Steamboat briefs: Partners in Routt County hosts open house Thursday |

Steamboat briefs: Partners in Routt County hosts open house Thursday

In honor of National Mentoring Month and Thank Your Mentor Day, Partners in Routt County will host a community open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the organization's new location in Sundance Plaza. 

"Not only will we be honoring those who are already mentoring, but this will also be a great opportunity for those who are interested to learn more, talk to those who are already doing it, and sign up to become a mentor," Partners Community Outreach Manager Becky Slamal said. 

Appetizers and refreshments will be available.

Emerald Mountain School has new after-school classes

Emerald Mountain School has announced new after-school Inspiration Programs, including Book Trails, Let's Get WILD and Jiu Jitsu, for January and February. These classes are open to all students in the Steamboat Springs community.  

Book Trails with Emily Krall is open to first- through fifth-grade students from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays in January and February. Classes will include interesting themes, writing activities and games, plus a half hour of homework help. The cost is $25 per class.

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Let's Get WILD with Keri Searls is for students in kindergarten through eighth grades and meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays in January and February. Each week, students will make a different project involving animals, beasts or wild artists. The cost is $100 plus $7 for materials.

Jiu Jitsu with experienced practitioner Dave Marrs is open to second- through eighth-grade students from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays in January and February. Students will develop an appreciation for self defense, grappling and the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Cost is $120.

For more information, visit or call 970-879-8081 to sign up. 

AgrAbility offers a free workshop on Jan. 29

Colorado State University Extension and Goodwill Industries of Denver partner on the Colorado AgrAbility Project to provide disability workshops, on-site evaluations, resource information, equipment modification and assistive technology to agriculture operators and rural landowners.

AgrAbility will offer a free workshop to area residents from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 29 at the Commissioners Hearing Room in the Routt County Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave. Lunch is included for those who pre-register.

For more information or to pre-register, call Dr. Bob Fetsch at 970-491-5648, email him at or visit Inquiries can also be directed to the CSU Routt County Ext

ension office at 970-879-0825 or by emailing

Theatre appreciation class begins Jan. 21 at CMC

A Theatre Appreciation class will be offered at Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus beginning Jan. 21 and continuing from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until May 1. The goal of the class is to engage and enrich students understanding and appreciation of theater as a performing art form, according to instructor Stuart Handloff. Course credits are transferable within the Colorado college system and registration is available by calling 970-870-4444 or visiting

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