Steamboat briefs: Women’s High Tea will feature Routt County authors

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The annual Women’s High Tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Soroco High School, 305 S. Grant St. in Oak Creek. The free event, sponsored by the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg, will feature tea, delectables, door prizes, a silent auction, entertainment and more.

This year’s theme is “The Way We Cooked.” Co-authors Mary O’Brien and Karen Vail will be speaking about their book “Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Southern Rockies.” In addition, long-time county resident Linda Long will talk about how her back porch historically played a role in the way she cooked.

Guests are welcome to dress up or dress comfortably. Hats and boas will be available, or guests can wear their own.  

Call 970-736-8245 for more information.

Horse tack sale to benefit Yampa Valley Pony Club

A horse tack sale to raise money for the Yampa Valley Pony Club will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 50 E. Maple St. in Steamboat Springs. Proceeds from the sale will help make Yampa Valley Pony Club more available and affordable for any child who wants to learn leadership, confidence and a sense of community through horsemanship and horses.

Seat vacancy to be filled on local airport commission

Routt County is seeking applications from a qualified individual to fill a seat on the Yampa Valley Airport Commission. Candidates must be residents of Routt County and should have knowledge of and interest in the maintenance and improvement of air transportation for the Yampa Valley, have an understanding of the economic issues related to Yampa Valley Regional Airport and the Steamboat Springs Airport and have the ability to be a proactive representative of the two airports to the community served. 

Letters of interest and an application can be submitted by mail to the Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box 773598, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 or by email to htaylor@co.routt.co.us. The deadline to apply is May 19. Call 970-879-0108 for more information. Applications can be downloaded at co-routtcounty.civicplus.com/documentcenter/view/1108.

Yampatika’s Wild Edible Feast tickets available for sale

Yampatika’s 17th annual Wild Edible Feast, a nature-to-table fundraising event, will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 8 at Haymaker Golf Course. The event offers an evening of delectable small plates created by Haymaker’s talented chefs, Ariel Robey and Chris Wyant, who will be cooking with a variety of Yampa Valley wild edibles.

On the menu this year are black bear, elk, goose, duck eggs and freshly harvested wild plants. Funds raised will stay in Routt County and go toward connecting people to nature by providing environmental education.

In addition to a variety culinary food stations, the event will feature educational activities and a silent auction, including an electric bike donated by Pedego Steamboat Springs, a wild game dinner at the Logan Lodge and Lounge, annual membership to the Old Town Hot Springs, snow cat trip on Buffalo Pass, cabin getaway at Grand Lake, airplane flight with instructor and a Wild West balloon hot air balloon ride.

Quality proteins have been contributed by Moonhill Dairy, Bruce and Kate Logan, Jerry Fox, Ciao Gelato, Gary Pon, Kris Brannan and Elkhead Ranch.

“One of the most rewarding parts of this event happens in the two days before the actual dinner,” said Karen Vail, naturalist and founder of Yampatika. “This is when volunteers join me in harvesting the wild edibles, which are turned into a meal of nourishing treats. Previous years have included bracken fiddle heads, Yampa roots and leaves, dandelion leaves, wild rhubarb and glacier lily pods. While some of that may not sound appealing to everyone, it’s amazing what the creativity of the chefs can produce.”

Tickets for the Wild Edible Feast are $100 per person or $75 for members of the Young Professionals Network. Proceeds support environmental education in Routt County. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Visit yampatika.org/events or call 970-871-9151 for tickets.

Informational program on Carter Center to be offered

A program on The Carter Center will be offered at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 at Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Library Hall in Steamboat Springs.

The event is hosted by Ron and Sally Wackowski, of Steamboat Springs, and Marian Dickson, of Atlanta. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.

The Wackowskis will share their perspective as supporters of the organization, and Dickson will share hers as a staff member with the center’s development office. The presentation is free and open to the community. Those who are unable to attend but want to learn more can contact Dickson at marian.dickson@cartercenter.org or 404-420-3861 or visit cartercenter.org.

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