Steamboat briefs: Newspaper coffee event canceled in December |

Steamboat briefs: Newspaper coffee event canceled in December

Steamboat Today will not hold Coffee and a Newspaper in December. The next Coffee and a Newspaper will be a brown bag lunch featuring a presentation by magazines editor Eugene Buchanan about his new book, “Comrades on the Colca,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. The event will also feature a discussion about the newspaper’s upcoming Steamboat Adventures magazine and special event.

Clue No. 3 announced for 2016 Yule Log Hunt

The third clue for the 2016 Yule Log Hunt has been released.

Clue No. 3

Make your way up toward the peak.

Follow the banks to cache you seek.

Solve the riddles with history and lore.

Stay on our path, there’s more in store.

For a list of all the clues to date, visit

The 37th annual hunt, sponsored by the Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, starts at the site of last year’s hiding place — the “Welcome to Steamboat Springs” sign on U.S. Highway 40 in front of the Mountain Fire Station.

Each weekday’s clues will be printed in the Steamboat Today and posted online at as well as being posted on the museum’s website and Facebook page. A new clue will be released each weekday for up to 10 days, unless the log is found sooner.

Unless the log is found sooner, the 10th and final clue will be released on Friday, Dec. 16.

When the log is found, the lucky winner should immediately call the Tread of Pioneers Museum at 970-879-2214 and ask for Candice or Katie.

Culvert repairs close Village Drive until Friday

Village Drive will be closed to through traffic for culvert repairs from Wednesday to Friday, Dec. 7 to 9. Access to all properties and businesses will remain open.

The culvert that conveys Burgess Creek underneath Village Drive between Après Ski Way and Medicine Springs Drive is in need of repair. The metal culvert has virtually no bottom remaining and city crews have had to perform roadway repairs for the last few years after spring runoff.

To protect existing infrastructure, city inspectors have deemed it necessary to perform repairs during current low flows. Native Excavating will be performing the repair.

The road closure is needed in order to divert creek flows so that workers can safely repair the existing culvert. Crews will work for two days performing the repair.

A traffic detour will be set up around the work zone using Medicine Springs Drive until work is complete. Pedestrian traffic will be able to use Village Drive.

Transit service for the Green Line and the Night Line running toward Condoland will be diverted during the roadway closure. Buses will instead run along Eagle Ridge Drive. The Highmark and the Trappeurs’ Crossing transit stops will be temporarily relocated. The Orange Line route is unaffected.

Celebration of Light scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday

Community members are invited to celebrate the holidays while honoring the memories of loved ones during the Celebration of Light, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive. Individuals of all ages are welcome to release a sky lantern, decorate ornaments and enjoy light refreshments, cookies and hot chocolate. Everyone will release their sky lanterns together at 7 p.m. There will also be a special activity for children. Call Dr. JoAnne Grace at 970-846-8319 for more information.

Public invited to attend community meeting Wednesday

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hosts a public community meeting on the first Wednesday of the month. This month’s meeting is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.

The purpose of the monthly community meetings is to provide updates about current sustainability initiatives and events of YVSC and other environmental nonprofits and local governments and to foster collaboration among groups, businesses and individuals working to make the Yampa Valley more sustainable.

The meetings are open to the public, and attendees are encourage to bring a friend. Visit for meeting agendas and more information.

Mountainfilm makes annual return to library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents the return of Mountainfilm On Tour at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Library Hall. The traveling film festival features films that are hand-selected from the finalists at Mountainfilm in Telluride, with themes of adventure, mountaineering, remarkable personalities, and important environmental and social messages.

A $10 ticket available only at the door helps support this outstanding film festival’s ongoing visit to Steamboat Springs and the library, and includes free popcorn and lemonade. The festival runs about 2.5 hours, including a brief intermission.

Earlier in the day, the library and the Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Colorado will present Mountainfilm for Students, a 45-minute Mountainfilm On Tour lineup designed for kids 12 and younger, at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Boys and Girls Club gym on Eighth Street in Steamboat Springs.

Membership is not required for this event. Everyone is welcome, and it’s free. Visit for more information.

Next Coffee with Council slated for 7:30 a.m. Friday

Coffee with Council will continue with Councilman Scott Ford and others from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9. City Council goals for 2017 and the status of the new police station will be topics for discussion.

The goal of the monthly event is to provide an opportunity for community members to meet with City Council members in a relaxed atmosphere and discuss any issues of interest to them. No RSVP is necessary; coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Sign up to ring bells during ’16 holiday season

Routt County United Way is seeking bell ringers to help raise money for local health and human service programs. The bell ringing started the day after Thanksgiving and will run through Christmas Eve. United Way is looking for organizations to take an 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. shift on the following days: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3, 4 and Dec. 10, 11, 17 to 24. To sign up, visit

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