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Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper event will not be held in July

Steamboat Pilot & Today's monthly Coffee and a Newspaper has been canceled for the month of July. It will resume in August with a special Brews and News happy hour event — date and time to be announced.

Seminars begins 15th season with hard look at fake news

Seminars at Steamboat kicks off its 15th anniversary season with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and co-founder of FactCheck.org. Jamieson's talk, "Fact Checking, Fake News and the Roles of the Press" starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 10 in the Strings Pavilion. Free tickets are distributed at 4:45 p.m., and doors open at the same time.

Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication and director of the university's Annenberg Public Policy Center. She is the co-founder of FactCheck.org, a non-partisan consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics, and its subsidiary site, SciCheck.

She is also director of The Sunnylands Constitution Project, which has produced more than 30 award-winning films on the Constitution for high school students. Jamieson's work has been funded by the FDA and the MacArthur, Ford, Carnegie, Pew, Robert Wood Johnson, Packard and Annenberg foundations. She is the author of 15 books, five of which have received a total of eight political science or communication book awards. Her paper "Implications of the Demise of 'Fact' in Political Discourse" received the American Philosophical Society's 2016 Henry Allen Moe Prize. Jamieson is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Political and Social Science and the International Communication Association, and a past president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

KUNC public radio will air a one-hour edited version of Jamieson's Seminars talk at 8 p.m. Monday, July 24 at 88.5 FM. The broadcast will also be made available on SteamboatToday.com. Visit seminarsatsteamboat.org for more information.

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Town of Hayden to spray for mosquitoes during week

The Town of Hayden is planning to aerial spray mosquitoes during the evening hours Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6. All spraying is contingent upon wind and weather conditions. Call Town Hall at 970-276-3741 for further information.

Local library to screen 3 award-winning documentaries

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents "A POV Film Fest: Three Short Docs," a free screening of acclaimed short documentary films, at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 6 in Library Hall.

"Joe's Violin" was a 2017 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject. In this film by Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen, a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship as 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and 12-year-old Bronx school girl Brianna Perez show how the power of music can bring light in the darkest of times, and how a small act can have a significant impact.

"4.1 miles" was a 2017 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject. This film by Daphne Matziaraki follows a day in the life of Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek coast guard who is caught in the middle of the refugee crisis in which Europe is embroiled. Despite limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save thousands of migrants from drowning in the Aegean Sea.

In "From Damascus to Chicago," filmmakers Colleen Cassingham and Alex Lederman tell the story of two young Syrian siblings recently resettled in Chicago who enroll in a dance class, while the film follows their family's experiences in navigating a new city and country.

This special community screening is part of the library's collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Colorado Mountain College contest offers $500 prize

Colorado Mountain College is hosting a photo contest, "Living the Elevated Life," to showcase the Rocky Mountains and the communities within its service area. The contest is part of a yearlong celebration of the college's 50th anniversary.

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter up to three photos. The contest began June 20 and is open for entries through Aug. 6.

"We are looking for photos that capture the essence of life, learning and incredible beauty in the nine counties of the Colorado Mountain College service area," said Doug Stewart, CMC's director of marketing and communications, in a news release.

Award-winning photographers John Fielder of Silverthorne and Tyler Stableford of Carbondale, along with CMC's Johnston, will judge the contest entries.

The contest website allows anyone to vote for their favorite photos and share on social media. Using the popular vote as a guide, the judges will select the top three photos in each of the three categories: amateur camera, professional camera and mobile device photos.

The first-place photo in each category will win $500, second place wins $200 and third place wins $100. In addition, some of the winning photos will be selected for printing on CMC's 50th anniversary commemorative posters and notecards.

For more information or to enter photos in the contest, visit cmcbecauseofyou.org/photo-contest. Create an account and upload jpg photos of up to 2.5 MB each.

Winning photos will be announced in August.

Strings festival hires new ticket sales, office manager

Strings Music Festival has hired Sabrina Stewart as the organization's new ticket sales and office manager. Stewart spent her formative years living in Shiraz, Iran, and later in Fredonia, Kansas, where she excelled in drama, dance and creative writing. She attended and earned Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Evangel University in Springfield and a Master of Arts in Drama from San Francisco State University. Stewart moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to pursue acting full time and moved to Steamboat Springs in 2016 where she continues to produce independent films with her production company "Confident Actor Productions."