Steamboat briefs: Summer Expo set for Wednesday at The Steamboat Grand |

Steamboat briefs: Summer Expo set for Wednesday at The Steamboat Grand

— The Steamboat Springs 2016 Summer Expo is set for 4 to 6 p.m Wednesday at The Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

The expo will provide an opportunity for local businesses to network with concierge staff and provide information that will help staff make better recommendations to guests.

According to a news release from the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, a 2015 research study showed 38 percent of respondents used hotel concierges and the Visitor Center to plan activities and choose restaurants while visiting.

For more information, call Sarah Konopka at 970-875-7005.

CMC to host Success Steps Seminar at 6 pm Wednesday

A Success Steps Seminar titled “Understanding Your Market Potential” is slated for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Colorado Mountain College Entrepreneurship Center conference room.

The seminar is geared toward entrepreneurs who are attempting to understand the potential for a product or service in their community and will offer suggestions for navigating relevant data.

Topics will include the following.

■ Using date resources, including the census.

■ Creating assumptions about buying behavior based on demographic data.

■ Using information as the building blocks of a sales forecast.

■ The necessity of good market data in a business plan.

■ The challenges faced from forecasting.

The program will be presented by Scott Ford, who has more than 10 years’ experience as a business counselor in Steamboat Springs and has helped hundreds of individuals create viable market profiles.

The seminar is free, but registration is required. Call 970-970-4491 to register.

Coffee and a Newspaper set for Wednesday at botanic park

Steamboat Today’s Coffee and a Newspaper will be held on a new day, at a new time and at a new location. This month, newspaper editor Lisa Schlichtman will be hosting a brown bag lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Yampa River Botanic Park. Community members are invited to bring their lunch and a blanket or chair to sit on. The newspaper will provide cold drinks.

Learn the history of the park and more about its vision for the future. There also will be a time for Q&A, and park board members will offer a walking tour of the grounds. The event is free and open to the community. For more information, contact Schlichtman at or 970-871-4221.

Ask-a-lawyer clinics begin Wednesday for area counties

The 14th Judicial District courts and Access to Justice Committee will host monthly ask-a-lawyer legal clinics at locations in Routt, Moffat and Grand counties beginning Wednesday.

Clinics will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month and are free to residents of the district. Individual, 15-minute appointments with volunteer lawyers will cover civil matters, including divorce, custody, protection orders, landlord-tenant problems, foreclosures and bankruptcy and debt problems.

Professional interpreters will be available.

In Routt County, clinics will be held at the Routt Combined Court, 1955 Shield Drive.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact 970-879-5020. Walk-ins will be served as time allows.

Toastmasters Club meeting slated for noon Wednesday

Steamboat Toastmasters Club will hold its initial meeting at noon Wednesday. The meeting is to assist Steamboat community members in improving public speaking and leadership skills, which increases self-confidence and professional skills.

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development with a membership of more than 332,000. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,400 clubs in 135 countries.

Meetings will be held twice per month at the Steamboat Springs Realtor Association conference room, 625 South Lincoln Ave.

For more information, call Laura Case at 970-846-7841 or Paul Weese at 970-367-7721.

CDOT set to host telephone town hall at 7 pm Wednesday 

The Colorado Department of Transportation will host a telephone town hall this evening for people in northwestern Colorado to provide residents an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about a variety of transportation issues. 

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, residents of Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties will be called at random through an automated system and invited to take part in the town hall.

Once the call is answered, it will be automatically connected to the meeting. Anyone who does not receive a call but wants to participate can dial in, toll-free, at 1-877-229-8493, Pin No. 112034.

Those who choose to join the conversation can listen in and also express their thoughts to their transportation commissioner and key CDOT personnel on how the department is addressing the state’s transportation needs, important projects or initiatives and funding.

Clear Creek and Gilpin counties have been incorporated into the northwest town hall, because each forum is delineated by the transportation commission district rather than specific geographic areas. 

Seven more telephone town halls are scheduled through July 16.

For regions and dates, visit

Craig resident graduates from ENMU with honors

Rosemary Kelly, of Craig, graduated with honors from Eastern New Mexico University May 14 with a bachelor of science degree in digital filmmaking.

ENMU, a state institution offering associate, bachelor and master degree options, serves students from throughout the world.

Hayden schedules 3 aerial mosquito sprayings

The town of Hayden has planned three aerial mosquito sprayings in the coming weeks.

All three sprayings are contingent upon wind and weather conditions and will take place during the evening hours on the following dates: Tuesday, June 14 or Wednesday, June 15; Tuesday, June 28 or Wednesday, June 29; and Tuesday, July 12 or Wednesday, July 13.

For more information, call Hayden Town Hall at 970-276-3741.

Sk8 Church open house, celebration set for Saturday

Sk8 Church will host an open house and celebration in commemoration of its 11 years serving the Yampa Valley from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the church, 2851 Riverside Plaza.

The event will include a barbecue, prizes, skating demonstrations and tours.

For more information, call 970-846-2104 or visit

RMYC sponsors fundraiser raffle to fund expansion plan

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is selling raffle tickets to raise funds for its facility expansion plan, the “Building Futures for Generations to Come” project. 

Tickets can be purchased for $50 at for a chance to win four major prizes, including.

■ A 36-by-36-inch Hahn’s Peak original acrylic painting by Lance Whitner.

■ A custom mountain bike by Moots Cyclery, Gerber-Berend Design Build and Orange Peel Bicycle Shop.

■ A family camping package by Big Agnes, BAP and Honey Stinger (includes a four-person tent, four bags, four pads, four fleece jackets, four Helinox chairs and a generous cache of Honey Stinger products).

■ A 50/50 cash raffle. 

Winning tickets will be drawn during an event Friday, June 10, at the Depot Arts Center. Participants need not be present present.

The event is free to the public and runs from 5 to 7 p.m. It will include drinks, light apps and live music.

For more information, call RMYC at 970-879-2135 or visit

Routt County United Way set to launch Women United

Routt County United Way is launching Women United, a new group targeted at uniting like-minded women to learn about and become involved in solving the community’s most critical issues.

Women United is based on one important principle: Women change lives when they join together.

Through Women United, Routt County United Way aims to bring Routt County women together to inspire engaged volunteering, active giving and advocacy actions that make a difference.

Women United will kick off with an inaugural luncheon on June 29. Those interested in joining are asked to contact Lauren Jenkins at 970-879-5605 or

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