Steamboat briefs: Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed Tuesday |

Steamboat briefs: Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed Tuesday

The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed Tuesday for construction. The museum will reopen Wednesday with normal operating hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HistoriCorps is in need of volunteers for this week

HistoriCorps, a volunteer workforce that works to complete preservation projects, is in need of volunteers for a project Monday to Friday at Knowles Cabin outside of Steamboat Springs on Routt National Forest land. Camping, meals, tools and safety equipment are provided by HistoriCorps, and no previous experience is necessary. In order to stabilize the 1980s cabin, volunteers will remove collapsed roof and roof structure, disassemble and stabilize the walls, remove overgrowth and underbrush along the foundation, establish drainage along the sides of the cabin, and repair or consolidate rotted sections of the logs. Those who are interested are asked to contact Amy Eller at 303-893-4260, ext. 225, or

Silent auction benefiting Foidel project starts Monday

A silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Foidel Canyon Schoolhouse Project is from Monday to 5 p.m. Aug. 13. The auction item is a painting of the Foidel Canyon Schoolhouse by Gregory Block. The painting can be purchased for $2,500 without bidding. Bids should be sent to along with the bidder’s name, address and phone number. To view the painting, call Historic Routt County at 970-875-1305 after bidding starts Monday.

More volunteers needed for events this summer

■ Volunteers are needed for the Steamboat Wine Festival’s Grand Tasting on Saturday. Help is needed for setup from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or the tasting from 2 to 7 p.m. Volunteers must be 21 or older and will receive a free ticket to Friday’s Stroll of Steamboat Grand Tasting. Sign up at Call Melissa with questions at 970-819-4820.

■ Volunteers are needed for the Mount Werner Classic, a 50-kilometer trail run Saturday at Steamboat Ski Area. Volunteers will receive a post-race meal as well as a long-sleeved Patagonia T-shirt with the race logo. Find more information at

■ The Steamboat Stinger Mountain Bike Race is Aug. 11, and the Steamboat Stinger marathon and half-marathon are Aug. 12. Volunteers are needed both days. Contact Erin Campbell at or 970-367-4412. All volunteers will receive a Honey Stinger goodie bag, Steamboat Stinger race T-shirt and lunch. 

■ Volunteers are needed for the STARS and Routt County Riders Biking the Boat charity ride Aug. 25 in Steamboat Springs. Help is needed with aid stations and course set up and clean up. Those who are interested should email

Emerald City Opera seeks donated housing for artists

The Emerald City Opera is in need of donated housing for artists this summer. Needed are a three-bedroom unit from Wednesday to Aug. 20, a two-bedroom unit from Wednesday to Aug. 20 and a two-bedroom unit from Sunday to Aug. 20. Email to donate or for more information.

Children invited to 2 free Pajama Story-time events

Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to two free Pajama Story-times in celebration of visiting authors for the upcoming Book Feast event Sept. 8. A story-time celebrating Caroline Stutson is from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 23, and a story-time celebrating Janet Stevens is from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 30. Both programs are in the Story-time Room. Wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal.

Tickets available for 4th annual Doc Willett awards

Tickets for the fourth annual Doc Willett Health Care Heritage Awards are on sale. This year’s event will be held Aug. 24 at Strings Music Pavilion. Cocktails are at 6:30 p.m., and the awards ceremony will start at 8 p.m. The 2012 Health Care Professional award recipient is Mark McCaulley, and the Health Care Community Advocate award recipient is Sue Birch. The vision of the Doc Willett awards are to recognize individuals who have advanced the cause of health care in the Yampa Valley. General admission assigned tickets are $50 and can be purchased at or by calling 970-871-0700. For more information, contact the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley at 970-871-0700 or

Public invited to celebrate opening of CMC building

The public is invited to celebrate the grand opening of the new 60,000-square-foot academic center at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs. The free celebration is at 4 p.m. Aug. 23 and includes tours, live music and hors d’oeuvres in the new Neas Family Student-Community Dining Center. RSVP by contacting Crystal Schiller at 970-947-8361 or For more information, call Denise Roach at 970-870-4454.

The new address for the CMC campus as of Wednesday is 1275 Crawford Ave. The address will replace all previous mailing addresses with one exception: 1320 Bob Adams Drive will continue to be used for large deliveries at the old loading dock.

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