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Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper event to focus on election







Steamboat Pilot & Today's Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. The free community event will focus on the upcoming election, and Editor Lisa Schlichtman said she hopes to conduct the discussion as a focus group.

"I'll be asking those in attendance to offer suggestions for questions they'd like to see candidates answer at the Oct. 20 Election Forum, and I'd also like to know what other information they'd like reporters to pursue so voters can make informed decisions on Election Day."

Those who can't attend are welcome to send their suggestions to Schlichtman at lschlichtman@steamboattoday.com.

Breakfast pastries will be served, and Steamboat Coffee and Tea Co. will provide coffee. 

One Book Steamboat trivia contest highlights Ken Kesey

Each fall, the Bud Werner Memorial Library presents One Book Steamboat, a community read for Steamboat Springs. In 2016, we are reading "Angle of Repose," the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Wallace Stegner, honoring the Pulitzer centennial and "the dean of Western writers." Win a copy of "Angle of Repose" during the weeklong trivia contest, then participate in a month of free discussions and events surrounding the novel. Questions will be posted through Friday in Steamboat Today and on the library's website and Facebook page.

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Today's question is as follows.

Ken Kesey, author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," recalled of his teacher, Wallace Stegner…

a. "I said, Wally, since we don't know where we are going, we have to stick together in case someone gets there."

b. "I told him, lighten up man, the Grateful Dead are our religion.This is a religion that doesn't pay homage to the God that all the others play homage to."

c. "One day I said, Professor, you can count how many seeds are in the apple, but not how many apples are in the seeds."

d. "As I took LSD and he drank Jack Daniel's, we drew the line between us right there."

Submit your answer in person at the library front desk, message the Bud Werner Memorial Library Facebook page or email jlay@steamboatlibrary.org. Be sure to include name and contact information.

The answer to Monday's question is: Wallace Stegner won the National Book Award in 1977, but he won the Pulitzer Prize earlier for "Angle of Repose," in 1972. Learn more about One Book Steamboat at steamboatlibrary.org/events.

Steamboat School district to test emergency system

The Steamboat Springs School District will test its emergency communication system at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7. Students will not be in school that day.

A communication has been sent to parents and/or guardians using contact information provided to the district on the district's Infinite Campus information system.

District administration will monitor the test to determine how quickly the message is sent and whether the district has correct phone numbers and email addresses in the system.

If parents need to update contact information prior to the test, or if the test communication is not received Oct. 7, parents should contact their child's school to update information. 

Informational meetings set to discuss Amendment 69

A series of informational sessions focusing on Amendment 69, also known as ColoradoCare, will continue from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Off the Beaten Path bookstore, 68 Ninth St. Speakers will include volunteers for the Routt County Colorado Cares team.

Library hosts documentary education film

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free screening of the new documentary film about education reform, "Most Likely to Succeed," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Library Hall.

The film takes an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of if society has the vision and courage to transform schools.

Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world's top film festivals. This new, feature-length documentary, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, examines the shortcomings of conventional education methods in today's changing world and explores compelling new approaches that aim to transform learning.

Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.