Steamboat briefs: Grand Futures is hosting alcohol training class today |

Steamboat briefs: Grand Futures is hosting alcohol training class today

Grand Futures is hosting its Alcohol Responsibility Training Class at the Community Center from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.  This class is an accepted certification for alcohol responsibility training for servers, distributors and sellers of alcoholic beverages in Colorado. Grand Futures is a nonprofit organization, and fees collected from this class go directly to programs and activities that promote healthy lifestyles for youth. The cost of the class is $35. Registration is mandatory. To register, email

‘Birds in Art’ exhibit opens Friday, runs till Sept. 15

A new exhibit, “Birds in Art,” will open Friday at the Steamboat Art Museum. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 15 with a special reception for the opening of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival scheduled for Sept. 12. For information, visit or 970-870-1755.

Routt County Riders will lead trail work day Sunday

Routt County Riders will lead a trail work day on the Morning Gloria trail on Emerald Mountain from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Community members are needed to assist with the 4.2-mile trail-building project and should meet at Blackmer Drive at 8:45 a.m. for transportation to the work area.

Morning Gloria trail work sessions provide the community a chance to participate in the building of the newest trail on Emerald Mountain and get an up-close opportunity to see Routt County Riders’ new single track trail building machine in action. Workers are invited to bring their bikes and ride down following the trail work session.

Tools will be provided. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, backpack, sunscreen, rain gear, cap and water. Following the work session, volunteers can enjoy a snack from Honey Stinger, lunch donated by a local restaurant and beverages donated by New Belgium Brewing Company at approximately 1 p.m. Please register at to ensure enough refreshments.

Future trail work days on Morning Gloria are scheduled for every other Saturday until the trail is complete. The next scheduled date is Aug. 2.

Yoga in the Park canceled Saturday due to parking

Yoga in the Botanic Park has been canceled this Saturday due to limited parking during the soccer tournament in the adjacent field. Meditation with gentle yoga still will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday with complimentary snacks.  

After this weekend, the program in the park will resume its regular schedule of yoga from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays and meditation from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursdays. Sessions will run until Aug. 23.

All levels are welcome and a suggested $10 donation helps support the park. Participants are asked to bring a mat or towel and water. For information, contact Patty at 970-846-5608 or  

Senior Law Day is Friday at Community Center

Routt County Council on Aging and Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC, will host the second annual Northwest Colorado Senior Law Day from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

Informative seminars for seniors, adult children, friends and senior caregivers will be offered by law professionals. The first 50 participants will receive a copy of the 2014 Senior Law Handbook published by the Colorado Bar Association and a copy of the local Northwestern Colorado Law Day Booklet providing detailed information about the Law Day presenters and their information.

Topics will include “Identity Theft Prevention” presented by the Steamboat Springs Police Department; “Will or Trust — What is the Best Option for My Estate Plan? (And Other Methods of Transferring your Property)” presented by Jason Lacy, partner, Steamboat Lawyers Group,; “Special Needs Trust” presented by Karen Bordner, managing director, KD Residential Investments, Inc.; “Retirement Income Planning” presented by Daniel Foley, certified private wealth advisor, Sleeping Giant Financial Services, LLC; and “Medicare 101” presented by April Sigman, project coordinator, Routt County Council on Aging.

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