Steamboat briefs: Powder Daze winter sports sale starts at 7 a.m. Friday |

Steamboat briefs: Powder Daze winter sports sale starts at 7 a.m. Friday

Christy Sports announced in a news release that the Powder Daze ski and snowboard sale event will begin at 7 a.m. Friday in the Meadows Parking Lot.

The Powder Daze event provides locals with up to 70 percent off of gear and apparel.

This year’s Powder Daze Tent Sale will run through Sept. 1.

VNA offers student drop-in immunization clinic Friday

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will offer a public drop-in immunization clinic for all kindergarten through 12th grade students from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Springs Middle School. All required and recommended immunizations (except varicella) will be offered. Parents must bring their child’s immunization record, an insurance card and must be present for students younger than 18. For more information, call 970-879-1632.

Steamboat Today’s 25th anniversary party is Friday

The Steamboat Today will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special community event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Depot Art Center. The free daily newspaper, which published its first issue Aug. 21, 1989, will host a reception and art show featuring iconic images and photographs published in the Today over the past 25 years. The event is open to the public. Beer, wine and appetizers will be served, and a 25th anniversary trivia contest will be launched at the celebration.

Registration deadline for Chili Challenge is Friday

Mainstreet Steamboat wants to remind all potential ninth annual Chili Challenge contenders that registration is due today. Competitors can enter in the red chili, green chili, other chili, salsa and/or cornbread categories. Entry fee is $10 per entry. Entry forms and competition rules are online at or can be emailed to you. Call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800 or email

Eric Trousil named to dean’s list at CSU’s Warner College

Steamboat High School graduate Eric Trousil has earned a spot on the spring 2014 dean’s list at Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources. Trousil is majoring in natural resource recreation and tourism with a minor in Spanish and business. To earn a place on the dean’s list, a student must earn a 3.75 GPA or above for the semester.

Locals to attend Angus convention as delegates

Don Gittleson, of Steamboat Springs, and Jeffrey Meyers, of Hayden, have been elected as alternate delegates to the 131th annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Missouri, reported Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association, in a news release.

Gittleson and Meyers, members of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri, are two of 304 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members to serve as an alternate state representative to the annual meeting.

Representing 42 states, the District of Columbia and Canada, the state delegates will participate in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors to the American Angus Association board.

The annual meeting will take place in conjunction with the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show, from Nov. 4 to 6 in Kansas City. The event is open to anyone in the cattle business and will feature high-profile keynote speakers; educational sessions, featuring thought leaders from every industry sector; Angus University, sponsored by Merck Animal Health; entertainment; evening galas; prize giveaways; and an expansive trade show. Visit to learn more.

The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. For more information about Angus cattle and the 2014 convention, visit

Volunteers needed to assist with Tombstone Trail update

On Sept. 13 and 14, the statewide nonprofit Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, in partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife-Steamboat Lake State Park, will lead volunteers ages 14 and older in helping to restore the popular Tombstone Nature Trail in Steamboat Lake State Park.

The Tombstone Nature Trail is a 1-mile, self-guided nature loop that offers beautiful mountain views as it winds through forest and open prairie. Due to heavy use, the trail is in need of attention to help correct erosion and drainage issues. The trail also was damaged during a tree-cutting project to remove beetle-killed trees.

“The Tombstone Nature Trail is a great representation of the environment at Steamboat Lake State Park,” Steamboat Lake State Park manager Julie Arlington said in a news release. “It passes through several different plant communities and offers great views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Wildlife of all types is commonly seen along the trail. This trail is important for both experienced hikers and naturalists, and for introducing people that are new to looking for outdoor adventure.”

During this project, volunteers will address erosion and drainage issues by widening and adjusting the slope of the trail. Work also will include the construction of water bars and timber steps.

No experience is necessary to volunteer. For registered volunteers, free camping is available Friday and Saturday night, and meals will be provided Saturday through Sunday lunch.

Volunteers are asked to register in advance at or by calling 303-715-1010.   

Volunteers needed for 6th Steamboat Stage Race

The sixth annual Steamboat Springs Stage Race needs course marshal and feed zone volunteers Aug. 30 and 31 and Sept. 1.

All volunteers receive a T-shirt, lunch and volunteer party. Email to get involved.

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