Steamboat briefs: New blotter book is topic of Coffee and a Newspaper |

Steamboat briefs: New blotter book is topic of Coffee and a Newspaper

The Steamboat Today will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. The topic of this month’s event will be “Ski Town Shenanigans,” a new book the newspaper is publishing that highlights the best of the newspaper’s police blotter entries from 2004 to 2014. Cops and courts reporter Matt Stensland compiled the book, and he will attend Coffee and a Newspaper to talk about the book along with illustrator Mack Maschmeier and designer Veronika Khanisenko. Other members of the newspaper staff — including Publisher Suzanne Schlicht, Editor Lisa Schlichtman and Assistant Editor Jim Patterson— also will be present. Coffee and pastries from Mountain Brew will be provided.

‘Spirit Creatures’ will be shown Tuesday in Library Hall

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “Spirit Creatures: Niassa’s Invisible Realm,” an award-winning film by Keith Begg that was featured at the 2014 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Library Hall.

Northern Mozambique’s Cyao people both revere and struggle against wildlife on a daily basis. To help them cope, they regularly call on their ancestral spirits, some of whom are embodied in animals. This invisible realm called “Majini” greatly influences how people think and act. It seems to be connected to just about everything from man-eating lions and the bushmeat trade to the elephant poaching crisis sweeping across Africa today.

The film documents Keith and Colleen Begg’s journey to gain a deeper understanding of people’s spiritual relationships with wildlife inside Mozambique’s Niassa National Reserve and become more effective conservationists. Visit for more information.

Handmade, hand-decorated hats needed for patients

Each year the Routt County Fair chooses a deserving group or organization as a recipient for its You Be the Judge contest. Home artists are asked to create entries based on needs and criteria of the annual project.

The project for 2015 is chemo hats that will be donated to the Heartfelt Hats Project at the Yampa Valley Medical Center. The hats need to be handmade or hand decorated. They can be for men, women or children. They are hats to be worn to keep the recipient’s head warm. Winter weight for outside wear, medium weight for around the house and light weight to wear to sleep will all be accepted.

Hats should not be made of 100 percent acrylic yarn. Suggested yarns include 100 percent cotton, bamboo or a soft wool mix. The hats should cover the whole head, preferably with a roll/fold-up lower edge to cover the ears for outside wear, and should be washable.

Entries will be accepted the Wednesday of the fair and displayed in the Exhibit Hall where the public can vote for their favorite. The winner gets a small prize. Contact Barbara Cannizzo at or 970-819-0825 for more information.

Museum to exhibit Rod Hanna’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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