The Indie Lens Pop-Up season continues Monday with the first of two free films about autism presented by the Bud Werner Memorial Library and Yampa Valley Autism Program.
“Mimi and Dona,” a documentary by Sophie Sartain, screens at 6:30 p.m. in Library Hall. For 64 years, 92-year-old Mimi has cared for her daughter, Dona, who has an intellectual disability, and now faces the inevitable: to find Dona a home. This alternately heartbreaking and heartwarming film ...read more
Routt County United Way's final $20K Day of the season will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at City Market in Steamboat Springs, and is a critical part of helping the organization meet its overall fundraising goal of $525,000. Money raised during $20K Day goes toward much-needed education, health and income stability services in Routt County. Last year's November $20K Day raised $26,000, and this year, Routt County United Way is hoping ...read more
Registration is now open for annual Steamboat Nordic Camp
Steamboat Nordic Camp organizers have secured Dec. 12 and 13 as the dates for their annual cross country ski camp. The event will be hosted by Lake Catamount Touring Center, Ski Haus and Steamboat Ski Touring Center.
In its 14th year of operation, the camp caters to cross country ski enthusiasts of all levels. New skiers learning technique to seasoned skiers looking to get a jump ...read more
The Routt County Fair Advisory Board has an at-large position open and is seeking interested parties to fill it. The board is made up of a nine volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The board is a working board that oversees the planning, preparation and production of the annual Routt County Fair and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the annual fair operating budget, capital improvements and the prioritization of ...read more
There aren't many people as excited to have winter practices underway as DaKota Bruner. The Soroco High School junior and returning all-conference selection for the girls' basketball team tore her ACL and partially tore her MCL 15 games into the season last winter, but now, she's back at full speed and ready to get to work.
“I'm really excited that we are starting practice again. I'm glad to be back with the girls playing, because I ...read more
If you know a hospice volunteer, you know they are exceptionally caring, compassionate and dedicated people. Hospice volunteers often have experienced the death of a loved one, or other kinds of life-changing loss; they know how much the support of someone who understands means in a time of crisis. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month, recognizing the care, comfort and support hospice provides individuals nearing end of life. We have been providing hospice ...read more
There is an aspect of human behavior that resists change, even when there is overwhelming evidence that circumstances have altered. For instance, City Market completed its renovations just about one year ago. But do you think I can figure out now where I can find the frozen blueberries? Also, the fresh vegetables and fruit section seems to be smaller than before, and the over-the-counter medicines seem unnaturally close to the eggs and cheese.
If I had ...read more
The Town of Oak Creek received a visit from State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush on Thursday during its regular town board meeting, part of a full agenda in its only November gathering.
Mitsch Bush was in attendance primarily to give board members an update and preview of the 2016 state legislative session, including next year's state budget. She said there would be a significant loss in funding statewide, much of which will impact Routt ...read more
A Craig doctor faces up to life in prison after being found guilty of unlawfully prescribing controlled substances and causing the death of one of his patients, according to court documents.
Joel Miller, who practiced in Craig from 2008 to 2010 at High Country Medical, was indicted on 34 charges in August 2013, including health care fraud, money laundering and prescribing drugs without a legitimate medical purpose, state court documents.
Miller was accused of causing the death ...read more
October has relentlessly come and gone — hopefully everyone survived Halloween — and with the arrival of the season's first dumping of snow, we can only hope El Niño will grace us with plenty of Champagne Powder.
Not only that, it's almost time for the holidays. While many of us will soon begin listening to beloved Christmas tunes, drinking peppermint mochas or festively decorating sugar cookies in the shape of reindeer or Santa Claus, let's ...read more
Police, fire and ambulance calls
7:37 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a non-injury car crash on Pine Grove Road.
8:27 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a report of a non-injury car crash on Colo. Highway 131 near Oak Creek.
8:35 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a non-injury car crash in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue.
1:29 p.m. Officers ...read more
Maddie Labor didn't wake up Monday intending to give anyone a lesson, but maybe she did.
About 48 hours earlier, the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team had endured a brutally difficult defeat, losing at home in a one-set, winner-take-all regional tournament tiebreaker to a team that hadn't even entered the day with a .500 record.
Labor took the day off Sunday, but as soon as school was out Monday afternoon, there she was, ready to work ...read more
Recently, I had a thought-provoking conversation with a dear “dog friend.” She said her friend, who lives some distance away, has a dog of the same breed as hers and that she had never actually seen the dog until a few weeks ago.
She described her friend's dog as one of those “once in a lifetime” dogs. The dog was “easy.” The animal never did anything wrong; she seemed to just know ...read more
Last year, on a visit to Denver, a conversation ensued with a friend about the emerging Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Program. After listening to the description of the program, she responded, “Oh, you are cultivating the torchbearers.”
Until that moment, such a poignant description of the program had not been expressed. And it continues to resonate today.
A torchbearer is defined as a person who leads or inspires others in working toward a valued goal. ...read more