Steamboat briefs: Hayden to consider ballot questions at 7 p.m. |

Steamboat briefs: Hayden to consider ballot questions at 7 p.m.

The Hayden Town Council will consider whether to put two questions on the November ballot Thursday.

Staff members will give their reports at 7 p.m. The regular meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The first ballot question being considered is whether the town may re-establish its legal ability to provide cable television services.

The second ballot question is regarding the artificial introduction of fluoride or fluoride by-products into the town’s water system.

Mustang judges needed for local car show this month

The Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup is seeking volunteers to judge the June 20 Show ’N’ Shine car show on Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street. No experience is necessary. Judges must be available from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Each judge will receive a 2015 Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup T-shirt and the opportunity to meet Mustang owners at the Friday evening hospitality meet and greet. To sign up, contact or visit

Library slated to show film on infamous art forger

Bud Werner Memorial

Library will presents a free screening of the documentary film “Art and Craft,” an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival and the International Documentary Film Festival, at 7 p.m. Thursday in Library Hall. The film is about Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers of the modern era — and he isn’t in it for the money.

In the past 30 years he has copied hundreds of pieces, from 15th-century icons to works by Picasso, Walt Disney and Dr. Seuss, then donated them to museums. Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member’s will, and most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works throughout the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States. When a tenacious registrar discovers the ruse, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of duped professionals intent on stopping him. But Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic, driven since his teens to escape “the life of a mental patient,” and ending the con isn’t so simple. Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop.

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Applications for county fair royalty now accepted

Applications are now available for Routt County girls, ages 8 to 18, who are interested in running for 2016 Routt County Fair Royalty. Applications, which are due by 5 p.m. July 15, can be downloaded from the Routt County Fair website at or picked up at the Routt County Extension Office. Try-outs will be held in conjunction with 4-H Exhibit on Day on July 31 at Soroco High School. Call Tiffany at 670-638-1021.

Library slated to host bird talk on Monday evening

Colorado is one of the few states that has all three species of bluebird — mountain, western and eastern. In honor of the spring appearance of bluebirds in the Yampa Valley, Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free bluebird program at 7 p.m. Monday in Library Hall.

The evening includes a talk by Kevin Corwin, a leading volunteer with the Colorado Bluebird Project who has overseen its development and operation since its inception in 2004. The Colorado Bluebird Project is a program of the Audubon Society of Greater Denver to improve the vitality of bluebird populations throughout the state of Colorado and to inform and educate the public about bluebirds. Corwin will share information about Colorado bluebirds, bluebird trails and nestboxes.

He will be joined by local bluebird enthusiast Allan Reishus, who will share his extensive experience and passion for Northwest Colorado’s local bluebirds, and will help answer questions about local bluebird populations and what others might do in the area to help foster a Yampa Valley trail. Bluebird nest boxes and kits will be available for sale at the program as well.

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