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Steamboat briefs: Nominate young rising star for 20 under 40 honor

Steamboat Living will recognize "20 under 40" in its summer edition, and nominations for this honor are being accepted.

The magazine will feature 20 rising leaders younger than 40 who live and work in the Steamboat Springs area.

Nominees should have achieved professional success and have a track record of contributing to the community and making a real difference in the lives of the people around them. Job experience, professional awards, civic engagement and the ability to meet challenges and overcome obstacles will also be considered when selecting our top young professionals.

To be eligible for consideration, a nominee must be 39 or younger and they must work and live in Steamboat or Routt County.

A panel of independent judges will review all nominations and select Steamboat Living's "20 under 40" winners.

To nominate your rising star, email Eugene Buchanan at ebuchanan@SteamboatToday.com. You can nominate a client, a co-worker, a friend, a boss or even yourself. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, June 2.

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In addition, the names selected as finalists for the new 2A trail on Buffalo Pass will be displayed, and votes will be accepted during this time.

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YPN, YVCF scheduled to host networking event Wednesday

Join Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network and the Yampa Valley Community Foundation for the On-Boarding: Matching Young Professionals with Local Boards event from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at Storm Peak Brewing Company.

The event will match interested individuals with leadership opportunities on 30 local boards and committees, with missions addressing youth, art, environment, animals and everything between. Giving back to the community through board service is a great way to get involved. The title sponsor, Colorado Group Realty, is sponsoring a drawing for a 2017-18 ski pass and a Big Agnes tent package.

Chat with local non-profits and to be eligible to enter for these door prizes. All community members are welcome. YPN members will receive a free drink ticket and extra door prize entry.

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The film follows internationally acclaimed environmental journalist and safari operator Ian Michler onto breeding farms to witness the results of lions reared in battery cages — a stark contrast to their wild cousins. Aggressive farmers resent his questioning, but the highly profitable commercialization of lions is plain to see — cub petting, volunteer recruitment, lion walking, hunting and the new lion bone trade are all on the increase and are being justified under the guise of conservation and research.

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