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Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper to focus on recent changes







Steamboat Pilot & Today will host Coffee and a Newspaper from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. Publisher Suzanne Schlicht and Editor Lisa Schlichtman will lead the meeting and answer questions about the newspaper's transition to new ownership. The event is free and open to the public. Coffee and pastries will be served.

Library to host screening of film about evolution

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "Unnatural Selection," winner of Best Environmental Film at the 2016 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Library Hall.

The extreme pressures created by human landscapes have sped up evolution and sent it in unexpected directions. Animals, through millions of years, slowly adapt to their environments — a gradual process, it was thought. It is now known that evolution can proceed at a much faster pace. This is "unnatural selection," an accelerated version of evolution in which humans accidentally — or purposefully — hijack the environment, inadvertently manipulating the animals that survive. Scientists are only beginning to document the results. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Support group scheduled for grieving parents

A support group for parents grieving the loss of a child will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 at the Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive. The group is intended to help parents who have lost children of any age find support among other parents experiencing similar loss. Contact Dr. Jo Anne Grace at 970-846-8319 for more in-formation.

Library presents free talk with singer-songwriter

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Strings Music Festival present a free and inspiring evening of conversation with singer-songwriter Mandy Harvey at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Library Hall.

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Harvey shares a motivational talk about chasing dreams, overcoming fear, facing adversity and successful adaptation, leading up to her Friday, Nov. 4, performance at Strings Music Festival. The talk will be followed by a question and answer session with ASL interpretation.

Harvey is an award-winning singer-songwriter who also has an invisible disability. A vocal music education major at Colorado State University, she lost her residual hearing at age 18. She left the CSU program and pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008.

Though her hearing loss is profound, her timing and pitch are perfect and her passion is tremendous. Harvey's first album, "Smile," was released to widespread praise. Since that time, she has released two more critically acclaimed albums, won the VSAs Inter-national Young Soloist Award and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., several times, including with pianist Jon Kimora Parker.

In addition to performing and speaking, Harvey has become an ambassador to both No Barriers USA and Invisible Disabilities Association with a mission to encourage, inspire and assist others to break through their personal barriers. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Free yoga practice focuses on core strength, flow

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free yoga session for November's community yoga practice focusing on Nicki Doane's "Maya Yoga Vinyasa Core Strength Flow" DVD at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in Library Hall. The 45-minute practice is designed for all levels to work at their own pace. Bring your own mat and blanket.

The library's free community yoga practice is for all ages, abilities and experience levels and is intended for anyone who wants to build a personal home yoga practice while checking out the variety of free library resources available to help.

Participants work at their own pace throughout each session and soak up the support of the local yoga community. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Integrated Community in need of volunteer tutors

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is seeking volunteers for its adult and youth English tutoring programs.

Volunteers are trained and matched with either an immigrant student in need of academic support or a limited-English speaking community member, depending on preference.

Pairs are asked to meet for one hour per week. No foreign language experience is necessary. Contact Erin at educate@ciiccolorado.org or 970-819-3720.

Application period open for arts, cultural grants

Applications for the Steamboat Springs Arts and Culture Coalition 2016 Common Grant grant program are now available. Any 501(c)3 organization that provides arts and cultural services to benefit Routt County residents is eligible to apply for funding. Contact Steamboat Springs Art Council Executive Director Kim Keith at 970-879-9008 or kim@steamboatarts.org. for more information or application assistance.

New regulation applies to snowmobile owners

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds anyone planning to purchase a boat, OHV or snowmobile after Jan. 1, 2017, that a new regulation requires buyers to demonstrate proof of ownership before it can be registered. Failure to show proof of ownership will prevent the completion of the registration.

Help available to have pets spayed, neutered

Spay/neuter financial assistance is available to Routt County resident dogs and cats through the Routt County Humane Society. Shots are also available on the day of the appointment for $10 each. Co-pays range from $5 to $70 for qualifying applicants, and an $80 coupon is offered to all other residents. Local veterinarians participate in the program. To make a spay or neuter appointment online, visit routthumane.org.

Food boxes available for low-income seniors

Commodities Supplemental Food Program boxes are designed to supplement the diets of low-income seniors 60 and older. The boxes, distributed monthly by LiftUp of Routt County to area seniors, contain a variety of nonperishable food items and cheese. If you or someone you know may benefit from this program, call the LiftUp Food Bank at 970-870-8804 for more information.