Steamboat Pilot & Today seeks Editorial Board members |

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 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.

Lunch-and-learn event focuses on building funding options

Residential and commercial contractors and other interested individuals are invited to a free lunch-and-learn presented by the Colorado Energy Office about funding options for building improvements at 11 a.m. Feb. 28. The event provides the opportunity for contractors and builders to become approved vendors for financing programs that help building owners tackle renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

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The lunch workshop at Centennial Hall in downtown Steamboat Springs includes a contractor-required training on Residential Energy Upgrade, which helps homeowners finance projects from $500 to $35,000 ranging from energy-efficient furnaces to rooftop solar.

Following lunch, the state presenter will give an overview at 12:30 p.m. about the Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, which is available in Routt County. C-PACE provides a tax bill-assessed funding mechanism for energy- and water-saving projects and renewable energy for commercial and multi-unit residential buildings.

The workshop is hosted by Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. To RSVP for lunch, contact Suzie Romig at

Spillane's medal to be on display at museum

The Olympic silver medal earned by World Champion and three-time Olympic medalist Johnny Spillane in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is now on display at the Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and admission is free for all Routt County residents.

Spillane first won gold at the Nordic Combined World Championships in Val de Feimme, Italy, in 2003. The win made him the first American Nordic athlete ever to win gold at either the Olympics or the World Championships.

Then in 2010, Spillane won three silver medals in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, making  U.S. history by winning silver in the normal hill event on the first day of Nordic competition. The Olympic medal was the first in U.S. Nordic combined history. 

Spillane then won silver in the large hill event, behind teammate Billy Demong, whose gold medal became the first gold in U.S. Nordic Combined history. Spillane's third silver medal came in the team event. 

HYPE event for young professionals returns

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