Steamboat briefs: Nurturing Fathers Program offered in Oak Creek |

Steamboat briefs: Nurturing Fathers Program offered in Oak Creek

The Fatherhood Program of Routt County is offering the Nurturing Fathers Program during the summer in Oak Creek.

The Nurturing Fathers Program is an evidence-based, 13-week, group-based program that helps develop parenting and nurturing skills in men. A myriad of topics will be covered throughout the program, including the following.

■ The roots of fathering

■ Nurturing ourselves and our children

■ Fathering sons and fathering daughters

■ Discipline without violence

■ Playing with children

■ Managing anger and resolving conflict

■ Teamwork with spouse or partner

■ Communication and problem solving

The Nurturing Fathers curriculum has been offered by the FPRC since 2014, and its teachings act as the cornerstone for the program.

The class will be free and include dinner and on-site child care for attendees. Classes will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Soroco High School beginning June 6 and ending Aug. 29.

Contact or 970-875-4229 regarding referrals, RSVPs or any questions about the program. Individuals can register as late as June 5.

For more information about Nurturing Fathers, visit

Yellow fever vaccine may be temporarily unavailable

The yellow fever vaccine, recommended or required for travel to some areas of South America and Africa, is in short supply and may be temporarily unavailable in some areas of the U.S.

Anyone planning travel to an area at risk for yellow fever transmission should call the travel clinic at Northwest Colorado Health at 970-871-7336 as soon as possible to verify the vaccine is available.

A list of all Colorado clinics providing the yellow fever vaccine is available at

Search and Rescue accepting new member applications

Routt County Search and Rescue is still accepting applications for new members. Applications can be found at and the deadline to apply is Monday, May 1. Email application or questions to

Scientist talks about future of Steamboat snowfall

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Yampatika present “The Science of Snowfall with Atmospheric Scientist Kevin Cooper,” a free community science talk exploring the impact of mid-level jet stream patterns and trends on Steamboat Springs’ seasonal snowfall.

The talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in Library Hall.

The mid-level jet stream has many important implications for winter recreation in the Steamboat area. Cooper focuses on the impact of trends in jet stream patterns and what this may mean in terms of increasing snowfall variability.

For example, non-average snowfall seasons are now becoming the new normal.

Cooper shares insight into how mid-level jet stream patterns have been evolving and changing during the past few decades, highlighting configurations that favor more or less snowfall in the northern Colorado mountains, and looking at trends in the frequency of present and future flows based upon current global climate models.

Despite dire media headlines, the ski mountain snowfall of the future may not match public perceptions and expectations in a changing climate. Visit for more information.

Foundation accepting applications for grants

The Petis Law Community Impact Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its 2017 spring grant cycle. The foundation is a not-for-profit committed to leaving the community in a better place by contributing to agencies that protect and support the well-being of those injured by others, promote the sustainable enrichment of the housing market and encourage social equity and economic growth within local businesses and nonprofits.

Grants will be awarded to agencies and nonprofits whose mission fits with the above description, or agencies and nonprofits that have a project that fits within the above description. Grant applications are due May 15, and application forms can be found on the foundation’s website at Call Foundation President Lisel Petis at 970.846.5255 for more information.

Students encouraged to hike, bike to school on Fridays

Steamboat Springs Elementary and Middle Schools will host Hike and Bike to School Fridays at 7:50 a.m. May 5, 12, 19 and 26 and June 2. Students can be dropped off by the bus at the high school where community service officers and volunteers will be present to safely manage street crossings. Participants will walk Butcher Knife trail to Soda Creek or Strawberry Park campuses. Permission slips needed to be dropped off before students can participate. Call 970-879-3446 for more information.

Film about Florida’s forgotten coast to screen at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “Forgotten Coast,” a featured documentary by Eric Bendick from the 2016 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 in Library Hall.

A vast and largely unexplored wildlife corridor lies hidden on the western side of Florida, stretching from the Everglades to the Alabama border. Three friends set off to immerse themselves in this forgotten coast, vowing to traverse it only by routes navigable by the Florida black bear. Their 1,000-mile journey by foot, bike and paddle uncovers a lost American wilderness and stresses the vital importance of conserving it. Visit for more information.

Center for Visual Arts accepting new docents

The Center for Visual Arts is expanding its docent program to include new members. Emphasizing art education in the community, CVA docents lead group tours, assist at special events including lectures and workshops, greet visitors to the gallery and conduct art sales.

Typically CVA docents spend one day a month greeting visitors. Other part-time opportunities include helping with fundraising efforts and serving on specific committees such as Art Walk, exhibits and facilities

Currently the Center for Visual Arts, a 501c3 non-profit organization, provides exhibit space for emerging artists and displays the work of highly accomplished regional artists. CVA coordinates the popular First Friday Art Walk and presents free Guest Artist Lectures to local artists and the community at-large.

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