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Steamboat briefs: Oak Creek Town Board to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday

Mark Satkiewicz

The Oak Creek Town Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Oak Creek Town Hall. On the Town Board's agenda is a resolution to cancel the town's municipal election in April. The position of mayor and four trustee positions were to be up for election, but the town has received fewer completed nominating petitions than openings. Petitions were due by 5 p.m. Monday.

Town Administrator Mary Alice Page-Allen wrote in an email that she expects the Town Board to solicit letters of interest for the remaining open Town Board positions.

Also on the agenda is Flying Diamond Ranch's request for a letter of support for its plan to expand its conservation efforts. Flying Diamond Ranch is applying for a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado and has plans to eventually conserve about 85 percent of its property, according to a letter sent to the Town Board.

CU event will feature talk by president of SmartWool

SmartWool President Mark Satkiewicz will be the featured speaker at a March 15 event at the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

Satkiewicz's presentation, called "SmartWool and its Smart Strategy," is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the university's Stadium Club at Folsom Field. According to a news release from the Outdoors Industry Association, the presentation will "explore the SmartWool journey from humble startup to a business success, cultural hub and consumer-cherished brand."

The free event, which is open to the public, will include a Q-and-A forum with Satkiewicz and Outdoors Industry Association President and CEO Frank Hugelmeyer.

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"As we've grown, our company has faced many interesting opportunities and challenges, forcing us to mature as an organization and a culture," Satkiewicz said in the news release. "We've learned valuable lessons that can help everyone from young entrepreneurs to established business leaders. I look forward to sharing the SmartWool story with CU business students as well as the rest of the community."

Steamboat Springs-based SmartWool was founded in 1994. Satkiewicz's presentation is part of the Business of Outdoor Recreation Series presented by OIA's Outdoor University and the Leeds School of Business, according to the news release. For more information, visit

Free preschool screenings held Wednesday, March 15

Preschool screenings will be held Wednesday and March 15 in Steamboat Springs. The free screenings are for children ages 2 years, 9 months to 5 years who will start preschool in the fall. Screenings include vision, hearing, language, cognition, and physical and social development. Make an appointment by calling 970-879-0391.

Horizons contracts with Calcon for apartments

Horizons Specialized Services has contracted with Calcon Constructors to lead the development of the nonprofit organization's new apartment building on Eighth Street in Old Town Steamboat. As part of its contract with Calcon, Horizons officials said, local subcontractors will be used on the project, as will local materials whenever possible.

The project largely will be funded by a $1.27 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a news release. When complete, the apartment building will house seven adults with developmental disabilities.

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