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Steamboat briefs: Ski patrol member suffers serious injuries in fall

The Routt County Sheriff’s Office said a Steamboat ski patrol member suffered serious injuries Thursday after an incident at Steamboat Ski Area.

Undersheriff Ray Birch said in an email that Michael Fosdick, 63, was found unresponsive by a skier in the area of the upper Rainbow trail. The sheriff’s office was notified of the incident at 10:05 a.m.

Not a lot was known about the incident as of Thursday evening.

Birch said Fosdick was skiing and fell to the ground. He was injured in the fall, but it was not known why he fell. It was unknown if the fall was the result of a medical issue.

Fosdick was flown to Denver Health Medical Center for treatment.

Steamboat man played role in canal widening

Alan Krause, a resident of Steamboat Springs for many years who is now chairman and CEO of the international engineering firm MWH Global, with offices in Broomfield, is urging Yampa Valley residents to tune in to a one-hour television special on the new Panama Canal, which MWH designed.

The documentary airs at 7 p.m. Saturday on the History Channel, and Krause reports that several members of the MWH staff appear in the show.

Steamboat Pilot and Today published a story about the role of Krause and his company in the historic widening of the canal to accommodate larger freighters in late December 2011 — about the time Krause became CEO.

Company issues voluntary recall for brand of hummus

Sabra Dipping Co. has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with listeria monocytogenes.

According to a press release from the Federal Drug Administration, listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

To date, there have been no reports indicating the recalled products have caused any illness. The measure is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationally to retail outlets. A list of the products being recalled can be found at

Girl Scouts, VFW to retire flags at Stanko Ranch

A flag retirement ceremony will be conducted by Girl Scout Cadette Troop 3725 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Stanko Ranch, 39650 Routt County Road 33, south of Steamboat Springs. The community is invited to attend the event, which will respectfully retire faded American flags that are no longer serviceable but have properly served in tribute, memory and love. Call Nancy Mucklow at 970-846-2630 for more information.

Two interns needed for summer reading camp

BookTrails, a local reading and writing educational nonprofit, is seeking two more interns to complete the summer Reading on Ranches Camp staff. Interns are typically college-aged or recent graduates and gain experience with elementary education, teaching in the outdoor classroom and other aspects of nonprofit operations. Applicants can find more information at

Youth exhibit on display now at Depot Art Center

The Routt County Youth Art Show is currently on display at the Depot Art Center. The exhibit features more than 150 works from 14 local schools with the young artists ranging in age from kindergarteners to high-school seniors. Gallery hours at the Depot are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The display will remain at the Depot until April 25. Admission is free.

Stagecoach residents asked about recycling options

Twin Enviro is working with the the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council to provide curbside recycle options for Stagecoach residents. Part of the process involves gauging interest in the program. Stagecoach homeowners are being asked to call the Twin Enviro office at 970-879-6985 or go to and use the “Sign Up” tab to submit an interest request from now until May 5. Only 50 homes are needed for Twin Enviro to start an affordable curbside trash and recycle route in June.

Application deadline for teen council is Wednesday

The deadline to apply for the 2015-16 Steamboat Springs Teen Council is Wednesday. Students currently in eighth to 11th grades are encouraged to apply.

In its eighth year, the Steamboat Teen Council works to increase positive leadership development, involve teens in the community at large and provide substance free and alternative activities for youth. The program is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs, Routt County United Way, the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation, the Civic Canopy and the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health.

To learn more about Steamboat Springs Teen Council go to To download an application, visit For more information, email Kate Warnke at or call 970-871-7054.

Girls lacrosse program starts up this Tuesday

A Steamboat girls lacrosse program for elementary and middle school students will begin Tuesday.

The program will include 12 practices, which will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. for second- through fifth-graders and from 5:15 to 6:45 for sixth- through eighth-graders Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 28. Practices will be held at the Maple Street field next to Steamboat Springs High School.

Interested players are invited to attend the first practice with no obligation to join. No experience is needed, and equipment will be available. EMail Jennifer Paoli at for more information.

Hayden resident at UNC named First-Year Scholar

Becca Hoza, of Hayden, has been recognized as a First-Year Scholar for the fall 2014 semester at the University of Northern Colorado.

To be named a First-Year Scholar, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher for their first semester.

Monday film screening looks at modern dance

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield and Steamboat Dance Theatre will present a free Dance on Film screening of “Artists in Exile” at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Library Hall.

The documentary film chronicles over 40 years of dance making in the San Francisco/Bay Area. The film highlights revolutionary dancer Anna Halprin and other Bay Area choreographers who reflect a pioneering spirit, including Mangrove, Tumbleweed, ODC/San Francisco, Margaret Jenkins, Dance Brigade, Joe Goode and Contraband.

Visit for more information.

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