Steamboat Conversations event to focus on addiction April 2 |

Steamboat Conversations event to focus on addiction April 2

The community is invited to participate in a discussion about addiction, treatment and recovery during the next Steamboat Conversations from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 2 at the Steamboat Art Museum, 801 Lincoln Ave.

The free event is hosted quarterly by the Steamboat Pilot & Today. The inaugural conversation was held in January and focused on special events. Next week’s conversation will be held in partnership with The Foundry treatment center, Steamboat’s first and only inpatient treatment facility. Foundry COO Austin Eubanks and Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Michael Barnes along with several individuals who are in recovery will present information on the topic and Editor Lisa Schlichtman will facilitate an open discussion on the important issues surrounding addiction, treatment and recovery and how the Steamboat Springs community can support and engage with those recovering from alcohol or drug addiction.

Email Schlichtman at for more information.

Doc Willett Awards return Sept. 6, nominations accepted

After a five-year hiatus, the Doc Willett Awards, presented by UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation, will return on Thursday, Sept. 6 at Strings Music Pavilion. Named in honor of Dr. Frederick E. Willet for his 56 years of service to Steamboat Springs and neighboring communities, the awards will be bestowed upon two individuals who have advanced the cause of health care in the Yampa Valley through their dedication, innovation or extreme passion.

Nominations are now being accepted for the following.

• Health care professional: A health care professional who has spent a significant portion of his/her career delivering patient care or services to individuals.

• Health care community advocate: A resident of the Yampa Valley who may or may not be directly involved in health services, whose efforts have resulted in improving the health, available services or health care environment to benefit the overall community.

Nominations can be submitted at and will be accepted until May 3.

Portion of Skyline Trail in Sanctuary neighborhood closes

Skyline Trail in the Sanctuary neighborhood will be closed to all users from the Mount Werner Water Treatment Plant lower parking lot to the Heavenly View access beginning today. The upper portion of the Skyline Trail from Heavenly View back to Steamboat Boulevard will remain open. 

Mount Werner Water District will replace utilities under the Clearwater Trail access road. There will be no public access to the lower parking lot or lower section of trail for the duration of the project, which is expected to last through April.

For more information about the closure, contact Brad Setter at the city of Steamboat Springs at 970-871-7035. Call Mount Werner Water District at 970-879-8169 with questions regarding the infrastructure project.

Sports editor to speak about Olympics at newspaper event

Steamboat Pilot & Today will host its next Coffee and a Newspaper from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 4 at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. Sports Editor Joel Reichenberger will be talking about his experience covering the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. He will share some of his favorite photos and stories from the Games. The event is free and open to the community. Free coffee and pastries will be served.

Yampa Valley Singers present ‘The Journey Home’ April 13, 14

The Yampa Valley Singers will present two performances of “The Journey Home” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13 and 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church at Eighth and Oak streets. Music will include “Nine Hundred Miles”, “Homeward Bound”, “Lonesome Traveler,” “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To” and more.  A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $10 and available from singers and at All That.

Area National Forests promote Every Kid in a Park Program

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland are participating in the Every Kid in a Park Program, which allows fourth-graders and their families to visit day-use areas free of charge.

To obtain a pass, current fourth-graders can visit The pass is valid for a full calendar year starting Sept. 1 and grants free entry for fourth-graders and three accompanying adults or an entire car for drive-in parks.

Those who sign up for a pass online can print it out and exchange it for a more durable pass at the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District at 925 Weiss Drive in Steamboat; Parks Ranger District at 100 Main St. in Walden or the Yampa Ranger District at 300 Roselawn Ave. in Yampa.

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