Steamboat briefs: Position sought for Routt County fair advisory board |

Steamboat briefs: Position sought for Routt County fair advisory board

The Routt County Fair Advisory Board has an open, at-large position and is now accepting letters of interest from county residents. The board is made up of nine volunteers appointed by the Routt County Board of Commissioners. The fair advisory board is a working board and also oversees the planning, preparation and production of the annual Routt County Fair, makes recommendations to the Routt County Commission regarding the annual fair operating budget, capital improvements and the prioritization of improvements at the fairgrounds and updates to the fairgrounds master plan.

The board meets at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at alternating locations throughout Routt County. Letters of interest may be emailed to, faxed to  970-276-1023 or mailed to P.O. Box 1000, Hayden, CO 81639.

Letters must be received no later than noon Tuesday, Oct. 6. Applicants must be residents of Routt County. Call 970-276-3068 or email for more information.

Quilting workshop set for Sept. 19; all are welcome

A quilting workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19, at Selbe Senior Center Selbe Apartments, 550 Rollingstone Drive.

All are welcome, and no sewing experience is necessary.

The workshop will be led by instructor Peggy Hoff, with the Delectable Mountain Quilters Guild, and will cover the basics of sewing straight seams as participants make a string quilt, one of today’s trends in quilting.

The cost of the workshop is $10, and participants should bring sewing supplies, a sewing machine, if available, scrap materials and lunch.

For additional information, call Terri Meeks at 970-761-2050 or email

Artposia forum convenes to public Monday at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Colorado Art Ranch and The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch present “Artposia,” a public forum designed for people who appreciate literature, contemporary art and the multidisciplinary exploration of ideas, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 in Library Hall.

Colorado Art Ranch is a nomadic arts organization founded on the belief that the arts are an agent for change. It travels to the Carpenter Ranch each September to sponsor the month long Art + Land/Water Residency for visual and literary artists from around the world.

Photographer and writer Tama Baldwin, visual artist Tatjana Jovancevic and multimedia artist Necole Zayatz are the artists in residence this month, and Monday’s talk is designed to promote conversations on how art and science intersect with land and water in the Yampa Valley, as well as showcase the work the artists have created while living on a working cattle ranch along the banks of the Yampa River.

For more information, visit

Community presentations offered about drug abuse

Adrienne Hearne, from Grand Futures, and Jasmine Aranda from The Foundry, will offer three community presentations about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, including parenting tips and information about available resources. The presentations will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the Hayden Public Library, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs and from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Yampa Public Library. The presentations are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome, and light refreshments will be provided. Contact for more information.

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