Steamboat briefs: Wildlife film at library features Thailand
Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free screening of “Wild Thailand,” an award-winning film by Kanit Prukprakarn and Peter Ringgaard that was featured at the 2014 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Library Hall. The film takes viewers to Thailand, a land of incredible beauty with more than 50 protected national parks accounting for nearly 10 percent of the country’s surface with an array of wildlife that is forgotten and rarely seen. Filmed during the course of five years, the film follows the courtship and mating rituals of the Great-horn-bills; elephants digging strange holes in search of life-giving salt; sambar deer fighting for dominance; pheasant-tailed polyandrous birds mating and giving birth to chicks; macaques playing and fighting in the rain forest; black bears dancing, digging and scratching; and a vampire castle filled with waterfall climbing cave-fish. Visit http://www.steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Businesses asked to complete, return surveys by May 22
Routt County encourages businesses that received business surveys to return them by May 22. More than 500 businesses located throughout the county were randomly selected to complete the surveys. Responses will provide input on the county’s business climate and help guide economic and community development work programs. Call Economic Development Director Jane Blackstone at 970-875-6001 for more information.
Organization’s fundraiser features dinner and movie
A dinner and a movie fundraiser for Integrated Community will be held Tuesday. Dinner will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cugino’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant. The movie “Frontera” will be shown at 8 p.m. at the Chief Theater. The film, starring Ed Harris, Eva Longoria and Michael Pena, highlights the struggle of immigration and the storyline centers on the killing of a former Arizona sheriff’s wife while she is riding on the couple’s ranch property. Tickets for the fundraiser can be purchased for $30 from Integrated Community staff or board members. Tickets can also be ordered by calling Millie Beall at 970-846-4126, and they are also available at the Integrated Community office, 718 Oak St., from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Area college students earn degrees during weekend
Several students from Routt County were among about 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees from the University of Northern Colorado during spring 2015 graduation ceremonies Friday and Saturday. New graduates include: Dana Shaffer, Oak Creek, bachelor of science in human services; Ceanna Rossi, Phippsburg, bachelor of science in audiology and speech-language sciences; Kayla Delancey, Steamboat Springs, bachelor of arts in sociology and social issues; and Kenyon Brenner, Steamboat Springs, master’s degree in music and jazz studies.
High school movie night at local cinema is this Friday
The city of Steamboat Springs’ Teen Programs and the Steamboat Springs Teen Council are hosting a high school movie night Friday at Wildhorse Cinema. High school students can purchase a discounted movie ticket for $5 between 6:30 and 7 p.m. at the theater Friday. Movies include “Pitch Perfect 2,” showing at 7 p.m., “Mad Max” at 7:15 p.m., “Avengers: Age of Ultron” at 7:30 p.m. and “Age of Adaline” at 7:45 p.m.
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While warm days and nights are fueling strong flows in the Yampa River through Steamboat Springs, the pace of runoff is expected to dip this week.