Steamboat briefs: Sew Steamboat sponsoring Christmas stocking contest |

Steamboat briefs: Sew Steamboat sponsoring Christmas stocking contest

Sew Steamboat is sponsoring its annual Christmas stocking contest, and crafters are invited to bring in their homemade stockings and fill out an entry form. The stockings will be on display, and people will be invited to vote on the stockings in several categories including yarn, fabric, other, kids and people’s choice. Winners will be announced at an awards party from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at Sew Steamboat, 929 Lincoln Ave.

Forest Service taking orders for low-cost seedling trees

The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis for more than 40 varieties of low-cost seedling trees and shrubs grown at its Fort Collins nursery, according to a news release. Seedlings ordered now will be distributed statewide next spring.

Coloradans who are interested in conservation goals such as creating natural windbreaks, improving wildlife habitat or reforesting properties impacted by wildfire or floods are eligible to purchase the low-cost seedlings. According to CSFS Nursery manager Josh Stolz, Colorado-grown species are adaptable, hardy and ideal for a variety of conservation uses.

“We’re very excited about our inventory options this year,” Stolz said in the news release. “We have new species, more size options and good quantities to accommodate virtually any conservation need.”

Through a cooperative effort with Colorado State University Extension offices and county conservation districts throughout the state, approximately 5,000 Coloradans receive CSFS seedling trees each year.

Seedling trees have many uses and benefits, including: wind/snow control to protect roadways and livestock; enhanced wildlife habitat and reforestation; increased property values; energy conservation through reduced utility bills; carbon sequestration; and reduced soil erosion.

To purchase seedling trees from the CSFS, landowners must agree to use them for conservation purposes only. There is no minimum acreage requirement.

For more information about the CSFS seedling tree program, contact a local CSFS district office, visit or call the CSFS Nursery at 970-491-8429.

Recovery group meets on Sundays at Buddhist Center

A recovery-based group meets at 5:30 p.m. Sundays at the Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs.

The Steamboat Meditation Recovery Group will explore recovery through meditation, book study and open discussion. The group is studying “One Breath at a Time” by Kevin Griffin. Meetings are open to all faiths and addictions.

The Buddhist Center is located at 2250 Copper Frontage Road, No. 202. For more information, call 720-670-8642.

Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club meets twice a month

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club now meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at The Egg & I restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The group is Steamboat’s oldest civic organization, chartered in 1923. Meetings are open to members as well as those who are interested in learning more about the Lions Club.

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club is made up of civic-minded men and women of all ages who identify needs within the Steamboat Springs community and work to fulfill them.

Throughout the years, the group plans or participates in numerous events and programs. It collects eyeglasses for those in need throughout the world and provides free vision screening for youths in Routt County schools and at health fairs. It supports United Way Day of Caring and the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. It provides scholarships for high school seniors and funding for local youth groups such as Rocky Mountain Youth Corps.

Highlight events include its annual Thanksgiving turkey drive, highway cleanup days, participation in the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast and Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. The club’s largest fundraiser is its annual Christmas tree sale in November and December.

For more information on joining, email or call 970-846-2484. For general information on the club, visit or on Facebook at

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council taking litter survey

To help the Routt County Litter Solutions Committee better understand the issue and solutions for litter in the Yampa Valley, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council has a survey that community members can participate in.

You can take the survey by visiting

Rocky Mountain Cheer presents Tumble Tykes

Steamboat Rocky Mountain Cheer presents Tumble Tykes, a preschool tumble class for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Steamboat Rocky Mountain Cheer gym, 1880 Loggers Lane, Unit C.

Participants must pre-register. Contact Summer McParland for information at 727-424-1373 or

The cost for members is $8 and nonmembers are $10 per class, $10 yearly registration.

All proceeds go towards the cheer program.

Steamboat Art Museum is looking for volunteers

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.

If you are interested in volunteering, call Dottie at 970-870-1755 or email

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