Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Pentathlon early registration ends Thursday |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Pentathlon early registration ends Thursday

Registration for the Steamboat Pentathlon, to be held Saturday, March 5, is now open. Individuals and teams are encouraged to register by Thursday to receive discounted early bird registration rates. Participants can register as a team, dynamic duo or as an Individual, with short- and long-course race options available.

The pentathlon is hosted annually by the city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Community Services Department. The five-stage, winter, multi-sport race, includes Alpine skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, mountain biking and running.

All participants receive a goodie bag, event T-shirt, free lunch and a chance to win raffle prizes from event sponsors.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Steamboat Pentathlon, and race organizers will be adding a number of new and exciting elements to this year’s event in celebration.

For more information and to register, visit or call 970-871-7031.

Tipton picks local students for US Service Academies

Steamboat Springs High School students Connor Frasier and Jacob Crouch were two of 24 students from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District that Congressman Scott Tipton has nominated to attend U.S. Service Academies in 2016. Frasier was nominated for the U.S. Naval Academy and West Point, and Crouch received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy.

The students were selected based on meeting or exceeding the stringent requirements of the respective academy and of Tipton’s office, which uses a merit-based, competitive nomination process. Students who applied were required to submit an essay, test scores, an application, letters of recommendation and transcripts and to complete a panel interview in order to be considered.

“It takes hard work, intelligence and determination to meet the high entrance standards of our nation’s Service Academies, traits that are critical for success as a leader in the Armed Forces,” Tipton said in a news release. “To earn a nomination, these students have met or exceeded these high standards and demonstrated a true passion to serve our country.”

Tipton called to personally notify each student of the nominations last week.

Students who are residents of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District and are considering applying to a U.S. Service Academy can find more information on the nomination process at

Volunteer called for to help with artist’s snow drawings

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Catamount Ranch & Club and The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch invite the community to be part of the 2016 snow drawing installations with artist-in-residence Sonja Hinrichsen.

Volunteers will help create two large, landscape-scale works of community art. A Lake Catamount snow drawing will be created Jan. 9 and 10, and a snow drawing on the hay meadows between The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch and the Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden will take place Jan. 16 and 17.

Hinrichsen will offer an introductory presentation about this year’s snow drawing logistics at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 in Library Hall. Volunteers can sign up in person from 5 to 7 p.m. that evening. Hinrichsen’s past snow drawing installations on Rabbit Ears Pass and on Lake Catamount are currently displayed in the library’s lobby.

Each artist will need their own snowshoes, snacks and water and should plan to dress for changing winter weather conditions. Volunteers who want to sign up in advance can contact the library’s adult programs coordinator Jennie Lay at with your name, phone number and dates you want to commit to working on the Lake Catamount and/or Hayden airport hay meadows snow drawings. The snow drawing sessions start at 9:30 a.m. each day.

Visit for more information.

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