Steamboat briefs: Routt County Riders lead Emerald Trail work day |

Steamboat briefs: Routt County Riders lead Emerald Trail work day

— Routt County Riders will lead a trail work day on Emerald Mountain from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Volunteers should meet at the Blackmere Drive gate at 9 a.m. Following the trail work, volunteers can enjoy lunch and beverages provided by New Belgium Brewing Company. Those who bring their bikes can ride down after.

Tools will be provided. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, a backpack, sunscreen, rain gear, a cap and water. Sign up for the work day at

Cocktails with Council set for 4:45 to 6 pm June 28

Steamboat Springs City Council members will host Cocktails with Council from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Carl’s Tavern, 700 Yampa St. This new event, which will be held the fourth Tuesday of every month, is planned as an opportunity for constituents to get to know Council members in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Used book sale to be held Saturday at Yampa Library

The Yampa Pubic Library, 113 Main St., will have a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25 to raise funds for new books. This event will be held in conjunction with the Yampa Yard Sale.

Yoga and classical music event planned for June 25

Strings Music Festival and the Yoga Center of Steamboat will kick off their summer yoga collaboration at 10 a.m. Saturday with a free community yoga class in the Strings Music Festival Park. Live classical rehearsals, which are going on inside the Strings Music Pavilion, will be broadcast through speakers in the Strings Park during the all-levels yoga class. Participants are asked to bring their own mat. The Yoga and Classical Music event will also be offered June 29, July 9, July 20, July 27 and Aug. 6.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival travels to library

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp and Steamboat Dance Theatre will present a special Dance on Film evening highlighting audience favorites from the 2015 San Francisco Dance Film Festival at 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, in Library Hall.

This free screening showcases the audience’s top picks in a collection of short cutting-edge dance films that have never before screened in Steamboat. The San Francisco Dance Film Festival was established in 2010 to give the Bay Area a much-needed platform for the presentation and further development of dance-based films. The festival seeks to bring dance to wider audiences and supports interdisciplinary collaboration among artists by providing opportunities for education and creative exchange.

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Volunteers needed to assist with zero-waste events

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Zero Hero volunteers are key to making more than 50 large community events waste-free, such as the Free Summer Concerts and the Farmers’ Market. Volunteers set up, staff and break down the Zero Waste stations, with each volunteer typically donating three hours of time.

Depending on the event and time commitment, volunteers can earn a free meal, Zero Hero T-Shirt and Old Town Hot Springs pool passes. Volunteers are still needed for this weekend’s Free Concert and Farmers’ Market. To view all volunteer dates and sign up online, go to or email

TED senior fellow to speak about creating citizens

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Strings Music Festival will present a free lunchtime talk, “Creating Citizens through the Arts,” with violinist Vijay Gupta, a TED senior fellow and featured 2016 Strings Music Festival musician, at noon Wednesday, July 29 in Library Hall.

Gupta joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2007 at age 19. He founded and serves as artistic director for Street Symphony, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing music to people living in homelessness and incarceration. A gifted spokesperson for human and mental health advocacy through a musical medium, Gupta’s TED talks include “Music Is Medicine, Music Is Sanity” and “Between Music and Medicine.”

A passionate and dedicated advocate for the presence of music in ostracized communities, he is passionate about education and outreach for mental health issues, and he has the privilege of working with Nathaniel Ayers, the brilliant, schizophrenic musician featured in “The Soloist,” as his violin teacher.


Hayden Library will close during holiday weekend

Hayden Public Library will be closed Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4 for the July Fourth holiday. The library will reopen July 5.

Volunteers sought at local Steamboat Art Museum

Steamboat Art Museum is looking for volunteers to assist in greeting visitors, assisting in special events or working in the museum’s store.

Shifts are 3 1/2 hours, one day per week Tuesdays through Saturdays during the summer and winter exhibits. 

Perks include getting to enjoy the fabulous art exhibits, meeting exhibiting artists at exhibit openings, free admission to all Saturday lectures during exhibit opening and meeting visitors from all across the country and world.

Those interested in volunteering may call Dottie at 970-870-1755 or email

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