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Yampa Valley Fly Fishers to host holiday meeting Wednesday

Yampa Valley Fly Fishers will host its annual holiday meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rex's American Grill. This meeting will feature an extended social hour with pizza and appetizers, as well as a Christmas tree decorated with flies donated by members. Everyone is encouraged to bring three flies to trim the tree, and they will be entered in a drawing for the tree.
Julie Baxter of Acclivity Associates will present the results of the Yampa River Stream Management Study, funded in part by Yampa Valley Fly Fishers. There will also be a slide show featuring photos of the past year's fishing adventures submitted by members. Anyone wishing to contribute photos should email them to Scott Warner at scottswarner@gmail.com.
The meeting is free and open to the public.

Author to share stories about Perry-Mansfield

Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs presents an evening with author Dagny McKinley talking about her new book, "Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp: A History of Art in Nature," as she shares intriguing photos, stories and interviews that didn't make the book's final cut, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 in Library Hall.
The inspiration for this book began when McKinley saw an image of Portia Mansfield and Charlotte Perry dancing. The women appeared to be filled with such joy she felt pulled to find out more about them. Four years and hundreds of pages of research later, this is their story.
McKinley presents the story of America's longest continuously running performing arts camp. Books will be available for sale and author signing courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Reception for new art exhibit set for Friday

An opening reception for the Steamboat Art Museum's invitational exhibit, "Imagining the West," will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. The exhibit also marks the re-opening of an $800,000 renovation and expansion project at the museum, which is housed in the Rehder Building, one of Steamboat Springs' historic buildings in the heart of downtown and newly designated Colorado Creative District.
The final phase of a $1.7 million, multi-year project completes the total historic rehabilitation of what was built in 1905 as the First National Bank and in 1920 as the Northwest Colorado Automotive Garage, both on the National Registry of Historic Places.
"What an amazing transformation of this building which has lots of memories for so many of us who at one time or another ate, drank, shopped, or banked in this historic building," said Rod Hanna, SAM board president, in a news release. "To see it rehabilitated and now utilized as a center for the visual arts is gratifying to the museum founders who had the vision and persevered in the forming years and to the exceptional number of people who made significant contributions to the Capital Campaign."
"Imagining the West" gathers the work of more than 40 exceptional artists, offering their unique interpretations of the West. Whether the historical representations of Heide Presse and John Fawcett, the wildlife representations of Ken Carlson and Jim Morgan, the contemporary cowgirls by Donna Howell-Sickles, bronze animals by Joshua Tobey or landscapes by Scott Christensen and Matt Smith, this exhibit presents a broad and thoughtful perspective of the heritage and culture of the West.