Steamboat briefs: Hemingway scholar speaks Wednesday at the library

Nancy W. Sindelar

Nancy W. Sindelar, author of “Influencing Hemmingway,” will be giving a literary talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bud Werner Memorial Library about the people, places and activities that shaped Ernest Hemingway. She will share rare photos and excerpts from personal letters to parents, wives, lovers, children and friends written by the legendary author.

Sindelar’s talk takes the audience from Hemingway’s birth and early influences in Oak Park, Illinois, to Hemingway’s adventures and experiences in Kansas City, Italy, France, Spain, Key West, Florida, Cuba and Sun Valley, Idaho.

Sindelar is an educator and board member of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park. She has given many popular talks about the life and work of Hemingway, including presentations at the International Colloquium Ernest Hemingway in Havana, Cuba, the American Literature Association and the Hemingway Society Conference in Venice, Italy. She has owned a house in Steamboat for more than 20 years and has been an Over the Hill Gang guide for 12 years.

Copies of “Influencing Hemmingway” will be available for sale and author signing. Visit for more information.

All Mountain Ski & Ride Camp looking for chefs

The STARS 10th annual All Mountain Ski & Ride Camp is looking for Crock Pot chefs. Anyone who can make a crock of something tasty to feed the veterans and other campers Wednesday night should email

CMC offering a new TRX Training fitness class

The Alpine Campus of Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs is offering a new TRX Training fitness class for the community. The cardiovascular and strength workout will be offered from 12 to 12:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 13 through April 30. For more information, call 970-870-4444.

CSU Extension is offering radon test kits this month

January is Radon Action Month, and the CSU Extension office is offering radon test kits for $5. Radon gas is an odorless, colorless gas that can seep into a home through the foundation, and it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon test kits can be picked up at the CSU Extension office at the Annex building behind the Historic Routt County Courthouse, 136 Sixth St. in Steamboat Springs. For more information, call 970-879-0825.

Bible Study After School Kids Program begins Tuesday

The second session of the Steamboat Springs Community Bible Study After School Kids Program begins Tuesday and will continue through March 31 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 846 Oak St. Classes will meet from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. every Tuesday and are open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The registration fee for the 11-week program is $25 and covers lessons and snacks. First-time students also will receive a Bible and backpack. For registration forms and more information, contact Meg Tully at or 970-736-1175 or visit the group’s Facebook page at

Yampa Valley Singers to begin rehearsals Tuesday

Yampa Valley Singers will begin weekly rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs in preparation for their next concerts April 10 and 11. 

Interested singers — all parts but especially tenors and basses — should call Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641 to register before first rehearsal. The registration fee is $35. 

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