Young professionals event, HYPE, returns to Chief Theater |

Young professionals event, HYPE, returns to Chief Theater

The Young Professionals Network of Steamboat Springs will host its second annual HYPE — Helping Young Professionals Excel — event from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at the Chief Theater.

The first event was held in the fall of 2016 and saw presentations from 10 professional speakers focusing on personal growth and excellence. The 2018 event will bring a fresh group of speakers as well as a few familiar faces from the previous event.

This year’s program will help attendees gain a better understanding of how to commit to many aspects of their lives in a series of quick but impactful presentations. Highlights include life and empowerment coach Sarah Gallagher, leadership and performance coach Karl Schroeder and Steamboat locals Amy Charity and Chad James.

Tickets are $20 for current YPN members and $40 for the general public. All ages are welcome. 

The doors will open at 5 p.m. for an hour of networking, snacks and refreshments before the two-hour program begins at 6 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Local March Coffee with Council focuses on downtown vision

Coffee with Council will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, March 9 in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The focus of the conversation will be on the upcoming Downtown Plan, which is being led by consultant Design Workshop and the city’s Planning and Community Development Department.

Friday’s Coffee with Council provides one of the first public outreach opportunities on the subject. In addition, discussion on any topic or question of interest is always welcome if time permits.

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.

Middle school PIC hosts school safety discussion Friday

The Steamboat Springs Middle School Parent Information Committee will host a discussion on school safety from 8:20 to 9:20 a.m. Friday, March 9 in the middle school media center. Middle School Principal Heidi Chapman-Hoy, Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins and School Resource Officer Brent Hunstad will discuss how the school and law enforcement work together to keep students safe. Topics include school safety protocols, reporting and mental health support and interventions. The discussion is open to the community.

2018 snow drawing rescheduled for Sunday due to weather

After a winter storm, which included 43 mph wind gusts, shut down the first attempt last weekend, Bud Werner Memorial Library and The Nature Conservancy have rescheduled the 2018 snow design, “Snow Stitching in Nature.” The community snow drawing will be created from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at the Carpenter Ranch in Hayden.

The Yampa Valley community is invited to join in creating this large, landscape-scale design. Volunteers meet at the Carpenter Ranch, where they will learn about the landscape that is the canvas, including inspired ideas and instruction for how to delve into your own contributions to the snow pattern before we head out to the hay meadow. The plan is to walk the meadow for two hours, but folks can leave earlier or stay later if they want. Participants must bring their own snowshoes, snacks and water.

RSVPs are not mandatory but would help the organizers greatly. 

To sign up, contact the library’s adult programs coordinator Jennie Lay at with name, email address and phone number. For more information about the history of Steamboat’s annual community art installations that have gained global recognition, including two stunning drone videos that highlight the 2017 work, “Finding Peace in Nature,” visit

Steamboat NHS chapter hosts hypnotist, raises nonprofit funds

The National Honor Society at Steamboat Springs High School is hosting a hypnotist at 6:30 p.m. March 9 in the high school. There will be a token voting system the night of the event where attendees will get to choose which nonprofit will receive the majority of the proceeds from the event. Attendees will be choosing between Safe and Sound Schools, Partners in Routt County, Integrated Community and REPS — Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide. The event is mainly geared for high school students, but adults are welcome to attend. For tickets, visit

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