Steamboat briefs: YVSC hosts Green Building Tour Friday near downtown |

Steamboat briefs: YVSC hosts Green Building Tour Friday near downtown

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council will host its ninth annual Green Building Tour from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event showcases energy efficiency and sustainable building technologies, offering a diverse look at square footage, operating systems, style and ingenuity of design.

The 2016 tour will feature three homes near downtown Steamboat Springs: a modern three-story home that showcases space and energy efficiency; an energy efficient two-story rebuild from a 1946 bungalow; and a home still under construction that is on the path to passive house certification. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the homebuilders, homeowners, architects and subcontractors involved in the construction of these homes.

Tickets for the tour are $15. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Learn more about this year’s homes and purchase tickets online at

Area senior caring volunteer group seeks new members

Routt County United Way is partnering with the Routt County Council on Aging in launching a senior caring volunteer group. The volunteer group is aimed at linking volunteers with seniors needing assistance or visitation in Routt County.

The senior caring volunteer group is seeking volunteers now. All volunteers will go through a background check process. Anyone interested in signing up should contact by Wednesday, Oct 26. There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the United Way office, 443 Oak St. in downtown Steamboat Springs. Call 970-879-5605 for more information.

Library presents TED Women live streams for one day

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a live stream from the TED Women 2016 conference as it happens in San Francisco on Thursday, Oct. 27.

The conference theme is “It’s about time,” and the following sessions will be available for community viewing: “It’s about my time” from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; “It’s about our time” from noon to 1:30 p.m.; “It’s about equal time” from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.; and “It’s about story time” from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. All sessions are free and being streamed in Library Hall.

TED Women offers talks that present ideas, stories and solutions. Visit for more information.

Northwest Colorado Health holds drop-in flu clinics

Northwest Colorado Health is holding drop-in flu clinics from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Hayden Valley Elementary School and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at Hayden High School. Flu shots will be available for all ages. Bring Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+ (Child Health Plan Plus) or other insurance card. Low-cost options are available to individuals who do not have insurance. Cash and checks will be accepted. Flu shots also are available by appointment. Call 970-879-1632. A full schedule of flu clinics is available at

Hayden furniture business to host benefit silent auction

Yampa Valley Log Furniture is hosting a silent auction with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Routt County law enforcement and firefighters. Auction items should be dropped off at the business at 108 S. Walnut in Hayden. The auction will run through hunting season. A Wells Fargo account, “RC Fire and RCSO, Benefit Donation Accounty,” has also been set up to accept donations.

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