Steamboat briefs: Kiwanis Club collects socks for Together Holiday Market |

Steamboat briefs: Kiwanis Club collects socks for Together Holiday Market

The Kiwanis Club of Steamboat Springs is challenging Routt County neighbors to collect 800 pairs of new socks by Thursday, Dec. 10 for United Way’s 2015 Routt County Together Holiday Market. The group needs new socks of all colors, lengths, styles and thicknesses.

Club is asking everyone to purchase one or more pairs of new socks at any Steamboat Springs retailer and drop them in a Kiwanis Holiday Sox Box at participating stores. Kiwanis Club members will collect, inventory and deliver the socks to the United Way in time for the Holiday Exchange Market.

The club is also asking local retailers to participate by allowing the club to place a Kiwanis Holiday Sox Box in their businesses.

For more information on how to participate, contact Theo Dexter, club president, at 970-879-4889 or

Rotary Club names local student of month winner

Noah Zedeck has been named the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs’ Student of the Month for November. The Steamboat Mountain School senior is a member of the National Honor Society and has maintained an “A” average during his four years at the school, appearing on both the Dean’s and Honors lists.

Noah is active in student activities. He runs daily announcements, organizes speakers, school events and student-led discussions, plans recreational and educational activities for the student body and played a major role in raising awareness of drug and alcohol addiction during Red Ribbon Week.

Volunteer service is also a priority for Noah. He has volunteered in the school’s sustainable agriculture program and served as a student representative on the discipline committee. In the community, he has volunteered with Yampatika and the Boys and Girls Club. Internationally, he has volunteered with Mother Theresa’s Home for the Dying and also for programs in Ecuador and in Mongolia.

Noah also completed a summer internship with Sharp, Steinke, Sherman and Engle law firm. He plans to attend Emory University next year. His current interests are business and law.

Childbirth, breastfeeding classes begin Dec. 12

An intense two-day Primal Birthing childbirth and breastfeeding education class will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 13 in the small meeting room at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The cost for this interactive and realistic class is $125 per couple. Contact Tera Johnson-Swartz at 970-819-0728 or for more information or to register.

Independent movie showing to be held at library Dec. 3

The Indie Lens Pop-Up season continues at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 with the second of two free films about autism presented by the Bud Werner Memorial Library and Yampa Valley Autism Program.

“Autism in Love,” a documentary by Matt Fuller, focuses on four adults at different places on the autism spectrum as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. Eye-opening, first-person portrayals show that despite many challenges faced by those with autism, love can find a way.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood film screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations around films from the award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens.” Formerly known as Community Cinema, the long-running screening series was renamed Indie Lens Pop-Up and continues as it has for the past six years to be a part of the library’s programming for the 2015-16 season.

The community is encouraged to stay after the film for discussions with Yampa Valley Autism Program. Visit for more information about this film and upcoming Indie Lens Pop-Up events.

Routt County 4-H to hold educational event Dec. 3

Routt County 4-H will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Area youth and parents are encouraged to attend to learn more about the programs offered by 4-H. Call the Routt County CSU Extension Office at 970-879-0825 or email for more information.

Holiday fundraiser takes place Friday at Haymaker

Decadent Desserts, Advocates Building Peaceful Communities’ annual holiday fundraiser, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at Haymaker Golf Club. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at All That, Alpine Bank and at the Advocates office, 465 Anglers Dr., or at the door on the night of the event. Guests will enjoy one complimentary glass of wine, decadent desserts from local restaurants and chefs, live music by Bill Martin and a live and silent auction. Call 970-879-2034 for additional information.

Parks ranger open house scheduled for Dec. 11

The Parks Ranger District will host its annual Christmas Open House from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at the district office in Walden. Festivities will include breakfast burritos, hot drinks, pictures with Smokey Bear, a craft station and a limited selection of pre-cut Christmas trees. The trees will be available for purchase with a $10 permit for those unable to get into the woods and harvest their own. The event is free and open to the public.

Library Hour of Code movement begins Sunday

Bud Werner Memorial Library is promoting the Hour of Code, a global movement with more than 100 million learners, celebrated during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 6 to 13. 

Starting Sunday, Dec. 6, kids can pick up an Hour of Code incentive map and a pack of stickers from the library’s Kids’ Desk. Kids 5 years and older can participate with the help of a parent or teacher. To sign up for Hour of Code visit Try the tutorials listed on the inside of the map or any available on the site, and place a sticker on the white circle for each completed hour of code.

Kids receive a prize for finishing three tutorials. Maps can be turned into the Kids Desk. The last day for prizes is Dec 13.

Visit for more information.

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