Steamboat Briefs: Oak Creek Town Board to consider new appointment

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At its meeting at 7 p.m. today at town offices, the Oak Creek Town Board will consider a replacement for former trustee Johrene Meyers-Story.

According to town communication, Jackie Brown has submitted the only letter of interest for the open seat.

Brown’s letter states that she has lived in Oak Creek since 2007 and has served on the Oak Creek Planning Commission for two of those years. Her resume lists her occupation as a district manager/watershed coordinator for the Routt County Conservation District.

The appointment would be valid until the next municipal election, which is set for April 2014.

In other action, the Town Board will open sealed bids for a bucket truck, consider an improvements agreement for upgrades to the South Routt Medical Center building, ratify adoption of International Fire Code and designate some grant signing authority to Town Administrator Mary Alice Page-Allen.

Craig city officials introduce ordinance to ban pot shops

An ordinance to prohibit stores that grow, sell or test marijuana from setting up shop within Craig city limits was introduced Tuesday night to the Craig City Council.

“Either we adopt regulations now or we opt out,” contract attorney Sherman Romney said.

Some brought up concerns they had with the ordinance, namely that it would take business from Craig and divert it to Steamboat Springs.

“I would like to see this tabled for now,” said Jason Warf, who represented the only medical marijuana dispensary in Craig. “If you opt in and allow just the one business, you will get kickbacks from the state and sales tax.”

The ordinance will get its first reading at the next City Council meeting Aug. 6.

Har Mishpacha hosts events with Rabbi Booth-Nadav

Har Mishpacha, Steamboat Springs’ Jewish congregation, is hosting the following events with Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav:

■ A Kabbalat Shabbat service is at 7:15 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, 800 Oak St. The evening includes blessing and the rituals of Shabbat. An Oneg Shabbat will follow the service.

■ A contemplative outdoor Shabbat service is at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Yampa River Botanic Park. There will be prayer, meditation and Torah study. Bring something on which to sit and meet at the central lawn on the west side of the lawn area.

■ A documentary screening of “Praying with Lior” is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church. The film is about a “spiritual genius” with Down syndrome. The screening is part of an independent film series called “Getting Reel with Rabbi Steve.” A potluck dessert will follow.

2 openings available for Hatchet Camp next week

BookTrails, a reading and writing enrichment program, has two openings for Hatchet Camp next week for third- through fifth-graders. This camp will allow students to experience many of the lessons from the book “The Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen, including shelter building, foraging for edible plants and basic first aid. Students also will learn to write their own adventure stories and make primitive crafts.

Hatchet Camp includes a rustic overnight at the Boy Scouts cabin site at upper Fetcher Ranch. The camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Aug. 2 with an overnight Aug. 1. For more information or to register, visit www.steamboatbooktrails.org

Steamboat Sings to stage ‘Wizard of Oz’ next month

Steamboat Sings, a musical theater company for kids, will hold auditions for its fall production of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 and 24 at the Depot Art Center.

Steamboat Sings provides musical theater training and performance opportunities for Routt County children in third through eighth grades. Scholarships may be available. For audition materials or more information, contact Laurin Cooke at ernieclara@yahoo.com or 970-879-8809.

Volunteers needed Aug. 10 for a Wine Festival event

Volunteers are needed from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 for the Steamboat Wine Festival’s Toast of Steamboat. Volunteers must be 21 or older and will receive a free ticket worth $80 to the Aug. 9 Stroll of Steamboat. Sign up at www.steamboatwinefestival.com. Call Melissa with questions at 970-819-4820.

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