Steamboat Briefs: Kid’s Night Out scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at Igloo
Kid’s Night Out scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at Igloo
The City of Steamboat Springs is hosting Kid’s Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at the Igloo for kids in kindergarten through fifth grades. The movie is PG-rated “Lego DC Superheroes” and dinner will include hot dogs with macaroni and cheese. The cost is $15 in advance and $20 for drop-ins if space is available. To register online, visit steamboatsprings.netyouth.
Registration for middle school programs now open
Registration for session two of the city of Steamboat Springs’ middle school programs is now open. The session runs from Oct. 26 to Dec. 17.
Programs include bowling or Splatz on Mondays, GROW (a mentoring program for girls) on Tuesdays, baby-sitter training Wednesdays and tennis Thursdays. Cost is activity dependent and includes all activity fees, transportation from the middle school, snacks and supervision.
Registration for Teens on Tour, a program allowing sixth to eighth graders to travel out of Steamboat Springs to experience a variety of recreation opportunities in the region, is also available. The next Teens on Tour trip will be an overnight visit to Denver on Nov. 5 and 6.
Registration materials can be found at the Parks and Community Services office, 245 Howelsen Parkway, or online at steamboatsprings.net/youth.
Death With Dignity talk set for Tuesday at library
Bud Werner Memorial Lib-rary will host “Exploring Death With Dignity,” a free talk with Dr. Charles Hamlin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Library Hall.
Dr. Hamlin will be joined by a panel of diverse perspectives including Vicki Barron, RN, from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association hospice and palliative care team, Father Ernest Bayer, from Holy Name Catholic Church, and Amy Ibarra, Horizons’ director of service coordination. Rhis talk is part of the library’s Health Perspectives Series, coordinated to further explore the issues as Colorado’s legislature continues to debate passing a Death With Dignity bill in the state.
Dr. Hamlin, a part-time Routt County resident and Denver-based surgeon for traumatic and reconstructive hand surgery, has been speaking on this topic around the state. He will present his talk, “Mortality, Morality and Honor: The End-of-Life Paradigm,” which he calls “a visit to the landscape of the last chapter with a philosophic bent, humor, some data but no dogma.” He hopes to de-mystify and broaden the conversation about death with dignity.
Invitations to participate have also been extended to state legislators, as they are expected to once again be debating a Death With Dignity bill in the current legislative session.
Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Andrews’ CMC’s Common Reader tour set for Oct. 22
Community members are invited to join Colorado Mountain College students, faculty and staff to hear Bryce Andrews, author of “Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West,” give a free public talks at seven CMC campuses in October.
Andrews will speak at the Alpine Campus in Steamboat at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. He will also offer a special presentation for CMC students in Steamboat at 12:30 p.m. that day.
Andrews’ memoir focuses on the author’s time on a Montana ranch building fences, tending cattle and hunting down a pack of wolves attacking his herd. It explores the moral dilemmas created when ranching and wildlife collide in the modern-day American West.
Winner of a 2014 Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the book is available at local libraries and bookstores.
monreader or call 800-621-8559 for more information.
Tread of Pioneers receives recognition as attraction
The Tread of Pioneers Museum of Steamboat Springs has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algo-rithm that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the site’s popularity index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” Tread of Pioneers Executive Director Candice Bannister said in a news release. “Our devoted staff and volunteers work hard to provide a quality museum, with exciting and engaging exhibits, as well as educational and entertaining programs, tours and events for Routt County residents and tourists visiting our town.”
LDM Global to sponsor ReTree Steamboat program
LDM Global has announced its sponsorship of the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s ReTree Steamboat Program for 2015. LDM Global is an eDiscovery and computer forensics firm, which moved its headquarters to Steamboat Springs in 2012.
“Culture is very important to us at LDM Global, and giving back to the community is part of that culture,” said Stephanie Gremminger, the company’s director of human resources, in a news release. “We strive to have a healthy work-life balance, provide fresh, organic fruit in the office and really make work a fun place to be. In fact, fun is one of our core values.
“We were attracted to the ReTree Steamboat sponsorship because our leadership team believes in getting out into nature through hiking, skiing and encouraging employees to take a break from our computers to relax outdoors,” Gremminger added. “Steamboat Springs has been such a wonderful, welcoming community to us, and we wanted to give back to the community through a sponsorship of this wonderful program.”
In addition to the monetary sponsorship, LDM Global employees will volunteer at the final planting session of the year Sunday, Oct. 4.
ReTree Steamboat was founded in 2010. Since then, the YVSC has engaged more than 2,000 volunteers and planted and cared for more than 23,000 trees. The program also works to teach responsibility for forests, including educating students in local schools.
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