Steamboat briefs: Sherpa documentary to screen at library Monday |

Steamboat briefs: Sherpa documentary to screen at library Monday

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “Sherpa: Trouble on Everest,” a documentary film by Jennifer Peedom at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in Library Hall. The film captures a detailed picture of the people who are often left on the cutting room floor in depictions of voyages to the top of Earth’s highest mountain.

Filmmakers set out to make a film of the 2014 Everest climbing season from the Sherpas’ point of view. Instead, they captured a tragedy that would change Everest forever. At 6:45 a.m. April 18, 2014, a 14-million-ton block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route through the Khumbu Icefall, killing 16 Sherpas. It was the worst tragedy in the history of Everest.

The disaster provoked a drastic reappraisal about the role of the Sherpas in the Everest industry. “Sherpa” tells the story of how, in the face of fierce opposition, the Sherpas united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma. Visit for more information.

NYT bestselling author Maria Semple visits library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an evening with bestselling author Maria Semple at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 in Library Hall. Semple will speak about “Today Will Be Different,” a new novel from the author of “Where’d You Go, Bernadette. “Today Will Be Different” tells about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, who is forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future. It is a hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood and how, sometimes, it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living. The free community talk includes a book sale and author signing. Visit for more information.

Documentary film about Audubon screens at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition present a free screening of the new documentary film “Audubon: John James Audubon and the Birds of America” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Library Hall.

Audubon’s passion for birds carried him across a continental wilderness to observe them in their natural habitat, and his skills as an artist and observer immortalized them and their environment to remind and inspire us two centuries later. A singular visionary in frontier America, Audubon was a godfather of today’s conservation movement, and this film is the story of a rare man and the wild creatures he loved.

Audubon’s obsession cost him and his family dearly, but his work influenced every generation of nature lover that came after him, from Henry David Thoreau to Teddy Roosevelt, and has helped preserve a small portion of the wild lands he explored and documented. His legacy is as timeless and vital as his art, and this film is an effort to appreciate him. Visit for more information.

City seeks residents’ input about sign code update

The city of Steamboat Springs is updating its sign code and asking for input from the community. The sign code regulates the size, location and other aspects of signage on private land for commercial, industrial, institutional and residential uses throughout the city.

The city will host a community open house Thursday, Dec. 1 at Centennial Hall. Information will be available for review, and planning staff, as well as consultants, will be on hand to answer questions and share ideas about signage in the community.

Residents are invited to stop by during one of the three open house sessions to learn more and share ideas.

Sessions are slated for 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Displays and information about the project will also be available in Centennial Hall for a few weeks following the open house.

For more information and to provide comments and ideas, visit

Registration now open for Steamboat Nordic Camp

Steamboat Nordic Camp organizers announced the annual cross country ski camp will be held Dec. 10 and 11. The camp is hosted by Lake Catamount Touring Center, Ski Haus and Steamboat Ski Touring Center.

In its 14th year of operation, the camp caters to cross country ski enthusiast of all levels including new skiers learning technique to seasoned skiers looking to get a jump on training for the season. 

The camp includes top-level coaches, excellent student-to-coach ratio, video analysis, new equipment available to demo, a wax clinic by SWIX and Toko, lunches, happy hour and prize drawings.

Visit for more information or to register.

Food boxes available for local 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 LiftUp 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 LiftUp Food Bank at 970-870-8804 for more information.

Former Three Wire Winter magazine students sought

Bud Werner Memorial Library wants to connect with past Three Wire Winter magazine students. Those former students should contact Alyssa Selby at the library or email

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