Steamboat briefs: Tread of Pioneers Museum receives $30,000 in grants

The Tread of Pioneers Museum received $30,000 in grants from the Boettcher Foundation and El Pomar Foundation, according to a news release. The fund will go toward construction of a new collections and exhibit facility.

“The Tread of Pioneers Museum staff and board of directors are honored to have been selected for these grant awards. Due to the tremendous need throughout Colorado, we know grant funds are very limited. So we especially appreciate that these foundations realize the value of our history and need for our project. We are also grateful to the local residents and businesses who have recognized the merit of this project and have given generously to this expansion project. We are very close to our fundraising goal and hope the community will continue to support our efforts,” museum Executive Director Candice Bannister was quoted as saying in the release.

Hannah Greene graduates with communication degree

Hannah Greene, a 2008 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, graduated May 5 from Coastal Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in journalism. Greene also was named to the dean’s list for the 2012 spring semester. A GPA of 3.5 or higher is required to be named to the list. Greene is working as an intern at Young Hollywood in Los Angeles.

Groups present call for local authors for festival

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Steamboat Springs Writers Group, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore and Bud Werner Memorial Library are presenting a festival of local authors to coincide with the All Arts Festival. “Written Art: The Festival of Local Authors” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18 in Library Hall and will include book signings and sales as well as engaging panels of author interviews and discussions. Local authors interested in participating should contact Susan at the Arts Council, 970-879-9008 or, before Friday.

Parents reminded to update their children’s vaccinations

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is reminding parents of children entering sixth grade to make sure their children’s Tdap (tetanus) and meningitis vaccinations are up-to-date before the children head back to school in the fall. Make an appointment by calling 970-879-1632 or stop by the office, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays for low-cost immunizations for all ages.

Over-the-counter big game licenses still are available

The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife is reminding sportsmen that over-the-counter big game licenses are available, according to a news release. The licenses, which are for elk and bear hunting in the state, will be available through the upcoming hunting seasons or until supplies run out, depending on the license type. A list of available over-the-counter licenses is available at

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