Steamboat briefs: Poetry award given out to local resident Susie Knight |

Steamboat briefs: Poetry award given out to local resident Susie Knight

Former Steamboat Springs resident Susie Knight was awarded Nov. 17 in Albuquerque, N.M., the Western Music Association's 2012 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year award for her debut album, "Western Wordsmith," according to a news release.

The singer-songwriter, who now lives in Evergreen, lived in Steamboat from 2005 to 2008, when she went by Susie Merrill.

Knight said her words come from her life spent in the saddle as a working cowgirl, according to the release.

Steamboat Chamber to host a bridal show Jan. 26

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association bridal show will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Vendors interested in reserving a booth are asked to contact Maren at 970-875-7005 or maren@steamboatchamber.

Library, cancer project are seeking bust art pieces

Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project are seeking bust art pieces that have been purchased during the past 11 years of Bust of Steamboat events. Busts are needed for loan to a Best of the Busts art show from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 1 in Library Hall. If you have purchased a bust and are willing to loan it to the library for an evening, contact Adult Programs Coordinator Jennie Lay at jlay@steamboat

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Library will be hosting a yoga reading group Sundays

Bud Werner Memorial Library is hosting a yoga reading group from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sundays from Jan. 27 to April 7 in the library conference room. The group for all abilities is designed to give participants an opportunity to read and discuss books that delve into the history, philosophy and culture of yoga. The first reading and discussion will focus on be "Light on Life," by B.K.S. Iyengar. To join the group, email Adult Programs Coordinator Jennie Lay at jlay@steamboat Reading assignments for each session can be found at

Artwork entries are sought for waterfowl art contest

The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife is soliciting original artwork entries for the 2013 Colorado Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest. This year's species of focus is the Greater Scaup (Aythya marila), according to a news release. Artists must submit a 13-inch high by 18-inch wide full color original artwork for the contest. There is a $50 fee for each entry, and the winning entry will receive $3,500. The deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 1. Find more information at

Registration is open for 2013 Wild West Relay

Registration recently opened for the 10th annual Wild West Relay, an annual event that sends teams of runners from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs. The event is set for Aug. 2 and 3. The race has two categories of teams — those with four to six runners, and those with seven to 12 runners.

The 200-mile race is self-supported. The cost to register rises throughout 2013. Registration for a 12-person team currently costs $1,175, and a six-person team costs $680. A final option, for groups with one to three runners, costs $145 per person. High school teams, meanwhile, can register for $330. The deadline for early registration is Feb. 28.

Visit to register or for more information.

Routt County office offers some winter driving tips

Winter driving tips from the Routt County Office of Emergency Management:

■ Get where you need to go before the weather gets bad.

■ Check your tires. Fit your car with snow tires or carry chains.

■ Four-wheel drive can't overcome ice and insufficient stopping distance. Drive slowly and leave space between the car in front of you.

■ If you have an accident, move your vehicle to a safe spot if you are able and call 911. If the vehicle must remain in the road, turn on your hazards, stay in your car and use a cone to warn traffic.

■ Carry an emergency kit in your car with blankets, a flashlight, a first aid kit, nonperishable snacks, water, extra clothing, sand and a shovel.

Call the Routt County Office of Emergency Management at 970-870-5551 or the Routt County Sheriff's Office at 970-879-1090 with any questions.

A large portion of the Spring Creek Trail is closed

A large portion of the Spring Creek Trail has been closed to public access as part of the annual seasonal wildlife closure. The seasonal closure is done in cooperation with the Colorado Division of Wildlife to provide winter habitat for the local elk

herd. The trail will remain closed until April 15. The

closure begins about 1 1/2 miles up the trail from Amethyst Drive, and access is blocked by a gate. For more information about wildlife closures, call area wildlife manager Jim Haskins at 970-871-2842.

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