Steamboat briefs: Whistler Blackcomb moves to go public and sell stock


— The Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in British Columbia plans to go public and sell stock in an upcoming initial public offering. According to a Bloomberg news report Tuesday, proceeds from the stock sales will be used to repay debt to Intrawest ULC. Intrawest, which also owns Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., is a division of Fortress Investment Group. In a brief e-mail sent Tuesday afternoon, Ski Corp. spokesman Mike Lane said the Whistler Blackcomb public offering has nothing to do with Steamboat Ski Area.

CMC English class sign-up ends at 6 p.m. Thursday

This is the final week to register for Colorado Mountain College’s English Classes/Ingles como Segundo Idioma. Register at 6 p.m. Thursday at Colorado Mountain College in 300 Wil­lett Hall; the registration fee is $40. Questions: 970-870-4534/preguntas: 970-870-4444.

Chamber seeks nominees for the Navigator Awards

The Navigator Awards presented by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Assoc­iation and the Steamboat Pilot & Today will be presented Oct. 29. The awards are designed to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding Chamber members and are presented annually to one local business and a person who stand out as leaders in the business community. Those who know a local business or business person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in support of the business community are asked to call Meagan Coates at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association at 970-875-7003 or e-mail or stop by the Chamber office to obtain a nomination form. The nomination deadline is today.

Preregistration for Senior Health Fair ends at noon

Preregistration for Friday’s Senior Health Fair ends at noon today. Adults age 60 or older who want to get low-cost blood tests may register online at

Teen Read Week includes fine amnesty

As part of Teen Read Week, Bud Werner Library will host Amnesty Just for Teens, ages 13 to 18, where teens can have their overdue fines waived just by visiting the library during Teen Read Week from Oct. 17 to 23. Teen Read Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association that encourages teens to read just for the fun of it. Drop in at the library, and check out what’s happening and see what books got voted the 2010 Teen Top 10.

Call the library at 970-879-0240 or visit for more information.

Horizons seeks volunteers to mentor disabled clients

Horizons Specialized Ser­vices is seeking caring, committed individuals to serve as one-on-one mentors to developmentally disabled clients. For more information, call Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 970-879-4466, ext. 111. 

Optimist Club’s Pumpkin Festival set for Oct. 23

The Optimist Club of Steam­boat Springs and TIC are hosting the 20th annual Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 23 in the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena parking lot.

Children will paint free pumpkins from 10:30 a.m. until judging at noon. There will be free coffee and refreshments. Call Rob McCarthy at 970-879-5283 or Paul Hands at 970-846-9783.

Advocates seeks volunteers to help violence victims

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is seeking community volunteers interested in helping victims of domestic violence. Advocates will host a 25-hour volunteer training starting in the middle of October. Volunteers are asked to take two to three shifts per month. Shifts are from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. on weekends. Call 970-879-2034 as soon as possible.

Guys Read meetings start this month at library

The Bud Werner Library introduces the new “Guys Read” book club for boys (ages 8 to 12) and their dads or older male figure. Guys Read will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, from October to April, in the Library’s Teen Project Room. Each meeting will be led by a local guy celebrity.

Register and pick up books at the Kids’ Desk or call 970-879-0240, ext. 313. Space is limited to 10 guy-pairs per meeting.

Sign up now for the Thursday discussion of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl or the Nov. 11 discussion of “39 Clues: Book One The Maze of Bones” by Rick Riordan. For more information, e-mail youth services librarian, Sarah Kostin at, or call 970-879-0240, ext. 314.


Scott Wedel 3 years, 6 months ago

Well, Whistler selling stock may have nothing to do with SB, but it is also the end of any pretense of there being some larger plan of the two resorts sharing resources to improve each other. Which was the big hope locally when SB was purchased and thus led to furthering the local RE boom (even as rest of country was starting to decline) because now we were part of the Whistler Blackcomb family and what was done so well up there could now be coming here. That dream is now dead.


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