Steamboat briefs: Snow drawing event returns to Carpenter Ranch |

Steamboat briefs: Snow drawing event returns to Carpenter Ranch

Bud Werner Memorial Library and The Nature Conservancy invite the Yampa Valley community to join in creating a large, landscape-scale work of art on the snowy hay meadow at the Carpenter Ranch near Hayden.

A snow drawing is created by human feet wearing snowshoes, walking patterns on fresh snow. The theme of this year's snow drawing is "Finding Peace in Nature," and the event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 26.

Volunteer artists meet at the Carpenter Ranch at 9 a.m., where organizers will share information about the landscape that is the canvas, answer questions and offer ideas and instruction for how to delve into the snow drawing before heading out to the hay mead-ow.

Community snow drawing continues until noon, but participants can leave earlier if they need to or stay later if they want. Participants must bring their own snowshoes, snacks and water.

In past years, the community has worked alongside environmental artist Sonja Hinrichsen to create snow drawings on Rabbit Ears Pass, the Carpenter Ranch hay meadows and Lake Catamount.

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To date, more than 200 Steamboat locals have worked on these community installations, and the organizers look forward to sharing another beautiful 2017 experience of peace and artistry on the Yampa Valley landscape, inspired by the hearts and minds of the locals.

Those who wants to participate are asked to RSVP to the library's adult programs coordinator, Jennie Lay, at, with name, email address and phone number. For more information, visit

City hosts penultimate free ski day of season at Howelsen Hill

The city of Steamboat Springs and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will host their second-to-last free ski day of the 2016-17 winter ski season at Howelsen Hill today.

Bud Werner Memorial Library will give away a free copy of the book, "Hotdogger," to children ages 8 and older. The author and illustrator will be on-site to sign books.

Those who plan to take advantage of the free ski day should stop into the lodge to pick up their free ticket, which is required to access the lifts and Nordic trails on Howelsen.

The final ski free day is currently scheduled for Sunday, March 12, which is also the closing day for public skiing at Howelsen Hill.

Tickets available for 2017 Steamboat Adventures Show

The Steamboat Adventures Show is returning for its second year, featuring top adventurers telling about their travels around the world. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the Chief Theater in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Locals who are featured in the upcoming Steamboat Adventures magazine, published by Steamboat Pilot & Today, will share accounts of their outdoor adventures through video, slide show and presentations.

Tickets are $25, and $10 from every ticket sold will be donated to Everything Outdoors Steamboat, an organization dedicated to getting children outdoors and fostering a love for adventure. The ticket price includes admission to the show, one alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage and appetizers.

Seating is limited so reserve tickets now. Call Bryna Sisk at 970-871-4235 for more information.

Yampa Valley Singers group in search of new members

All singers are invited to join the Yampa Valley Singers as they rehearse from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Methodist Church, Eighth and Oak streets.

Tenor and bass singers are especially needed in this community choral group as they prepare for concerts to be held on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. The concerts will be presented by the Yampa Valley Choral Society, combining Yampa Valley Singers and Steamboat Chamber Singers. Contact Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641 for more information and to register with a $35 fee.

Local options available for difficult-to-recycle items

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council offers free collection boxes at several locations throughout the community for small electronics only. Boxes are located at the Steamboat Springs middle and high schools, the Wells Fargo bank lobby and at YVSC's office at 141 Ninth St.

Items accepted must be tablet-size or smaller and are limited to tablets, cellphones, cellphone batteries, charging cords, MP3 players, digital cameras and ink jet and laser printer cartridges.

Larger electronics, such as laptops, computers, monitors, televisions, VCRs, desktop phones, printers, fax machines, etc., can be recycled locally for a fee through businesses such as G & S Mountain Recyclers, Waste Management, Mogil's On the Mountain and D & D Enterprises. Call first for items accepted, fees, location and drop-off hours.

Axis Steel of Craig now offers a free, public scrap metal collection bin at American Towing & Automotive at 1386 13th St. in Steamboat Springs. No electronics, appliances with freon or trash is allowed and all materials must be placed inside the bin, not beside it. D & D Enterprises and Waste Management accept scrap metal and appliances without freon for a fee.

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