Steamboat briefs: Ski area employee up for I AM a Snowmaker Award |

Steamboat briefs: Ski area employee up for I AM a Snowmaker Award

SAM Magazine and HKD Snowmakers have opened up the voting for this year's inaugural HKD Snowmaker's I AM a Snowmaker Award.

Launched in November 2013, SAM Magazine and HKD Snowmakers joined to recognize six outstanding snowmakers from mountain resorts across North America. The six snowmakers recognized this season include: Corey Peterson, of Steamboat Springs; Jason Seal, of Massanutten, Va.; Ken Mack, of Loon, N.H.; Ray Weller, of Breckenridge; Senath Morrill, of Sugarloaf, Maine; and Tim Whorl, of Roundtop, Pa. Voters can check out their profiles, watch their videos and vote at

"All six snowmakers show true passion and dedication for the art of snowmaking and work tirelessly through the season to ensure our skiers and riders have the best conditions possible," said Charles Santry, president of HKD Snowmakers.

Online voting has begun and will close April 10. SAM Magazine is the trade publication for the mountain resort industry and has been in publication for more than 50 years.

Free 'GMO OMG' screening Thursday at Chief Theater

A free screening of "GMO OMG" is Thursday at the Chief Theater. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and the film starts at 6 p.m. In his documentary, director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert traces his search for answers about how GMOs affect children, the health of the planet and freedom of choice. The film will be followed by a Q-and-A, and there will be informational booths before and after the film to talk with local food supporters, including the Bud Werner Seed Library, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Yampatika, Yampa Valley Co-op and others. For more information, visit

Free 2-night gardening class offered at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Routt County's CSU Master Gardeners are offering a free two-night Gardening 101 class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 9 and 10 in Library Hall. The class is designed to help gardeners plan and maximize their summer vegetable gardens. CSU Master Gardeners will share advice about what you need to do now to be ready when planting time arrives and offer a timeline to keep your garden on track all summer long. The workshop is free, but RSVPs are requested. Call 970-367-4917 or email

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