Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for bicycle race Sept. 3 through 5 |

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for bicycle race Sept. 3 through 5

— Organizers are seeking volunteers for the eighth annual Steamboat Springs Stage Bicycle Race, presented by Moots Cycles.

Volunteers are needed for Sept. 3, 4 and 5.

All volunteers receive a T-shirt, lunch and volunteer party. For more information or to volunteer, email

Alaskan author to discuss book about military PTSD

Award-winning author Abigail B. Calkin will discuss her newest book, “The Soul of My Soldier: Reflections of a Military Wife,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7, at Off the Beaten Path, 68 Ninth St.

“The Soul of My Soldier,” follows the story of Calkin, a military wife of 45 years. As a woman who never intended to marry a soldier, she faced life changes when she married into the military.

Through prose and poetry, Calkin crafts a unique military story of the struggles and triumphs military families often face. It also provides insight as to how these challenges can be turned into a strengthening bond connecting the past to the future.

Applications available for Leadership Steamboat class

Leadership Steamboat is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 class.

The nine-month professional development program focuses on enhancing individual leadership skills, increasing understanding of how the community works and meeting professional leaders who guide the community and its businesses. Participants will work with national experts on leadership skills and local civic and business leaders who will share their insights on how things get done in the Yampa Valley.

At the initial meeting in September, the class will establish priorities for the issues and community concerns they want to learn more about. Each year, the class identifies a community need and takes on a group project to solve that need through collaboration and project management.

Recent group projects include the community garden on Oak Street, recycling containers along Lincoln Avenue, the initial Bike Guide, attractive benches in the downtown area, Yampa Valley Gives fundraising campaign, the Catch the Drift Yampa River education and environmental awareness program, and last year, the installment of a sidewalk enabling the local foodbank and LiftUp of Routt County to expand operations.

After an initial day-and-a-half orientation in late September, the class meets one Friday each month through early June 2017. Class size is limited to 25 individuals.

For information on the program, cost and an application, visit or call Angela Sherwood at 970-875-7000. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 2.

Leadership Steamboat is a partnership between Colorado Mountain College and the Steamboat Chamber Resort Association.

Residents encouraged to renew drivers licenses online

Colorado residents who renew their driver’s licenses or identification cards online will now receive a newly designed card.

Renewing online allows customers to avoid visiting a Department of Motor Vehicle office. It also offers individuals the opportunity to update their current physical and mailing addresses.

Individuals may renew their driver license up to two consecutive times online. The most recent photo on file with the DMV is used when renewing online.

Last year, only 29 percent of eligible residents took advantage of the online renewal option. Individuals are encouraged to renew online for their convenience.

Colorado unveiled the new driver’s license and identification card at three pilot offices in March. All driver license offices across the state are issuing the new design.

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