Steamboat briefs: Tipton to host roundtable discussion in Steamboat |

Steamboat briefs: Tipton to host roundtable discussion in Steamboat

Congressman Scott Tipton will be in Steamboat Springs next week to meet with Routt County commissioners and host a financial services roundtable with local business and community leaders. Tipton’s meeting with the commissioners from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday will focus on issues important to Routt County including water rights, forest management and PILT. The financial services roundtable will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Yampa Valley Bank, 600 S. Lincoln Ave. Topics of this meeting will include Dodd-Frank regulation and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Both events are open to the public.

Construction on CR 14 to get underway next month

Construction on Routt County Road 14 is scheduled to begin July 13 and runs through Aug. 31. The road will be completely closed from Hibbert Lane to Henderson Park for two weeks from July 20 to Aug. 1.

Motorists are encouraged to use Colorado Highway 131 as a detour route during the construction.

Cemetery closed to public for water line work

The Steamboat Springs Cemetery is closed to the public until Wednesday due to construction on cemetery water lines. New water lines are being placed in the roads, and due to excavation work and equipment, roads will be impassable.

Signs warning of the cemetery closure have been posted on the entrance road at the bottom of the hill. Call Josh Andrew at 970-734-8912 or Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 for more information or to request entrance to the cemetery.

WWFM 91.1 to present classical music Friday

WWFM 91.1 will present Live from Steamboat, classical music from Strings Music Festival, at 10 a.m. Friday. The show is part of WWFM’s “Celebrating Our Musical Community” program hosted by Diane Guvenis. The first part of a two-part concert from the Turtle Island Quartet, recorded in July of 2014, will be presented Friday. Included in the concert will adaptations of music by John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and Jimi Hendrix.

Strings Music Festival concerts are brought to Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley with the cooperation of the WWFM team in Trenton, New Jersey, Strings Music Festival and West Slope FM. The concerts are featured on the last Friday of each month. They can also be heard through the “Listen Live” feature at

Summer Luau fundraiser scheduled for Sunday

Old Town Hot Springs will host its third annual Summer Luau fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. The event is a pool party for the whole family with a pig roast, drinks, hula dancing, fire dancing and kids games. Tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for kids 6 to 17 and free for children 5 and younger. All proceeds will benefit kids’ programs with extra classroom and facility space. Call 970-879-1828 for more information.

Local students graduate from Colorado College

Steamboat Springs students Jack Burger, Kayleigh Esswein and Jeffrey Sperry graduated from Colorado College during commencement ceremonies May 18. Burger earned a bachelor’s degree in English, Esswein graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English, and Sperry graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. Colorado College alumnus William “Bro” Adams, chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, gave the commencement address, titled “The Gift of College.”

Perry-Mansfield dancers set to perform during Artwalk

High school and college dancers from around the country enrolled in the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp’s pre-professional dance program this summer will perform dance improvisations of poems and artwork from 5 to 8 p.m. during the July 3 First Friday Artwalk on Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs.

The performances have been organized by Jennifer Golonka, director of dance at Perry-Mansfield, and Linda Laughlin, executive director of the Center for Visual Arts. Golonka has collaborated with many art galleries and museums throughout the country in New York City, Denver and Boulder, Buffalo, New York, and Dallas, Texas.

Laughlin said she hopes this will be the first of other future street performances added to the First Friday line-up during warm weather months.

Location hosts starting on Eighth Street and Lincoln Avenue and proceed northwest, including Wildhorse Gallery, Chief Theater, Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, Harwigs, Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery and Ski Town Computing. Call 970-846-5970 for more information.

Local artist has work selected for gallery guide

Local artist Jan Maret, whose artwork “I Dreamed A River” was selected as the cover for Steamboat’s Summer Art & Gallery Guide, will be on hand to talk about her work and kick off the summer art season with advance free copies of the guide from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, 837 Lincoln

Ave. A Steamboat resident artist since the early 1990s, Maret is inspired by natural elements and creates images that the mind and eyes cannot easily comprehend but speak to emotions Maret feels of a scene rendered in her memory.  Her work is widely exhibited through Colorado and is in private collections across the country. The event is free, and refreshments will be served.

Individuals sought to become victim advocates

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is recruiting volunteers to become victim advocates to provide on-call services for the 24-hour crisis line.

Twenty-five hours of training is provided and will take place in early October, according to participant schedules.

Advocates is a nonprofit agency providing free and confidential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Routt County.

Those who are interested may call Kasey or Diane at 970-879-2034 for more information.

Tread of Pioneers Museum seeks desk volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, collecting admissions and gift shop sales. The museum also needs help with upcoming special events and is seeking school tour guides. Contact the museum’s volunteer coordinator at 970-879-2214 or for more information.

Forest Service maps accessible on smartphone

Nearly 700 digital U.S. Forest Service maps now can be accessed via a smartphone by downloading the PDF Maps Mobile App, which is available for free from iTunes and the Android Play Store, according to a news release.

Through the app, users can purchase and download maps that are stored on their devices and can use the maps based on their location when GPS is available. The maps also will allow users to measure distance and area, find coordinates, open a current view in Google Maps, plot place marks, add notes, enter data and add photos, according to a news release.

Lions Club still accepting scholarship applications

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club has extended the deadline for this year’s scholarship applications. The Lions Club has been awarding these scholarships for more than 25 years, during which time the Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club has awarded close to $200,000.

Six to 10 scholarships of $500 to $1,000 each will be awarded to graduating seniors in Routt County. The scholarships are open to any Routt County high school senior who has been attending a Routt County high school for at least two full semesters.

Funds for the annual scholarships are raised through the Lions’ community fundraisers, including the Mustang Roundup, the Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast, the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, Christmas Tree sales and, most recently, the Winter Carnival. The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at The Egg and I. Visitors are welcome.

To apply for a scholarship email Chip Ravenscroft at  

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