Steamboat briefs: Steamboat CycleART raises funds for new local trails

The inaugural Steamboat CycleART auction at the Depot Art Center was a spinning success. With over 120 in attendance, attendees were able to bid on 18 silent auction and five live auction items. The auction items included beautiful bike-inspired artwork by local artists, as well as a new Niner Mountain Bike.

Proceeds benefited Bike Town USA and the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund, which was established at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation and aims to take on the responsibility of maintaining the new trails being created with the backing of millions of dollars in lodging tax funds.

The CycleART event raised $3,671 for the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund. The fund’s goal is to generate $1 million in the next 10 years.

Sen. Gardner to headline Lincoln Day dinner Aug. 23

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner will be the keynote speaker at the Routt County Republicans Lincoln Day dinner and fundraiser auction Aug. 23 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

The event begins with a candidate meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. Gardner will speak at 6 p.m., and a buffet dinner will follow.

Cookie Lockhart will conduct the auction. This year’s theme is “Hats Off to Freedom,” and attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite hat.

The cost is $25 per person in advance and $35 per person at the door. For more information, visit

Steamboat resident among recent graduates of MSU

Ryan McConnell, of Steamboat Springs, was among the 1,437 Montana State University undergraduates who received diplomas during MSU’s 2016 spring commencement ceremonies. McConnell graduated May 7 in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

Encore performance of live Shakespeare set at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library will presents The Great American Laughing Stock Company performing William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 on the library lawn.

This is part of the free Piknik Theatre Festival, and audiences at this live theater event are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, blanket and their own seating. In William Shakespeare’s comedy, “As You Like It,” witty words and romance play out against the disputes of divided pairs of brothers. Visit for more information.

Volunteers needed to help conduct All Art Festival

The Steamboat Arts Council is seeking volunteers to assist with the All Art Festival from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 and for two-hour shifts between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21.

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