Steamboat briefs: Integrated Community to host World Fiesta event |

Steamboat briefs: Integrated Community to host World Fiesta event

Integrated Community will host a World Fiesta event from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Attendees will enjoy an evening of world music, cultural cuisine, drinks and dancing. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $10, and each ticket enters its bearer in the grand prize drawing for a Denver sports trip for two, including a downtown Denver hotel for two nights, two Avalanche tickets, two Denver Nuggets tickets and a $200 certificate for dinner. Tickets are available at 443 Oak St.

In addition, the event will include local artisan crafts for sale and a bouncy house and face painting for kids.

Friends of Gateway Yampa market to accept vendors

Friends of Gateway Yampa are looking for artisan, garden and farm vendors, along with any other community groups, interested in securing a spot at the new market, which will be held Saturday and Sept. 19 in the town of Yampa. The cost is $10 per booth. Email for more information.

Spellbinder program seeks local volunteer storytellers

All grandparents, retirees, grown-up kids, former teachers or librarians are invited to become involved in the Steamboat Springs Spellbinder program. Spellbinders is dedicated to restoring the art of oral storytelling to connect elders to youth, weaving together the wisdom of diverse cultures throughout time.

To become a Spellbinder in the Steamboat Springs Chapter, interested volunteers must attend a three-day Spellbinders Workshop Series, led by certified storyteller Sherry Holland. The workshops will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Participants will learn and then tell two stories: a three- to five-minute fable during the second session and a five- to 10-minute folktale for the final session.

The workshop is limited to 10 participants at a cost of $30 per person. The deadline to register for the class is today. To sign up, email Sarah Kostin, youth services librarian, at or call 970-879-0240, ext. 314. 

Trained Spellbinder volunteers will have the opportunity to adopt a local elementary classroom to visit once a month (for a minimum of six visits) over the course of the school year.

Steamboat Springs Swim Team welcomes members

The Steamboat Springs Swim Team is welcoming new swimmers, ages 5 to 18, for the fall season, which begins Sept. 2. Swimmers can sign up for 10-minute tryouts from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 28 or Sept. 1. Returning swimmers need to sign up for the team by today. For more information, visit, or call Old Town Hot Springs aquatics director Sam Huff at 970-879-1828, ext. 316.

Urbane set to host skate park clean-up Saturday

Urbane will host a skate park clean-up and skate jam from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Bear River Skate Park. There will be prizes for those who help with the trash pick-up and prizes awarded in the skate competitions.

Copper Magnate to accept electronics recycling

The Copper Magnate reminds Routt County residents it is against the law to throw away anything with a cord. The Copper Magnate does offer a newly permitted free metal and electronics public drop-off site.

All electronics and car batteries, with the exception of televisions, are free to recycle, as are all things metal with the exception of refrigerators. For more information, call 970-846-6991.

Local 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 Michael T. Condie at 970-879-5489.

Applications for LIFT-UP meal program accepted

LIFT-UP is accepting applications for the Rocket Pack, a program designed to ensure children have healthy meals during the summer when school lunches are not available. For more information, call 970-870-8804 or visit

Girl Scouts in Steamboat Springs seek volunteers 

The Steamboat Springs Girl Scouts are looking for volunteers. For more information, contact Nancy Mucklow at 970-846-2630 or

Health insurance available through Colorado exchange

Have you had any of the following life-change events in the last month? If so, you may qualify for health insurance coverage through Connect for Health Colorado outside of the open enrollment period:

■ Marriage, birth, adoption and placement for foster care.

■ Your insurance plan or Medicaid coverage was canceled or ended.

■ You changed jobs and lost your employer-sponsored insurance.

■ You gained citizenship or immigration status.

■ You experienced a change in incarceration status.

■ You moved to Colorado.

For more information or to meet with a health coverage guide, call 970-871-7664 in Moffat County or 970-871-7638 in Routt County.

Scholarship available for full, half-day art camps

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council received a grant for half-day and full-day scholarships for 100 percent of the registration fees to the Young at Art Creativity Camps. These funds give children who are at-risk, low-income or underserved an opportunity to participate in a week-long camp in a creative learning environment. There is also a bi-lingual class offered this year. To apply, email Kim Keith at or call 970-879-9008 for more information.

Supplies available to local art educators at Depot

Local arts educators now have access to recycled or donated art supplies through the new Create Space program at the Steamboat Springs Arts Council at The Art Depot. For more information, email, call 970-879-9008 or visit

Partners in Routt County seeks board members

Partners in Routt County is seeking passionate, connected members of the community to join its board of directors. The organization’s mission is to serve area youth by connecting them with positive adult mentors. Those with fundraising and human resources experience, as well as alumni parents, volunteers or junior partners, are of special interest. Visit for more information or call Executive Director Michelle Petix at 970-879-6141, ext. 302. 

Class of 1970 to hold 45th reunion Sept. 25 to 27

The Steamboat Springs High School Class of 1970 will hold its next reunion on the weekend of Sept. 25 to 27. The class is currently trying to collect information about class members. Members of the class are encouraged to call Cheri Daschle at 970-736-2602 to update their information.

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