Steamboat briefs: Farewell reception set for Meg and Brent Boyer

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A public farewell reception for Meg and Brent Boyer is from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Steamboat Pilot & Today, 1901 Curve Plaza.

Meg Boyer, the Pilot & Today’s advertising director, has been named the new vice president of sales and marketing for the Idaho Statesman in Boise, Idaho. Her last day at the Pilot & Today is June 3.

Brent Boyer, the Pilot & Today’s editor, will join his wife in Boise. His last day with the Pilot & Today is June 20.

In addition to their roles at the Pilot & Today, the Boyers were active in the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs and served as mentors with Partners in Routt County. Meg Boyer is vice president of Routt County United Way’s board of directors and twice has served as its campaign committee chairwoman. The Boyers have a 2-year-old daughter, Avery.

BookTrails needs volunteers for Comics Camp in June

BookTrails, a reading and writing enrichment program, seeks volunteers to help with its Comics Camp from June 17 to 21. This camp will introduce the basic skills to create comics and also explore different graphic novels for kids ages 8 to 11. The program is seeking people with experience creating comics and/or graphic novels or people with drawing skills. Any volunteers interested in helping with Comics Camp can email admin@steamboatbooktrails.org.

Cemetery board requests flowers, wreaths removed

The Steamboat Springs Cemetery board requests that all flowers and wreaths that were placed at the cemetery for Memorial Day and are not attached to or part of headstones be removed by Monday. Flowers and wreaths not picked up by this date will be collected by maintenance personnel and kept through June 15 at the maintenance shed to be claimed by family members.

Wreaths, artificial flowers and other memorials can remain as long as they are attached to the headstone and do not interfere with cemetery maintenance. Any memorial that becomes unsightly or in disrepair will be removed by cemetery personnel. Planted flowers or other ornaments around headstones that interfere with maintenance are not allowed.

For more information, call Jo Semotan at 970-879-1277, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Dan Bonner at 970-879-1787.

VNA offers free drop-in HIV testing for all ages

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offers free drop-in HIV testing for all ages from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Testing also can be done by appointment during regular business hours. For more information or to make an appointment, call 970- 879-1632.

Photographer Steinberg offers summer workshops

Award-winning nature, landscape and travel photographer Jim Steinberg is offering a series of workshops this summer, according to a news release.

■ A flower and garden workshop is from June 28 and 30. Attendees will learn techniques for capturing flower and garden images with an emphasis on lighting, exposure, composition and how to control depth of field. The class includes a mix of lectures, shooting in the field, postproduction work and critiques. The cost $299

■ An advanced techniques workshop is from July 12 to 14. Attendees will work on techniques for composition and advanced concepts of light. The class includes field sessions with classroom work. The cost $ 300.

■ A wildflowers of the Rockies workshop is from July 17 to 21. Attendees will focus on close-ups, groupings and landscapes with fields of flowers as well as macro photography, flash and specialized techniques for unusual conditions. The class includes a mix of lectures, shooting in the field, postproduction work and critiques. The cost is $799.

To enroll in any of the workshops, call 970-879-3718 or email peta@portfoliopublications.com. For more information, go to www.jimsteinbergphotography.com.

Steamboat Art Museum hosts events in June

The Steamboat Art Museum host several upcoming events with featured artist Donna Howell-Sickles. A members’ preview is from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday before a public reception from 5 to 8 p.m. the same evening. An artist presentation is at 10 a.m. Saturday for $20, and dinner follows from 6 to 9 p.m. for $75. A workshop is Saturday and 9 for $150. Tickets are on sale at the museum store, 801 Lincoln Ave., or by calling 970-870-1755.

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