City seeks volunteers for 27th annual Steamboat Pentathlon |

City seeks volunteers for 27th annual Steamboat Pentathlon

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Community Services Department is looking for volunteers to help with race-day logistics at the 27th annual Steamboat Pentathlon on Saturday, March 3 at Howelsen Hill.

"The Steamboat Pentathlon is going strong after 27 years because of our amazing volunteers," said marketing and special events coordinator Emily Hines in a news release. "From course marshaling to helping with racer check-in, serving lunch or managing an aid station, we strive to provide a fun and involved experience for all of our volunteers, and the event would not be possible without their support."

Each volunteer will receive a Steamboat Pentathlon race shirt, goodie bag, free lunch and opportunities to win prizes and giveaways from event sponsors.

Anyone interested in volunteering at this year's race should contact Hines at 970-871-7031 or

SXSW comedy from Colombia is February's free foreign film

Bud Werner Memorial Library's free foreign film series continues with Colombian director Samir Oliveros' comedy that debuted at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, "Bad Lucky Goat," screening at 7 p.m. Feb. 21, at the Chief Theater.

After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, two incompatible teenage siblings embark on a journey of reconciliation. Corn and Rita must find a way to repair the truck in time to pick up the tourists that will be staying at their family's hotel.

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As they struggle to find the means necessary to conceal the accident, the siblings will visit a butcher, rastafari drum makers, a pawn shop and even a witch doctor in a 24-hour adventure around Port Paradise. The film screens in Creole with English subtitles.

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Strings Music Festival seeks volunteers for summer season

Strings Music Festival is seeking community volunteers for its 2018 summer season. Volunteer responsibilities include ushering patrons at Strings performances, selling concessions and assisting staff in the box office.

Community volunteers give four or more hours of their time throughout the Strings festival season, which runs from June to August. Benefits of volunteering include the opportunity to see select summer concerts and work with Strings Guild and friendly volunteers.

To sign up to volunteer, visit and navigate to the online signup form under the "Get Involved" tab on the Strings website. Those who sign up will receive an email confirmation after submitting, and sign-ups will be accepted through March 16. Contact for more information.

Oak Creek slated to host annual Winterfest on Friday at ice rink

Oak Creek will host its annual Winterfest from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at the Oak Creek Ice Rink, 325 Nancy Crawford Blvd. The event includes music, free ice skating for all ages and free hot dogs and hot chocolate. Adult drop-in hockey will begin at 8 p.m. The family-friendly event is open to the community.

Tongue-In-Chief Improv Troupe presents final show Thursday

The Tongue-in-Chief Players, Steamboat Spring's improv troupe, will present their final show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. Every hour-long show is entirely made up on the spot based on suggestions from the audience. The troupe features local improvisers with training from New York City and Boston, and their typical set consists of games similar to the comedy television show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" hosted by Drew Carey. Thursday concludes the four-week February run.

Tickets are $10 and available at the door and online at Doors open at 7 p.m.

Crane coalition unveils writing scholarship for local students

Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition, presenter of the annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival, is sponsoring a new writing contest open to all high school seniors in Routt and Moffat counties. Interested high school seniors are invited to submit an original piece of writing inspired by the Greater Sandhill Cranes of the Yampa Valley to

The writing may take the form of several styles, including the following.

  • Poetry: a group of three poems
  • Fiction: a short story or one-act play between 750 and 1,500 words
  • Non-fiction: a personal or academic essay between 750 and 1,500 words.

The work must be original and accurately reflect the physical characteristics, behavior and habitat of the species. CCCC will have the right to use all submissions, with appropriate author credit, for publicity purposes.

The first-prize award is a $1,500 scholarship. Second and third place winners will receive a certificate and a book about cranes.

Deadline for submissions is April 1. Judges, who will be selected by the CCCC Board of Directors, will determine the winners, who will be announced by the end of May. The first prize award is dependent on the winner's acceptance into a continuing education institution. If the winner is not registered by Nov. 1 of the year of the award, the scholarship will be awarded in sequence to a runner-up who can qualify.

Visit for complete contest guidelines.