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Routt County CEO class to host WZ Got Film event Thursday

The Routt County CEO class will host an evening of short films, WZ Got Film, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday 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 chieftheater.com 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.

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 more than 30 business visits and 50 guest speakers, students learn from the business leaders in the community.

Local sustainability group to show 'Saving Snow' at library

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Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council present a free community screening of "Saving Snow" at 6:30 p.m. today in Library Hall. This new film by Adaptation Now is a documentary about communities dealing with the leading edge of climate change.

Across the country, people who depend on winter for their livelihood are feeling the heat. On the sidelines of skiing and snowboarding, an epic struggle to reverse rising temperatures is unfolding. Ski towns and the snow sport industry are paving the way towards a clean energy future. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Young Bloods Collective seeks beneficiary for SPEAK event

Young Bloods Collective is seeking a beneficiary for the 2018 production of SPEAK. Interested nonprofits should email info@youngbloodscollective.org answering the following three questions by 5 p.m. Friday, March 2.

• Are you a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit?

• What is your mission statement?

• How will the funds received be used to improve the lives of women?

Contact Emily Waldron at 303-903-4055 or em.waldron@gmail.com for more information.

Sotheby's community fund accepts area grant applications

The Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty Community Fund is now accepting applications for its spring grant cycle. The fund was established in order to support nonprofit organizations in the Yampa Valley and Steamboat Springs through a collective funding and semi-annual granting process. Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty agents, owners and staff collectively participate in the fund.

Grant funding will be considered for any nonprofit 501c3 organization or program in Steamboat Springs or Northwest Colorado. Grant funds support organizations that demonstrate need and make an impact in the local community.

Applications are accepted through April 1, with funding awarded by May 10. For an online application or more information, email traci.smith@steamboatsir.com or visit steamboatsir.com/ssircommunityfund.

Document 1st returning Greater Sandhill Crane to win prize

The return migration of the Greater Sandhill Cranes to the Yampa Valley has begun. Cranes are leaving their wintering homes in New Mexico and Arizona and heading north, and the first arrivals of cranes in the Yampa Valley are expected sometime during the first or second week of March.

The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition, presenter of the annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival, which will be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, is once again sponsoring a First Crane Sighting of the Season contest. To enter, email a photo or video of the first Greater Sandhill Crane spotted to coloradocranes@gmail.com. The date, time and location of the sighting should be included, as well as name and other pertinent details.

A prize will be awarded to each individual with the photo of the earliest sighting in West, North and South Routt County areas, plus Steamboat Springs, Craig and West Moffat County. A special grand prize will be given for the overall earliest sighting in the entire Yampa Valley.

Winners and photos will be announced at the end of March on coloradocranes.org.

Steamboat library joins global celebration of peace, literature

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here," a literary bridge with Iraq honoring Baghdad's famous street of booksellers, which was bombed in 2007. The free evening of poetry and art starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 5 in Library Hall.

Steamboat Springs joins a global celebration of free expression, happening in dozens of locations around the world, including Baghdad, Paris, Berlin, Cairo and New York. The local event will be led by book artist Janet Bradley.

Located in Baghdad, Al-Mutanabbi Street is a winding street noted for its many bookstores and outdoor bookstalls where people gather. Named after the famous classical Arab poet Abu at-Tayyib al-Mutanabbi, the street has been a thriving center of Baghdad's bookselling and publishing for centuries.

The 2007 bombing took the lives of 30 people and destroyed a large portion of the neighborhood. The booksellers who survived rebuilt their stores and are once again in business. They sell works by Sunnis, Shiites, Christians, Jews, children's books and progressive publications from around the world.

Every year, poetry readings and exhibits have taken place around the world on or around the bombing anniversary.

In Steamboat Springs, local readers will be sharing their voices in a variety of languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Farsi, Arabic, French and English. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

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