Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Veterans Day events slated for Friday |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Veterans Day events slated for Friday

American Legion Post No. 44 and VFW Post No. 4264 have announced Veterans Day activities in Steamboat Springs.

On Friday, Nov. 11, students will be honoring veterans during special Veterans Day programs at 9:30 a.m. at Soda Creek Elementary School and at 2:30 p.m. at Strawberry Park Elementary School. All veterans are invited to attend, and are encouraged to arrive at either school at least 15 minutes before the programs start.

Veterans will visit and present programs to the Montessori and Steamboat Christian schools today. A group of veterans will also present a program for homeschool and Emerald Mountain School students at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the Steamboat Springs City Council chambers in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.

The annual Veterans Day breakfast will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the VFW Post, 924 Lincoln Ave. The breakfast is open to all veterans; donations will be accepted. From 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., a Veterans Day reception will be held at the Doak Walker House in the Casey’s Pond senior living center.

Coffee with Council to be held 7:30 a.m. Friday

Coffee with Council will continue with Steamboat Springs City Councilman Scott Ford from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11 in the Crawford Room at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. All topics are welcome, particularly water and growth.

Coffee with Council sessions are typically held the second Friday of each month. The goal is to provide an opportunity for community members to meet with City Council members in a relaxed atmosphere and discuss any issues of interest.

No RSVP is necessary, and community members are welcome to drop by to discuss any issues of interest to them.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Fundraiser to be held for local battling cancer

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is sponsoring a fundraiser for Kevin Kolvereid, who is battling brain cancer. The event will be held from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Library Hall. The event includes a taco challenge, local beer and silent auction. Music entertainment will be provided by Todd Musselman. Suggested entry donations, which include food and one beverage, are $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger and $40 for families.

Local church set to host annual holiday bazaar

Holy Name Catholic Church will host its 19th annual Work of Human Hands Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the church, 524 Oak St.

This year, the event will include a bake sale and soup luncheon, as well as products from local artisans and other nonprofit groups.

Fair trade, handmade and unique products provided by low-income communities from several countries across the world — such as jewelry, baskets, ornaments, scarves, holiday items, coffee and chocolate — will be available for purchase.

Proceeds will benefit the Women’s Giving Circle (sponsored by the Yampa Valley Community Foundation) and help local families during the holiday season.

Immigration expert set to speak in Steamboat

The Steamboat Institute announced that Helen Raleigh, author and immigration expert, will speak as part of the institute’s speaker series at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Allbright Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College. in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Raleigh is the author of the recently released book, “The Broken Welcome Mat: America’s un-American Immigration Policy,” and how we should fix it.

“We’re incredibly honored to have Helen Raleigh speak in Steamboat Springs. As a Chinese immigrant and now proud U.S. citizen, Helen has firsthand knowledge of our broken immigration system. We encourage the entire community to attend this free presentation and hear this inspiring young woman,” said Jennifer Schubert-Akin, chairman and CEO of the Steamboat Institute.

“The U.S. will never fix its illegal immigration problem unless we fix legal immigration first,” Raleigh said about her upcoming visit. “I look forward to meeting the citizens of Steamboat Springs and sharing my vision for how America can again offer the right kind of open door and a true welcome mat.”

Raleigh’s presentation will be followed by a book signing, and books will be available for purchase.

For more information and to reserve a free ticket, visit

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