Steamboat Briefs: Summer family featured in Steamboat museum exhibit

Beginning today, the Tread of Pioneers Museum’s Foundations of Steamboat exhibit series honors the Summer family, the local ranching tradition of which lasted more than 100 years.

The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors older than 62, $1 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children younger than 6. Routt County residents are free with an ID.

The Summer exhibit will be on display through September. For more information, call 970-879-2214.

Toothaker to be honored at retirement reception

Northwest Colorado BOCES will celebrate the retirement of former Executive Director Jane Toothaker at a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Catamount Ranch & Club. Toothaker retired from her post June 30 after 30 years of service. Community members are invited to attend the celebration in Toothaker’s honor, which will be held at The Lake House, 30115 Waters Edge Trail.

Author to discuss book at Colorado Mountain College

Author Mishna Wolff will talk about her memoir “I’m Down” at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Colorado Mountain College. Wolff’s book is about her childhood growing up in a poor, African-American neighborhood and attending an elite white school while struggling to belong in both worlds, according to a news release.

The public reading is part of the college’s seventh annual Common Reader program. As part of the program, the college also is sponsoring an art and creative writing contest, with cash prizes for six winners. The deadline is Nov. 29.

More information is available at

commonreader or by calling the college at 800-621-8559.

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