Steamboat briefs: Sports club slates night training at local ski area |

Steamboat briefs: Sports club slates night training at local ski area

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will have night training at Steamboat Ski Area Thursday, Dec. 1, and Thursday, Dec. 8. Guests will notice the night skiing and riding lights at the resort operating, but public access is not available during these training sessions. Night skiing and riding for the public kicks off from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Visit for more information.

City seeks public 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 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

Dog, cat licenses renewal now available for 2017

All 2016 Routt County dog and cat licenses expire Dec 31, and new 2017 licenses are available for purchase.

All dogs and cats in the city of Steamboat Springs and within Routt County are required by law to be licensed yearly. To license a pet, owners will need a certificate of vaccination to prove their pet has up-to-date rabies vaccinations. The price for the yearly license is $5 for altered animals or $25 for unaltered animals.

Licenses can be purchased at Routt County Humane Society, 760 Critter Court or at Mountain Peaks Veterinary Hospital, Mount Werner Veterinary Hospital, Pet Kare Clinic and Steamboat Veterinary Hospital.

Pet owners who live within the town of Hayden or the town of Oak Creek will need to purchase a Hayden or Oak Creek dog license at their respective town halls.

Lions Club to offer pictures with Santa on Sunday

The Steamboat Springs Ski Town Lions Club will offer pictures with Santa from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at the club’s Christmas tree location at Christy Sports in Central Park Plaza.

The Lions Club will be offering pictures with Santa for free as a part of its annual Christmas tree fundraiser, which helps the club fund charitable activities throughout the year. Annual projects for the Lions include providing scholarships to local graduating seniors, donating money to LiftUp and Routt County United Way to help families purchase holiday dinners, helping local community members with eye care and helping families in need fund unanticipated and life-changing expenses.

In addition to the Christy Sports lot, the Lions also have a west end lot on the northwest Corner of Lincoln Avenue and 13th Street. Both lots are open from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Documentary about CCC set to screen at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “Camp Forgotten,” a documentary about the Civilian Conservation Corps by historian Bill Jamerson, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 in Library Hall. Last summer, during Jamerson’s multi-media storytelling program about the CCC, he shared a clip of this film. Now Steamboat Springs has a chance to see the entire story about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s federal works program created during the heart of the Great Depression. Roosevelt’s Tree Army planted more than 484 million trees in Michigan, fought forest fires, restored riverbanks, built lookout towers, roads, fish hatcheries and countless other natural improvements to the environment. This film contains rare archival footage, combined with location cinematography and interviews with former CCC enrollees. Visit for more information.

Yampatika appoints new directors to board

Yampatika has expanded its board of directors with the appointments of Holly Hampson, Natalie Sattler and Ryan Van Ness. 

Holly Hampson is an associate at Mercer and focuses in project management in its multi-million dollar healthcare business. Natalie Sattler is a first-grade teacher at Soda Creek Elementary School and has a background in environmental science. Ryan Van Ness is vice-president and chief lending officer at Yampa Valley Bank. Yampatika’s board now includes nine directors and is supported by an additional eight-member advisory committee that provides input to the board and leadership.

“In partnership with Joe Haines, Yampatika’s executive director, we work hard to find community volunteers to join the board who bring diverse skills and experience,” said Shari Fryer, Yampatika board chair, in a news release. “Our latest appointments really add strength by bringing financial acumen, environmental education and systems and administration efficiencies. But what really excites me about Holly, Natalie and Ryan is that they bring passion and enthusiasm for Yampatika’s mission – and that is what really makes for the best kind of board director.” 

“Holly, Natalie and Ryan’s appointments are important steps for Yampatika as we move the organization forward and prepare for our 25th anniversary in 2017,” Haines added. “Their backgrounds and experiences will add to a strong board that is committed to Yampatika’s mission of inspiring environmental stewardship through education.”

Email Haines at for more information about getting involved with Yampatika.

Local Alzheimer’s support groups held twice monthly

The Alzheimer’s Association sponsors two free monthly support groups for those caring for someone with dementia, whether 24/7 or long distance. The groups offer an opportunity to gather with others facing similar challenges in a safe, confidential setting.  The spouse group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month and the general group for family, friends and caregivers meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Both meetings are held at Rollingstone Respite House, 1500 Pine Grove Road. Call 970-879-8942 for more information.

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