Steamboat briefs: Poverty in Routt County to be discussed at event |

Steamboat briefs: Poverty in Routt County to be discussed at event

Routt County United Way’s 31 Days of Poverty, which is scheduled to take place during the month of July, will be the topic of Steamboat Pilot & Today’s Coffee and a Newspaper, slated for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. Kate Nowak, United Way executive director, and Laura von Boecklin, executive director of LiftUp of Routt County, will speak about the monthlong effort to raise awareness of poverty in Routt County. Free coffee and pastries will be served, and the community is invited to attend. Publisher Suzanne Schlicht and Editor Lisa Schlichtman will be present to guide the discussion and will also be available to answer questions about the newspaper.

BookTrails awarded grant from PeyBack Foundation

BookTrails, a reading and writing enrichment program taught through the outdoors, has been awarded a grant of $10,000 from the PeybBack Foundation.

Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning established the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk.

The grant will fund Reading on Ranches Camp and help provide literacy education for low-income families and children learning the English language.

“This grant will allow BookTrails to serve more children both locally and from around the state of Colorado,” said Book Trails Executive Director Emily Krall in a news release. “We are thrilled that the PeyBack Foundation supports our efforts and will help us to continue our goal of providing creative and fun literacy education for all children.”  Reading on Ranches Camp is currently in session and has several openings for Summer 2016.

BookTrails was founded in 2011 by Emily Krall in partnership with her family’s Steamboat Springs bookstore, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. The nonprofit program’s mission is to foster a love of literacy in all people and promote the importance for all children to have access to literacy programs. 

To find out more, visit or call 855-426-6587.

Local-needs online survey seeks community input

Colorado Mountain College is conducting a community survey to help the college understand local needs. To complete the survey, go to or Those who complete the survey can enter into a drawing for an iPad Air 2 or hand-built CMC skis. Three other winners will receive $75 Amazon gift cards.

Registration open for area Golf Trout tournament

The Yampa Valley Stream Improvement Charitable Trust and the Yampa Valley Fly Fishers chapter of Trout Unlimited are hosting their 15th annual Golf Trout Fishing fundraising tournament Sept. 9, 10 and 11. The nonprofit organizations donate tournament proceeds to the preservation and improvement of coldwater fisheries in the Yampa Valley and Northwest Colorado.

The Golf Trout Tournament will consist of a Friday evening kick-off gathering at the Catamount Ranch and Club restaurant and will include a live auction.

Saturday consists of a fully guided fly-fishing adventure on some of Steamboat Springs’ finest private trout water along with one or more public water options, where teams of four and a guide will compete for top honors in the fishing category. After fishing, teams will meet for a festive evening including food, fun, beverages and a raffle/silent auction at the Three Peaks Grill in Steamboat Springs.

On Sunday, the same groups of four and their guide will meet at the Catamount Ranch and Club course for a best ball-scramble golf tournament.

Registration for the entire weekend is $800 per participant or $3,200 for a team of four. Email or contact Bruce Carta at 970-819-3633 to register.

Hayden Public Library Reader of the Week selected

Lilly Venzke is the third Reader of the Week for the Hayden Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.  Lilly is 3 years old and lives with her mom and dad, Janna and Ryan. Her cousin and best friend is Aidyn, who is 4. Lilly will start preschool in the fall.

Lilly has three pets, Weiner, the dachshund, Chip, the calf, and Mouse, the horse. Her favorite colors are blue, yellow and red, and she loves pancakes and waffles.

Lily’s favorite activities include riding her horse, swimming and riding her Razor. Her favorite book is “Good Night Horsey,” by Frank Asch, and her favorite show is Sponge Bob. Lilly’s family likes to go camping at Big Red Park and plan to go there this summer. Her advice for other kids about reading is “Read in your house.”

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