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Steamboat briefs: Streets Department to begin annual paving, striping

The city of Steamboat Springs will begin its annual paving and striping program Monday, May 15, with paving anticipated to be completed by June 16 and striping by July 1.

City staff will work to minimize disruptions; however, residents are asked to be patient and expect delays and/or detours. In addition, weather may cause delays and rescheduling.

The following streets or sections of street are scheduled to be repaved: Deerfoot Avenue, Routt Street, Agate Street, Airport Road, Gilpin Street, Saratoga Avenue, Anglers Drive, Highland Circle, Spar Street, Apple Drive, Kelhi Court, Steamboat Boulevard, Apres Ski Way, Locust Court, Valverdant Circle, Valverdant Court, Aspen Street from Seventh to Ninth streets, Lupine Drive, Bear Drive, Manitou Avenue, Walton Creek Road, Blackberry Lane, North Larimer Street, Willow Court, Broad Street, Cherry Drive, Pearl Street and Pitkin Street.

'Discover Colorado' show travels to area Thursday

In conjunction with National Travel and Tourism Week, the Colorado Tourism Office team is taking a five-day, eight-city loop across the state for its second annual Discover Colorado Roadshow. The group will be making a presentation in Steamboat Springs at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 11 at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.

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As part of the program, the Colorado Tourism Office plans to honor 12 recipients of the 2017 Exceptional Frontline Tourism Workers awards. Among the finalists are Brandon Marr, front office associate at Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs, and Ted Nading, a driver with GO Alpine. Visit for more information about the recognition program.

This year's Roadshow is aimed at educating tourism stakeholders about how they can connect with new initiatives in the new Colorado Tourism Roadmap. To highlight the range of travel opportunities in Colorado, Roadshow participants will take part in several tourism-related activities along the way.

Informational program on Carter Center will be offered

A program on The Carter Center will be offered at 3 p.m. today at Bud Werner Memorial Library's Library Hall in Steamboat Springs.

The event is being hosted by Ron and Sally Wackowski, of Steamboat Springs, and Marian Dickson, of Atlanta. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.

The Wackowskis will share their perspective as supporters of the organization, and Dickson will share hers as a staff member with the center's development office. The presentation is free and open to the community. Those who are unable to attend but want to learn more can contact Dickson at or -404-420-3861 or visit

Steamboat Reading summer camp deadline set for May 19

Steamboat Reading, an organization providing comprehensive support services for struggling readers and their families, is offering three weeks of camp this summer through their program A Different Path to Reading.

This program gives children entering third through sixth grade an opportunity for intensive reading and writing instruction during the summer while building a community with supportive peers and their families.

The camp will be held the weeks of July 10, July 24 and Aug. 7. Children may sign up to attend any or all three weeks. Steamboat Reading's directors Beth Melton and Kim Schulz recommend that children attend as many weeks as possible to see the most benefit. Need-based scholarship money is available if cost is an obstacle to attendance.

The deadline to register is May 19, so parents are encouraged to contact Melton or Schulz with questions or interest. Steamboat Reading also provides tutoring services throughout the year.

More information and a registration form can be found at or by emailing

'Before the Flood' documentary looks at future of climate change Tuesday

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "Before the Flood," a documentary film from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 in Library Hall.

The film asks, "If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change, would you want to know? DiCaprio takes a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction.

DiCaprio also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

Visit for more information.