Steamboat briefs: Transit center transitions to full winter bus schedule |

Steamboat briefs: Transit center transitions to full winter bus schedule

— Steamboat Springs Transit began operating the full winter bus schedule Service will operate following the same routes and schedules used during the 2013-14 winter season.

This service pairs the Red Line (west Steamboat, downtown, grocery stores and Gondola base) with the Green Line (condominiums) and the Blue Line (also serving west Steamboat, downtown, grocery stores and Gondola base) with the Orange Line (The Ponds, condominiums and hotels).

The Yellow Line will operate fixed route service to Colorado Mountain College and the Hilltop corridor. The Yellow Line will also operate “on-call” service to Old Town, the high school, the Howelsen complex and Fairview. This “on-call” service can be accessed by calling 970-879-3717.

The Purple Line will provide service to the northern Condominiums, Yampa Valley Medical Center, Central Park Plaza and the Gondola base. The Night Line serves west Steamboat, downtown, grocery stores, Gondola base, Ski Times Square, condominiums, The Ponds and hotels.

Service on the Red/Green and Blue/Orange begins service before 6 a.m. and each line offers 20-minute service beginning from downtown at 7 a.m. The Yellow Line operates between 7:10 a.m. and 6:10 p.m., with the Purple Line operating between 7:45 a.m. and 5:53 p.m. Night Line service concludes with the last departure from downtown toward the mountain at 2:20 a.m., and the last bus from the mountain toward downtown at 3:08 a.m.

Specific bus stop locations and times can be accessed online at or by calling 970-879-3717.

City-allocated event funding applications available

Applications for city-allocated special event funding are now available and will be accepted through Jan. 5. Special event funding provides sponsorship dollars to support special events taking place in non-ski season months.

There have been updates and changes made to the process. Applicants are encouraged to carefully read through the guidelines and application materials. Specifically, the funding is no longer required to go toward marketing.

Presentations will be made to the Special Event Funding Committee — made up of Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association staff, chamber board members and City Council members — in January. Visit to download the application.

December Breakfast Club set for 7 a.m. Wednesday

The Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network will host its monthly Breakfast Club from 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 in the meeting room at the Egg & I, 325 Anglers Drive. The event provides an opportunity for early morning networking and coffee, a chance to learn about upcoming YPN events, engage with timely speakers about community issues and provide feedback to improve YPN.

Bobby Davis, a certified financial planner from Northwestern Mutual, will educate the audience about the importance of planning for one’s financial future and how to make sure one gets on the proper financial road for retirement.  

Oehme Graphics celebrates 5 years 5 to 9 p.m. Friday

Oehme Graphics will celebrate its five-year anniversary in Steamboat Springs with a community open house from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at the studio, located at 2655 Copper Ridge Circle, Unit 1. Catering will be provided by Beth Banning, and owner Sue Oehme promises an evening of friends, food and prints.

Ski Patrol in Steamboat Springs celebrates 75 years

“Ski Patrol in Steamboat Springs: Celebrating 75 Years” will open in the Ski Town USA exhibit today and run through June. Tread of Pioneers Museum staff worked with local historians and ski patrol members to create the tribute display. The display will include Ski Patrol history and feature long-time members and special stories, as well as displays of patrol gear and artifacts. The museum will host a special exhibit reception for current and retired ski patrol members in early 2016.

Parks Ranger District hosts annual open house Friday

The Parks Ranger District will host its annual Christmas Open House from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at the district office in Walden. Festivities will include breakfast burritos, hot drinks, pictures with Smokey Bear, a craft station and a limited selection of pre-cut Christmas trees. The trees will be available for purchase with a $10 permit for those unable to get into the woods and harvest their own. The event is free and open to the public.

Integrated Community in need of tutor volunteers

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is seeking volunteers for its adult and youth English tutoring programs. 

Volunteers are trained and matched with either an immigrant student in need of academic support or a limited-English speaking community member, depending on preference. 

Pairs are asked to meet for one hour per week. No foreign language experience is necessary. Contact Erin at or 970-819-3720.

Local groups reach out to soldiers returning to area

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans and new members.

For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Natalie Breitung at 970-879-5469.

Life-change events qualify for insurance coverage

Those who had any of the following life-change events in the past month may qualify for health insurance coverage through Connect for Health Colorado outside of the open enrollment period.

■ Marriage, birth, adoption and placement for foster care.

■ Insurance plan or Medicaid coverage was canceled or ended.

■ Job change and loss of employer-sponsored insurance.

■ Change in citizenship or immigration status.

■ Change in incarceration status.

■ Relocation to Colorado.

For more information or to meet with a health coverage guide, call 970-871-7638 in Routt County or 970-871-7664 in Moffat County.

Holiday Exchange Market in need of volunteers

Routt County United Way is in need of volunteers for its Holiday Exchange Market Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12.  Sign up to help at or by contacting Karen at or 970-879-5605

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