Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund to host community party

In 2017, more than 400 donors gave $118,100 to support the maintenance of local trails through donations to the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund, and a party to celebrate that giving will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25 at Howelsen Hill’s Olympian Hall.
Donors and those who want to become donors are welcome to join with other trail lovers for a special evening. The U.S. Forest Service, the city of Steamboat Springs, Routt County Riders, Friends of the Wilderness and BikeTown USA will be in attendance to share their trail stories. Yampatika will provide trail-themed games for kids and for those who are young at heart.
The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund will unveil its 2018 artwork featuring Fish Creek Falls, and stickers with new artwork will be available to everyone who attends. The event will feature local beer, drinks for kids and door prizes.
This event is free and open to all trail fund donors.

Free business seminar slated for Thursday

The Success Steps seminar series continues from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 with a session on buying and selling a small business at Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs. The seminar, which will be led by business owner, Realtor and small business broker Steve Hitchcock, covers valuation strategies, typical process, due diligence, terms and language, negotiation, preparation to take over and type of assistance needed. The series is free. To register, contact Randy Rudasics at 970-870-4491 or For additional details, visit

U.S. Patent Office rep. to visit Steamboat Springs

Molly Kocialski, regional director of the U.S. Patent Office in Denver, will be in Steamboat Springs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Eagles Nest meeting room in the Academic Center at Colorado Mountain College.
The presentation, aimed at entrepreneurs, inventors and small business owners, will consist of an overview of intellectual property
Immediately after the presentation, Kocialski will be available to talk with individuals or small groups on these subjects.
The program is free. RSVP to 970-870-4491. The program is sponsored by Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center at CMC with support from Routt County and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

Routt County 4-H open house held Thursday

Routt County 4-H will host an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 in Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Library Hall. Interested kids and their parents are invited to attend and learn more about local 4-H programs, which include robotics, veterinary science, sewing, shooting sports, food preservation, livestock and more. For more information or to enroll online, visit

2018 Farmers Market registration now open

Registration for the 2018 Steamboat Springs Farmers Market is open. The market is located at Seventh and Yampa streets and runs for 15 weeks from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday from June 9 to Sept. 15.
Each week up to 129 vendors are featured along with live music and a variety of activities. Priority is given to vendors of local food and food related items. For an application, pricing and all the vendor rules and regulations, visit

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