Steamboat briefs: School board to honor staff, educators 5:30 pm Monday |

Steamboat briefs: School board to honor staff, educators 5:30 pm Monday

— The Steamboat Springs Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Steamboat Springs High School, 45 East Maple St.

Board members will be honoring retiring staff, educators of the year and the 2015-16 Friend of Education at the beginning of the meeting.

Everyone is invited to attend.

The meeting agenda and packet are available online at

Free, confidential Medicare counseling available to locals

The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado has established a new local office to provide free, confidential counseling to anyone with questions about Medicare.

The office is located at 3001 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite E. and is available by appointment only.

For more information, contact Betsy Packer at 970-819-6401 or

Local, electric vehicles needed for June 18 educational event

Local vehicle owners or businesses who have access to all-electric vehicles of any kind or new plug-in, electric hybrids are invited to be part of the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s EV Ride-n-Drive public education event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on 10th Street in downtown Steamboat Springs.

From electric motorcycles to affordable family cars to Teslas, all electric-powered vehicles are welcome.

Owners can participate at a variety of levels, such as displaying their vehicles or taking interested individuals for rides.

To be a part of the event, email or or call YVSC at 970-871-9299.

Library slated to host special reading, discussion series

Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs will present a special reading and discussion series this summer, “The American West as Living Space,” a program of Pulitzer-inspired readings and conversations for those who love the West.

In honor of the Pulitzer Prizes’ 2016 centennial celebration, the library is hosting a four-part reading and discussion series focused on reading selections about the American West written by Pulitzer-recognized authors. The series will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 27, July 25, Aug. 15 and Sept. 12 in the library conference room.

Local scholar Lynn Ross-Bryant will facilitate the community conversations surrounding each session’s reading selections. All participants will receive a free copy of the “American West as Living Space” reader, which includes nonfiction, journalism, fiction and poetry.

Ross-Bryant moved to Steamboat in 2010 after she retired from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she taught religious studies for 25 years, focusing on the cultural aspects of religion. In 2012, she published “Pilgrimage to the National Parks: Religion and Nature in the United States,” which focuses on the National Parks in the American West and the way they both reflect and create an American identity that will be explored in the readings for this discussion group.

This series is part of the Colorado Humanities Pulitzer Campfires Project. It’s free, but space is limited. Participants are asked to commit to the readings and attending the discussion sessions.

To sign up, contact adult programs coordinator Jennie Lay at or by calling 879-0240, ext. 317. For more information, visit

14th Judicial District courts to offer ask-a-lawyer clinics

The 14th Judicial District courts and Access to Justice Committee will begin offering monthly ask-a-lawyer legal clinics at locations in Routt, Moffat and Grand counties.

Clinics will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, beginning Wednesday, and are free to residents of the district. Individual, 15-minute appointments at the clinics will be with volunteer lawyers to discuss civil matters, including divorce, custody, protection orders, landlord-tenant problems, foreclosures and bankruptcy and debt problems.

Professional interpreters will be available.

In Routt County, clinics will be held at the Routt Combined Court, 1955 Shield Drive.

For more information call 970-879-5020. Walk-ins will be served as time allows.

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