Knoll Parking Lots scheduled to be closed for music festival |

Knoll Parking Lots scheduled to be closed for music festival

The upper and lower sections of Steamboat Ski Area's Knoll Parking Lots will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 20 to Feb. 28 during WinterWonderGrass to accommodate festival tents. The Knoll lots are located on Mount Werner Circle near Gondola Transportation Center.

The resort will continue to offer free parking in the Meadows Parking Lot and paid parking in the Gondola Square parking structure. During this time, shuttle service from Meadows lot will run from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Ski area employees, festival participants and skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to carpool or take public transportation during the lot closures. No overnight parking is available in the Meadows lot during the festival. Owners will be responsible for towed vehicles.

CEO class set to host WZ Got Film event at Chief Theater

The Routt County CEO class will be hosting an evening of short films, WZ Got Film, at 6:30 p.m. March 1 at the Chief Theater in Steamboat Springs. The films have an outdoor theme and focus on skiing, climbing, surfing, fishing, snowmobiling and more.

Tickets are available at or at the door. The event is open to the community.

WZ Got Film was designed, produced, managed and presented by members of the CEO class, and its purpose is to provide an avenue for local or regional filmmakers to showcase their work and to also serve as a way for CEO students to learn about running a business.

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Proceeds from the film showing will be donated to Routt County Search and Rescue.

Routt County CEO is a business class offered to high school juniors and seniors in all school districts in Routt County. With over 30 business visits and 50 guest speakers, students learn from the business leaders in the community.

Routt County Communications recognizes 1st 911 call dialed

Feb. 16 marked the 50th anniversary of the first 911 call , and the day was marked by Routt County Communications.

Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite made the first 911 call from Haleyville City Hall on Feb. 16, 1968. Until then, there was no centralized number for people to call in case of an emergency in the United States.

From that small beginning, 911 technology has become more sophisticated in response to consumer expectations.

Last year, Routt County implemented text to 911. Next Generation 911 technology will allow a citizen to send a picture or video clip to an emergency communications center in the future, but that capability is currently not available in Routt County.

Routt County Communications reminds the public that 911 is intended for emergencies only. The center prefers a voice call over the use of text to 911 because voice calls can be processed faster. However, text to 911 is available if it is unsafe to make a voice call.

February's free foreign film debuted at SXSW

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

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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Wild Films features environmental doc

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "Ethiopia Rising: Red Terror to Green Revolution," a featured film from the 2017 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 in Library Hall.

Ethiopia is rarely the subject of news reports unless it's news of drought and famine. This is the story of the phenomenal environmental transformation of a nation told through the experience of one man, Aba Hawi, who saved his village from certain extinction.

Using dramatic reconstruction and footage, it shows what is possible when the people from a remote village in the far north of the country decide to stay on and transform their land. Visit for more information.

Hospice daffodils can be ordered online

Northwest Colorado Health's annual Hospice Daffodils fundraiser will be on March 13. Daffodils can be ordered online at Delivery is available for orders of 10 bunches or more; deliveries will occur on March 12. Daffodil orders also can be picked up on March 13 at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101.

Daffodils are $5 for per bunch, $24 for five bunches and $46 for 10 bunches. Proceeds help ensure Northwest Colorado Health can continue caring for and supporting patients nearing end of life in the Yampa Valley. Call Kyleigh Lawler at 970-871-7609 for more information.