Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper event at noon Wednesday |

Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper event at noon Wednesday

Steamboat Today will host a brown bag lunch version of its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. Magazines editor Eugene Buchanan will be giving a presentation about his new book, "Comrades on the Colca." The event is free and open to the public. People are invited to bring a lunch, and the newspaper will provide drinks and cookies. Email for more information.

Routt United Way hosts free financial clinic Wednesday

Routt County United Way is hosting its monthly Meet with a Financial Advisor clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at the Routt County United Way office, 443 Oak St. in Steamboat Springs. This free event provides an excellent opportunity to meet with a financial professional to gain resource and referrals. Topics include credit, budgeting, debt, investment accounts and more. Walk-ins are accepted, but reservations are recommended. To make reserve a 20-minute session, call 970-879-5605.   

Museum to host ghost mine driving tour to Oak Creek

Tread of Pioneers Museum will host a Ghost Mine Driving Tour to Oak Creek from 9 a.m. to noon June 30. Historian Jim Stanko will talk about Routt County's coal mining history as participants enjoy a bus ride along Colorado Highway 131 from Steamboat Springs to Oak Creek and back. The event will include a guided tour of the Tracks and Trails Museum in Oak Creek. The cost is $20 for museum members, $25 for non-members and $15 for kids younger than 12. Reservation and prepayment required at by June 23.

Bike-inspired art auction to benefit Steamboat, trail fund

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Steamboat CycleART will be held at 6:30 pm. July 14 at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Event goers will enjoy live and silent auctions, delicious food, craft beer and live music.

The auction features a wide array of art pieces including items appealing to everyone from impulse buyers and serious collectors.

"Here at Alpine Bank, we are cycling fanatics," said David High, Bike Town USA board member, CycleArt co-chair and vice president of Alpine Bank, in a news release. "We are excited to be able to channel that passion into some good for the local cycling community and our beautiful and growing network of trails."

The Fund-a-Need portion of the evening will benefit the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. Alpine Bank has generously offered to match the first $1,000 of donations to the Fund by auction contributors at CycleART.

Tickets, which include food and one complimentary beer or glass of wine, are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. To purchase tickets visit or call 970-989-2689.