Steamboat briefs: Indie Lens Pop-Up season continues with documentary
May 2, 2016
Bud Werner Memorial Library's Indie Lens Pop-Up season continues with a free advance screening of "Peace Officer," a film by Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber, at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Library Hall.
Winner of both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards for Best Documentary at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, "Peace Officer" is the story of William "Dub" Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained Utah's first SWAT team — only to watch in horror as that same unit killed his son-in-law, Brian Wood, in a controversial standoff years later.
Driven by an obsessive sense of mission, Lawrence uses his investigative skills to uncover the truth about that incident and other officer-involved shootings in his community, while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide.
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a film screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations about films from the award-winning PBS series "Independent Lens."
Formerly known as Community Cinema, the long-running screening series has been renamed Indie Lens Pop-Up and continues as it has for the past six years to be a part of the library's programming through the 2015-16 season. The community is encouraged to stay for a discussion after the film. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information about this film and upcoming Indie Lens Pop-Up events.
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Routt County property taxes to be paid in full by Monday
Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn reminds county residents that full payment of property taxes is not due in the treasurer's office until Monday, according to a news release.
For those who have already paid the first half of their property taxes, which was due Feb. 29, the second half is due on June 15.
Checks should be made payable to Routt County Treasurer and mailed to P.O. Box 770907, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 or delivered to the Routt County Treasurer's Office at 522 Lincoln Ave.
Taxes can also be paid at co.routt.co.us/index.aspx?nid=211 using a credit card, debit card or e-check, though there is a fee associated with online payments. The fee is 2.95 percent for credit or debit cards or $2.95 for an e-check.
Residents can access their account by visiting co.routt.co.us. Under "Your Government," click on "departments," then "treasurer." Click on "property tax search," agree with the statement and enter account number, address, name or parcel number.
For more information, call the treasurer's office at 970-870-5555.
'Poached' to be shown at Bud Werner Memorial Library
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "Poached," the Best of Festival Award winner from the 2015 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 in Library Hall. The film by Timothy Wheeler asks, "What happens when a boyhood hobby grows into a destructive obsession?"
"Poached" brings viewers inside the bizarre underworld of illegal wild bird egg collecting by following convicted egg offenders as they evade an army of bird lovers and wildlife crime police during "Operation Easter" in Britain. Egg thieves are motivated not by money but by desire for the beauty of the egg and the thrill of the chase. Thousands of eggs confiscated in police raids have been found strapped under beds, beneath floorboards, and in secret rooms.
With unprecedented access to the most notorious and inconspicuous perpetrators, "Poached" delves into the psychology of obsession. As these "eggers" confront the destructiveness of their behavior toward the very birds they profess to love, the audience wonders whether they can be redeemed and harnessed for good.
Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Residents reminded of rules governing dogs in public
With the arrival of spring, the city of Steamboat Springs is reminding residents of local rules regarding pets in public areas.
■ Dogs should be leashed in most public areas. Also, it is not OK to leave dogs tied up along the sidewalk. The city considers dogs left unattended to be "at large," even if secured by a cord, leash, chain or other means.
■ Though most public places require dogs to be on leashes, there are two off-leash parks in Steamboat Springs, Rita Valentine Park and the lower pond along Spring Creek (where the gazebo is). Dogs are still required to wear a leash on the trail to and from the lower pond, at the upper pond and on all other parts of the trail located on city property. As the trail moves into county-owned property, dogs can be off leash, providing there are no signs posted to the contrary, and that the pet is within sight and under voice control. Owners should have a leash on hand and be prepared to put it on their pet should an officer request it — as in the case of dangerous wildlife in the area.
■ For the continued enjoyment of everyone on the trails, owners are asked to pick up dogs' waste and dispose of it properly in a sanitary container. Most public trails and parks provide bags for animal waste disposal.
■ Ensure it is easy for a lost pet to be returned, and remember to keep pets' shots up to date and license pets each year at the Routt County Humane Society Animal Shelter or at a Steamboat Springs veterinary clinic — dogs are required to wear their licenses on their collars.
To review the city's official complete list of rules on pets and animals, visit steamboatsprings.net/animalcontrol.
Hayden church food bank gives food to those in need
The Hayden Congregational Church Food Bank, 202 E. Jefferson, distributes free food and personal items to those in need. For more information, contact the church at 970-276-3510 or Pastor Jane at 970-757-0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.