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Spring hours at Steamboat Ski Area begin Saturday

With Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, Steamboat Ski Area will extend the ski and riding day with spring hours that begin Saturday, March 10. In addition to lifts running longer, night skiing and riding operations will begin 30 minutes later at 6 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m. rather than 8:30 p.m.

Lifts that will close later and their spring closing times are as follows: Burgess Creek, 4:15 p.m.; Christie Peak Express, 4:30 p.m.; Elkhead, 4:15 p.m.; Four Points, 4 p.m.; Morningside, 3:30 p.m.; Pony Express, 3:30 p.m.; South Peak, 4:15 p.m.; Storm Peak Express, 4 p.m.; Sundown Express, 4 p.m.; Sunshine, 4 p.m.; and Thunderhead, 4:15 p.m.

Howelsen Hill to see closures for NCAA ski events on Saturday

Howelsen Hill welcomes the best collegiate skiers in the country as it hosts the 2018 NCAA Ski Championships through Saturday, March 10. During the week, training and competitions will take place daily, resulting in public closures for several Nordic and Alpine trails.

Through Saturday, the rodeo grounds and Bluff Loop Nordic trails, as well as The Face on the ski area will experience closures. Nordic training occurs Friday, March 9, followed by races Thursday and Saturday. Alpine skiers will trainThursday and Friday, with a race Friday evening on The Face.

Nordic trails will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Alpine trails will be closed from 6 to 8 p.m.Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday.

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The city is asking people to respect closure and remain off closed trails during the training and competitions.

Steamboat Pilot & Today seeks Editorial Board members

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters of interest from readers who would like to serve as community representatives on the newspaper's Editorial Board. Individuals selected for the board will be asked to serve a four-month term beginning in March.

The Editorial Board includes two community representatives and three members of the newspaper staff.

Newspaper staff members on the board are Publisher Suzanne Schlicht, Editor Lisa Schlichtman and veteran reporter Tom Ross. Current community representatives on the board are Hannah Hoffman and Bob Schneider.

The Editorial Board formulates the Our View opinions expressed on the ViewPoints page of the newspaper on Wednesdays and Sundays. The Editorial Board meets at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Readers interested in serving on the Editorial Board should email a letter and resume to Schlichtman at lschlichtman@SteamboatToday.com or send it to the Steamboat Pilot & Today, P.O. Box 774827, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Call Schlichtman at 970-871-4221 with questions.

YVEA service center, office to be closed for short time Friday

Yampa Valley Electric Association's service center and corporate office in Steamboat Springs will be closed for staff training from noon to 2:45 p.m. Friday, March 9. The offices will reopen after the meeting.

Groups seek public lands stories for live magazine at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council are seeking story submissions for "Grounded," an evening of multimedia storytelling that will honor Colorado Public Lands Day on May 17.

"Grounded" will be a free community storytelling event, a live magazine performance in Library Hall with an overarching theme of public lands. It will be constructed like a glossy magazine, but instead of printing it on dead trees, "Grounded" will be performed live before an audience.

Art, essay, literary review, short story or even an imaginative advertisement are all fair game — as long as the message relates to public lands. The culmination of these stories performed together will be an edited and curated magazine — performed live before the community.

The sole requirement is that original multimedia stories must be sourced and inspired by the ideas, environment and institution of our public lands. A piece may share a story about the land itself, species that rely on it, ecosystems, air and water, recreation, hunting, resource extraction, a perspective on policies that govern the landscape, or personal experiences that have shaped a relationship with it.

Humor, vulnerability, education, inspiration, activism and a reflection on the Yampa Valley community's deep emotional response to public lands, both generally and around the world, are all encouraged. Submissions will be accepted until midnight April 2.

Contact the library's adult programs coordinator, Jennie Lay at jlay@steamboatlibrary.org with questions. Detailed guidelines for submission can be found at steamboatlibrary.org/events/grounded-now-seeking-the-communitys-story-submissions-about-public-lands-2018.

Women's Giving Circle awards more than $3.5K to 4 groups

The Women's Giving Circle of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation recently awarded $3,572 to four local organizations on behalf of a number of individuals and families in need. Organizations that received funds were Northwest Colorado Center for Independence, LiftUp of Routt County's food bank and emergency services programs, Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership and Love Inc. of the Yampa Valley. 

Emergencies and unexpected costs can cause long-term financial hardship for local residents, and members of the Women's Giving Circle see themselves as anonymous angels who provide a boost to those in need. The group is always seeking new members.

Sponsored by Yampa Valley Community Foundation, 100 percent of gifts are granted to local families and individuals in need. The group meets in the spring and fall to learn more about the community, meet new friends and support causes that inspire them. The next meeting is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. March 21. For more information and to RSVP, visit yvcf.org/womens-giving-circle.

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