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Steamboat briefs: Local Coffee with Council set to continue Friday







Coffee with Council will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14 in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. All topics are welcome but Friday's discussion will focus on the city of Steamboat Springs' 2017 budget, priorities and challenges.

The goal of Coffee with Council is to provide an opportunity for community members to meet with City Council members in a relaxed atmosphere and discuss any issues of interest to them. No RSVP is necessary; coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Learning series highlights health equity slated today

A new education series will provide information and encourage discussion about health equity in the community. Part one of the series will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Health equality focuses on how various factors influence individuals' ability to live healthy, productive lives and how this, in turn, influences health care costs and other issues affecting everyone. The event today will include a guest presentation from Deliana Garcia, director of International projects, research and development for Migrant Clinicians Network in Austin, Texas.

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Residents from throughout the community are encouraged to attend. The event will include a light dinner. Contact 970-871-7323 or fsmilanich@northwestcoloradohealth.org to RSVP.

Colorado Care meeting planned to be held Thursday

An informational sessions focusing on Amendment 69, also known as ColoradoCare, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Off the Beaten Path bookstore, 68 Ninth St. Speakers will include volunteers for the Routt County Colorado Cares team.

CPW seeks information about abandoned carcass

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are asking the public for help finding the person who killed an abandoned trophy-quality 6×6 bull elk, leaving the meat to waste.

It was found in Game Management Unit 10 approximately 1.5 miles north of Mellen Hill, near Rio Blanco County Road 98, northwest of Rangely. Legal hunters typically have to wait 20 years to draw a license in the unit.

Investigators believe someone shot the bull between Oct. 2 and 4, during an early rifle hunting season, then left it to waste. A hunter scouting the area found it on Oct. 6 and immediately contacted Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

"We've found some evidence at the scene and will continue to investigate until we find the person responsible for this," said District Wildlife Manager Nate Martinez of Rangely. "But in the meantime, we would appreciate hearing from anyone that can provide information."

Martinez said it is possible a legal hunter shot the animal but did not locate it. He reminds hunters it is their responsibility to make a reasonable attempt to track and kill any animal they wound. Failing to do so is illegal.

Because the bull is considered trophy-quality and the meat spoiled, the person responsible could face significant penalties including steep fines, felony charges and the revocation of hunting and fishing privileges.

Contact Martinez at 970-878-6071 with information.

Health Perspectives session focuses on relationships

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free Health Perspective talk focusing on relationship maintenance at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Library Hall. Psychotherapist Eddie Konold will host an evening conversation about strengthening love and connection in relationships. His talk will offer specific tools to break through old patterns into new loving ways of being with each other, and includes a question and answer session. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Women Who Wine donates $280 to area nonprofit

The first of eight upcoming Women Who Wine events took place on Oct. 5. The presenting nonprofit was Advocates Building Peaceful Communities. A total of $280 was raised for Advocates to use for general operations. The next event in the series will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Sundance Studio and will feature a presentation by the Rx Task Force. Women Who Wine is a program of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. Visit yvcf.org/wine for more information.

Library screens free film about modern-day Darwin

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "Islands of Creation," an award-winning film from the 2016 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Library Hall.

The film by Nathan Dappan travels to the jungles of a remote archipelago in the South Pacific, where a biologist is attempting to do something Charles Darwin and Ernst Mayr never accomplished: catch evolution in the act of creating new species. Albert Uy is on the verge of an amazing discovery in the Solomon Islands, but there's a threat looming on the horizon. The islands' resources are being exploited, putting all local wildlife at risk. It's a race against time to gather the evidence necessary to prove the existence of a new species before it's lost forever.

Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.