Steamboat briefs: United Way celebration kicks off fundraising campaign |

Steamboat briefs: United Way celebration kicks off fundraising campaign

Routt County United Way will host a 2016 Campaign Kickoff Celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Haymaker Golf Course. The event marks the beginning of the organization’s annual fundraising campaign in Routt County.

This year’s campaign fundraising goal is $525,000 and Routt County United Way hit the ground running with last week’s $20K Day, which raised $52,125, including a donation of more than $20,000 from Yampa Valley Bank and their employees.

All past and current board members and donors are invited to attend the Sept. 29 celebration. RCUW requests attendees RSVP by Monday, Sept. 26 to

Dancers invited to Dance Theatre auditions Sunday

Steamboat Dance Theatre will hold auditions for its 2017 Community Concert on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Depot Arts Center, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Men and women 18 and older are encouraged to audition for the performance. Email, call 970-367-7807 or visit for more information.

Good to lead Worldwide Photo Walk in Steamboat

Each year, photographers from across the world come together on the same day to explore, photograph, share photos with each other, make new friends and be part of the Worldwide Photo Walk.

The event supports The Springs Of Hope Kenya Orphanage, an organization that feeds, houses, educates and empowers young orphans so that they can grow up to not just survive but succeed.

For the fourth year in a row, Roger Good has led a photo walk in Steamboat Springs.

Currently, there are more than 1,000 cities across the world participating in this event, with more than 15,000 photographers.

Every city has a winner of “best photo” in their local photo walk. Sign up to join Good for the event at

Flu shots offered locally at Community Health Fair

Northwest Colorado Health will have flu shots available from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Community Health Fair at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Flu and pneumonia shots will be available for adults and children. Costs vary. Those who want to get a flu shot should bring Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+ (Child Health Plan Plus) or other insurance card. Low-cost options are available to individuals who do not have insurance. Cash and checks will be accepted.

Flu shots also are available by appointment by calling 970-879-1632. For a schedule of upcoming flu clinics, visit   

Emerald Mountain School Inspiration Classes planned

Emerald Mountain School is offering two Inspiration Classes this fall for students in second through eighth grades.

Dave Marrs will teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu sessions from 4 to 5 p.m. for students in second through fourth grades and from 5 to 6 p.m. for students in fifth through eighth grades Mondays. Sessions run from Monday, Sept. 26 to Dec. 19 and the cost is $260. According to Marrs, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps students build confidence, discipline, strength and agility.

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