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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs Arts Council seeks volunteers

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking volunteers for the upcoming All Arts Festival, set for 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21.

The group needs bartenders, ushers, servers, cleanup helpers, beer tent helpers and workshop helpers.

For more information or to sign up, visit, or email Beth Liggitt at

Student earns degree from Montana State University

Steamboat Springs resident Ryan McConnell was among the 1,437 students who received undergraduate degrees from Montana State University during spring commencement ceremonies, which were held May 7 at MSU’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

Library set to screen film about transgender issues

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free preview of the new documentary “From This Day Forward” at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8 in Library Hall. This film, by Sharon Shattuck, is a multi-award-winner about a family in small town America coping with one of the most intimate of transformations.

When the director’s father came out as transgender and changed her name to Trisha, Shattuck was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father’s transition to female was difficult for her straight-identified mother, Marcia, to accept, but her parents stayed together. As the Shattucks reunite to plan their daughter’s wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents’ marriage survived the radical changes that threatened to tear them apart.

This special community screening is part of the library’s collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. For more information, visit

School supply giveaway slated at Depot Art Center

Families and community members are invited to stop by the Steamboat Springs Art Council at the Depot Arts Center on 13th Street from 10 a.m. to noon today for a giveaway of gently used and new school supplies such as crayons, markers, colored pencils and more, while supplies last.

Visitors can tour the Create Space resource room upstairs at the Depot to check out the free donated art and creative supplies or to consider donating supplies. Arts Council representatives will be on hand to talk about children’s arts programs including Young at Art Creativity Camps.

This event is co-sponsored by the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, which organizes Clean Out the Classroom efforts at the end of each school year to recapture and redistribute reusable school supplies. Contact Madeleine at the Arts Council at or 970-879-9008 or email for more information.

Shakespeare performance comes to library lawn

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present The Great American Laughing Stock Company performing William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 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. Visit for more information.

Trail work day planned on Emerald Mountain

Routt County Riders will lead a trail work day on Emerald Mountain from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Aug. 8. Volunteers should meet at the Blackmere Drive trailhead. Following the trail work, volunteers can enjoy lunch and beverages provided by New Belgium Brewing Company. Those who bring their bikes can ride down after. Tools will be provided, and volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, backpack, sunscreen, rain gear, cap and water. RSVP to ensure ample lunch to

Wine festival organizers seek volunteers for event

The 12th annual Steamboat Wine Festival is currently recruiting volunteers. This year’s Wine Festival will be raising funds for Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports.

Benefits of volunteering with the Steamboat Wine Fest include a free ticket to the Grand Tasting or to the Friday Night Stroll and a T-shirt. Online volunteer registration can be completed at For more information, email Wendy at

REPS in need of emergency department volunteers

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is collaborating with Yampa Valley Medical Center to increase the number and presence of volunteers in the hospital emergency department assisting suicidal patients.

The SPA program, created by REPS, enlists advocate volunteers who give information and support to patients admitted to the ED for suicidal ideation or attempted suicide.

SPA volunteers are trained in both REPS and hospital procedures and can volunteer to be on call for as little as one 12-hour shift per month or as many as two shifts per week.

For information on SPA and to learn more about volunteering, email REPS at or Pam Bosch, hospital volunteer coordinator, at

Girl Scout campfire serves as informational event

Girls in kindergarten and first grade and current Daisy Girl Scouts are invited to enjoy hot dogs and s’mores over the Girl Scout campfire from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the Gazebo in West Lincoln Park.

This informational event is to help new Daisy Girl Scouts and their parents learn about being in a Daisy troop. 

In addition to the cookout, there will also be activities for girls and information for parents. For more information, contact Nancy Mucklow at or 970-846-2630.

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