Steamboat briefs: Moms group now accepting donations for Saturday event |

Steamboat briefs: Moms group now accepting donations for Saturday event

The Steamboat Springs Moms group now is accepting clothing and other donations, including baby gear and maternity wear, for the upcoming Swap & Exchange to be held Saturday. Anyone who cannot drop off their items today should contact Lori Biagi at 970-846-5833 to make other arrangements.

Colorado Mountain Colleges host author tour this month

Students and community members are invited to hear Tom Montgomery Fate, author of “Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father’s Search for the Wild,” during free public readings at seven Colorado Mountain College campuses this month. Fate will be in Steamboat Springs at 7 p.m. today. 

Fate’s memoir could be described as a tribute to one of America’s most esteemed literary icons, Henry David Thoreau, and his writing seeks to provide a contemporary context for Thoreau’s timeless ponderings on the natural environment and humans’ place in it, according to a CMC news release. The book chronicles Fate’s experiences splitting time between his suburban Chicago home and a rustic cabin in the Michigan woods.

Copies of the book are available at local libraries and bookstores. The college is also sponsoring an art and creative writing contest, with cash prizes for six winners. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 23.

For more information, visit or call 800-621-8559.

YVMC Volunteer Services is seeking new volunteers

Yampa Valley Medical Center Volunteer Services is looking for caring people, 18 or older, with computer skills who are interested in working with patients to provide assistance and instruction on setting up an account in the new myChart patient portal system. For more information about this position or other volunteering opportunities at YVMC, call Deb Bastian at 970-870-1146 or email

Auction to benefit boy diagnosed with rare cancer

An auction to benefit “Super Logan” Green, a 5-year-old with strong Steamboat Springs ties who was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Steamboat Community Center. The event will include a silent auction and a live auction conducted by auctioneer Kody May. Some of the items donated include: a fully guided, one-day cow hunt at Motherwell Ranch; two horseback rides for two people at Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch; a sleigh ride dinner for four at Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse; and a one-day fishing package for two people at Tellier Family Ranch. Light snacks and drinks will be served at the event. For more information, call Logan’s great aunt Lori Burch at 970-846-3669.

Applications now accepted for conservation award

Applications now are being accepted for the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award® honoring agricultural landowners in Colorado who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.

Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the $10,000 award recognizes private landowner achievement in voluntary conservation.

The Leopold Conservation Award inspires other landowners and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized as conservation leaders. In his influential 1949 book, “A Sand County Almanac,” Aldo Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage, which he called “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.”

Award applicants are judged based on their demonstration of improved resource conditions, innovation, long-term commitment to stewardship, sustained economic viability, community and civic leadership, and multiple use benefits.

Sustainability council, partners to offer recycling

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and partners offer four drop-off locations in Steamboat Springs for the public to safely and responsibly recycle used small personal electronics for free. An expanded list of items, ranging from laptops and smaller, now can be taken to the YVSC office at 141 Ninth St.

Accepted electronics include: old cellphones, smartphones, cellphone batteries and chargers, iPods, MP3 players, digital cameras, tablets, AirCards and Bluetooth, ink and toner cartridges, laptops, GPS devices and headphones. Additional drop-off locations for all these items include the Steamboat Springs middle and high school front offices when school is in session.

All of the smaller items, aside from tablets and laptops, also may be deposited in the existing cellphone collection box in the Wells Fargo Bank lobby in downtown Steamboat. In addition to providing a service to the community, the collections help fund the YVSC Sustainable Schools program. For more information, email

For larger items such as monitors, televisions, computer terminals/towers and hard drives, please contact G&S Mountain Recyclers at 303-682-3171 or visit for local pickup days. There is a fee for these items to be recycled, so do not bring these items to the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s office.

US Forest maps available as smartphone download

Nearly 700 digital U.S. Forest Service maps now can be accessed via a smartphone by downloading the PDF Maps Mobile App, which is available for free from iTunes and the Android Play Store, according to a news release.

Through the app, users can purchase and download maps that are stored on their devices and can use the maps based on their location when GPS is available. The maps also will allow users to measure distance and area, find coordinates, open a current view in Google maps, plot place marks, add notes, enter data and add photos, according to a news release.

Brain injury support group meets 2nd Friday of month

A new brain injury support group has formed and the group will meet the second Friday of the month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hayden Public Library, 201 E. Jefferson Ave.

The group is for individuals living with brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease, strokes, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

The support group will:

■ engage in a community conversation about brain injuries, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy and strokes.

■ discuss housing, transportation, home community-based attendant services, employment and social/recreational opportunities.

■ discuss logistics for ongoing effort to identify brain injury goals and provide mutual support.

■ share information about services available and discuss working together to leverage capacity through collaboration.

■ discuss agencies and people that provide services.

The group will be facilitated by Leigh Erceg. For more information or to RSVP, call 209-605-3701. If you need transportation, call Jerry Van Voorst, with the Northwest Colorado Center for Independence, at 970-620-3897.

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