Steamboat briefs: Local School Board of Education meets Monday
Steamboat Schools Board of Education hosts a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at the District Office, 325 Seventh Street. The link to the agenda and packet is available on the District website at steamboatschools.net.
DUI enforcement currently underway for Thanksgiving
As Thanksgiving motorists flock Colorado roads to celebrate with friends and family, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol and statewide law enforcement agencies will ramp up enforcement efforts to protect the public and keep Colorado roads safe.
This year’s 10-day enforcement period runs through Nov. 28, and at least 96 law enforcement agencies are expected to participate. The effort is part of the ongoing The Heat Is On DUI enforcement campaign and will enforce Colorado DUI and DWAI laws through increased patrols and checkpoints.
“Colorado State Troopers and local agencies will be tracking down as many impaired drivers as possible during this enforcement period,” said Col. Scott Hernandez, chief of the Colorado State Patrol, in a news release. “We urge people to travel safely and celebrate responsibly. Many people don’t understand that just a few drinks can be dangerous. One irresponsible decision can affect the lives of many.”
According to preliminary data, of the 535 traffic deaths in Colorado this year, 169 were alcohol-related crashes, nearly one-third of traffic fatalities.
Sherpa documentary to screen at library Nov. 28
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “Sherpa: Trouble on Everest,” a documentary film by Jennifer Peedom at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in Library Hall. The film captures a detailed picture of the people who are often left on the cutting room floor in depictions of voyages to the top of the earth’s highest mountain.
Filmmakers set out to make a film of the 2014 Everest climbing season, from the Sherpas’ point of view. Instead, they captured a tragedy that would change Everest forever. At 6:45 a.m. April 18, 2014, a 14-million-ton block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route through the Khumbu Icefall, killing 16 Sherpas. It was the worst tragedy in the history of Everest.
The disaster provoked a drastic reappraisal about the role of the Sherpas in the Everest industry. Sherpa, tells the story of how, in the face of fierce opposition, the Sherpas united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
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