Steamboat briefs: Local doctors to host open house at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Three local doctors — Jennifer McPeek, D.O., Barbara Gueldner, Ph.D., and Grace Calihan, ND, will host an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Two Pine, 942 Oak St., in conjunction with Heart of the Springs Magazine. The doctors will share information with the public about their individual specialized medical practices. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Mainstreet Steamboat to offer lunch webinar Tuesday

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs will be offering a Brown Bag Lunch webinar on “Exceptional Customer Experience — Bridging the Gap between Expectation and Execution” featuring Pamela Herrmann from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Citizens Hall, 124 10th St.

The presentation will focus on the premise that a profitable business district rests on the ability to bring in a consistent flow of visitors that comes often, stays longer, buys more and tells others by creating an exceptional customer experience. The webinar is free and is for business owners and managers, sales staff and servers, front desk and housekeeping staff.

For more information or to set up a  private screening call Lisa Popovich at 970-367-7060 or email

Sunday school expands programs for students

The Har Mishpacha Sunday School program is expanding its program for kindergarten to third-grade students and fourth- to seventh-grade students, which will be held at 5 p.m. every Sunday at Emerald Mountain School in Steamboat Springs beginning Monday. Classes will be led by Cindy Ruzicka and Tamar Taye.

A welcoming social for current and interested parents of prospective students will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at Emerald Mountain School. For more information, email Ruzicka at Har Mishpacha is the Jewish congregation of Steamboat Springs.

Knitting, crocheting group adjusts meeting time

Hayden Public Library’s knitting and crocheting group has changed its regular meeting time. The group will now meet at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and at 4:30 p.m. every Thursday starting this week.

Free Intro to Medicare workshop offered by library

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free “Intro to Medicare” workshop with Betsy Packer, a licensed SHIP counselor, Medicare navigator and Medicare fraud counselor, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in Library Hall. This talk is part of the library’s Health Perspectives Series, designed for those who are new to Medicare or need a refresher.

Packer will offer an overview of Medicare, including Part A: Hospital, Part B; Medical and Part D for Prescription Drugs. The evening includes a question-and-answer session where Packer will be available to help answer all your questions regarding the navigation of Medicare. Visit for more information.

USFS accepting natural resource project proposals

 Proposals seeking funds for local natural resource projects through the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee are due Friday, Oct. 30.

Projects that enhance forest ecosystems or restore and improve land health and water quality will be considered for funding. This includes lands on the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests and other near-by lands in Albany and Carbon counties in Wyoming, as well as Jackson, Rio Blanco and Routt counties in Colorado. 

Counties obtain finances through Title II funds of the Secure Rural Schools Act, which was reauthorized by Congress this past April for two years. In Routt County, there is $33,913.90 available in Title II funds.

Should the RAC receive a large number of quality project proposals, there is the possibility that it could consider recommending allocation of funds for multiple years at the next committee meeting.

The RAC works closely with the U.S. Forest Service to recommend projects that will benefit forest health, fish, wildlife, soils, watersheds and other resources, maintain roads, trails and other infrastructure or control noxious weeds.

The Forest Service is accepting applications on behalf of the RAC. Contact RAC coordinator Aaron Voss at 307-745-2323 or with questions or to obtain project proposal forms.

Projects can be completed by Forest Service personnel, through partnership agreements or by open-bid contracting with individuals and corporations. Project proposals not approved previously may be resubmitted.

Visit or for more information about the Secure Rural Schools Act Title II funds and Resource Advisory Committees.

Hot Springs to host 2nd quarterly members meeting

Old Town Hot Springs will host its second quarterly members meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Jungle Gym childcare room. Members will have the opportunity to review financials for the first six months of the fiscal year and receive updates on facility expansion plans. All members are invited to attend.

Steamboat Moms accepts donations for clothing swap

Steamboat Moms is now accepting donations for its fall clothing/gear swap and exchange, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 at the Steamboat Grand.  Official drop-off will be from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Grand. Those who cannot make that day and time should contact Lori Biagi to make prior arrangements to donate boys and girls clothing, baby gear, shoes and maternity wear. The group is accepting anything related to children of any age that is stain free and in decent condition. Call 970-846-5833 for more information.

Museum displays artist’s photo retrospective

The Museum of Northwest Colorado is now exhibiting a 50-plus year photography retrospective by longtime regional photographer Rod Hanna. The exhibit will be open through Nov. 9.

Hanna moved to Steamboat Springs from Kansas City in 1975 after 13 years as an award-winning photojournalist and sports photography specialist. He then began a 25-year career marketing the Steamboat Ski Resort. During that time, he also served 10 years as official photographer for the Denver Broncos.

His interest turned to nature landscape and fine art photography. His photographs have appeared in a number of books by the National Football League and in a variety of national publications, including People, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and Travel & Leisure.

Hanna is currently represented by Wild Horse Gallery in Steamboat Springs for his landscape photography and USA Today Sports Images for his legacy NFL photographs. In November 2007, he published his first book of his landscape photographs, “Seasons of Light, Impressions of Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley,” and in 2010, his second book, “Seasons of Gold,” portraying autumn on Colorado’s Western Slope.

In 1984, he started and directed a workshop in Steamboat Springs called “Photography at the Summit” that ran for eight years and now is located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His work can also be seen at

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