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Fiscal sustainability focus for upcoming council session

The Steamboat Springs City Council is scheduled to discuss fiscal sustainability as it relates to revenue diversification for the city during a work session Tuesday, March 13.

The Tax Policy Background material has been The City Attorney's Office compiled tax policy background material for the council and members of the public to review. The document includes information about the city's taxing powers and limitations, existing taxes, tax options and diversity and stability of taxes.

A copy of the document can be found at steamboat
springs.net. Fiscal sustainability is one of City Council's primary goals for 2018 and an active dialogue early in the process by citizens is going to be key to the community's success.

With these resources, individuals do not have to be tax experts to be involved in this important issue facing the city. Supplementary tax related materials such as the Tax 101 presentation to City Council by Finance Director, Kim Weber, on Jan. 16 are also available.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the work session, which begins at 5 p.m.

Free community library Yin yoga practice set for Sunday

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Bud Werner Memorial Library's community yoga practice puts a focus on the library's digital collection. The March practice will be Charlotte Saint-Jean's "Yin Yoga Class to Release Deep-Set Tension" at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 11 in Library Hall. The free one-hour practice is designed for all levels to work at their own pace. Bring your own mat and blanket.

As a community of yogis, the focus during each session is on a different yoga instructor's DVD, CD or download available through the library. Participants work at their own pace throughout each session and soak up the support of the local yoga community while absorbing the teaching of some of the world's most esteemed yogis projected on the big screen with surround sound in Library Hall.

Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Wild Films feature 'The Hunt' screens at 6:30 p.m. Monday

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "The Hunt: Nowhere to Hide," a featured film by Ellen Husain from the 2017 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12 in Library Hall. The eternal arms race between predator and prey is shaped by the habitat in which they live.

More than half of the land on Earth is deserts or grasslands. Predators of these open habitats may be able to find their prey, but it works both ways – the prey can often see them coming.

Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Slovakian dramedy screens Wednesday at Chief Theater

Bud Werner Memorial Library's free foreign film series continues with Jan Hrebejk's award-winning dramatic comedy from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, "The Teacher," screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at the Chief Theater.

In a middle school classroom in Bratislava in 1983, a new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, asks each student to stand up, introduce themselves and tell her what their parents do for a living. It slowly becomes clear that perhaps the pupils' grades are related to how willing their guardians are open to helping her out with her errands, her housecleaning and other random services.

After one of the students attempts suicide, however, the director of the school has no choice but to call for an emergency parents' meeting to remove the teacher, but because Ms. Drazdechova is also a high-ranking official of the Communist Party, parents are hesitant to sign a petition to transfer her out.

In a classroom behind the Iron Curtain, the future of all the families are at stake, as the film examines how each family must wrestle with standing up for what they believe in or silently keep the status quo. The film screens in Slovak with English subtitles.  Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.