Steamboat briefs: Howelsen Hill season passes to go on sale Tuesday |

Steamboat briefs: Howelsen Hill season passes to go on sale Tuesday

Sales of 2016-17 Howelsen Hill season passes will begin Tuesday, online, and concession sales will begin Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Howelsen Hill Lodge.

Howelsen Hill Alpine and Nordic trails will open Saturday, Nov. 26, conditions permitting.

Library screens film about contemporary Darwin

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “Islands of Creation,” an award-winning film from the 2016 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in Library Hall.

The film, by Nathan Dappan, travels to the jungles of a remote archipelago in the South Pacific, where a biologist is attempting to do something Charles Darwin and Ernst Mayr never accomplished: catch evolution in the act of creating new species. Albert Uy is on the verge of an amazing discovery in the Solomon Islands, but there’s a threat looming on the horizon. The islands’ resources are being exploited, putting all local wildlife at risk. It’s a race against time to gather the evidence necessary to prove the existence of a new species before it’s lost forever.

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Tread of Pioneers Museum seeks front desk volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers to help visitors who come to tour the museum. Three-hour shifts can be fit to individual schedules and travel needs. For more information and to volunteer, contact Tamra at 970-879-2214 or

Alzheimer’s informational meeting at Hayden Library

Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter is presenting “Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s: Early Detection Matters” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hayden Public Library. Call 970-472-9798 or email for more information or to register.

Program offers enrollment help for Medicare Part plan

Medicare’s Part D annual open enrollment will continue through Dec. 7, and now is the time for seniors to determine if their prescription drug plan is still the best for them.

To help people make those determinations, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program’s volunteer counselors are offering open enrollment sessions in Steamboat Springs.

Sessions will be held at the Northwest Colorado Health conference room from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19: from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 21; from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28; and from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 2 in the Northwest Colorado Health conference room. Sessions will be held at the Yampa Valley Medical Center conference room No. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 10.

Appointments are requested, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 970-819-6401 for more information.

Local veterans groups reach out to returning soldiers

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans and new members.

For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Natalie Breitung at 970-879-5489.

Locals invited to submit Election Forum questions

The 2016 Election Forum, sponsored by Steamboat Pilot & Today, the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors and the Routt County Democrat and Republican parties, will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at The Steamboat Grand’s Burgess Creek room and will feature local and statewide candidates running for office, as well as information about a number of issues that will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot.

In advance of the event, Editor Lisa Schlichtman, who will moderate the forum, will be collecting questions from community members about the various issues and races. Questions should be emailed to Schlichtman at

YVSC hosts Green Building Tour downtown Oct. 23

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is hosting its ninth annual Green Building Tour from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. The event showcases energy efficiency and sustainable building technologies, offering a diverse look at square footage, operating systems, style and ingenuity of design.

The 2016 tour will feature three homes near downtown Steamboat Springs: a modern three-story home that showcases space and energy efficiency; an energy efficient two-story rebuild from a 1946 bungalow; and a home still under construction that is on the path to passive house certification. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the homebuilders, homeowners, architects and subcontractors involved in the construction of these homes.

Tickets for the tour are $15. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Learn more about this year’s homes and purchase tickets online at

Nominations for Colorado Creative Industries begins

Colorado Creative Industries is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Creative Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to Colorado’s creative landscape through civic leadership and volunteerism, including advocacy, vision, collaboration or innovation.

Those wishing to make a nomination are invited to visit for eligibility guidelines and nomination instructions.

For additional information, email Christy Costello at

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