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Steamboat briefs: Partners in Routt County to hold anniversary event

Partners in Routt County will be kicking off its 20-year anniversary at this year's Java & Jazz, scheduled for 5:30 to

8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 at the Larson Barn. The event will feature live jazz/blues from Tera Johnson and Friends as well as great food, wine, coffee, specialty drinks and an incredible silent auction. Tickets are $60 for one and $100 for two and can be purchased at the Partners office, online or at the door. Visit partnersrouttcounty.org or call 970-879-6141 for more information. 

Sundance Film Fest winner screens Tuesday, Aug. 25 at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free community screening of "The Overnighters," winner of the Special Jury Award for Intuitive Documentary Filmmaking at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 in Library Hall.

Chasing the American dream, thousands of workers flock to Williston, North Dakota, where the oil business is booming. Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the oil fields, but instead of well-paying jobs, many find slim work prospects and a severe housing shortage. Pastor Jay Reinke converts his church into a makeshift dorm and counseling center, allowing hundreds of men, some with checkered pasts, to stay despite the congregation's objections and neighbors' fears. When opposition to the "overnighters" reaches a boiling point, Pastor Jay makes a decision with shattering consequences.

A modern-day "Grapes of Wrath," "The Overnighters" tells an electrifying story about the promise of redemption and the limits of compassion. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Yoga in the Botanic Park to be extended by 2 sessions

The Yampa River Botanic Park has welcomed more than 1,000 visitors to Yoga on the Green this summer, and due to continued warm weather, two more sessions will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 29. A donation of $10 for the class is suggested with all proceeds benefitting the park. Those who plan to attend are asked to bring a mat or towel. Contact Patty Zimmer at 970-846-5608 or yampariverbotanicpark.org for more information.

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Yampa Valley Crane fest set for Sept. 10 through 14

Plans have been announced for the fourth annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival in Steamboat Springs and Hayden from Sept. 10 to 14.

Activities include guided crane viewings, talks by crane experts, a live raptor experience, films, children and family activities, photography and journaling workshops and more.

Highlights of the festival include talks given by top crane experts and an intimate gallery gathering with nature photographer John Fielder, featuring his acclaimed images of crane habitat along the Yampa River. HawkQuest will have an educational booth set up for festival attendees to visit with live raptors throughout the weekend.

The festival's keynote speaker is Paul Tebbel, a crane biologist and former director of the Rowe Sanctuary. He will present "The Private Lives of Sandhill Cranes" Sept. 12.

Visit coloradocranes.org for more information.

Free German language film to show at Chief Theater

Bud Werner Memorial Library's free foreign film series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the Chief Theater with the award-winning coming-of-age film from Germany, "Stations of the Cross," directed by Dietrich Brüggmann. Told in 14 fixed-angle, single-shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ's journey to his own crucifixion, the film is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen's struggle to find her own path in life. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.