Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Style fashion showcase slated for Thursday |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Style fashion showcase slated for Thursday

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs will host a Steamboat Style Show on Thursday at the Chief Theater. More than 15 retailers will be participating, highlighting winter style on and off the mountain. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and Champagne. The fashion show begins at 6:30 p.m. Call Mainstreet Steamboat at 970-846-1800 for more information.

Animal-assisted therapy group hosts education, talks

Heeling Friends animal-assisted therapy organization is hosting The Power of the Paw from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

The educational event will teach attendees about animal-assisted therapy, how therapy animals differ from service animals and the benefits, pleasures and fun of animal-assisted therapy.

One of the event’s guest speakers is Kathy Klotz, executive director of Intermountain Therapy Animals and of Reading Education Assistance Dogs, a master workshop instructor and therapy team evaluator.

Klotz has worked with therapy animals since at least 1993 and in 1999 helped begin READ, a program that brings therapy animals to schools to help improve the literacy skills of children.

The event also will feature speaker Kathy McNulty, an Intermountain Therapy Animal master evaluator and an American Kennel Club evaluator with the Canine Good Citizen program. McNulty has been involved with therapy work for 20 years and currently has a registered therapy miniature horse and an Akita puppy in training.

Heeling Friends and ITA evaluator Cathy Shyrock also will speak during the event.

Attendees can learn whether they and their pets would qualify to become a Heeling Friends pet partner team and how to join the program, which visits local hospitals and schools.

For more information about the free event, call 970-291-9732. It is requested that pets remain at home for the presentation.

Tread of Pioneers closed to prepare for Festival of Trees

The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed until Friday, to set up for the Festival of Trees fundraising event. The museum will reopen at 11 a.m. Saturday and will be open daily through Nov. 24 for the Festival of Trees. The festival is free for all Routt County residents.

Scott Ford to host Coffee with Council on Friday

Steamboat Springs City Council member Scott Ford will host Coffee with Council from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday in the Crawford Room at Centennial Hall. The meeting topics of discussion will include downtown parking and parking meters, the downtown URA district in context of the failure of the BID vote and changes to the bus schedule.

No more than two council members will attend the meeting, and council member participation will be on a rotating basis. Community members are welcome to drop by to discuss any issues of interest to them. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

34th annual Yampa Arts and Craft Fair is Saturday

The 34th annual Yampa Arts and Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at South Routt Elementary School in Yampa.

The free craft fair includes about 70 booths with crafters from across Colorado.

There will be gift basket drawings with complimentary tickets at the door. Santa will arrive at 3 p.m. to visit with younger guests. 

Edith Chapter #61, Order of the Eastern Star, the organization sponsoring the fair, will serve lunch with proceeds helping to fund community service projects on local, state and national levels.  

Merry Mainstreet Light Parade registration is open

Registration is open for entries in the Merry Mainstreet Light Parade, which will be held at

6 p.m. Dec. 6 and start from the corner of Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue. There is no fee to enter the parade, but all participants must register in advance. The only requirements are that some sort of lighting be attached to the entry, whether it is a group walking, a vehicle, a float or animals, like dogs or horses. Organizations and businesses are encouraged to apply, and creativity is encouraged. Entrants may throw candy for the children. To register for the parade, call Mainstreet Steamboat at 970-846-1800 or email

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