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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Today seeks editorial board members







Steamboat Today is accepting letters of interest from readers who want to serve as community representatives on the newspaper's editorial board. Individuals selected for the board will be asked to serve a four-month term beginning in May.

The editorial board includes two community representatives and four members of the newspaper staff.

Newspaper staff members on the board include Publisher Suzanne Schlicht, Editor Lisa Schlichtman, Assistant Editor Jim Patterson and veteran reporter Tom Ross. Current community representatives on the board are Ed MacArthur and Enimie Reumaux.

The editorial board formulates the Our View opinions expressed on the ViewPoints page of the newspaper Wednesdays and Sundays. The editorial board meets at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for one hour.

Readers interested in serving on the editorial board should email a letter of interest and resume to Schlichtman at lschlichtman@SteamboatToday.com or send it to Steamboat Today, P.O. Box 774827, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at Steamboat Today's office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Call Schlichtman at 970-871-4221 with questions.

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Routt County United Way is hosting its 19th annual Day of Caring on May 18 and is seeking project requests and volunteer signups through May 6.

On Day of Caring, RCUW strives to mobilize the caring power of the community for one day of service. On last year's Day of Caring, 170 volunteers completed 30 projects in Routt County, including four projects for the elderly.

This year, Routt County United Way is pleased to have its first-ever Day of Caring sponsor, Yampa Valley Electric Association. 

To request a project for this year's Day of Caring or to volunteer, signup online at routtcountyunitedway.org by May 6. Call Kate Nowak at 970-879-5605 or email kate@routtcountyunitedway.org for more information.

Library screens International Wildlife Film Fest winner

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "Poached," the Best of Festival Award winner from the 2015 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 in Library Hall. The film by Timothy Wheeler asks, "What happens when a boyhood hobby grows into a destructive obsession?"

"Poached" brings viewers inside the bizarre underworld of illegal wild bird egg collecting by following convicted egg offenders as they evade an army of bird lovers and wildlife crime police during Operation Easter in Britain. Egg thieves are motivated not by money but by desire for the beauty of the egg and the thrill of the chase. Thousands of eggs confiscated in police raids have been found strapped beneath beds, below floorboards and in secret rooms.

Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Colorado Creative Industries to accept nominations

Colorado Creative Industries is accepting nominations for the Governor's Creative Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to Colorado's creative landscape through civic leadership and volunteering, including advocacy, vision, collaboration or innovation.

Those wishing to make a nomination are invited to visit coloradocreativeindustries.org/communities/nomination-instructions for eligibility guidelines and nomination instructions.

For additional information, email Christy Costello at  christine.costello@state.co.us.

Applications being accepted for local farmers market

There is still time to apply for the Steamboat Farmers Market. Organizers are accepting applications for vendors including fresh produce, meats, cheese, baked goods, canned and prepared foods, plants and other consumables. In addition, there are spaces for hand-crafted arts and crafts, as well as an excellent opportunity for nonprofits to gain exposure and limited space for professional services.

Food will be given preference for acceptance into the market. The market is filling up quickly, so those interested are encouraged to apply soon. 

For more information about the market, visit mainstreetsteamboat.com To register as a vendor, visit managemymarket.com/landing.aspx?orgid=87.The market will be held, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday June 11 through Sept. 17. The Market is located at the corner of Seventh and Yampa streets, near the river in downtown Steamboat.