Justin Iacovetto, of Phippsburg, was among about 900 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees from the University of Northern Colorado during fall 2013 commencement ceremonies last week. Iacovetto earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.

VNA’s vital records services announce holiday closures

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s vital records services, where individuals can obtain birth and death certificates, will be closed Monday through Wednesday and Jan. 1 in Steamboat Springs and Wednesday and Jan. 1, 2 and 3 in Craig. If a birth certificate is required immediately, customers will need to go the office within the county that is open. For more information in Steamboat Springs, call 970-879-1632, and in Craig, call 970-824-8233.

Library Sketchbook Project workdays on 2 Mondays

Bud Werner Memorial Library is hosting free Sketchbook Project workdays during the holiday break Monday and Dec. 30 to offer information, inspiration and time to get sketchbooks finished before the Jan. 15 deadline. Library Hall will be set up with work space and art supplies from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

In 2014, the library is hosting the Sketchbook Project, a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books. The mission is to allow anyone to be able to participate in art and to create a collection of work that represents the current state of artists worldwide.

The library has a limited number of blank sketchbooks available for members of the Steamboat Springs community who want to contribute thoughts, images and tales to the global story. “Sketchbook” is a loose term for contributors’ experimentation in creativity, as the blank pages can be filled with prose, photography, poems, drawings, doodles, paintings and/or passionate thoughts and experiences.

Discounted sketchbooks cost $10 for adults and $5 for youths 17 and younger and will be available at the workshops. For more information, visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/events.

CMC earns recognition with prestigious industry awards

Colorado Mountain College recently earned recognition from regional chapters of both the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, according to a news release.

The college’s annual progress report from last year, the First Choice Review, earned regional awards from both organizations — gold from CASE and silver from NCMPR. The First Choice Review is a publication that performs double duty as an annual report for the CMC Foundation and as a way to inform the community, students and donors about achievements of the college, its faculty and its students.

Additionally, the CMC marketing team won a gold award for its efforts in electronic media and social marketing, and the college’s public information office earned silver in feature writing for their press release highlighting the college’s national top-20 ranking by CNNMoney and College Measures.

CASE is an international organization that serves to advance educational professionals in the fields of communications, public relations, marketing, alumni relations and development. NCMPR is a national organization that supports the professional growth of marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges.

City seeks feedback on police station locations

The city of Steamboat Springs is asking residents to provide feedback on potential sites for a new police facility at www.steamboatsprings.net/newpolicefacility. The site includes information about the history of the current police headquarters, the process used to selecting potential sites, the pros and cons of each site, and a detailed map. For more information, contact Director of General Services Anne Small at 970-871-8249 or asmall@steamboatsprings.net. 

Show more