Steamboat briefs: Workforce center offers free workshops this month |

Steamboat briefs: Workforce center offers free workshops this month

The Steamboat Workforce Center will hold workshops for job seekers each Tuesday throughout the month. The workshops will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Workforce Center, 425 Anglers Drive. The schedule includes:

■ Tuesday — Interviewing tips

■ June 16 — How to use a account

■ June 23 — How to create and use an email account

■ June 30 — Resume building

Call 970-879-3075 for more information and to sign up for the classes.

Fundraiser planned to benefit local ski coach

A fundraiser benefit party will be held June 20 for city employee and local ski coach Chris Arnis, who was injured in a March 15 fall at Steamboat Ski Area and is recovering from a neck fracture at the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Unit in Denver’s Craig Hospital. The event, which will include a silent auction, will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. in Olympian Hall. All funds raised from the silent auction will benefit Arnis’ continued treatment and recovery. For more information on how to contribute, call Kari Nelson at 970-879-7869 or Paige Boucher at 970-291-4155, or email or

Weed spraying operation scheduled for local parks

The City of Steamboat Springs has been awarded a grant from the state of Colorado for the treatment and removal of noxious weeds on Emerald Mountain and Spring Creek Park. There will be a weed spraying technician working on Emerald Mountain in early summer and on Spring Creek later in the summer. All trails on the Emerald Mountain trail system will be treated. The affected trails and areas will be marked with yellow flagging prior to spraying, and markers will remain in place for 24 hours. The trails will be safe for use, but if you wish to avoid spraying operations, alternative trails and routes will be accessible. The chemical used to treat the noxious weeds will be marked with blue dye for easy identification of the treated areas. Do not handle blue-stained vegetation, and keep pets at a safe distance. For more information, call Brad Setter, Howelsen Ski Hill/rodeo supervisor, at 970-871-7035 or email

Local youth chorus to begin summer session

Registration for the Yampa Valley Youth Chorus summer session is now open. The choir will begin rehearsing July 9 and will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays in the United Methodist Church choir room. Cost is $70 per singer. There will be an end-of-summer public concert in collaboration with the Youth Chorus from Craig and the Yampa Valley Opera Troupe’s performance of “Goldilocks & the Three Bears” children’s opera. For more information, visit

Register for Independence Day parade by Friday

Registration is now open for the Steamboat Springs July Fourth Parade. The theme for the 2015 parade is “Blazes of Glory — Fireworks and Freedom,” and Steamboat community groups and businesses are encouraged to create a float for the event. The application deadline is Friday. Email for more information.

Area museum displays artist’s photo retrospective

The Museum of Northwest Colorado is now exhibiting a 50-plus year photography retrospective by longtime regional photographer Rod Hanna. The exhibit will be open through Nov. 9. Hanna moved to Steamboat Springs from Kansas City in 1975 after 13 years as an award-winning photojournalist and sports photography specialist. He then began a 25-year career marketing the Steamboat Ski Resort. During that time, he also served 10 years as official photographer for the Denver Broncos. His interest turned to nature landscape and fine art photography. His photographs have appeared in a number of books by the National Football League and in a variety of national publications, including People, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and Travel & Leisure. Hanna is currently represented by Wild Horse Gallery in Steamboat Springs for his landscape photography and USA Today Sports Images for his legacy NFL photographs. In November 2007, he published his first book of his landscape photographs, “Seasons of Light, Impressions of Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley,” and in 2010, his second book, “Seasons of Gold,” portraying autumn on Colorado’s Western Slope. In 1984, he started and directed a workshop in Steamboat Springs called “Photography at the Summit” that ran for eight years and now is located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His work can also be seen at

Artists needed to create chemo hats for donation

Each year the Routt County Fair chooses a group or organization as a recipient for its You Be the Judge contest. Home artists are asked to create entries based on needs and criteria of the annual project. The project for 2015 is chemo hats that will be donated to the Heartfelt Hats Project at the Yampa Valley Medical Center. The hats need to be handmade or hand decorated. They can be for men, women or children. They are hats to be worn to keep the recipients’ heads warm. Winter weight for outside wear, medium weight for around the house and light weight to wear to sleep will all be accepted. Hats should not be made of 100 percent acrylic yarn. Suggested yarns include 100 percent cotton, bamboo or a soft wool mix. The hats should cover the whole head, preferably with a roll/fold-up lower edge to cover the ears for outside wear, and should be washable. Entries are accepted the Wednesday of the fair and displayed in the Exhibit Hall where the public votes for their favorite. The winner receives a small prize. Contact Barbara Cannizzo at or 970-819-0825 for more information.

Individuals sought to become victim advocates

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is recruiting volunteers to become victim advocates to provide on-call services for the 24-hour crisis line. Twenty-five hours of training is provided and will take place in early October according to participant schedules. Advocates is a nonprofit agency providing free and confidential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Routt County. Those who are interested may call Kasey or Diane at 970-879-2034 for more information.

Tread of Pioneers Museum seeks front desk volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, collecting admissions and gift shop sales. The museum also needs help with upcoming special events and is seeking school tour guides. Contact the museum’s volunteer coordinator at 970-879-2214 or for more information.

Registration now open for learn-to-skate program

Registration for Howelsen Ice Arena’s summer Learn to Skate program is now open. Two four-week sessions are offered at reduced costs, and there are new mix-and-match class dates with a five-class punch card good for the entire summer. Classes begin June 16 and will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Learn to ice skate and initiation to hockey classes are open to children ages 3 1/2 and older. Visit for more information.

Forest Service maps accessible on smartphone

Nearly 700 digital U.S. Forest Service maps now can be accessed via a smartphone by downloading the PDF Maps Mobile App, which is available for free from iTunes and the Android Play Store, according to a news release. Through the app, users can purchase and download maps that are stored on their devices and can use the maps based on their location when GPS is available. The maps also will allow users to measure distance and area, find coordinates, open a current view in Google Maps, plot place marks, add notes, enter data and add photos, according to a news release.

School to hold golf fundraiser Saturday

The North Routt Community Charter School will hold a 9 & Dine golf fundraiser Saturday with tee times at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Steamboat Golf Club. The cost is $80 per individual player and $300 for a team of four. A barbecue lunch and live music from 3 Wire is included. The school is also seeking donations and sponsors. Visit or email for more information.

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