKelvie at 970-871-2540 or email her at

Kids, beginners triathlon accepting registrations

Registration is now open for the third annual Give It a Tri, kids and beginner triathlon, to be held May 31 at Catamount Ranch and Club. Last year, 150 kids and adults participated in the USA Triathlon-sanctioned event. Age groups include: 6 and younger; 7 to 8; 9 to 10; 11 to 12; 13 to 15; adult beginner; and adult competitive. There is also a relay category for all age groups. All beginners and first timers will receive medals, and there are competitive awards for the top three men and top three women. The event is sponsored by Get Fit Family Racing. For more information, maps and a link to register, visit

Live birds to be displayed during Yampatika event

Yampatika will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day from 4 to 7 p.m. May 26 at Bud Werner Memorial Library and Little Toots Park. There will be a bird story time with special appearances by Woodsy Owl and Talon. Live birds from Nature’s Educators in Denver will be on display, and there will be bird-themed arts and crafts offered for children. Adults will have the opportunity to learn how to attract more birds to their gardens. The free event is sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, Yampa Valley Birding Club, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the library.

June 1 is deadline for sand painting design submissions

Bud Werner Memorial Library is seeking design idea submissions for the 2015 community sand painting, which will take place during the time six Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery take up residency at Bud Werner Memorial Library from July 29 to Aug. 2 to construct a sand mandala in Library Hall. As the monks create their sand mandala, the community will have an opportunity to try the ancient art of sand painting, using the same tools and techniques that the monks employ, on an adjacent community sand painting. Design ideas must be submitted to the library by no later than 5 p.m. June 1. The winning design will be revealed before the monks arrive, in mid-July. Designs can be delivered in person to the library front desk or via mail to 1289 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. Clearly mark submissions with name, phone number and email address. Important elements to consider for design submissions can be found at

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