Steamboat briefs: Yampa, Oak Creek Green Machine schedule announced

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Yampa, Oak Creek Green Machine schedule announced

Green Machines are now available for single stream recycling drop-off one week per month in both Yampa and Oak Creek. In Yampa, the Green Machine is delivered to 83 E. First St. the second Monday of the month and picked up the third Monday. The Oak Creek Green Machine is delivered to the City Park the fourth Monday of the month and picked up the following Monday. The schedule and recycling guidelines for both locations is available online at yvsc.org

Annual Hospice Daffodils can still be ordered online

Northwest Colorado Health’s annual Hospice Daffodils fundraiser will be Tuesday, March 14. Daffodils can be ordered online at northwestcoloradohealth.org/daffodils. Delivery is available for orders of 10 bunches or more; deliveries will occur on Monday and Tuesday. Daffodil orders also can be picked up at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Daffodils are $5 for per bunch, $24 for five bunches and $46 for 10 bunches. Proceeds help ensure Northwest Colorado Health can continue caring for and supporting patients nearing end of life in the Yampa Valley. Call Kyleigh Lawler at 970-871-7609 for more information.

Monday’s Indie Lens Pop-Up film Sundance winner

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Indie Lens Pop-Up season continues with a free screening of “The Bad Kids,” the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award winner for Vérité Filmmaking. The film, by Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe, screens at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Library Hall.

Located in an isolated and impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California’s alternative schools for at-risk students. Every student there has fallen so far behind that they have little hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school — Black Rock is their last chance.

But Principal Vonda Viland and the teachers at Black Rock are on a mission to realize the potential of students who have been deemed lost causes by the system. Powerful and inspiring, “The Bad Kids’ follows Viland and her staff over a year as they coach at-risk teens with compassion, respect and a seemingly endless supply of patience. The film focuses on three students as they work through the traumas and obstacles that threaten their spirit and futures.

Black Rock High School offers insight into how education can combat the crippling effects of poverty on the lives of at-risk youth. For Viland and her staff, coping with the traumas her students suffer in their home lives takes precedence over force-feeding them facts and figures.

The community is encouraged to stay for a discussion after the film. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information about this film and other Indie Lens Pop-Up events.

Preschool-aged screenings scheduled in South Routt

Free developmental screenings for preschool-aged children who will be at least 3 years old by Oct. 1, will be offered Monday and Tuesday at South Routt Elementary School in Yampa. 

Areas of development to be screened include vision, hearing, concepts, social, speech/language and motor skill development.

To schedule an appointment, call Tamara at 970-638-1065.

Enrollment information for Soroco Preschool and applications for the Colorado Preschool Program will be available.

Community group’s online food market has expanded

The Community Agriculture Alliance has expanded hours for its online local food market at caamarket.org. The site, which is managed by CAA, allows local producers the opportunity to list their products, and customers can shop online.

The site is open for weekly ordering from noon Monday through midnight Wednesday.  Orders are picked up at CAA offices, at 141 Ninth St. in downtown Steamboat, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.

The market is also offering new same day pick up with a limited number of local products available for ordering and pick up the same day. Current same day pick up products include farm fresh eggs, micro greens, local pork, lamb and beef, honey, locally roasted coffee, tea, wheat, berries and more. 

Visit caamarket.org for more information or to begin shopping, or call 970-879-4370.

Error causes misprint on Colorado driver’s licenses

The Division of Motor Vehicles discovered a minor vendor production error that resulted in the listed height to be misprinted on driver’s licenses and identification cards renewed online between Feb. 20 and March 6.

The issue has been resolved, and replacement cards are being mailed to impacted customers at no charge no later than March 10. A letter explaining the error will be included with the card.

As a result, there is no need for customers to visit a driver’s license office to obtain their replacement cards.

Residents who receive a replacement card are asked to destroy their previous driver’s license or ID as soon as they receive the correct one.

Emerald City Opera welcomes Opera Colorado Young Artists

Emerald City Opera is hosting the Opera Colorado Young Artists to Northwest Colorado for a week of education and outreach performances for the students of Hayden School District, South Routt School District and Steamboat Middle School March 22 through 24.

The Young Artist Troupe will be performing costumed semi-staged productions of “The Elixer of Love” and “The Barber of Seville” with Q&A discussions immediately following. The tour will culminate in an arias and ensembles performance with a program featuring highlights from opera and musical theater at 7 p.m. March 24 in Bud Werner Memorial Library Hall. Visit emeraldcityopera.org/tickets.html for tickets and more information.

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