Steamboat briefs: Inspiration Classes set at Emerald Mountain School |

Steamboat briefs: Inspiration Classes set at Emerald Mountain School

Emerald Mountain School is offering two Inspiration Classes this fall for students in second through eighth grades.

Dave Marrs will teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu sessions from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays for students in second through fourth grades and from 5 to 6 p.m. for students in fifth through eighth grades. Sessions run from Monday to Dec. 19, and the cost is $260. According to Marrs, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps students build confidence, discipline, strength and agility.

Cribbage Club will meet from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. Tuesdays for students in third through eighth grades. Students will have fun learning a classic game while enhancing their math skills, as well as learning about odds and probability, how to strategize and how to apply critical thinking. The club meets through Dec. 20, and the cost is $120.

All classes will be held at Emerald Mountain School, 818 Oak St., and are open to community members. Registration forms are available online at Call 970-879-8081 for more information.  

10th annual Memorial Fun Shoot slated for Sunday

The 10th annual Memorial Fun Shoot, which raises funds for the Lorna Farrow Memorial Fund, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Routt County Rifle Club, which is located on U.S. Highway 40, two miles west of its intersection with Routt County Road 129. The shoot will include instructional games that introduce many of the shooting sports, including .22 rifle, pistol, archery, shotgun, air pistol and muzzle loading.

The Lorna Farrow Memorial Fund supports ladies shooting sports, family firearms safety education and Routt County 4-H shooting sports. There will be a silent auction on site with donations from local merchants. Registration takes place at the event, and family discounts are available.

Call Deb Holmes, at 970-846-0709, or Fran Holliday, at 970-819-9547, for more information. No personal firearms or pets will be allowed at the shoot.

Front side of Emerald to be closed 3 days next week

Helicopter logging will take place on Emerald Mountain Monday, Sept. 26 to Wednesday, Sept. 28 to extract the logged trees from the Morning Gloria trail corridor, according to a news release from the city of Steamboat Springs.

During this time, the majority of the front side of Emerald Mountain will be closed to the public. Closure information will be communicated to the public via Steamboat Today, the city’s website at and posted signs at each of the Emerald Mountain trailheads.

From Monday through Wednesday, when helicopter activities are taking place, Bluffs and Howelsen Meadows areas will open up to Ricky’s Ridge Trail. Beall, Ridge, and Rotary trails will remain open on the back side of the mountain with no front side access. All other trails on Emerald, including Blackmere Drive, will be closed.

Foreign film series screens American indie feature

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film features “The Automatic Hate,” an American independent film directed by Justing Lerner, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Chief Theater. The film has been called “one of the 10 best” at SXSW 2015.

When Davis Green’s alluring young cousin, Alexis, appears on his doorstep one night, he discovers that a side of his family has been kept secret from him. Against his father’s wishes, Davis travels to rural, upstate New York to meet his other cousins.

While wrestling with a taboo attraction to one another, he and Alexis attempt to reunite their families, uncovering the reasons behind a long-standing rift and the shocking secret that tore their fathers apart. Together, their discoveries force them to confront the temptation to keep their familial grudge going rather than end it.

The film screens in English. Visit for more information.

Library hosts new book club for tweens, teenagers

Bud Werner Memorial Library will host a Book to Movie Book Club for kids in fifth grade and above. The first meeting will feature “The Great Gilly Hopkins,” by Katherine Paterson, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 in the Teen Project Room.

The first 10 kids to sign up will receive a free copy of the book to keep. The meeting will include snacks, discussion and activities.

Health group offers tips to avoid foodborne illnesses

Northwest Colorado Health is advising precautions to avoid foodborne illness, particularly through the summer and fall.

Each year, one in six Americans are sickened from consuming foods or beverages contaminated with disease-causing microbes or pathogens. The organization recommends the following precautions to reduce the risk of contracting foodborne illness.

■ Wash hands with soap and water before preparing food.

■ Cook meat, poultry and eggs thoroughly. Use a food thermometer to measure internal temperature of meat.  

■ Wash hands, utensils and cutting boards after they have been in contact with raw meat or poultry and before they touch another food.

■ Refrigerate leftovers that won’t be eaten within four hours. Bacteria can grow quickly at room temperature.

■ Wash produce in running tap water. Remove outermost leaves of a lettuce or cabbage. Bacteria can grow well on the cut surface of a fruit or vegetable. Take care not to contaminate produce while slicing on a cutting board, and don’t leave cut produce out for many hours.

■ Keep food away from flies and insects.

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