Veterans honored in programs across Steamboat Springs on Friday |

Veterans honored in programs across Steamboat Springs on Friday

Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools will hold Veterans Day programs to honor veterans Friday. 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.

Coffee with Council with town hall format at 7:30 a.m. Friday

Coffee with Council will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday 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.

CMC Entrepreneurship Center offers sales seminar program

The Entrepreneurship Center at Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs is hosting a two-part seminar series on sales led by Andy Blackstone, who has 30 years of sales and sales consulting experience for startups and established technology companies nationwide. He is also the author of “Small Changes,” a book on sales.

The first program, “How to Build a Successful Sales Operation,” will be offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Eagles Nest meeting room. The session will cover the following topics: defining client problems, market size, value propositions, buyer’s purchasing process, steps in an effective sales process and building a customer relationship management system.

The second seminar, “Selling in the Business to Business Space,” will be offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Eagles Nest meeting room. This program focuses on account management, making ongoing sales calls, territory management and problem solving versus product selling.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. for both sessions. The fee for each program is $20, and participants that prepay for both seminars will receive a rate of $35. To register, call 970-870-4491.

This Success Steps seminar is sponsored by Routt County, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and Colorado Mountain College.

Winter brings seasonal closures, snowmaking operations

With the drop in temperatures, seasonal restrooms in several parks are being winterized and closed for the season, snowmaking at Howelsen Hill has fired up full time, and trail closures on Emerald Mountain are now in effect.

At this time, the restrooms at Rich Weiss Park, Emerald Park, Howelsen Hill Ballfields, Whistler Park, West Lincoln Park, the Rodeo Grounds, Yampa River Botanic Park and Little Toots Park have been closed for winter. For active cold weather recreationalists, the Bear River Park, Fetcher Park and Howelsen Hill Lodge restrooms will remain open through the winter season.

Many mountain bike trails on Emerald Mountain are now closed due to wet and muddy conditions. A number of trails will reopen for fat-tire biking once additional snow provides sufficient coverage for winter riding use.

As snowmaking begins in full force at Howelsen Hill, park users should understand that ski area crews will be on the mountain at all times and equipment could be encountered any time during the early season. Crews will begin to accumulate essential machine-made snow in key areas across the ski area and rodeo arena, and the public is asked to stay out of these areas.

In addition, for ski area operations, the city will be making snow for several early season competitions including Winter Start — a ski jumping and Nordic combined event— as well as the NorAm Snowboard Race to the Cup, the International Continental Cup and the Murphy Roberts Holiday Classic. Crews will also be stockpiling snow for Winter Carnival.

As an added reminder, sledding at Howelsen Hill is not permitted.

Howelsen Hill Ski Area is scheduled to open for the 2017-18 season Nov. 25, conditions permitting.

Skiers have until Nov. 18 to purchase a season pass at the lowest price available. Passes may be purchased online at or at the ski area concession stand.

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