Steamboat briefs: Howelsen Hill ski passes slated to go on sale today |

Steamboat briefs: Howelsen Hill ski passes slated to go on sale today

Sales of 2016-17 Howelsen Hill season passes will begin today 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.

ColoradoCare meetings scheduled in Routt County

An informational session focusing on Amendment 69, also known as ColoradoCare, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Off the Beaten Path bookstore, 68 Ninth St. Speakers will include volunteers for the Routt County Colorado Cares team.

Library screens film about modern-day Charles 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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Bust of Steamboat event returns to ’Boat on Friday

The 15th annual Bust of Steamboat’s live auction will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at Three Peaks Grill, 2165 Pine Grove Road. Local artists have created pieces of artwork incorporating the theme of “busts” representing all forms of media including photography, oil paintings, pottery, bronzes and even a ceramic-decorated snowboard.

The Bust of Steamboat is an annual fundraiser to support local women to pay for mammograms and breast cancer treatment costs. Tickets are $40 and on sale at All That, Deja Vu or online and include entry, heavy appetizers and first beverage. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the event.

Additional building code workshop set for Thursday

As the Routt County Regional Building Department moves toward adoption of 2015 building and energy codes, blower door air leakage testing will become mandatory. The local construction community is encouraged to attend the free workshop “Blower Door Testing and Keys to Success for 2015 Codes” from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at 1005 Angels View Way, a construction site in Barn Village east of City Market. The class will be taught by LEED-accredited professional and energy rater Megan Gilman from Active Energies in Minturn. RSVP online at

Green Building Tour features energy-efficient homes

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is hosting its ninth annual Green Building Tour from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. Tickets for the tour are $15 per person.

The Green Building Tour showcases energy efficiency and sustainable building technologies, offering an inside look at homes of diverse square footage, operating systems, style and ingenuity of design. The 2016 tour will feature three homes in 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 home builders, homeowners, architects and subcontractors involved in the construction of these homes. Visit for more information about the featured homes and to purchase tickets online.

Hepatitis vaccines available for community at center

Hepatitis is a liver disease that can sometimes lead to long-term liver infection or liver cancer. The most common types are Hepatitis A, B and C.

Hepatitis A is spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the virus. Hepatitis B is spread through blood, semen or other bodily fluids. Hepatitis C is spread through infected blood.

Vaccines are available to prevent Hepatitis A and B. There is no vaccine for Hepatitis C, but it can be treated if caught early. Travel and/or some behaviors may increase Hepatitis risk. Hepatitis A and B and other routine vaccinations are available during drop-in immunizations clinics, which are held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. They are also available by appointment by calling 970-879-1632.

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