Steamboat briefs: Perlmutter will give keynote at Democratic fundraiser |

Steamboat briefs: Perlmutter will give keynote at Democratic fundraiser

U.S. Congressman Ed Perlmutter will be the keynote speaker at the Routt County Democrats' Team Dems JJ Potluck Dinner Fundraiser, which will be held at 6 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

Colorado State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush and Routt County Commissioner Tim Corrigan will also speak. The event includes door prizes, dinner, a wine and beer bar and a live auction with Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger serving as auctioneer. Auction items include a Circle the Zirkel airplane ride and artwork.

The JJ dinner is open to the community. Tickets are $25 per adult and $15 for Young Democrats, age 20 to 30, $10 for college students and free for anyone younger than 18. 

For more information, visit the Routt County Democrats Facebook page.

Women's High Tea will feature Routt County authors

The annual Women's High Tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7 at Soroco High School, 305 S. Grant St. in Oak Creek. The free event, sponsored by the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg, will feature tea, delectables, door prizes, a silent auction, entertainment and more.

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This year's theme is "The Way We Cooked." Co-authors Mary O'Brien and Karen Vail will be speaking about their book "Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Southern Rockies." In addition, long-time county resident Linda Long will talk about how her back porch historically played a role in the way she cooked.

Guests are welcome to dress up or dress comfortably. Hats and boas will be available or guests can wear their own.  

Call 970-736-8245 for more information.

Area students encouraged to hike, bike to school Fridays

Steamboat Springs Elementary and Middle Schools will host Hike and Bike to School Fridays at 7:50 a.m. May 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.

Nonprofits needed to take part in YPN networking event

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation and the Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network will present "On-Boarding: Matching Young Professionals with Local Boards" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at Storm Peak Brewery, 1885 Elk River Plaza.

The groups are currently seeking Yampa Valley nonprofits looking to connect with the next generation of local leaders. The event will include food, drinks and networking between Steamboat's young professionals and area nonprofits.

Visit to register for the free event.