Steamboat briefs: Fundraising established for man injured in crash |

Steamboat briefs: Fundraising established for man injured in crash

The man who was seriously injured in a crash Thursday morning on Rabbit Ears Pass is recovering.

Matt Ingles lives in Grand Junction, according to the Colorado State Patrol, but he has friends in Steamboat Springs.

Doctors at Denver Health are trying to save one of Ingles’ legs. He has had two surgeries, and more are expected in the future.

Ingles is a veteran who flew Blackhawk helicopters in the Middle East.

Friends have set up a fundraising website to help cover costs the Ingles family is incurring. The website is

Holiday Yule Log found at Strings Music Festival

The 2016 Yule Log Hunt is over, according to a news release from Tread of Pioneers Museum.

The Yule Log was found at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, by Doug and Suzi Warner at Strings Music Festival following the release of Clue No. 5.

The Warners said they found the log by honing in on the Mount Werner and ski resort areas, led there by Clue No. 5’s mention of the old warming hut on the mountain.

After scouring the area around where the warming hut used to stand, they worked their way down Mount Werner Road, eventually finding the log at Strings Music Festival.

They said finding the Yule Log has been on their bucket list since 2005.

The Warners turned in the log to the Tread of Pioneers Museum and received their prize of $150 in chamber bucks, generously donated by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

Yampa Valley Fly Fishers to meet Wednesday

Yampa Valley Fly Fishers will hold their next meeting and Christmas party at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Rex’s American Grill. The party will feature a fly tree raffle showcasing flies donated by members. Last year’s tree was adorned with more than 200 flies.

Everyone attending the December meeting is encouraged to bring three to five flies to decorate the tree. Five flies will get people entered into the raffle for the tree; additional raffle tickets are $5 each.

The meeting will also feature fly-tying demonstrations and a slide show of photographs submitted by members. Anyone wishing to contribute photos for the slide show can email them to Scott Warner at scott

The meeting is free and open to the public. Pizza and appetizers will be provided.

Indie Lens Pop-Up returns with “Meet the Patels”

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s new Indie Lens Pop-Up season opens a free screening of “Meet the Patels,” a romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an Indian American actor/comedian who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams — and his parents.

The film screens at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 in Library Hall.

Filmed by Ravi’s sister, Geeta, in what started as a family vacation video, this film reveals how, for a Patel, love is truly a family affair.

“Meet the Patels” explores the questions with which we all struggle: What makes a great, lasting marriage? What is love? How do we find it? And even then, how do we keep it?

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a film screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations around films from the award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens.” The community is encouraged to stay for a discussion after the film.

Visit for more information about this film and other Indie Lens Pop-Up events.

Sign up to ring bells for United Way this season

Routt County United Way is seeking bell ringers to help raise money for local health and human service programs. The bell ringing started the day after Thanksgiving and will run through Christmas Eve. United Way is looking for organizations to take a 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. shift on the following days: Sunday, Dec. 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24. To sign up, visit

Registration now open for library’s reading group

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a six-week Shakespeare reading group focusing on William Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra,” led by veteran English teacher Sally Frostic.

The free workshop will be held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on six consecutive Wednesdays, Jan. 18 to Feb. 22, at the library for both first-time and experienced Shakespeare readers. The overall emphasis is on enjoyment of “Antony and Cleopatra” through discussions, reading brief excerpts aloud and learning about the playwright and his world.

Participants are asked to commit to the reading and attend most of the sessions. To register, contact Adult Programs Coordinator Jennie Lay at or 970-879-0240, ext. 317.

The workshop is limited to 25 participants, and the library has copies of “Antony and Cleopatra” to lend to everyone. Visit for more information.

Community Ag Alliance accepting local food orders

Buy local food and products online at, then click on “Shop the CAA Marketplace” tab.

Locally grown fresh produce, meat, eggs, jelly, sauces, granola and more are available.

Order online from noon Monday through noon Thursday. Orders may be picked up Friday afternoons at CAA offices in downtown Steamboat Springs. For more information, call 970-879-4370.

Routt County United Way launches new network

Routt County United Way has announced the start of its new volunteer network, Get Involved Routt County.

This innovative resource will serve as a one-stop interactive hub for both volunteers and nonprofits.  Volunteers can easily access volunteer opportunities from various organizations in Routt County by going to and completing a short profile.

According to United Way officials, Get Involved Routt County is a game-changer for the community’s volunteer network, making it easier for nonprofits to fill their needs and for active citizens to get involved and give back to their community.

Visit for more information.

YVSC offers opportunity to recycle old electronics

Old, unwanted electronics can be recycled safely at collection boxes in the offices at Steamboat middle and high schools or the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council office at 141 Ninth St.

Items dropped off at those locations must be the size of a laptop or smaller and should not include towers, screens or keyboards. Items that can be recycled include old cellphones, smart-phones, cellphone batteries and chargers, iPods, MP3 players, digital cameras, tablets, aircards and Bluetooth, ink and toner cartridges, laptops, GPS devices and headphones. An additional free cellphone collection box is located downtown in the Wells Fargo bank lobby.

Any funding returned through the certified recyclers who receive these items benefits the Routt County Sustainable Schools program.

Larger electronics, such as computers, televisions and VCRs, can be recycled locally and legally for a small fee to consumers through such businesses as Waste Management or G&S Mountain Recyclers in north Steamboat. Complete recycling location information is available in both English and Spanish at

Hayden Congregational Church distributing food

Hayden Congregational Church Food Bank distributes free food to those in need.

For more information, call the church at 970-276-3510 or Pastor Jane at 970-757-0000, visit, or stop by the church, 202 E. Jefferson, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

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