Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Cocktails with Council slated for Tuesday |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Cocktails with Council slated for Tuesday

Steamboat Springs City Council members will host the next monthly Cocktails with Council from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 at Carl’s Tavern, 700 Yampa St. The event, which is open to the public, takes place every fourth Tuesday of the month.

Swift Communications to purchase Acres USA

Swift Communications will acquire Acres USA, an agricultural publisher and events company based in Austin, Texas. The announcement was made to local staff this week. The purchase is slated to be finalized Thursday, Sept. 1.

Acres USA is North America’s oldest, largest magazine covering commercial-scale organic and sustainable farming and more. The company has also published more than 100 books on ecological farming and hosts educational events and conferences for its audiences.

“We are thrilled to welcome Acres USA to Swift,” said Bill Waters, chief executive officer of Swift Communications. “Acres USA, through world-class conferences, book publishing and a monthly magazine bring together the best among the thought leaders and practitioners in sustainable/organic farming from across the country and the world”

Acres USA will join Swift’s growing agriculture division alongside titles like The Fence Post and Backyard Poultry.

Nonprofit hosts international celebration at 6 p.m. Sept. 9

Integrated Community will host its popular World Fiesta from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. The event will include world music, cultural food, drinks and dancing. International cuisine will be provided by The Cabin, Steamboat Smokehouse, Skull Creek Greek and Taco Cabo. There will also be a grand prize drawing for a Denver sports trip for two.

Entertainment will be provided by the Steamboat African Dance and Drum Ensemble, DJ music with Geo, a performance by Solange and dance with Eva Luna. A bouncy house and face painting will be provided for the younger guests.

Tickets for the fundraiser are offered for a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Food will cost $1 to $4 per item and wine and beer will be $3. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at

Restaurant will donate to earthquake victims in Italy

Papa Murphy’s in Steamboat Springs will donate $1 for each pizza sold on Friday, Sept. 2 to support earthquake relief in Italy.

Husband-and-wife owners Jordan and Lindsey Kenning said they are inspired by the fundraising events of Italian restaurants across the world and are enthusiastic to make their own contribution.

“Although our take ’n’ bake pizzas differ from the pizzas you would see in Naples, our cultural heritage shares many ties with Italy,” said Jordan Kenning in a news release. “Without Italy, there would be no pizza. If we can help others through our shared love of food, we want to be involved.”

Papa Murphy’s is located in Central Park Plaza.

Steamboat Kiwanis Club looking for new members

The Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Club is looking for new members. The club meets weekly and is renowned for its many community projects, including the Sock Box Drive. For those enthusiastic about community service, the Steamboat Kiwanis Club is a perfect fit. The club was chartered in 1948 and is one of Steamboat’s most established service clubs. For membership information, call Theo Dexter at 970-879-4889.  

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