Steamboat Today in search of members for Editorial Board |

Steamboat Today in search of members for Editorial Board

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.

Knoll Parking Lots scheduled to be closed during music festival

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

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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.

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. Wednesday, 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.

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

Free library talk discusses tips for relationship maintenance

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free Health Perspective talk focusing on "loving well" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26 in Library Hall. Psychotherapist Eddie Konold offers a conversation about how to sustain love and connection in marriage. His talk will focus on how to create the experience of being loved and cherished, as well as how to get through upsets and stuck points. The presentation includes a question-and-answer session. Visit for more information.

Local groups reach out to greet soldiers returning from service

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans and new members.

For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Natalie Breitung at 970-879-5489.