Striping begins on US Highway 40 through Steamboat Springs |

Striping begins on US Highway 40 through Steamboat Springs

Crews will be striping U.S. Highway 40 from the junction of Colorado Highway 131 through downtown Steamboat Springs to Elk River Road starting Thursday. The work is scheduled to be completed by mid-day Friday. Striping operations move slowly so motorists are reminded to remain patient, give trucks plenty of room to work and not drive through the fresh paint.

Downtown plan topic for today’s Steamboat Conversations

The Steamboat Pilot & Today and the city of Steamboat Springs are partnering to present the newspaper’s third Steamboat Conversations event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at the Steamboat Art Museum.

The topic is the city’s downtown plan, and discussion will focus on the question: How does Steamboat protect its unique characteristics, history and authenticity while ensuring a thriving downtown?

Those attending the Steamboat Conversations event will be welcomed by Lisa Schlichtman, Steamboat Pilot & Today editor, and Tyler Gibbs, the city’s planning and development director, and then will be invited to participate in three different discussion groups. Consultants with Design Workshop, the city’s consultant on the downtown plan, will help facilitate the conversation and report back at the end of the night.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

“We invite community members to join the conversation about the future of Steamboat’s downtown,” Schlichtman said. “This area is a vital part of our community, and we are partnering with the city to help gather input on its future growth and development.”

Steamboat Conversations is hosted quarterly by Steamboat Pilot & Today. The previous two events addressed special events and addiction, treatment and recovery.

Documentary about Ferguson uprising screens at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free preview of the new critically acclaimed documentary film “Whose Streets?” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in Library Hall. Taking an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising, this film by Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan is a story told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice.

As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. This special community screening is part of the library’s collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.

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Steamboat Movement Fest volunteers needed in August

Steamboat Movement Fest is looking for volunteers to assist in all capacities as greeters, door monitors, registration, Vendor Village, Kids Move Fest, setup and teardown.

Volunteers must commit to working 14 hours throughout the festival weekend from Thursday, Aug. 9 to Monday, Aug. 13 and are required to attend a meet and greet training from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.

Those who volunteer will have the opportunity to attend yoga classes, speaker series and musical events for free. Contact Lindsay at 970-734-3409 or for more information.  To volunteer, apply at

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