Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for free Thanksgiving dinner |

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for free Thanksgiving dinner

Routt County United Way hosts a free Thanksgiving Dinner every year in an effort to bring together the community to share a warm meal together. This year’s event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

The success of this event depends on food donations and volunteers, and those who would like to help through donating a dish or volunteering for a shift, can sign up at

Last year’s community dinner fed 812 people and involved 154 volunteers and 134 people who donated food. Mountain Valley Bank sponsors the event.

Steamboat radio station Colorado Sound launches

A new radio station, The Colorado Sound at 88.9 FM, has launched in Steamboat Springs. It is KUNC’s all-music sister station.

Billed as “Colorado’s home for music discovery,” the 24-hour music format expands the music previously heard on KUNC. The non-commercial, listener-supported station will play a combination of emerging and established artists, blending rock, blues, soul and more, reflecting Colorado’s unique lifestyle. Music from Colorado artists past and present is prominently featured.

The Colorado Sound’s weekday lineup includes Ron Bostwick from 6 to 10 a.m., Margot Chobanian from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Keefer Fulgham from 3 to 7 p.m. and Benji McPhail from 7 p.m. to midnight. Bostwick is a veteran morning show host and producer at KFMU in Steamboat Springs and KBCO, and Chobanian is the former program director at Dave FM in Atlanta. Fulgham, a longtime afternoon host at KBCO, and McPhail, the station’s program director, were the previous midday music hosts on KUNC.

The Colorado Sound’s expansion to Steamboat Springs was made possible by the support of Gay Roane, Karl and Mary Gills, Lori and Jim Steinberg and Scott and Holly Ehrlich.

Register Thursday for bone marrow transplants drive

Yampa Valley Medical Center, in partnership with Bonfils Colorado Marrow Donor Program, is holding a Be The Match bone marrow registry drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, 1024 Central Park Drive.

The drive was organized in part by friends and family of the late Jason Needle, a Wyoming resident who died in December 2015 at the age of 35 after a battle with myeloid leukemia.

The registry drive is open to people age 18 to 44 who are in good health and willing to donate to any patient in need.

For more information contact Paul Sherry at YVMC at 970-879-1322, ext. 1100 or

Local library presents talk with singer-songwriter

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Strings Music Festival present a free and inspiring evening of conversation with singer-songwriter Mandy Harvey at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Library Hall.

Harvey shares a motivational talk about chasing dreams, overcoming fear, facing adversity and successful adaptation, leading up to her Friday, Nov. 4 performance at Strings Music Festival. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session with ASL interpretation.

Harvey is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has an invisible disability. Though her hearing loss is profound, her timing and pitch are perfect and her passion is tremendous. In addition to performing and speaking, Harvey has become an ambassador to both No Barriers USA and Invisible Disabilities Association with a mission to encourage, inspire and assist others to break through their personal barriers. Visit steam for more information.

Library seeks Three Wire Winter magazine students

Bud Werner Memorial Library is wanting to connect with past Three Wire Winter magazine students. Those former students should contact Alyssa Selby at the library or call or email

November’s film features Korean blockbuster

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Chief Theater with “My Love, Don’t Cross That River,” an international film festival award-winner from the South Korea directed by Jin Moyoung.

Winner of the best documentary film award at the Los Angeles Film Festival and a blockbuster in its native Korea, “My Love, Don’t Cross That River” presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends generations and cultures. One-hundred-year old lovebirds, Jo Byeong-man and Kang Kye-yeol, have been inseparable companions for 76 years.

Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, the director acts as a fly on the wall, capturing the tender moments of their twilight days, as the two face the inevitable reality that their time together will soon be approaching an end. The film screens in Korean with English subtitles. Visit for more information.

Girl Scouts in Steamboat in need of volunteers 

The Steamboat Springs Girl Scouts are looking for volunteers. For more information, contact Nancy Mucklow at 970-846-2630 or

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