Steamboat briefs: United Way hosts restaurant day fundraiser |

Steamboat briefs: United Way hosts restaurant day fundraiser

United Way hosts annual restaurant day Thursday

United Way will host its annual restaurant day Thursday. Participating restaurants are Creekside Cafe and McKnight’s Irish Pub, any meal, Johnny B. Goods for breakfast between 7 and 9 a.m., Carl’s Tavern and Rex’s American Grill for lunch and Aurum Food and Wine for dinner. Ten percent of the restaurants’ proceeds will benefit Routt County United Way. 

“Go Set a Watchman” book discussion at library

As a conclusion to the 2015 One Book Steamboat community read of  Harper Lee’s  “Go Set a Watchman,” Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a community book discussion at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the library conference room. The book discussion will be moderated by library staff, and everyone is encouraged to participate. Pre-registration is appreciated but not mandatory. Call adult programs coordinator Jennie Lay at 970-367-4917 or email to sign up.

Hockett, Frentress, Hayden Athletes of the Month

Jessica Hockett and Daylon Frentress have been named Hayden High School Athletes of the Month for October by the Hayden Booster Club.

Jessica is a junior on the Tigers volleyball team.

“Jessica is always focused. No matter what the score, she is determined on playing her position to the best of her ability and being a great teammate on and off the court,” said coach Dayna Hunter. “She has a strong court presence with the ability to effectively read the opponent and adjust accordingly.

Daylon is a freshman football player for the Tigers.

“Daylon has a great work ethic; he works hard in practice and during the off-season,” said coach Ryan Wilkie. “He also shows up each day with a great attitude, both in the classroom and on the football field. He has embodied what our football team stands for and has been a great teammate.”

Kickoff session set for prospective novel authors

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore are sponsoring National Novel Writing Month for local writers who will embark on writing a 175-page (50,000-word) novel during November.

Prospective NaNoWriMo novelists are encouraged to gather for an informal, inspirational kickoff meeting at 5 p.m. Oct. 26 in the library conference room. During the month of November, Off the Beaten Path is hosting after-hours write-ins for NaNoWriMo novelists from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27 to provide camaraderie, encouragement and quiet writing time. The library also offers resources and quiet spaces for NaNoWriMo novelists throughout the month.

Interested novelists should visit the official NaNoWriMo web site at to learn more about the national program and sign up, and for more about local NaNoWriMo events and support.

United Way silent auction to run through Nov. 8

Routt County United Way has kicked off its second annual online silent auction, with bidding to run through 6 p.m. Nov. 8. All proceeds from the auction benefit Routt County United Way and stay in Routt County to directly help needy citizens. Auction items include ski passes, restaurant gift certificates, spa and beauty treatments, wine, athletic gear, art and more. Last year’s auction raised $6,000, and this year, Routt County United Way is hoping to raise twice that amount. To view auction items and start bidding, visit  Contact Karen at 970-879-5605 or for more information.

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