Steamboat briefs: Literary Sojourn tickets to go on sale Tuesday at Strings |

Steamboat briefs: Literary Sojourn tickets to go on sale Tuesday at Strings

The 25th annual Literary Sojourn Festival of Authors will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Strings Music Pavilion. The nonprofit literary festival is presented by the Bud Werner Memorial Library and features Amor Towles, Paulette Jiles, Eowyn Ivey, Nadia Hashimi and Robert Olen Butler, along with the return of 2010 featured Sojourn author Chris Cleave as master of ceremonies.

Tickets are $75 each. Quantities are limited. General public tickets for Literary Sojourn will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday. All tickets are for reserved seating, and seats must be selected at the time of ticket purchase.

Tickets are available online only at Visit for more details about the festival, the authors and their complete reading lists.

Shooting range in Hayden to close temporarily

Hayden Shooting Range will close for approximately two weeks beginning Wednesday, June 14, as Colorado Parks and Wildlife personnel begin a construction project aimed at making the shooting area safer for the public.

The upgrades include new berms to delineate three separate rifle ranges and expansion of the pistol range.  

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The range is located approximately two miles south of Hayden. CPW asks the public to avoid the area until construction is complete, which is estimated to be about June 28.

While the range is closed, the public can find alternative shooting areas by visiting the CPW website,

Contact the CPW's Steamboat Springs office at 970-870-2197.

Library to screens film about the Egyptian Jon Stewart

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "Tickling Giants," a new documentary film about "the Egyptian Jon Stewart," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 in Library Hall. In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef made a decision that's every mother's worst nightmare: He left his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian.

Bassem created the satirical show, "Al Bernameg." The weekly program quickly became the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode, compared to "The Daily Show's" average of two million viewers.

In a country where free speech is not settled law, Bassem's show became as controversial as it was popular. He and his staff endured physical threats, protests and legal action, all because of jokes. As Bassem attempted to remain on the air, keep his staff safe and not get arrested, he continued to hold those in power accountable.

Despite increasing danger, the team at "Al Bernameg" employed comedy, not violence, to comment on hypocrisy in media, politics, and religion."Tickling Giants" follows the team of "Al Bernameg" as they discover democracy is not easily won. The young women and men working on Bassem's show are fearless revolutionaries, who just happen to be really, really funny.

Visit for more information.

Young artists program open to middle schools students

A free program for young artists is being offered to Steamboat Middle School students this summer.

The six-week program for fifth- through eighth-grade students began Monday.

It will continue from noon to 2 p.m. on Mondays through July 24. The sessions are being led by Steamboat Springs High School senior, author and theater student Eden McGuire.

Interested students should meet in front of the high school. Hats, water and sunscreen are recommended.

Email for more information.

Bike polo tournament slated for July 15 in Steamboat

In partnership with Main Street Steamboat and Bike Town USA, there will be a community bike polo tournament from noon to 2 p.m. July 15 at the Farmers Market in downtown Steamboat Springs.  Bike Polo is a team sport, similar to traditional polo, except that bicycles are used instead of horses. The event will follow most hardcourt rules. 

The organizing group is currently seeking teams and/or individuals to play in the event. No experience is necessary, but participants must bring their own bikes.  Mallets will be available. Email for more information or to sign up to play.

Colorado Mountain College relaunches radio website

Colorado Mountain College's student-run radio station recently relaunched, the website that allows the college's station to be heard anywhere. 

Matthew Fisher, one of RadioCMC's work-study students, developed the new site during the 2017 spring semester. The goal was to create a more professional site that provides an improved way for the station's audience to engage with RadioCMC online.

The site contains mobile-friendly web streams that allow listeners to tune in to the station's 24-hour programming. Listeners can also use the site to access all RadioCMC's educational and entertaining podcasts, including shows like "Inside the Mountain," which provides an inside look into CMC from students, faculty and staff; "Aspen Real Life," with information on who to know, where to go and what to do in the Roaring Fork Valley; "Small Business Spotlight," about the Roaring Fork Valley's business community; and many others.

RadioCMC's live broadcast is accessible anytime at 93.9 FM in Glenwood Springs, 93.1 FM in Basalt and El Jebel, 102.7 FM in Aspen and 96.7 HD2 in Carbondale, or online at or with the TuneIn radio app.