Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed to help with 2017 Winter Carnival |

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed to help with 2017 Winter Carnival

For 104 years, the Winter Carnival has been run almost completely by volunteers, and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, official organizer of the Winter Carnival, has numerous volunteer positions available, including bonfire attendants, mogul competition judges and Winter carnival button sellers. Call 970-879-0695 to learn more and sign up to volunteer.

Routt building code adoption subject of public meeting

The Routt County Regional Building Department will present an informational meeting on adoption of the 2015 International Code Series at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs.

The two-hour presentation will outline the code adoption process, including recommended codes and key differences, and there will be a time for questions and answers. Refreshments will be provided. Call Routt County Regional Building Department at 970-870-5566 for more information.

Powder packing volunteers needed for snow sculptures

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Volunteers are needed to work two-hour shifts to place and pack snow block forms in specific locations along Lincoln Avenue Wednesday in advance of the snow sculpture competition. Participants should be at least 21 years old or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Shifts are 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. To sign up, visit Volunteers are included in a first preview of the selected designs and select best design award.

Chaperones are also needed to assist high school snow-sculpting teams, who will be competing for scholarship prizes totaling $5,000. Volunteers will accompany and oversee students during the sculpting, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. Sign up at

Cannes-winning French film to screen at Chief Theater

Bud Werner Memorial Library's free foreign film series continues with "My King (Mon Roi)," an award-winning, French romance for which Emmanuelle Bercot claimed the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival.

The film will screen at 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

Before the film, Steamboat's French Club gathers at 6 p.m. in the Chief Theater's Black Box Lounge for conversational French, wine specials and potluck appetizers. All French speakers are welcome.

For more information about the film, visit at

Library hosts 'Ballads, with Love' concert set for Feb. 15

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents "Ballads, with Love," a concert by local musical talents Tera Johnson and Neil Marchman. at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in Library Hall.

Johnson, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, is known for her soul sounds, phrasing and scatting in the jazz and blues world, a genre she calls "funky soul." With reflective lyrics, her voice brings out a deep, moving spirit inspired by artists such as Ani Difranco, Tracy Chapman and Susan Tedeschi.

Marchman began playing music professionally with various rhythm and blues groups, top-40 bands and rock ensembles. He has written and recorded several original songs and taught music for more than 35 years, including as jazz ensemble director at Colorado Mountain College and four years as the music teacher at Strawberry Park Elementary School.

A $10 donation for the artists is suggested at the door. Visit for more information.

3 Steamboat Springs grads names to dean's lists

A trio of sisters, all Steamboat Springs High School graduates, were named to the dean's lists at their respective universities.

Surina Techarukpong, a freshman at University of Denver majoring in international relations, is a Dean's List and Hornbeck Scholar for the first quarter. A Hornbeck Scholar/Deans List student must take a minimum of 16 credits and achieve a 4.0 grade point. 

Temsup Techarukpong, a freshman at University of San Diego in the College of Arts and Sciences, has earned the distinction of second honors, which is given to full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point of 3.4-3.64.

Norma Techarukpong, a sophomore at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has been inducted into the Honors Carolina Program for selective students with grade points above 3.5. She is a statics major for premed and a Spanish and math minor.