Steamboat briefs: Small business skills development series hosted at CMC |

Steamboat briefs: Small business skills development series hosted at CMC

The Entrepreneurship Center at Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs is hosting a seminar series for entrepreneurs and small business owners the first two weeks in October.
During the four-evening series, participants will learn important operational and tactical skills on a wide variety of topics essential for small business success including, finance/accounting, marketing, legal issues, customer service, insurance, leasing, success factors, human resources and several other topics.
Leading business members from the community will teach these sessions, which are best suited for entrepreneurs and small business owners who would benefit from improved business knowledge. Handouts and documentation will be provided in a program workbook.
The sessions will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3, 5, 10 and 12. The fee for this program is $100 and is payable at the start of the program on Oct. 3. A program outline can be found at Coffee and light snacks will be provided.
To register call 970-870-4491 or email The seminar series is sponsored by Alpine Bank.

City outlines traffic impact of weekly construction projects

The city of Steamboat Springs has released its list of weekly construction projects.
Rollingstone Drive between Anglers Drive and Pine Grove Road will be closed to through traffic through Wednesday, Sept. 27, while a water meter vault and a new 10-inch water main are installed along the road.
The Oak Street improvement project also continues. Oak Street between 11th and 12th streets remains closed while a new storm sewer, curb and gutter and sidewalks are installed. The closure will remain in effect for one month.
Planned work on Yampa Street this week includes installation of new sidewalks and curb and gutter near the 10th and Yampa streets intersection and work to reconstruct the public parking lot on at Ninth Street.
Work will begin to install a water quality device in the area of Ski Town Lions and Workman parks. Some portions of the park and adjacent public parking lot will be closed.
Other projects include the following.
■ Access to the Hampton Inn on Lincoln Avenue remains limited to the northern approach, and roadway closures remain extended to Trafalgar Drive due to work on the new Emerald Park access and railroad crossing.
■ The Stone Lane pedestrian bridge on the Walton Creek Trail remains closed for a bridge refurbishment project that includes re-decking and painting the entire structure. The project is expected to last through Oct. 12.

Documentary about Nepal screens at local library Tuesday

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "Drawing the Tiger," an award-winning documentary film by Amy Benson, Scott Squire and Ramyata Limbu, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Library Hall.
Shot throughout seven years, "Drawing the Tiger" takes a sweeping view of one Nepalese family's daily struggle to survive off of subsistence farming. But when their bright daughter receives a scholarship to study in Kathmandu, the family's prospects suddenly improve by leaps and bounds overnight.
They rest their hopes and dreams on her narrow shoulders, but will the weight of their expectations crush her? Can she really break the cycle of poverty and redefine their collective destiny? She seems eager to try, promising to return and free her family from their hand-to-mouth existence. But when she doesn't come home, the family is forced to face their fate. Is their future set in stone or sand; is it solid or ever-shifting?
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Elkhead Reservoir open to boaters longer than scheduled

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will keep aquatic nuisance species inspection stations at Elkhead Reservoir State Park open until Oct. 23, giving waterfowl hunters and boaters access to the popular reservoir a couple of weeks longer than originally scheduled.
Park personnel initially planned to close the boat ramp on Oct. 9; however, additional ANS inspection funds became available making it possible to allow boating a little longer this year.
"We are happy to be able to provide a little extra time on the water and welcome everyone to take advantage," said Park Manager Jacob Brey in a news release. "The weather is still moderate but it won't be long before we go into winter mode, so come out while you still can."
Brey says after Oct. 2, the ANS inspection station at the boat ramp will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; however, if inspectors are not present, boaters should consider the ramp closed. Brey says watercraft exempt from ANS inspections can launch anytime as conditions allow.
Due to the lower water levels typical for this time of year, the swim beach at the reservoir is currently closed until next year. In addition, boaters are cautioned to beware of unmarked hazards.
CPW reminds waterfowl hunters the Eastern and Western zones of the Pacific Flyway are divided on the Routt/Moffat County line at Elkhead Reservoir. It is the hunter's responsibility to know where they are hunting.
For more information, contact Elkhead Reservoir State Park at 970-276-2061 or visit them on the CPW website.

Film slated to screen at library celebrating 100 years of Pulitzer

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "Pulitzer at 100," a new film by Emmy Award-winning director Kirk Simon that celebrates the centenary of this revered and seminal national award for literary excellence in journalism and the arts, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 in Library Hall.
The totality of the Pulitzers has had an immeasurable impact on the American sensibility and beyond over the past 100 years. The riveting tales of the winning artists give an insider's view of how these pinnacles of achievement are selected in the 21 categories, and how the award has the power to change lives and communities.
The film features interviews with several notable prize recipients include Toni Morrison, Michael Chabon, Junot Díaz, Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, Ayad Akhtar, Carl Bernstein, Robert Caro, Martin Baron, Nicholas Kristof, Thomas Friedman, David Remnick, Wynton Marsalis and John Adams. The film also brings Pulitzer-winning works to life through readings by Martin Scorsese, Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Liev Schreiber, John Lithgow and Yara Shahidi, all of whom bring their own talents to bear on the words of their favorite writers.
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