Steamboat briefs: Rock blasting operations slated for Monday at ski area |

Steamboat briefs: Rock blasting operations slated for Monday at ski area

Steamboat Ski Resort will be conducting rock blasting operations Monday on the new Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club training trail. Areas associated with the blasting will be closed to the public, and some adjoining trails and access may also be closed or impacted. Area residents and visitors are urged to abide by all construction signage and detours and stay clear of closed areas during this time.

Tribeca Film Fest winner to screen Tuesday at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free All Arts Festival community screening of "Point and Shoot," a film by two-time Oscar nominee Marshall Curry, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Library Hall. The feature documentary won the Best Documentary Feature award at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

It follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 27-year-old with obsessive compulsive disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described "crash course in manhood." He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East.

When revolution broke out in Libya, he joined in the fight against Muammar Gaddafi and spent six months in solitary confinement. Curry tells this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man's search for political revolution and personal transformation. Visit for more information.

USA Pro Challenge cycling race in need of volunteers

USA Pro Challenge cycling races are coming to Steamboat Aug 17 and 18, with numerous ancillary events scheduled around the two race days. More than 500 volunteers are needed to run the event, including over 250 course marshals along the race route.  Sign up now to get the best volunteers jobs, including close-up views and interaction with the world's best cyclists. Visit prochall and select the Steamboat stages.  No experience necessary; training will be provided. All volunteers receive a T-shirt. Email for more information.

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Monthly breakfast club hosted by YPN Wednesday

The Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network debuts its monthly Breakfast Club from 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, which will continue the second Wednesday of each month, at The Egg & I.

Jim Schneider, and Kara Stoller, co-chairs of the USA Pro Challenge local organizing committee, will discuss the 2015 USA Pro Challenge. The first two stages of the race, including the start, take place in Steamboat this year on Monday and Aug. 18.

This new event will be held the second Wednesday morning of each month, and members and guests are invited to network over coffee while learning about upcoming YPN events, listening to a relevant community presenter and providing feedback on upcoming YPN offerings.

Food boxes available for low-income seniors

Commodities Supplemental Food Program boxes are designed to supplement the diets of low-income seniors 60 and older. The boxes, distributed monthly by LIFT-UP of Routt County to area seniors, contain a variety of nonperishable food items and cheese. If you or someone you know may benefit from this program, call the LIFT-UP Food Bank at 970-870-8804 for more information.