Veterans Day programs planned across Steamboat Springs |

Veterans Day programs planned across Steamboat Springs

Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools will hold Veterans Day programs to honor veterans Friday, Nov. 10 The program at Soda Creek will begin in 8:30 a.m. and the program at Strawberry Park will begin at 9:45 a.m. Area veterans are invited to attend both events.

The annual Veterans Day breakfast will be held from 6 to 8 a.m. Friday at the VFW Post, and it’s open to all veterans. The breakfast is free but a donation is suggested.

Community members and veterans are also invited to visit veterans who are living in the Doak Walker House in Casey’s Pond senior living center from 11:30 a.m. to noon Friday. A reception will be held for veterans in the Doak and Casey’s Pond.

Contact Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 for more information.

Book signing with Corbett Hart slated for Wednesday in Oak Creek

There will be a book signing and author discussion with Corbett Hart, a special agent with the FBI for 22 years, who wrote “If You Shoot, Shoot to Kill” from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak Creek Community Center, 227 Dodge Ave. Corbett’s book is an autobiographical account cataloging the criminal cases he encountered during his time with the bureau.

The event is co-sponsored by South Routt Library District, Tracks and Trails Museum and the Town of Oak Creek. Drinks, appetizers and desserts will be served. For more information, call Oak Creek Library at 970-736-8371.

Tread of Pioneers Museum closed for Festival of Trees set up

The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed to the publicWednesday to Friday, Nov. 10 for set up of the Festival of Trees event, which will open to the public Saturday, Nov. 11. It will run daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 20. The festival is free for all Routt County residents. Visit for festival events and details.

Coffee with Council set to take on town hall format Friday

Coffee with Council will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10 and will feature a town hall format. Election results and City Council priorities for the next two years also will be discussed. No RSVP is necessary, and community members are welcome to drop by to discuss issues of interest to them. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Sustainability council hosts tiny home informational event

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is hosting a presentation on Tiny Homes in Routt County from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 846 Oak St. Presenters include Chad Phillips with the Routt County Planning Department, Todd Carr with the Regional Building Department, Scott Cowman with Routt County Department of Environmental Health and Ryan Cox with Steamboat Sotheby’s. The discussion will include updates of county building regulations, new financing products available and a dialogue on how to make a tiny home legal in Routt County.

Bow Wow Film Festival comes Sunday

Routt County Humane Society of Steamboat Springs is hosting the 2017-18 Bow Wow Film Festival Tour for the first time at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

The festival is a Boulder-based traveling film fest that celebrates, educates and inspires all things dog through the art of short film. It’s a family-friendly show and has played to enthusiastic audiences in cities that include Austin, Denver and San Francisco.

“We are so excited to bring the Bow Wow Film Festival to town for the first time, as it’s a great match for Steamboat as Dog Town USA,” said Routt County Humane Society Executive Director Alexis Pagoulatos in a news release. “These movies will make you laugh and maybe reach for a tissue, but they are phenomenal and you are guaranteed to have a great time.”

Doors will open at 2 p.m. and the show starts at 2:30 p.m. People are invited to arrive early to vote in the Routt County Humane Society Cutest Pet photo contest. Seating is limited, so purchase tickets in advance online and see a trailer with this year’s film selection at

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. All proceeds go to the local shelter animals at Routt County Humane Society.

The Cutest Pet photo contest is open to anyone who wants to share a photo of their adorable pets through Nov. 10. Entry forms can be picked up at the animal shelter or at one of the film fest sponsors, which include Deja Vu, Pet Kare Clinic, Paws ’N Claws, Steamboat ACE Hardware, Elk River Pet and Ranch and RE/MAX Partners.

At the end of the film fest, the top three Cutest Pets will be announced.

For more information, visit or contact Maggie Smith at Routt County Humane Society at or 970-879-7247.

Area help available for insurance enrollment

Individuals who need health insurance or need to renew their plans must do so by Jan. 12, 2018. Financial help is still available to lower monthly premiums in 2018, and free in-person assistance is available. Those who have already enrolled may need to renew their plan to retain coverage.

There are tax penalties for not having health insurance in 2018. Individuals must enroll or renew their plans by Dec. 15 for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2018. For free assistance, contact Northwest Colorado Health at 970-871-7330 or UC Health at Yampa Valley Medical Center at 970-879-1322. For more information and resources, visit

Ambassador program seeks volunteers

The city of Steamboat Springs is seeking friendly, outgoing volunteers to greet Howelsen Hill Nordic trail users and educate them on appropriate use of the facility. All volunteer hours count towards a free 2017-18 Howelsen Hill Nordic pass. 

Volunteers work a series of one-hour shifts, with no more than four shifts per week, at their convenience and as their schedules allow. Adults are required to work a total of 12 hours, and seniors, 65 year and older, are required to work a total of eight hours to receive a free pass.

Those interested in becoming a Nordic Ambassador can contact Emily Hines at 970-871-7031 or

CenturyLink to offer $145K in tech grants

CenturyLink has opened the 2018 application process for the company’s Clarke M. Williams Foundation Teachers and Technology grant program.

The program allows pre-K through 12th-grade teachers in public, private and charter schools in Colorado to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to implement innovative technology solutions in their classrooms. To apply, teachers can visit The deadline for applications is 10 p.m. Jan. 12, 2018.

Launched in 2008, the Teachers and Technology program has awarded more than $7 million in grants to bring technology to classrooms across the country. The Foundation will award $1.4 million in grants in 2017-18.

Winners will be announced April 1 to May 15.

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