Steamboat briefs: Winter Sports Club has 2 board positions available |

Steamboat briefs: Winter Sports Club has 2 board positions available

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club has two elected positions open on its board of directors. These positions are three-year terms and are open to anyone. Interested candidates should call the Winter Sports Club office at 970-879-0695, ext. 100. The candidate entry deadline is 3 p.m. Friday. Voting begins at 6 a.m. Oct. 30 and closes at 3 p.m. Nov. 10.

CMC’s SKY Club hosting eclipse observing Thursday

Members of the Colorado Mountain College SKY Club will host a free public “Solar Eclipse Watch” from 3:15 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday on the Steamboat Springs campus, weather permitting. Area residents are invited to view the partial solar eclipse safely through filtered telescopes with astronomy club members to answer your questions. Telescopes will be set up outside the rear entrance of the new Academic Center, where plenty of parking should be available. For more information, call astronomy professor Jimmy Westlake at 970-870-4537.

Support United Way by eating at local restaurants

Steamboat Springs restaurants are supporting Routt County United Way by donating 10 percent of their sales today to the nonprofit organization. Participating restaurants include: Aurum Food & Wine, Carl’s Tavern (lunch only), Creekside Cafe and Grill, Cugino’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant (excludes pizza delivery), McKnight’s Irish Pub & Loft, Soda Creek Pizza, Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co. (deli only) and Steaming Bean Coffee Co. All donations stay in Routt County and support local programs and agencies focused on early childhood education, strengthening families through income stability and options for leading healthier lives. For more information, visit or call 970-879-5605.

‘Savvy Social Security Planning’ seminar Thursday

A seminar on “Savvy Social Security Planning” will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs. The program will cover how to apply for Social Security, how to maximize benefits and how to assess whether or not Social Security benefits will be enough in retirement.

Steve Ahlmer, an investment adviser with Voya Financial Advisors LLC who specializes in retirement and estate planning, will be the program’s presenter. The seminar is part of the Success Steps Seminar Series, which is a collaborative effort of CMC’s Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, Routt County and SCORE.

To register for the free seminar, call 970-870-4491.

Film looks at investment in early childhood education

Routt County United Way and First Impressions of Routt County are hosting a screening of “Are We Crazy About Our Kids?” from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Chief Theater. The film segment is part of the PBS documentary series “The Raising of America,” which explores the economic upside of investing in early childhood education. After the screening, Tami Havener and Steve Ivancie will discuss issues in Routt County and possible solutions. Dessert and coffee will be served, and child care vouchers are available by RSVPing to First Impressions. A $10 per person donation is suggested. For more information, call 970-879-5605 or visit

MainStreet suggests times for Halloween Stroll fun

The Halloween Stroll is coming up soon, and the merchants of MainStreet want to work together to keep the streets fun and safe for children of all ages. Suggested time frames to allow kids to collect candy downtown are follows: ages 6 and younger, 5 to 5:30 p.m. exclusively; and ages 7 and older: 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tracy Barnett with MainStreet Steamboat at 970-846-1800 or  

Annual Ski and Sports Swap set for November

Sell your gently used skis, snowboards and gear at the annual Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Ski and Sports Swap, which will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Steamboat Springs Middle School. Friday serves as an early bird sale and requires a $5 donation. Admission is free Saturday.

Consignment sale tags are available for pick-up at the Winter Sports Club office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Howelsen Hill; get five tags for $1, and these should be picked up before the ski swap. Drop off your consignment gear at the school before the sale from noon to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7.

Phippsburg Rummage Shop starts sale Nov. 6

The Phippsburg Rummage Shop will start its Christmas sale Nov. 6. The sale will continue each Thursday through Dec. 18 except for Thanksgiving Day. 

Annual LIFT-UP community coat drive this weekend

LIFT-UP of Routt County — in partnership with Colorado Group Realty, Ace at the Curve, Natural Grocers, Ski Town Cleaners and the Young Professionals Network — will host its annual coat drive this weekend. Coats will be collected from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Natural Grocers and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Ace at the Curve. Children’s winter coats are a particular need this year. 

Clients will be able to shop for coats as part of the Routt County Together program, which has taken on a new format this year and was formerly known as Holiday Wishes. Coats will be available each day from Dec. 12 to 15 at Colorado Mountain College’s auditorium, and clients must have received an invitation to shop from their referring agency. 

For more information, email or call 970-870-0727.

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