Steamboat briefs: Sequoyah Club nonprofits host open house at art walk |

Steamboat briefs: Sequoyah Club nonprofits host open house at art walk

Stop by the Sequoyah Club Building ,141 Ninth St., during Friday’s First Friday Art Walk to learn more about the work of five local nonprofits creating a more sustainable and resilient community.

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Community Agriculture Alliance, Historic Routt County, MainStreet Steamboat and Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Program will host the open house with program information and volunteer opportunities. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Chamber resort group to present business breakfast

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association will present a Business Outlook Breakfast event titled “EZ Does It: How Enterprise Zone Tax Credits Work,” from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the Bud Werner Memorial Library Community Room.

The meeting will include a panel discussion and a Q&A session about state income tax credits or contribution credits available under the Colorado Enterprise Zone Program.

Speakers include Sonya Guram, program manager, Business Funding & Incentives Division, Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade; Mark Fitzgerald, owner of Butcherknife Brewing Co.; and Samantha Pearson, CPA, THPK.

Cost is $5 for Chamber members and $10 for non-members and includes coffee and pastries.

RSVP to or 970-875-7000.

Steamboat advances to 2nd round of best town contest

Steamboat Springs has advanced to the second round of OUTSIDE Magazine’s reader contest to select the Best Town in America.

The initial bracket was made of 64 towns, and last week, readers voted on their favorite towns and narrowed the competition to 32, including Steamboat, which is included in the Mountain Town bracket. Other towns remaining in the Mountain Town bracket include Durango; Bishop, California; Jackson, Wyoming; Sedona, Arizona; Tucson, Arizona; Sun Valley, Idaho and Waterbury, Vermont.

Throughout the next five weeks, readers will continue to vote once per round for each of the five remaining rounds, with each round of voting lasting five days. The winners of each round will advance until the final two towns face off in a showdown to determine the Best Town of 2016.

To vote or view this year’s Best Town brackets, visit

Wildlife documentary to screen at 6:30 Wednesday

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Yampatika and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies will present a screening of “The Messenger,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in Library Hall.

The documentary, which won the Best of Festival Award at the 2016 International Wildlife Film Festival last month, is about songbirds, and the free community screening honors of the upcoming International Migratory Bird Day celebrations.

The film explores the deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror the fate of humanity.

Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, “The Messenger” examines the variety of human-made perils that have devastated thrushes, warblers, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks and many other airborne music-makers and spotlights those who are working to turn the tide.

For more information, visit

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