Steamboat briefs: Steamboat’s 20 Under 40 to be honored at special event
Steamboat Springs — Steamboat Today will celebrate Steamboat’s “20 Under 40,” who will be featured in the upcoming issue of Steamboat Living, at a special event from 5 to 7 p.m. July 14 at the Haymaker Golf Course. Steamboat’s dynamic 20 Under 40 honorees will be introduced at the party, which is being hosted in conjunction with Haymaker Patio Grill. The event will include summer cocktails, delicious bites, live entertainment by Pat Waters and more. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased by calling 970-871-4235 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film about Bhutan screens with filmmaker QandA July 14
Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a community screening of the new documentary film “Power of the River,” an expedition to the heart of water in Bhutan with filmmaker Greg I. Hamilton, at 8 p.m. July 14 in Library Hall.
The film takes audiences to the country with the world’s most ambitious commitment to protect nature, where the king values the happiness of his people above the money they make, and, yet, a threat is looming. Bhutan’s primary revenue source is hydropower; quotas with India would require damming every last river. A man named “Good Karma” guides an expedition to keep his kingdom’s mightiest river wild and free.
Through the exploits of Karma and his hand-picked international expedition team, the film plunges to the heart of what most threatens Earth’s wild spaces — and what will most likely save them.
Following the film, Hamilton will host a Q&A session. Admission is free, but a $10 suggested donation benefits “Power of the River’s” audience outreach and cameras-for-conservation initiatives.
Steamboat Institute hosts Red, White and Blue Bash
The Steamboat Institute will host its second annual Red, White & Blue Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. July 14 at the Coal View Ghost Ranch, 5.3 miles west of Milner on the south side of U.S. Highway 40. The event will feature Steamboat Meat & Seafood’s famous pig roast, craft beers and wine, live music by Jesse and Colter Christensen, face-painting for kids, an authentic Old West stagecoach and a live and silent auction, featuring auctioneer Bob Beauprez. The cost is $75 per person with kids younger than 12 free. Register online and view auction items at steamboatinstitute.org/red-white-blue-bash-2016.
CSU Extension set to offer home canning course July 14
A Home Canning Basics course will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 14 at the CSU Extension office in the Courthouse Annex in Steamboat Springs. The two-hour introductory canning session will be hosted by Routt County Extension and will include instruction from the Yampa Valley’s most accomplished food preservers as they demonstrate the basics of water-bath canning at altitude. The cost is $10. Call the extension office at 970-879-0825 to reserve a space.
Hayden Library selects 5th Reader of the Week
Allison Reese has been chosen as Hayden Public Library’s fifth Reader of the Week for the library’s “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” summer reading program.
Allison, 2, and her mom, Ann, regularly visit the library and are currently reading “Meet Samantha,” by Susan Adler. When asked why she liked this book, she said, “Actually, the grand nanny and her many adventures.”
Allison’s parents are Ann and Jason Reese, and they have lived in Hayden for eight months. Allison’s best friend is a cute little duck named “Ducky” that she takes with her everywhere she goes. She loves to dance and play, and her favorite word is “actually.” She was still pondering her future career, but for the present time, she thinks she will grow up to be “duck-duck.”
The family has two dogs, Copper and Henry, and Allison’s favorite colors are pink and purple. Her favorite food is pancakes, and she likes to watch a TV series called “Justin Time.”
Steamboat graduate begins Naval Academy basic training
Connor Frasier, a graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2020 on June 30 and began six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer. Approximately 1,200 candidates are selected each year for the Academy’s freshman class, and each student is required to participate in Plebe Summer.
As the summer progresses, the new midshipmen rapidly assimilate basic skills in seamanship, navigation, damage control, sailing and handling yard patrol craft. Freshmen also learn infantry drill and how to shoot 9mm pistols and M16 assault rifles.
Other daily training sessions involve moral, mental, physical or professional development and team-building skills. Activities include swimming, martial arts, basic rock climbing, obstacle, endurance and confidence courses designed to develop physical, mental and team-building skills. Forty hours are devoted to the instruction of infantry drill and five formal parades.
Volunteer at state park, earn free night of camping
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help maintain trails at State Forest State Park and earn one free night of camping. Volunteers can choose between July 30 or Aug. 20.
As a reward for a fun day of making the park’s trails safe and compatible with the natural surroundings, volunteers can camp for one night free of charge, either the night before or the evening of trail work days.
“It’s important to maintain trails to keep them free of debris, mitigate erosion and repair the sections impacted from the elements and daily use,” said park ranger Louis Moeller in a news release. “It’s lots of fun and all for a good cause, so we encourage people to come out and join us.”
Moeller reminds volunteers to bring water, snacks, a sack lunch, insect repellent and appropriate clothing including gloves and sturdy shoes. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will provide tools and supervision.
To sign up for one or both trail work days, call the park at 970-723-8366 or email email@example.com.
State Forest State Park is located 22 miles east of Walden, along Colorado Highway 14 in Jackson County.
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