Steamboat briefs: Kids invited to Enchanters Junior Storytelling Troupe

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— Bud Werner Memorial Lib­rary invites children ages 9 and older to join the Enchanters Junior Storytelling Troupe and learn to tell folktales and stories in the oral tradition. Attendees will play improvisation games, practice using voice, gestures, and audience participation, and prepare to tell stories for a live audience. Meet in the Library’s Story-time Room at 4:45 p.m. every other Sunday, starting Jan. 30. For more information, visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/kids or call 970-879-0240, ext. 314.

Feldmann Nagel firm opens new office in Austin, Texas

Feldmann Nagel LLC officially has opened its newest office, in Austin, Texas. The firm also has offices in Steamboat Springs, Vail/Avon, Denver and Las Vegas. The Austin, Texas, office includes David Little and Charles “Bo” Joseph, who specialize in civil litigation and transactional practice. The Texas branch also will focus on military justice law and wildlife law for outdoorsmen and outfitters. Feldmann Nagel LLC can be reached at www.feldmann-nagel.com or 866-477-8616.

Integrated Community is seeking facilitator, volunteer

Integrated Community is looking for new volunteers to facilitate its Spanish conversational group Monday evenings, which is on hold and to resume when the agency finds a new facilitator. If interested, call Tatiana at 970-871-4599.

Integrated Community also is looking for a volunteer to help the organization reach its communication, marketing and advertisement goals. Anyone who is interested and has experience creating and managing websites, social networks, newsletters, annual reports, and/or ads can call Tatiana 970-871-4599.

800 food items collected during December program

Bud Werner Memorial Lib­rary collected more than 800 nonperishable food items during its December Food for Fines program, which enabled children to donate food instead of paying fines for overdue books. About 130 children participated in last month’s program.

Training, troubleshooting to be offered at the library

Join a library reference assistant between Monday and Feb. 19 for a free, individual training or troubleshooting session to help Bud Werner Memorial Library users check out audiobooks, eBooks, music, and videos from the library’s electronic resources, Overdrive and NetLibrary. Reservations are required. Call 970-879-0240, ext. 331 or stop by the Reference Desk on the second floor to make a one-hour appointment.

Dancing, dessert benefit for orchestra is set for Feb. 12

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra will offer dessert and dancing at The Steamboat Grand at 6 p.m. Feb. 12. Enjoy desserts and coffee with a cash bar while several orchestra musicians entertain with live music. Dance demonstrations will be provided to the sounds of the Steamboat Swings Big Band and dancing will follow. A silent auction will benefit the orchestra. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at the SSO offices at the Depot Art Center, at http://SteamboatOrchestra.org or by calling 970-870-3223.

City Council meetings to be broadcast live on TV6

TV6 on Comcast now provides live video and audio of every Steamboat Springs City Council meeting. The Tuesday meetings will be rebroadcast on TV6 at 5 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. Saturdays. Call Mike Schmidt at 970-871-8220 with any questions.

Cowboy Mouth set to play before Cowboy Downhill

New Orleans rock ’n’ roll band Cowboy Mouth will play a free live show at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18 before the 37th Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill at Steamboat Ski Area.

The 37th Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill has professional rodeo cowboys trading their bulls and broncs for skis and snowboards in races at the base of Mount Werner, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. said in a news release. Each competitor participates in a dual slalom, where side-by-side courses test racers’ speed, agility and rodeo skills. After racing through gates and surviving a jump, the cowboys must lasso a tenderfoot, saddle a horse and cross the finish line, in the fastest time. The slalom course is followed immediately by the stampede, where racers storm down the mountain in a winner-takes-all race.

The resort will feature family activities from noon to 4 p.m. before the Cowboy Downhill. Gondola Square will contain booths from the Community Agriculture Alliance, 4-H farm animal petting zoo, learn-to-rope clinics and plenty of food and refreshments at Bear River Bar & Grill.

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