Steamboat briefs: LiftUp sets daily donation limit during expansion |

Steamboat briefs: LiftUp sets daily donation limit during expansion

Due to limited capacity during LiftUp of Routt County’s expansion, the organization’s Donation Center is temporarily decreasing the donation limit to two boxes or two bags per vehicle per day, effective immediately.

Boxes must be easy to carry and bags no more than 33 gallons each.

Library presents preview of boxing documentary Wednesday, June 1

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Indie Lens Pop-Up season concludes with a free advance screening of “T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold,” the coming-of-age story of boxing phenomenon Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 in Library Hall.

Shields was 17 years old when she won the gold medal for women’s boxing in 2012 — the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympic games. Shields will return to the Olympic boxing ring at the Rio de Janeiro games this summer.

Starting before she qualified for the Olympics and filmed during the next two years, the documentary shows how Shields navigated the pressure of Olympic competition, family drama and her attempts to find love and support in the neglected city of Flint.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a film screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations about films from the award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens.” The community is encouraged to stay for a discussion after the film.

For more information about this film and other Indie Lens Pop-Up events, visit

VNA hosts ribbon cutting, open house at 3:30 Wednesday, June 1

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is inviting the community to a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate an exciting change at the organization.

The event will be 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 in the VNA lobby, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. There will be free gelato and giveaways, and everyone is invited.

For more information, call 970-871-7609.

Newspaper’s coffee event slated for noon June 8

Steamboat Today’s Coffee and a Newspaper will be held on a new day, at a new time and at a new location.

This month, newspaper editor Lisa Schlichtman will host a brown bag lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 at the Yampa River Botanic Park. Community members are invited to bring their lunch and a blanket or chair to sit on and the newspaper will provide cold drinks.

Learn the history of the park and more about its vision for the future. There also will be time for a Q&A session, and park board members will offer a walking tour of the grounds. The event is free and open to the community.

For more information, contact Schlichtman at or 970-871-4221.

BookTrails seeks volunteers to help clean up campsite

BookTrails, a local nonprofit, seeks volunteers to help clean the group’s campsite in North Routt. Helpers are invited to work, clearing brush and debris from the site, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Call 855-426-6587 for more information or to volunteer.

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