Steamboat Briefs: Fundraiser party planned to benefit local ski coach |

Steamboat Briefs: Fundraiser party planned to benefit local ski coach

A fundraiser benefit party will be held Saturday for city employee and local ski coach Chris Arnis, who was injured in a March 15 fall at Steamboat Ski Area and is recovering from a neck fracture at the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Unit in Denver’s Craig Hospital. The event, which will include a silent auction, will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. in Olympian Hall.

All funds raised from the silent auction will benefit Arnis’ continued treatment and recovery.

For more information on how to contribute, call Kari Nelson at 970-879-7869 or Paige Boucher at 970-291-4155, or email or

Street closures announced for Mustang Roundup

Street closures have been announced for the upcoming Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup’s Show and Shine event. The following streets will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

■ Lincoln Avenue – eastbound and westbound lanes, Lincoln at Fifth Street to Lincoln at Eleventh Street

■ Seventh and Eighth streets from Lincoln Avenue to the alley on the Oak Street side.

■ Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and tenth streets from Lincoln Avenue to the alley on the Yampa side.

In addition, Seventh Street from Lincoln Avenue to Yampa Street will also be closed due to the Farmer’s Market.

As in past years, the city’s special event officers will be assisting during each event with traffic detours and any other traffic/emergency needs. “No Overnight Parking” signs will be posted the day before the street closures.

Community barbeque held at Moonhill Schoolhouse

The annual Clark community barbecue will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Moonhill Schoolhouse. The event is sponsored by Elk River Wranglers 4-H Club. Tickets, which can purchased at the Clark Store or from a 4-H member, are $8 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12. There will be good food, games for kids, music and door prizes. All proceeds benefit Routt County 4-H.

Brain injury conference and workshop Saturday

Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado and the NW Colorado Brain Injury Support Group are hosting a brain injury conference and workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs.

Pre-registration for the conference is required by either calling BIA at 303-355-9969 or online at The cost is $25 with lunch included.

A full agenda of speakers is available online, and the conference is geared toward brain injury and concussion survivors, their caregivers, family and friends as well as medical providers.

Tickets on sale for event, featuring many authors

Tickets on sale for the 23rd annual Literary Sojourn, featuring authors Diane Ackerman, Lily King, Dinaw Mengestu, Mary Doria Russell and Richard Russo, with master of ceremonies Jim Shepard. General admission tickets cost $75 and will go on sale online only at 9 a.m. July 13 at

The caregiver information and support group for those caring for someone with dementia will begin a six-week series at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Rollingstone Respite House. The group is free. Call 970-879-8942 for more information.

Expect delays as highway project continues next week

The Colorado Department of Transportation improvement project on the 11-mile segment of Colorado Highway 9 between Kremmling and Silverthorne continues next week from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Crews currently are working on the north end of the project between mile markers 131 and 137. At mile markers 136 and 134.25, there are temporary detours in place. Delays on Colorado 9 can be up to 45 minutes long, and there are rough road conditions. Alternate routes are recommended and include Colo. 131 and U.S. Highway 40.

Annual summer luau held, benefits kid’s program

Old Town Hot Springs will host its third annual Summer Luau fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. June 28. The event is a pool party for the whole family with a pig roast, drinks, hula dancing, fire dancing and kids games. Tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for kids 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. All proceeds will benefit kids’ programs with extra classroom and facility space. Call 970-879-1828 for more information.

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