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Steamboat Today hosts Coffee and a Newspaper on Wednesday

The Steamboat Pilot & Today will host Coffee and a Newspaper from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. Publisher Suzanne Schlicht, Editor Lisa Schlichtman and Ad Director Julia Hebard will present findings form the newspaper's 2017 readers surveys. The event is free and open to the community. Coffee and pastries will be served.

Deadline for Swift Foundation grant applications coming soon

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in Routt County until Feb. 15. Grants will be awarded to programs that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the languages, sciences and interdisciplinary areas.

Last year, the foundation awarded more than $6,500 in grant funds to local nonprofits, including Integrated Community, Heeling Friends, Yampa Valley High School and Yampatika.

The fund will consider applications for grants requesting a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $3,000. Interested nonprofits can apply online at

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation was formed by the owners and founder of Swift Communications, which owns and operates the Steamboat Pilot & Today and Bessie Minor Swift was mother of Philip Swift, the founder of Swift Communications. Visit for more information.

Dance on Film to screen 'Shake the Dust' breakdance doc Tuesday

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield and Steamboat Dance Theatre present a Dance on Film screening of "Shake the Dust," a film about breakdancing around the world, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 in Library Hall.

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From executive producer and rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones and journalist-turned-filmmaker Adam Sjoberg, this documentary chronicles the influence of breakdancing, exploring how it strikes a resonant chord in the slums, favelas and ghettos of the world and far beyond. Showcasing some of the most jaw-dropping breakdancing moves ever committed to film and an inspiring portrait of b-boys and b-girls from Uganda, Colombia, Cambodia and Yemen, "Shake the Dust" is an inspiring tribute to the uplifting power of music and movement around the globe. Visit for more information.

Hayden's Friends of Library group to sell Valentine's Day gifts

The Friends of the Hayden Library will host a special event at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 with a bake sale to kick off the group's sale of handmade Valentine gifts, which include handmade candy boxes, pencil cases, greeting cards and more. Proceeds from the sale benefit Friends of the Library. A special Valentine Story Hour for preschoolers will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12. Children are asked to bring Valentines for 15 children to exchange.

Yampa Valley Fly Fishers slated to meet Wednesday at Rex's

The Yampa Valley Fly Fishers will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Rex's American Bar and Grill, 3190 S. Lincoln Ave. in Steamboat Springs. Michael Gould, with 2Salt Travel and a member of the YVFF board, will be making a presentation about an upcoming trip to Cayo Largo, Cuba. This salt water destination just off the southwest corner of Cuba offers anglers opportunities to catch permit, bonefish, tarpon and snook. The meeting is open to the community.

Routt County Humane Society offering spay/neuter coupons

In honor of World Spay Day 2018, the Routt County Humane Society in Steamboat Springs will be offering $75 coupons for spay and neuter assistance. Coupons will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning Feb. 1 at the shelter, 760 Critter Court.

Coffee with Council to focus on fire services, URA on Friday

Coffee with Council will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9 in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The February session will focus on the future of fire services in Steamboat Springs ranging from a new station to current funding challenges and the URA and its impact on property tax initiatives that encompass the base area. No RSVP is necessary, and community members are welcome to drop by to discuss any issues of interest to them. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

2018 dog, cat, pig pet licenses now available for $5 annually

All pigs located within the city limits and all dogs and cats located within Routt County are required by law to be licensed yearly. To purchase a 2018 Routt County license, pet owners will need proof of a current rabies vaccination. The price for the annual license is $5 for altered animals or $25 for unaltered animals. Licenses can be purchased at Routt County Humane Society, 760 Critter Court, or at local veterinarian's offices. Those who live within the towns of Yampa, Hayden or Oak Creek will need to purchase their animal licenses at the respective town's town hall.

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