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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs seeks proposals for public artwork

The city of Steamboat Springs has ended the moratorium on accepting public art to be placed on city-owned property and is accepting proposals through Aug. 14.

Applicants must submit an application and associated information, including photographs, site plans, maintenance requirements and budget to Winnie DelliQuadri, assistant to the city manager at Applications can also be dropped off at City Hall, 137 10th Street. 

The city’s Public Art Policy, which provides guidance on this process, as well as the Public Art Donation Application, can be found on the city’s website at

Appropriate city departments will be consulted to evaluate the proposal and any potential issues, and a curatorial group will make recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Commission and/or City Council for final approval.

The deadline to apply is Aug. 14.

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Planning Commission in Oak Creek to discuss agriculture

The Oak Creek Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, in the Board Room at the town of Oak Creek Offices, 129 Nancy Crawford Boulevard in Oak Creek.

The meeting will include a public hearing to review and consider a recommendation to construct a gazebo in Sierra View Pocket Park and a work session to discuss urban agriculture and small animal raising within city limits and mobile/manufactured home definitions.

To view the meeting agenda, visit

Documentary ‘Tribal Justice’ slated to screen at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free preview of the new documentary film “Tribal Justice” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, in Library Hall. This film, by Anne Makepeace, shares the story of two Native American judges reaching back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for youth. By addressing the root causes of crime, they are modeling restorative systems that are working. Mainstream courts across the country begin to take notice. This special community screening is part of the library’s collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Visit for more information.

Wednesday Wonderings returns to Yampa River Botanic Park

Yampa River Botanic Park has launched this summer’s Wednesday Wonderings series. The free, fun and informative gardening-related classes are held weekly on Wednesdays at the park through August.

Class schedule includes the following.

  • 7 p.m. July 19: Fun with plant names and families with Kathy Keeler, the Wandering Botanist
  • 5 to 7 p.m. July 26: Fun with fairy gardens with Allison Mecklenburg
  • 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 9: Creative iPhone photography class with Karen Schulman
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16: Using plants as medicine with Mary O’Brien
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 23: “To Bee or Not to Bee” with local beekeeper David Truly
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 30: Macro photography with Andy Kennedy.

For more information about instructors and class descriptions, visit

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