Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs selects new manager for airport |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs selects new manager for airport

An aviation professional with more than 23 years of experience has been selected to serve as the city of Steamboat Springs’ new airport manager at the Steamboat Springs Airport.

Stacie Fain is the owner, president and consultant for Ruby Aviation in Colorado Springs. She has a master’s of aeronautical science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is currently working on a Ph.D. in aviation.

“I look forward to having Stacie as part of the public works team and working with her to shine the diamond in the rough that is Bob Adams/Steamboat Springs Airport,” Public Works Director Chuck Anderson said in a news release.

Fain has experience in military aviation, program management and business development in the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and the commercial environment. She is an FAA commercial pilot, unrestricted Naval aviator and certified flight instructor with more than 2,300 accident-free hours in various military and civilian aircraft, including the HH-60J helicopter. She also owns a 1949 Cessna 170A and continues to serve as a commander in the Coast Guard Reserve.

Anderson said the hiring panel saw applications from across the county, and the decision to hire Fain was unanimous.   

Winners named in 2016 Steamboat Chili Challenge

Winners of the 2106 Chili Challenge, sponsored by MainStreet Steamboat Springs, were announced by MainStreet manager Lisa Popovich.

Category winners were:

■ Salsa: Lisa Larkin, Bucking Horse Pantry

■ Cornbread: Carl’s Cornbread, Carl’s Tavern

■ Green: Carl’s Tavern green chili, first place; and Dude & Dan’s green pork chili. second place

■ Red: Storm Peak Brewing Col, Yukon Stout red, first place; and Dude & Dan’s smoked brisket chili, second place

■ People’s Choice Green: Moe’s Original Bar B Que, green smoked hog

■ Peoples Choice Red: Dude & Dan’s smoked brisket chili

■ Team spirit: Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill

■ Best presentation: Steamboat Meat and Seafood Co.

Historic storyteller shares evening of stories from CCC

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Tread of Pioneers Museum will present a free evening of historic stories and music about the Civilian Conservation Corps at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Library Hall.

Michigan-based author Bill Jamerson will present a multi-media storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s federal works program created during the Great Depression. During its nine-year run, beginning in 1933, more than 57,000 men, known as the “dollar-a-day boys,” served in Colorado, where they constructed roads, built bridges, worked on soil erosion control, were active in reforestation and worked on grazing control operations that restored grass and water to vast stretches of land for cattle and sheep grazing.

Jamerson will share stories about the CCC, read excerpts from his book, show a video clip from his PBS film and sing original songs, sharing stories of strength, wit and charm. Visit for more information.

Kiwanis Club to sponsor election-related programs

The Kiwanis Club will host three election-related programs from 12:25 to 1 p.m. Tuesdays in the American Legion Room of the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

Today, Rex Brice and Mayling Simpson will discuss the pros and cons of Amendment 69, and Routt County Board of Commissioner candidates Tim Corrigan, Bob Dapper and Doug Monger will speak and answer questions from the floor Sept. 20. On Oct. 4, state representative candidates Diane Mitch-Bush and Michael Cacioppo will speak and answer questions from the floor.

Seating is limited, so people are encouraged to arrive early.

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