Steamboat briefs: Realtors to host community Christmas dinner today |

Steamboat briefs: Realtors to host community Christmas dinner today

— The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors is hosting its annual Community Christmas Dinner from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, located next to the Transit Center at 1605 Lincoln Ave.

Everyone is invited to enjoy live music, delicious food and good company.

Call Sandi Martin at 970-819-6556 or Penny Fletcher at 970-819-6556 for more information, to donate food or to volunteer.

Visit for the bus schedule.

Registration open for 25th Steamboat Pentathlon

Registration for the Steamboat Pentathlon, held Saturday, March 5, is now open. Individuals and teams are encouraged to register by Thursday Dec. 31 to receive discounted early bird registration rates. Participants can register as a team, dynamic duo or an individual, with short- and long-course race options available.

The Steamboat Pentathlon is hosted annually by the city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Community Services Department. The five-stage, winter, multi-sport race includes Alpine skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, mountain biking and running.

All participants receive a goodie bag, event T-shirt, free lunch and a chance to win raffle prizes from event sponsors.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Steamboat Pentathlon. In celebration, race organizers will be adding a number of new and exciting elements to this year’s event in celebration.

For more information and to register, visit or call 970-871-7031.

Event funding applications accepted through Jan. 5

Applications for city-allocated special event funding are now available and will be accepted through Jan. 5. Special event funding provides sponsorship dollars to support special events taking place in non-ski season months.

There have been updates, and changes made to the process so applicants are encouraged to carefully read through the guidelines and application materials. Specifically, the funding is no longer required to go toward marketing.

Presentations will be made to the Special Event Funding Committee — made up of Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association staff, chamber board members and City Council members — in January. Visit to download the application.

Gala to benefit winter sports club set for Tuesday

Stars at Night, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Foundation’s annual fundraising gala, will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, in the Steamboat Grand ballroom. The event offers an evening of dining and dancing to the music of the Subdudes, as well as an auction benefiting the athletes of the winter sports club. Visit to purchase tickets.

Women’s Lake Catamount ski series begins Jan. 8

The women’s ski series begins at Lake Catamount on Friday, Jan. 8. All levels are welcome, and skiers will be split into groups based on ability and goals. The cost is $100 per three-week session or $40 for daily drop-in. The first session will be held Jan. 8, 15 and 22 and the second session will take place Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 and 12.

In addition, the Lake Catamount Touring Center will host an open house on Saturday, Jan. 9, with ski clinics, both skate and classic, offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon at a cost of $30 per person, which includes trail pass and a Nordic lunch at the Lake House Restaurant. Call 970-871-6667 to sign up for the ski series or the ski clinic.

24 hour crisis support lines available to local residents

A variety of crisis support lines are available 24 hours a day to connect local residents dealing with a personal mental health or other type of crisis with trained professionals or volunteers who can provide support.

The following is a list of some of those available.

■ Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide 24-hour crisis line, 970-846-8182.

■ Advocates Building Peaceful Communities 24-hour crisis line, 970-879-8888. 

■ Mind Springs Health 24-hour crisis line, 1-888-207-4004.

■ Colorado’s mental health crisis line, 1-844-493-TALK (8255).

In the event of an emergency, dial 911. 

Hayden Congregational Church distributing food

Hayden Congregational Church Food Bank distributes free food to those in need.

For more information, call the church at 970-276-3510 or Pastor Jane at 970-757-0000, email or stop by the church, 202 E. Jefferson, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

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