Steamboat briefs: Evening of bear stories is set for Saturday at library


— Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Steamboat Writers Group present a free evening of bear stories and photos with award-winning author Laura Pritchett at 7 p.m. Saturday at Library Hall. Pritchett will be talking about her new book, “Great Colorado Bear Stories,” a look at Colorado’s bears, including the grizzlies that once roamed the state.

Pritchett is the author of the novel “Sky Bridge” and a collection of short stories, “Hell's Bottom, Colorado.” She has had more than 100 essays and short stories published in numerous magazines, including The Sun, Orion and High Country News.

Yampatika naturalists and Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife representatives will be on hand at Library Hall staring at 6 p.m. with tracks, skulls, pelts and a life-sized bear.

Pritchett’s books will be available for sale during an author signing after the talk. More information is at

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus

■ Steamboat Springs Community Center 

Monday: baked chicken and country gravy

Tuesday: lasagna

Thursday: roasted pork loin

Friday: marinated flank steak

■ Hayden American Legion Hall

Monday: baked chicken and country gravy

Tuesday: lasagna

Thursday: roasted pork loin

■ South Routt Community Center

Monday: baked chicken and country gravy

Wednesday: lasagna

Friday: roasted pork loin

All lunches are served at noon. There is a recommended donation of $3 per lunch for those 60 and older and $6 for those younger than 60. A $30 punch card is good for 10 lunches for seniors 60 and older or five lunches for those younger than 60. Find detailed menus at Call 970-879-0633 to make a lunch reservation or arrange for a van pickup.


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