Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Art Museum seeks event store volunteers |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Art Museum seeks event store volunteers

Steamboat Art Museum seeks event store volunteers

Steamboat Art Museum is looking for volunteers to assist in greeting visitors, assisting in special events or working in the museum’s store.

Shifts are 3 1/2 hours, one day per week Tuesdays through Saturdays during the summer and winter exhibits.

Perks include getting to enjoy the fabulous art exhibits, meeting exhibiting artists at exhibit openings, free admission to all Saturday lectures during exhibit opening and meeting visitors from all across the country and world.

Those interested in volunteering may call Dottie at 970-870-1755 or email

New guide provides array of resources for home seekers

The new Colorado Housing Financial Assistance Guide provides an array of resources to those across the state who face challenges staying in their home or finding a new place to live.

The comprehensive guide provides information about more than 100 organizations across Colorado that offer financial support for those in need of housing help. The guide is available in both English and Spanish at under resident resources.

The resources are organized by region, covering the Denver metro area, Southeastern Colorado, Northern Colorado, Boulder and the Western Slope.

The guide is provided as a public service by the Colorado Apartment Association, along with additional support from the Colorado Association of Realtors, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Colorado Housing Connects and the Colorado Division of Housing.

“Fortunately, there are many organizations doing great work to provide housing assistance but tracking them all down may be hard,” said Nancy Burke, vice president of government and community affairs at the Colorado Apartment Association, in a news release. “This guide pulls all these resources into a single source, organized by geography, to help Coloradans access them quickly and conveniently to find the help they need.”

Two statewide helplines can provide a good place to start for those seeking help. They are the Colorado Housing Connects Hotline at 844-926-6632 and the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline 877-601-4673.

Community Ag Alliance accepts local food orders

Buy local food and products online at, then click on Shop the CAA Marketplace tab.

Locally grown fresh produce, meat, eggs, jelly, sauces, granola and more are available.

Order online from noon Monday through noon Thursday. Orders may be picked up Friday afternoons at CAA offices in downtown Steamboat Springs.

For more information, call 970-879-4370.

Nominations for Navigator Awards due Wednesday

Nominations for the 2015 Navigator Awards, which annually honor Steamboat Springs’ outstanding business, business leader and young professional of the year, are now being accepted.

The awards are presented by the Steamboat Pilot & Today and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, and winners will be recognized Nov. 6 at Strings Music Pavilion during the 108th annual Chamber meeting and Navigator Awards celebration.

Last year, Yampa Valley Medical Center, celebrating its 100th anniversary, was recognized as Business of the Year. Ed McArthur, owner of Native Excavating, was honored as Business Person of the Year and Sarah Fox, vice president of Fox Construction, was tapped as Young Professional of the Year.

Any Steamboat Chamber member in good standing is eligible for the Business of the Year award. Business owners or general managers employed by Steamboat Chamber members are eligible for the Business Person of the Year award, and the Young Professional of the Year award is open to any young business leader in the Steamboat Springs community or surrounding area.

Navigator Awards criteria includes:

■ Is actively involved in community projects that enrich the Steamboat Springs economy and community.

■ Fosters a work atmosphere which encourages and supports employee development.

■ Possesses a progressive management philosophy.

■ Exhibits leadership among Steamboat businesses.

■ Demonstrates positive support of business community.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Sept. 30. To nominate an individual or business, visit

Center for Visual Arts now accepts artist applications

The Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts is accepting local artist applications for membership for its upcoming 2015 to 16 season, which begins Dec. 1. The nonprofit organization operates a non-juried, cooperative artist gallery at 837 Lincoln Ave., where artists at various stages of development can benefit from a collaborative, supportive membership and professional staff. Space is limited. Contact Executive Director Linda Laughlin at 970-846-5970 or or visit the artist member information section at for more information.

Election forum set for 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at The Grand

An election forum hosted by the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, the Routt County Democratic and Republican parties and the Steamboat Pilot & Today will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at The Steamboat Grand.

The annual forum will start with a meet-and-greet followed by a Q&A session with local candidates at 5:45 p.m. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available prior to the start of the forum.

Steamboat Today Editor Lisa Schlichtman will moderate the Q&A session with candidates for the Steamboat Springs City Council and Steamboat Springs School Board. Local ballot issues, including the school district’s bond issue and mill levy override, will also be debated.

Questions will not be accepted from the audience during the forum, but questions are being accepted in advance of the event. These can be emailed to

Mrs. Colorado pageant accepts applicants for 2016

The Mrs. Colorado America Pageant is now accepting applications from married women to represent Steamboat Springs as a state finalist in the 2016 pageant, which will be held April 16, 2016, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Center for Performing Arts complex. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Colorado and U.S. citizen and married at the time of the pageant to be considered.

Visit or contact the Mrs. Colorado America office at 303-593-1199 for more information or to apply.

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