Steamboat briefs: Group slated to present entrepreneur seminar Thursday |

Steamboat briefs: Group slated to present entrepreneur seminar Thursday

— The Colorado Mountain College Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, the Steamboat Springs Economic Development Council and SCORE will host a Success Steps Seminar titled “Business Loans for Small Business: Preparation, Application and Process” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Colorado Mountain College in Room 216 of the Academic Center.

The seminar will cover business lending, mitigating risks, the five “Cs” of credit, loans, the business application and the Northwest Loan Fund.

The program will be presented by Anita Cameron, director of business lending for the Northwest Loan Fund and will include a Q&A.

Cost of the seminar is $10 and includes lunch.

To register, call 970-870-4491.

Chamber set to host Beers with Peers event Thursday

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association will host Beers With Peers, a twist on the Chamber’s Corks & Connections networking event, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Cuginos Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, 41 Eighth St.

The event will include appetizers, beer tastings and an opportunity to make business connections in a casual after-hours setting. 

Cost is $10 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members.

Space is limited. Those wanting to attend are asked to reserve a spot by contacting, or 970-875-7000.

Airport Circle water main project expected for 8 weeks

The city of Steamboat Springs and Duckels Construction will install a water main in and near the Airport Circle and Elk River Road/County Road 129 intersection, according to a news release from the city.

Along with the construction of the water main, shoulder improvements to the southbound Elk River Road/C.R. 129 will be made. One lane of traffic will be maintained during the course of construction, but vehicular traffic should expect minor delays along Airport Circle and Elk River Road/C.R. 129. The public is urged to use caution and slow down for the cone zone.

Construction is expected to last approximately eight weeks, weather permitting. Once complete, the project will create a loop in the water system, which will allow for more water circulation to the airport area and create better water quality and fire flow protection.

For more information or questions about the project, call project manager Amber Gregory at 970-871-8211.

Gardening 101 returns to library 6:30 pm May 16, 19

Bud Werner Memorial Library is teaming up the Routt County CSU Master Gardeners and Routt County CSU Extension to offer the annual Gardening 101 series at the library.

Master Gardeners share two free nights of expert gardening advice at 6:30 p.m. May 16 and 19 in Library Hall.

The programs are to help the community plan and maximize summer gardens and will discuss the best use of Northwestern Colorado’s short growing season.

During the May 16 session, Master Gardeners will discuss essential aspects of building and maintaining a garden and answer questions.

Topics will include the following.

■ Soil: components, types, amending and how to purchase it.

■ Seed selection.

■ Site selection.

■ Seed planting.

■ Transplanting.

■ Weeding and mulching.

■ Container gardening.

■ Raised beds.

■ Season extenders and microclimates.

■ Companion planting.

■ Water use.

■ What’s realistic? Setting gardening goals.

On May 19, the Master Gardeners will return for a night of hands-on demonstrations.

Demos will include seed starting, square foot gardening, transplanting, soil sampling, salad bowl gardens and other container gardens

Routt County CSU Extension’s soil sample kits will be available for purchase as well.

Both programs are free, and registration isn’t required. Visit for more information.

Engineering council honors local woman for leadership

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado honored Mary Andre, P.E., a principal and project manager at Civil Design Consultants Inc. in Steamboat Springs, as the 2016 Outstanding Colorado Woman in Engineering, according to a news release from ACEC Colorado.

This award recognizes an exceptional woman in a leadership position for professional achievements in the engineering profession, leadership skills and community involvement.

Andre’s engineering experience and expertise in the area of water and wastewater treatment planning, design and construction have resulted in safe drinking water and water pollution controls that benefit many Coloradans, the news release stated. She has led, or been significantly involved, in the planning, design and construction of projects to construct new facilities or major upgrades for more than 20 public water treatment facilities.

“The council is pleased to honor Mary for her exemplary professional accomplishments and for her commitment to educating and mentoring girls in the sciences,” said Marilen Reimer, executive director, ACEC Colorado, in the release. “She is a true inspiration.”

Andre is a 20-year member of the American Water Works Association and served on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment committee for the 2013 revision to State of Colorado Design Criteria for Potable Water Systems.

She also is active in the Steamboat and North Routt communities, serving as a volunteer coordinator for the Steamboat Marathon and on the memorial scholarship committee.

As a parent volunteer at North Routt Community Charter School, she donated professional expertise and personal time to help develop the school’s own public water system, which allowed the school’s drinking water to comply with all primary drinking water standards.

Andre earned both a bachelor of science and a master of science degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Local chamber singers set to host concerts May 20, 21

Concert performances of “Ireland’s Call,” sung by the Steamboat Chamber Singers, will be held at 7 p.m. May 20 and 21 at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Ninth and Oak streets.

Selections will include Celtic pieces and feature guest performances by the Celtic Friends Band, including Bonnie Murray, Callie Anderson, Elizabeth Danielson, John Fisher and Mary Beth Norris.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased from any of the singers or from All That.

Yampa Valley Gives seeks additional board members

Yampa Valley Gives is seeking passionate individuals to serve on its board. yampavalley serves as a platform for donors to learn about participating local nonprofits and make online donations on Colorado Gives Day and throughout the year.

Those interested in serving on the board are asked to submit a letter of intent to

700 US Forest Service maps available via mobile app

Nearly 700 digital U.S. Forest Service maps can be accessed via a smartphone by downloading the PDF Maps Mobile App, which is available for free from iTunes and the Android Play Store, according to a news release.

Through the app, users can purchase and download maps stored on their devices and can use the maps based on their location when GPS is available. The maps also will allow users to measure distance and area, find coordinates, open a current view in Google Maps, plot place marks, add notes, enter data and add photos, according to a news release.

Library seeks local history buffs to digitize magazine

If you know the difference between the Bear and Yampa rivers, the Bud Werner Memorial Library and Tread of Pioneers Museum need you. The library and museum are partnering on a project to digitize and make available on the web Three Wire Winter magazine and the magazine’s supporting materials including oral interviews, transcripts and photos. They need history-loving locals who have the time to listen to the interviews while reading professional transcripts of the interviews for errors.  Anyone who is interested should contact Alysa Selby at 970-367-4929 or

Life-change events qualify for open enrollment insurance

Those who had any of the following life-change events in the past month may qualify for health insurance coverage through Connect for Health Colorado outside of the open enrollment period.

■ Marriage, birth, adoption and placement for foster care.

■ Insurance plan or Medicaid coverage was canceled or ended.

■ Job change and loss of employer-sponsored insurance.

■ Change in citizenship or immigration status.

■ Change in incarceration status.

■ Relocation to Colorado.

For more information or to meet with a health coverage guide, call 970-871-7664 in Moffat County or 970-871-7638 in Routt County.

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