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Steamboat briefs: Library to host bluebird film and talk Thursday

Colorado is one of the few states that has all three species of bluebird: Mountain, Western and Eastern. In honor of the spring appearance of bluebirds in the Yampa Valley, Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free bluebird program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Library Hall.

The evening will include a screening of “Bluebird Man,” an award-winning film from the 2014 International Wildlife Film Festival, and a talk by Kevin Corwin, a leading volunteer with the Colorado Bluebird Project.

The Colorado Bluebird Project is a program of the Audubon Society of Greater Denver to improve the vitality of bluebird populations throughout the state of Colorado, and to inform and educate the public about bluebirds.



Bluebird nestboxes and kits will be available for sale at the program, as well. More information can be found online at steamboatlibrary.org/events.

Local organization seeks volunteers for programs

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs is in need of volunteers to help create programs and events that will benefit downtown businesses and the community.



Volunteers are asked to work two to four hours per month. Specifically, volunteers are needed for the Promotion Committee, which plans special events, retail events and branding.

Those who are interested are asked to call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800.

Carpool matching service offered to area drivers

Residents of Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties have access to a free, online carpool matching service sponsored by Yampa Valley Data Partners, according to a news release.

Organizers hope the website, carpoolworld.com/northwestcolorado, will be a resource to help Northwest Colorado residents save on transportation costs. The project was created as part of the Northwest Colorado Energy Education Plan, which was funded by a grant from the Colorado Energy Office.

Traveling display of comic memorabilia at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library is hosting a traveling display of Archie memorabilia in the library’s Yampa River lobby for the next three weeks. The classic comic book featuring Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead made its debut in 1942.

The extensive Archie memorabilia collection on display is on loan from Nancy Silberkleit, co-CEO of Archie Comics. It is a personal collection of everything from Archie lunch boxes, buttons, games and music to cosmetics, clothing, figurines and watches Silberkleit acquired during years scouring antique stores and bidding in online auctions.

The exhibit includes Silberkleit’s Archie journal at the library front desk, where residents are encouraged to add their memories of Archie to the roving exhibit.

Parent meetings are held monthly at middle school

Parents of fifth-graders are invited to attend Steamboat Springs Middle School Parent Information Committee meetings in the middle school conference room. The meetings are held monthly to give middle school parents an opportunity to learn more about activities at the middle school and the district. The group also works to raise money for middle school faculty members and programs.

For more information about the organization, email Chris Johnson at cj@minervamg.com.

Arts center docent program to expand to new members

The Center for Visual Arts is expanding its docent program to include new members. Emphasizing art education in the community, CVA docents lead group tours, assist at special events, including lectures and workshops, greet visitors to the gallery and conduct art sales.

Typically, CVA docents spend one day a month greeting visitors. Other part-time opportunities include helping with fundraising efforts and serving on specific committees, such as Art Walk, exhibits and facilities

Currently the Center for Visual Arts, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, provides exhibit space for emerging artists and displays the work of highly accomplished regional artists. CVA coordinates the popular First Friday Artwalk and presents free Guest Artist Lectures to local artists and the community at-large.

In return for their service, docents receive free admission to CVA events, discounted prices on art and the opportunity to meet people in the art field and expand their art education.

CVA hosts “Meet the Artists” evenings for docents, visits to artists’ studios and excursions to the Front Range to visit galleries and museums, including the Denver Art Museum.

Interested individuals should email betsy@ssteamboatartcenter.com or call 970-846-8365 or 970-846-7062.


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