Steamboat briefs: Ride horses, eat crumpets at Ladies Equine Tea on Sunday, May 22 |

Steamboat briefs: Ride horses, eat crumpets at Ladies Equine Tea on Sunday, May 22

The Moonhill Schoolhouse Ladies Equine Tea will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at Moonhill Schoolhouse, 50710 Routt County Road 129. The group plans to ride C.R. 56 to the schoolhouse, where a British high tea will be served, complete with fancy tea pots, cups and saucers, crumpets and treats for the horses.

Ute leader presents history talks Monday at local library

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Tread of Pioneers Museum present two opportunities to hear from Uncompahgre Ute Roland McCook at noon and 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 23 in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

McCook is the great-great-grandson of Chief Ouray and Chipeta, the former chairman of the Northern Ute Tribe, and a revered Ute historian. His talk is titled “The History of the Utes in Northwest Colorado and the Utes Today.”

McCook grew up on the Uintah-Ouray Reservation at Fort Duchesne, Utah, where he participated in all the traditional ceremonies and pow-wows.

He graduated from the University of California, Berkley with a degree in archaeological design, worked as a surveyor and fire manager for the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and later, as the director of Housing and Urban Development for the Ute Nation.

In 1995, McCook was elected to the Ute tribal government, where he served more than nine years, including two years as chairman.

McCook also worked for eight years with the Smithsonian Institution for the Repatriation Review Committee overseeing the return of Native American human remains and sacred objects to their tribes.

District board of education to meet at 5:30 pm Monday

The Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m Monday, May 23 at the District Office, 325 Seventh Street. To view the agenda and meeting packet, visit

Students share stories from Tanzania, India, Vietnam

Steamboat Mountain School’s Global Immersion Studies Program will present an evening of storytelling and human connection from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Three groups of high school students who traveled to Tanzania, India and Vietnam/Cambodia will show their photos and tell their stories. For more information, call 970-879-1350, email or visit steamboatmountain

Sponsors sought for 28th annual YES Golf Tournament

Young Professionals Network and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association are seeking sponsors for the upcoming 28th annual Youth Education Scholarship Golf Tournament, set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 1 at Rollingstone Golf Course.

The funds are awarded in two categories, consisting of Routt County high school graduating seniors and past recipients of the scholarship still enrolled. To date, more than $203,000 in funding has been distributed.

To increase the value of sponsorships, YPN and the Chamber will host a Chamber Mixer, which is open to the public, at Rollingstone Ranch following the tournament. Sponsorship levels include green sponsor for $250, silver sponsor for $450 and gold sponsor for $600.

For a sponsorship application, visit For more information, contact Reed Jones at yes@steam or 970-875-7004.

County commissioners establish public call-in line

Routt County commissioners have established a call-in line enabling people to listen in live to public meetings held in the Commissioners Hearing Room at the Routt County Courthouse in Steamboat Springs.

People are invited to listen to the meetings, but there is no capability to take public comment.

The call-in number is 970-870-5499.

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