Steamboat briefs: Food safety basics course Wednesday in Steamboat |

Steamboat briefs: Food safety basics course Wednesday in Steamboat

A food safety basics course is from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Learn the leading risk factors linked to food-borne illness. Register for the free course by Friday through Heather Savalox at 970-870-5588 or

Carl's Tavern event for 4-H collected more than $2,500

More than $2,500 was collected during a 4-H fundraiser Oct. 11 at Carl's Tavern. Owner Collin Kelley said the downtown Steamboat Springs restaurant raised about $1,300 by serving dinner featuring dishes made from animals purchased at the fair, including the Reserve Grand Champion steer, Big Red, as well as a second steer and a pig named Porky Pie. An auction held the same night by Cookie Lockhart raised more than $1,200, according to 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent Tami Thurston. All profits from the evening will be donated to the Routt County 4-H Scholarship Fund.

'As Goes Janesville' film to screen at library Wednesday

"As Goes Janesville" — a documentary that records two years in the lives of laid-off workers, business leaders and elected officials in the midwestern town — screens at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The PBS Independent Lens documentary by Brad Lichtenstein explores the town of Janesville, Wis., as jobs disappear and families are stretched to their breaking points, citizens and politicians are embroiled in an ideological battle about how to turn things around. Following the screening, Deloitte Research Chief Economist Carl Steidtmann will talk about the film and offer economic analysis. The event is free.

Local Workforce Center receives grant money

U.S. Department of Labor grant dollars have been provided to the Steamboat Springs Workforce Center to help workers update their job skills so they can return to the job market, according to a news release. On-the-job training grants are reimbursed to employers up to one-half of a trainee's gross wages for the duration of the training period. Participating employers receive free screening, assessment and referrals of applicants. Local employers should call the Steamboat Springs Workforce Center at 970-879-3075 for more information about the program.

Weigh and Win is through Oct. 30 at medical center

Weigh and Win, a free community program that pays you to achieve a healthy weight, is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 30 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Visit or search LiveWellNWCO on Facebook for more information. Call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110 with questions.

Registration is open until Nov. 1 for Teens on Tour

Registration is open through 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 for the Teens on Tour overnight trip to Denver on Nov. 8 and 9, according to a news release. The program is for teens in sixth, seventh and eighth grades and includes shopping at Flatirons Mall, swimming at SpringHill Suites, laser tag at Laser Quest and entry to Jump Street Littleton. The registration fee is $100 and covers transportation, fees, dinner Nov. 8, breakfast and lunch Nov. 9 and hotel accommodations. Participants must bring a sack lunch for Nov. 8. Register at or at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services office, 245 Howelsen Parkway. Call 970-879-4300 with questions.

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