Steamboat briefs: Sustainable dinner set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at college |

Steamboat briefs: Sustainable dinner set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at college

Sodexo at Colorado Mountain College will host a Local and Sustainable Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. All community members are invited.

The event's menu will feature ingredients from Red Bird Chicken and Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch.

Meditation Recovery Group to host special guest leader

Steamboat Meditation Recovery Group will host a special guest to lead a meditation recovery workshop for our group Thursday evening instead of the regular group meeting.

At 5:30 p.m., Jenn Zuccone, a therapist from Soul Purpose will host a workshop about meditation. Meditation is a powerful tool that can be used to enhance the recovery process of addiction.  Zuccone will talk about the benefits of meditation and how it applies to recovery.  There will also be an opportunity to practice with Zuccone as she guides participants through meditations.

This group is open to all faiths and addictions.  Free, donations appreciated.

November writing sessions slated for students at library

In recognition of National Novel Writing (, the Bud Werner Library is hosting creative writing sessions for students.

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Drop-in creative writing sessions will be held Monday evenings in November for children in second through fifth grades. The hour-long sessions of wild writing dares, hosted by Sarah Kostin, children's librarian, will begin at 5:30 p.m. No sign-up is necessary. 

In addition, writers in sixth through 12th grades are invited to a two-session creative writing workshop to be held at 6:30 p.m. today and Nov. 16. The workshop will be hosted by local author, Dagny McKinley and is limited to 15 writers.

Both classes will be held in the Library's Teen Project Room. For more information, or to sign up, visit Sign ups are also available at the Kid's Desk.

Wild Films takes viewers to Hawaii at 6:30 p.m. Monday

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "Wild Hawaii: Land of Fire," an award-winning film by Kevin Bachar from the 2015 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Library Hall. Seven million years ago, Hawaii rose from the sea a volcanic wasteland. How these islands transformed themselves into paradise is a story that defies the odds and challenges our expectations.

The film takes an untamed journey to Hawaii, a place that through an alchemy of fire, ice and water has become an experiment in creation from red hot lava to icy peaks and massive waves. The film shows how sea turtles, cliff-climbing fish, hawks and other species have adapted to thrive in this place. Visit for more information.

Ute history talk slated for Tuesday at local library

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Tread of Pioneers Museum present a free community talk with historian and author Peter Decker addressing "The Utes Lose Their Homeland" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 in Library Hall.

In September, Peter Decker, author of "The Utes Must Go," a detailed account of how and why the Ute tribe was decimated by warfare and treaty manipulations, spoke at the the Milk Creek Battlefield Park dedication in Rio Blanco County, site of one of the last battles of the American Indian Wars, where the United States Calvary crossed the boundary of the Ute Reservation with what could only be interpreted as hostile intent. The Utes, as a last resort, resisted the invasion of the military and held the troops in this location for five days with minimal loss of life and as a result, the Utes lost 16.5 million acres of their Colorado lands and were banished to eastern Utah and a small reservation in South Western Colorado. Visit for more information.

Get vaccinated for hepatitis at VNA drop-in clinics

Hepatitis is a liver disease that can sometimes lead to long-term liver infection or liver cancer. The most common types are hepatitis A, B and C.

Hepatitis A is spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the virus. hepatitis B is spread through blood, semen or other bodily fluids. hepatitis C is spread through infected blood.

Vaccines are available to prevent Hepatitis A and B. There is no vaccine for Hepatitis C, but it can be treated if caught early. Travel and/or some behaviors may increase hepatitis risk. Hepatitis A and B and other routine vaccinations are available during drop-in immunizations clinics, which are held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. They are also available by appointment by calling 970-879-1632.