Steamboat briefs: Moose relocation prompts trail closures at ski area |

Steamboat briefs: Moose relocation prompts trail closures at ski area

There will be trail closures during the week at Steamboat Ski Area due to moose relocations. Information regarding trail closures will be updated at and on Steamboat's mobile app. People are asked to respect all trail closures.

People are asked to respect all trail closures and keep a safe distance from relocation efforts.

Author set to speak at Bud Werner Memorial Library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an evening with author and investigative journalist Scott Carney, talking about his new book, "What Doesn't Kill Us: How freezing water, extreme altitude and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength," at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in Library Hall.

"What Doesn't Kill Us" traces the human evolutionary journey to a time when survival depended on how well organisms adapted to the environment.

Carney's stories blend narrative non-fiction with ethnography. He has been a contributing editor at Wired, and his work also appears in Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, Playboy, Details, Discover, Outside and Fast Company.

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In 2010, he won the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism, and his first book, "The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers," won the 2012 Clarion Award for best non-fiction book.

Books will be available for sale and signing at this Library Author Series event courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. For more information, visit for more information.

Controlled burn underway on Emerald Mountain

Residents should not be concerned if they see smoke and fire on Emerald Mountain.

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters are conducting a controlled burn of slash piles at the Prayer Flag Meadow.

Fire Chief Mel Stewart said smoke could be visible the next couple of days.