Steamboat briefs: New recovery group meets Sundays at Buddhist Center |

Steamboat briefs: New recovery group meets Sundays at Buddhist Center

A new recovery-based group will begin meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sundays at the Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs, beginning Jan. 26.

The Steamboat Meditation Recovery Group will explore recovery through meditation, book study and open discussion. The group is studying "One Breath at a Time" by Kevin Griffin. Meetings are open to all faiths and addictions.

The Buddhist Center is located at 2250 Copper Frontage Road, No. 202. For more information, call 720-670-8642.

Snow drawings installation seeks volunteers from area

"We are the Water" is a series of free community events celebrating the Legacy Education Fund and place-based education in the Yampa Valley. Events in Library Hall at the Bud Werner Memorial Library include:

■ An evening with author, educator and local historian Belle Zars and environmental artist Sonja Hinrichsen today;

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■ An evening with director of The Nature Conservancy Yampa River Program Geoff Blakeslee and author and environmental scientist Wendy Pabich on Thursday; and,

■ An interpretive workshop with Hinrichsen, "We Are the Water: How to Behave Like a Drop of Water Flowing into the Yampa," on Friday.

The celebration culminates with a place-based snow drawing Saturday at Lake Catamount. The community is invited to join Hinrichsen in creating a large, landscape-scale work of art that will highlight local watersheds. People planning to participate in the snow drawings are requested to RSVP with name, phone number, email address and ZIP code to or 970-367-4917. For more information, visit

Yampapalooza seeking local musical talent for Feb. 1

Amateur musicians of all types are encouraged to participate in Yampapalooza, a celebration of local talent, on Feb. 1 at McKnight's Irish Pub & Loft.

Bands are preferred, but duos and soloists are welcome. This not an open mic or jam format. Acts should have 15 to 45 minutes' worth of material and be willing to submit a sample of their work. For more information, email by Wednesday.

Hayden library to host 2 book club meetings

The Hayden Public Library will host two book club meetings this month.

The Ladies' Tea Time Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hayden Public Library to discuss "The Camel Club" by David Baldacci. There will be a special violin recital by Ariana Ward before the discussion. Tea and refreshments will be served. New members are always welcome to join the group.

The Book Discussion Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the library to discuss "Lost in Shangri-La" by Mitchell Zuckoff, and "What's so funny? My Hilarious Life" by Tim Conway.  The group hosts a potluck dinner, and new members are welcome to join. 

Gold siblings dedicate Olympics to sick children

Steamboat Springs natives and Olympic snowboarders Taylor and Arielle Gold are dedicating their Olympic journey to the children at the Morgridge Academy at National Jewish Health, the nation's leading respiratory hospital.

Founded 115 years ago in Denver, National Jewish Health is known worldwide for its treatment of and research on respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. National Jewish Health treats all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

During the past year, the Gold siblings toured the Morgridge Academy and spent some time with the students.

"I was really inspired by the kids we met," Arielle Gold said in a news release. "All of the students at the school face uphill battles medically and academically but are fighting and succeeding."

"Visiting Morgridge Academy provided a lot of perspective," Taylor Gold said. "Every day these kids wake up and battle chronic illnesses, and the teachers, nurses and staff have created an environment where they can thrive. It's an honor to dedicate our Olympic journey to them."

The men's half-pipe competition takes place Feb. 11. The women's half-pipe will take place Feb. 12. The students at Morgridge Academy will tune into these events when the school schedule allows.

To learn more about National Jewish Health, visit

Rep. Mitsch Bush to host town hall meeting Sunday

State House Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush will host a town hall meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs.

Young Professionals group to host networking event

The Young Professionals Network in Steamboat will host a happy hour at T Bar near the base of Steamboat Ski Area. Come by from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 29 for casual networking and socializing with fellow YPN members. This event is free, and happy hour pricing will be available until 7 p.m., courtesy of the T Bar. Non-members who are interested in joining YPN are welcome.

Parks and Wildlife offers snowmobile safety class

Snowmobiling is one of Colorado's most popular winter activities and continues to attract a wide variety of participants looking for a fun way to enjoy backcountry snow. To ensure everyone recreates in a safe and legal manner, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer the public a free snowmobile safety course at 9 a.m. Feb. 1 at State Forest State Park.

Anyone between ages 10 and 16 who plans to operate a snowmobile on public lands must take the course and earn their certificate, or be supervised by someone who is certified.

The course consists of six hours of classroom instruction and an additional hour of performance testing on a snowmobile. You do not have to own a machine in order to take the course.

For more information and to RSVP, call the State Forest State Park at 970-723-8366.

Boys & Girls Club sets fundraiser for Aug. 1

The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs will hold its annual fundraiser Aug. 1. This year's event will be an evening affair that celebrates five years of serving the Steamboat Springs community. It will take place at the Four Points Lodge at Steamboat Ski Area. For more information or to volunteer on the event committee, call Lynna Broyles at 970-871-3162 or email

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