Steamboat briefs: Routt County Republicans elect new slate of officers

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The Routt County Republicans elected a new slate of officers at its February central committee meeting, according to a news release. Current Chairman Dave Moloney was re-elected. Heather DeVos, Tina Kyprios and Gary Burkholder were elected to serve as vice chairpersons in their respective districts. Lisa Watts will take over as secretary, and B.J. Vale will continue in her role as treasurer. 

“I’m excited to see so many women in leadership roles in our local party,” Moloney said in the release.

The Routt County Republicans meets on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, email routtgop@gmail.com.

Learn how to make sopes with La Montana’s Weeks

Learn how to make traditional Mexican sopes using a variety of toppings and flavors with Katherine Weeks, of La Montana. The culinary class is Monday at Colorado Mountain College and costs $37.50. Call 970-870-4444 to register.

Library in Steamboat to broadcast TED conference

Bud Werner Memorial Library will broadcast live at Library Hall the complete 2013 TED conference in Long Beach, Calif. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas and bringing together technology, entertainment and design.

■ Tuesday

Session 1: Progress Enigma from noon to 1:45 p.m.

Session 2: Beautiful Imperfection from 3:15 to 5 p.m.

Session 3: The Spark from 6 to 7:45 p.m.

■ Feb. 27

Session 4: Disrupt! from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Session 5: Dream! from noon to 1:45 p.m.

Session 6: Create! from 3:15 to 5 p.m.

Session 7: Sustain! from 6 to 7:45 p.m.

■ Feb. 28

Session 8: Coded Meaning from noon to 1:45 p.m.

Session 9: Indelicate Conversation from 3:15 to 5 p.m.

Session 10: Secret Voices from 6 to 7:45 p.m.

■ March 1

Session 11: Who Are We? from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Session 12: A Ripple Effect from noon to 1:45 p.m.

The sessions are free. Find the speaker lineup at www.conferences.ted.com/TED2013/program/schedule.php.

Yoga Center hosts class on balancing chakra Saturday

The Yoga Center of Steamboat, 701 Yampa St., hosts a yoga class that focuses on balancing the chakra for each personality type with licensed professional counselor Sherry Benson and certified Chopra Center yoga instructor Patty Zimmer. The course is from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 the day of. To register or for more information, contact Sherry at 970-846-9780 or benson_sherry@yahoo.com.

Heeling Friends in need of new pet, owner teams

Heeling Friends, Routt County’s animal-assisted therapy program, is in need of new pet and owner teams to join the organization. An informational meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Strawberry Park Elementary School atrium. For more information, contact 970-871-0021 or info@heelingfriends.org.

Workshop about long-term care planning is March 7

Learn about planning for long-term care in the Yampa Valley during a free workshop at 5:30 p.m. March 7 at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Eileen Allen and Laura Cusenbary, of Wells Fargo Advisors, will discuss how to plan for unforeseen, long-term medical events. Lee Dickey, of the Doak Walker Care Center, and Victoria Barron, of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, will discuss the future of long-term care in the Yampa Valley, including Casey’s Pond Senior Living.

Energy roundtable slated for March 6 in Steamboat

The Northwest Colorado Regional Energy Roundtable is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 6 in Citizens Hall at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The meeting aims to explore the relationship between clean energy and a thriving economy.

Presentations include:

■ Anna Zawisza, of Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, will discuss the organization’s energy goal and how it ties to work in Routt County as well as updates on energy-related legislation.

■ Alice Laird, of Clean Energy Economy for the Region, will discuss a Garfield County case study about successful strategies and overcoming barriers.

■ Sarah Jones, of Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, will discuss the economic benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy as well as how an energy plan for Routt County will enhance the local economy.

The event costs $10 and includes lunch. RSVP to www.yvsc.org/nwco-energy-roundtable. For more information, contact education@sustainablecolorado.org or sarah@yvsc.org.

Stagecoach State Park has snowshoe rentals for free

Free snowshoe rentals are available to be used at Stagecoach State Park throughout winter. Call the park office at 970-736-2436 to reserve snowshoes in adult and children sizes. A valid pass is required to recreate within the park, and leashed pets are welcome. Free snacks for people and their pets are available at the park office.

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