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Be bear-aware and save a bear’s life!

Every year bears are euthanized near Steamboat Springs due to residents not securing their trash or leaving sources of food out. These deaths are entirely preventable. Living near these wonderful animals is a privilege, and we all need to be responsible so these critters can live a long and wild life. Please follow the following bear-aware practices:

Routt County’s Wildlife Needs Your Help!

Keep Routt Wild is a community organzation dedicated to preserving wildlife and places in Routt County. Our mission is to promote policies and practices for the benefit of conserving the Yampa Valley for future generations of outdoor enthusiasts by balancing opportunities for recreational development with the habitat needs of wildlife. We are hikers, bikers, hunters, anglers, skiers, ranchers, and local business owners... we are Routt County.

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. Secure your trash in bear-proof trash containers . Keep your trash can in the garage or another secured location when possible . Do not put out your trash container outside until the morning of the pick up. . Make sure dumpsters are securely closed . Do not leave any food or trash where accessible by bears . Do not leave pet food outside where accessible by bears . Keep your car doors locked, preferably without food inside . Keep bird feeders out of reach of bears Keep Routt Wild encourages all Routt County residents to follow the above practices.

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Contents Mud Season Ramblings

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Spring Break in the Valley

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Keeping Routt Wild: Part II

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Cabaret: A Local's Favorite

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Bill Gay and Quarter Horses

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This Place Matters

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Hayden Surveyor

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What Can CBD Do for You

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That Kiss Was Terrible

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By Matt Scharf

By Robin Crossan

By Larry Desjardin

By Dagny McKinley

By Ellen & Paul Bonnifield By Arianthé Stettner

By Kriss Bergethon

Publisher/Art Director: Matt Scharf

By Francis Conlon

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Event Calendar:

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The Spring Concert

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Sweeping Swallows By Yampa Valley Joe

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Calendar of Events

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First Friday Artwalk

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Comics Page 27

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Hit and run drivers, especially car vs. pedestrian… A couple of weeks hanging out with ICE... When you provide a bid, and then you don’t hear from them for over a year, and then all of a sudden it’s due?... W9s in the wrong color… People who are out of sequence at the four way stop (Mt. Werner & US 40) One at a time people… Instant-out-of-town-wanna-be-cowboys… Riding horses on the road... Truck drivers that never should have had a license… Bicyclists that don’t share the road…

Raves... Bicyclists who share the road… Cinco de Mayo – Yo quiero divertido… Spring time in Routt County… New-born calves jumping for joy… Robins busy working on their nests… The first sight of hummingbirds... Elbow room in Steamboat… Creative people... Clear, look-you-straight-in-the-eye communication… The deer that lived with the Highland cows on RCR 35 all during our harsh winter… That same deer still hangs out with his new found cow buddies, even as spring emerges… The Avalanche and Nuggets both winning a playoff series the same season for the first time ever… A satisfying payoff…

Say What?... "Steamboat is a “Thanks man” kind of town." "I got one! These people who take the detour from 40 over the James Brown Bridge to 13th so they can speed all the way by the library then get back on Lincoln, or the other people who get on 13th to go 10 mph and talk on their phone, eat lunch, smoke weed and play with themselves sometimes all at the same time!" "I'm not too worried, you can do anything you want in this town."


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Spring Break in the Valley By Robin Crossan

As I sit putting the finishing touches on this article, I would like to say 'Thank You' to everyone who decided to head somewhere during Spring Break week. It’s been super nice going to the supermarket and having shelves full of food, no Steamboat rush hour around 3rd and Lincoln, lots of parking spaces everywhere and at any time and being able to say hi to neighbors and friends you haven’t seen all winter. Oh, did I mention the weather has been wonderful too? Anyway, once you are reading this everyone will be back in town for mud season and summer will soon be upon us. There are a few things to remember about our town as summer approaches, and family, friends and visitors will be joining us. Here are a few tips that I find helpful and hopefully you will too. Parking Summer parking started May 1 and runs through October 31. Two- to eight-hour parking is available across the city. In addition, five parking lots provide convenient options for accessing downtown. Long-term parking is available at Howelsen Hill, the Rodeo Grounds (unless an event is taking place) and Stockbridge Transit Center. Don’t forget about the high school lot if you don’t mind a short walk. Get Out of the Car

Private tubing is recommended from Fetcher Park, off of Pine Grove Road, to the James Brown Bridge / Shield Drive. To help maintain the health of the river, please adhere to the following practices: • Dogs allowed per leash laws • Life jackets, flotation devices, and proper footwear recommended • No alcohol, glass, littering, Styrofoam coolers or diapers • No bathing in river • Respect other river users (i.e. fisherman, kayakers, waders, etc.) and private property. Avoid standing or walking on river bed.

Colorado Representative Dylan Roberts (D-District 26) is working through a jam-packed legislative session in Denver. His health insurance bill for theLabor year, Day: HB Mudsignature Season Hours after 1004, passed the House 46-17and moved to the Senate for Monday 8 am -health 6 pm further action. The bill seeks to- Saturday: create a state-run Sunday: 8 am 5 pm coverage option and has

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Bears All commercial properties within the city limits, including those used for special events and properties that are the site of construction activities, must use an approved wildlife resistant container at all times when the container is outdoors. Residential requirements include storing refuse containers (if not approved wildlife resistant containers) indoors at all times except between the hours of 6:00am and 8:00pm on trash pick-up days.

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Bears have opened vehicle doors, and especially like Subaru cars! Even the smallest amount of food in your car is reason enough for them to try to gain access and do considerable damage if trapped inside. So, if not for you, then do it for them - lock your home and car doors and keep all food out of your vehicle. We love our town and our visitors always comment on how friendly we are. Let’s gear up together and have a great time this mud-season!

Better yet, leave the car behind. The downtown area is extremely walkable and there are plenty of ways to get there like: • Ride the SST Bus – it’s FREE, the schedule is on the website or app, and buses run every 30 minutes. • Walk – the city has a network of new sidewalks along Yampa and Oak Streets. Can’t walk to downtown? Park, then walk to all your stops downtown.


• Bike – Use the Core Trail or bike lanes, plus your bike can go on the SST! • Shuttles – Many lodging properties provide shuttles to downtown, making it easy to leave your vehicle during most of your stay. River Tips The Yampa River is a vital element of the Steamboat Springs community. While still way too early, commercial tubing is allowed, conditions permitting, from Fifth Street to the James Brown Bridge / Shield Drive.

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Keeping Routt Wild: Part II By Larry Desjardin

Steamboat Springs, or other human settlements. Though wary of humans, bears will forage in human neighborhoods if they can find a food source, which far too often is an unsecured trash can or open dumpster. Bears often lose their natural fear of people as they become habituated to finding food around humans. Sadly, this scenario often leads to the death of the bear. A bear that is comfortable around humans, and associates humans with food sources, is a potentially dangerous bear. When found, the bear is given at most one more chance to live wildly, by relocating the bear far away from its original location and tagged. If the bear is found searching for food around humans again it is often euthanized.

A captured bear stares from its cage before relocation. Unfortunately, the bear was later euthanized for a second transgression. This was entirely preventable if people in Steamboat Springs had secured their trash. Image courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Steamboat Springs. As reported in Part I of this series, Keep Routt Wild is a community organization dedicated to preserving wildlife and wild places in Routt County. Our mission is to promote policies and practices for the benefit of conserving the Yampa Valley for future generations of outdoor enthusiasts by balancing the opportunities for recreational development with the habitat needs of wildlife. Last month we reported on the Mad Rabbit trails project, and why we support pausing the project to consider other locations less impactful to wildlife. For Part II, we will look at how we all can all act responsibly as spring comes to Routt County. The Yampa Valley is transformed by spring. Snow melts, rivers run, and wildlife is transformed by the seasonal change. Two particular species, bear and elk, can be impacted by human interaction during this period, each for different reasons. Bears can be attracted to food or trash, while elk often calve near popular trails. In this column we’ll give tips of how we can all help keep these critters wild – and alive. BEARS Bears come out of hibernation in April and begin immediately to search for food. After a winter of depleting their fat stores, they enter spring ravenous. Bears have an uncannily sensitive sense of smell. Many live near

This is exactly what happened to a young cinnamon-colored bear last month in Steamboat Springs. He was found raiding trash cans and dumpsters near downtown Steamboat Springs, and relocated near Milner. He was subsequently found raiding a bee hive near Meeker, and euthanized. This didn’t have to happen. It happened because people didn’t secure their trash in Steamboat Springs. Dumpsters should be closed and secured, and trash should be kept inside the garage or other protected locations. Similarly, locking our car doors is important. A bear can smell a single breath mint in a vehicle, and many appear to have mastered opening the door by pawing at it. We should position bird feeders so that they are out of reach of bears, and generally keep any food source secured. Securing our trash may be an inconvenience for us, but not doing so can be a death sentence for the bear, as it was for this bear. ELK and TRAIL CLOSURES Along with spring, many popular trails begin to dry out. Many of us can’t wait to lace up the hiking shoes or pull out the mountain bike for an afternoon out. We get to the trailhead and it is marked CLOSED. The trail is dry, what harm can come from looking both ways to see if anyone is watching, and continuing on the trail? Answer: Plenty. Many trails are closed until June 15 or June 30 due to elk calving season. Here’s why it’s important to honor these closures. After a long winter, pregnant cow elk bulk up on nutritious grasses literally sprouting from the ground. Once they give birth, the calves generally stay in place while the mother feeds, returning to nurse the calf. Elk are in a caloric race for survival, and a lactating cow is

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expending peak calories. Disturbing the cow or calf, particularly enough to make them move, expends even more calories and takes away time cows should be feeding. The impact from human disturbance during calving season can be remarkably high. A CSU study performed in the Vail area observed that the elk calf/cow ratio plummeted by nearly 40 percent as a result of simulated recreational hiking in calving season, and rose to its previous levels once the disturbance was removed. On average, the disturbances caused each cow elk to move eight times during calving season. Those disturbances led to 40% fewer calves surviving two months later. The most common proximate causes for the death of the calves was predation and malnutrition. Each time a calf moves its location is another chance to be spotted by a predator, such as a coyote, mountain lion, or bear. Cumulatively, moving causes more calories to be expended and fewer to be consumed. On average, each disturbance of the cow or calf caused the likelihood of the calf’s survival to drop by 5 percent. For these reasons, areas identified as calving areas are closed to users. Even trails that are open may have restrictions against off-leash dogs. This is due to elk and deer perceiving dogs as a predator, and fleeing or fighting when faced with a dog. Furthermore, even the most well-behaved dog may struggle to not chase an elk it has suddenly spotted. One final note regards shed collecting – the collection of antlers from deer or elk that naturally fall off in early spring. There is a general restriction against shed collecting on all public lands west of I-25 through April 30. This is due to many sheds being present on elk winter range and the emerging spring range. Elk are at their weakest fitness in late winter, and human disturbance leads to the expenditures of precious calories in their race for survival. Giving them some space during this time leads to better survival rates into spring. The solution is easy. Obey the trail closures and all local restrictions. SUMMARY Keep Routt Wild believes people will generally do the right thing when shown the reason why. This is why education is important. Keep Routt Wild will continue to publish articles, such as this one, to explain the importance of bear etiquette or trail closures. Sadly, education by itself, is not sufficient. Even a few violators can lead to the death of a bear or elk calf. We also need enforcement. Keep Routt Wild will continue to advocate for enforcement when needed. Let’s keep our wildlife wild – and alive.

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Cabaret in the’Boat

Cabaret: A Local’s Favorite By Dagney McKinley David Jolly

It’s that time of year again when tourists leave, town quiets down, locals come out of the woodwork and Steamboat Creates’ Cabaret lets us laugh at who we are as a town. For 35 years locals have come up with skits, dances and songs that give an irreverent look at Steamboat, the locals and what sets us apart from anywhere else on earth. This year Chris Wadopian is taking the reigns as Director and Sylvie Piquet, Steamboat Creates new Event and Program Director, will be busy behind the scenes hand numbering hundreds of tickets with sharks and Steamboats on them and organizing all the large and small details so the show goes off seamlessly (ha ha!). Half the fun of Cabaret are the impromptu, off the cuff moments. Chris Wadopian was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule of coordinating 40 cast members and making sure the skits don’t get too raunchy to let us know a bit about what to expect. Where did the idea for the theme, ‘We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat’ come from? The theme is "We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat." The idea just popped in to my head at the first creative meeting (ironically enough, just after I finished telling everyone I am not a creative person and didn't bring any ideas for the theme to this meeting). Matt Eidt, actor, broker for Colorado Group Realty and Steamboat Creates board president, mentioned how one of the biggest hurdles he sees in his job is the resistance from long time locals to allow the community to grow. He even wrote some ideas for skits that involved the resistance to growth. So, the idea of making fun of the need for a Bigger Boat just stuck, and here we are.

Why did you want to step into the director role this year? I have been director and stage manager of the last two Chief Players productions "A weekend of One Acts," which is a collection of 10 or so short plays all around 10 minutes long. I enjoy managing large groups of people, it feels natural for me. I have been in the last three Cabarets, and my favorite so far was last year when I was stage manager to directors Scott Parker and Ryan Flemming. I have had several opportunities to take the lead role on stage but I equally enjoy and respect what goes on behind the scenes. So, this year I wanted to "run the show." How would you describe Cabaret to someone who has never heard about it before?

Lizzie Larock

It is NOT the 1970's musical about 1931 Nazi Germany, for one; nor is it a burlesque show. You'd be surprised at who in this town has said they won't go because they don't approve of either of those. Steamboat Cabaret is a collection of songs and skits written by our local performing artists (many of the songs are parodies to popular songs most people will know) that lightly pokes fun at certain aspects of Steamboat Springs such as housing, the ski area, and people tubing the river. After 35 years, why do you think Cabaret continues to resonate with locals? Cabaret is by the locals, about the locals, and for the locals. But with enough creativity that most people from out of town will still enjoy it.

Who are some new actors and some veteran actors we can look forward to seeing? The #1 veteran this year is Patty Zimmer. She has done over 20 Cabarets, and we have asked her to be the host/ emcee since Kris Hammond is not available. We have 40 cast members. Long time honorable mentions are Doug Smith, Cesare Rosati, Dianne Bertini, Lizzie Larock, David Jolly, Paula Salky, Katy Goodman, and of course, everyone’s favorite, Ann Ross. New members are: Amber Grace, Ann Curry, Julie Horace, Mike Martinez, Reina Salky, Reilly Johnston, Robin David, Tim Price, Will Griffin, and Victoria Ohegyi. Can you give us a sneak preview into a few of the skits? They paved paradise and put up a Marriott. This is significant because of the new Marriott going in on Pine Grove where the last actual grove of pine trees stands. Other songs are parodies from classic rock favorites making fun of several aspects of this town. Such as "Don't You Want Somebody to Work" from “Don't You Want Somebody to Love.” and “Volunteer Hell,” from Billy Idol's “Rebel Yell” (because all volunteers seem to constantly be asked for More, More, More). Why come to Cabaret? I think what people really look forward to is that they can expect a night of hilarity and musical entertainment poking fun at all things Steamboat. That's what Cabaret has always been about, and this year will certainly not disappoint.

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Bill Gay and the Story of Excellent Quarter Horses in Routt County By Ellen & Paul Bonnifield

The Gay family came to Peasant Valley back in the 1890s, and through the generations has continued to raise livestock. No one knows and understands the history and development of Routt County’s rich Quarter Horse heritage better than Bill Gay. For many years he and his dad raised excellent line-bred buckskin and palominos that stood up straight, had excellent hips, beautiful heads, clear eyes, and good saddle backs. They also had color that radiated when they stepped out either as working cow horses or showing in the arena. Their Super Sonic Skip twice won overall performance at Tulsa and they did quite well at the State Fair in Pueblo. The 1950s and '60s were decades of fierce competition at the five local county fairs. All the classes were filled with many knowledgeable showmen. The horse had to be darn good to win, and the Gays won their share. Nationally recognized, the Gays sold horses coast to coast. Bill himself judged several top shows; however, he limited the number of shows he judged. He preferred staying on the Green Creek Ranch and helping his dad, Bob. They operated a ranch with a large cow-calf herd, raised a small flock of sheep, and put up hundreds of tons of loose hay the old fashion way. Graduating from college with a degree in agriculture and journalism, Bill went to work for the State Department. While working as an agriculture instructor in the Philippines, he “snooped,” gaining information on guerilla factions that were operating on the islands. Philippine agriculture was interesting, spying was fun, and the islands were enjoyable; but with the passing of time, it was necessary to move on. So, he went to work for Marlboro International, driving a four horse hitch to a stagecoach in Europe. His partner, a handsome Montana hand, knew nothing about driving horses, so he rode shotgun and smiled while Bill did the work. Marlboro International sold his contract to a park in California, and Bill returned to the states. Driving a four-up in a park was not a promising life’s work. Bill, upon returning to Routt County, joined his dad to pioneer ranch conservation easements. Catamount dammed the Yampa River and began development. Stagecoach planned a large resort community including a ski hill and reservoir near the Gay’s summer cow pasture. The Mt. Werner skiing operation and accompanying development threatened another of the family ranches. The Gays were among the first (but not the first) to put their ranch, horse pasture and meadows into agriculture conservation easements. (That is a whole different story for the next issue.) We have gone far-enough afield; let’s get back to Quarter Horses.

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Routt County is the home for one of the major blood lines in the American Quarter Horse Association. In the mid1880s, the Laughlin family left Missouri bound for new homesteads north of present Yampa, Colorado. It is not clear if they brought old Fred with them or got him later. According to Tom Laughlin, his dad knew of this fine horse back in Missouri and brought him into the

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Yampa Valley. The Laughlins rode, raced and worked the horse. Since they earned their living freighting from Wolcott to Steamboat and Hahns Peak, their horses were well known throughout the county. Coke Roberts saw Fred in a string of horses hitched to a wagon and bought him. Roberts took Fred home to his ranch near Hayden and used him as a stud. Coke, like most of the ranchers in the area, loved a good horse race, and he discovered old Fred’s colts could run. Nevertheless, he wanted to raise better running horses and good “using” horses. This was a time when everyone rode or drove a buggy, and a good, all round saddle horse always found a ready market. Fred sired many of Coke’s mares. Like most horse traders, Coke had no money. Coke’s neighbor Si Dawson (Carpenter Ranch) had a little money and he enjoyed a good horse race. Although Coke was a poor money manager with his own funds, he was not opposed to spending another man’s cash. Dawson and Roberts formed a partnership, and Coke headed for Kentucky. One of the top race horses and breeding sires was Peter McQue. Coke planned to buy one of Peter McQue’s offspring but, instead, purchased Peter McQue and brought him to Hayden. Coke was no fool when it came to horses, and he was selective with whom he crossed Peter McQue. “No Powder Wash horse would do.” (At the time, no quarter horse association or register existed.) But, fine horses and good blood lines were in demand. Over time, Peter McQue offspring became the foundation of one of the leading Quarter Horse lines. Up Elk River were several Peavy brothers, who in time went separate ways. While on the ranch, Marshall and Lawrence raised excellent horses. They had several mares bred by Peter McQue. Marshall moved to eastern Colorado, where a horse stepped in a hole and fell on him. Many stories circulated about how Lawrence died; nevertheless, when he died, his wife Evelyn got the ranch and horses. With the passage of time she married the hired man, Quentin Semotan. Quentin was a top flight stockman and businessman. He made money ranching and raising horses when many people were going broke during the Depression. Routt County had several top Herford cattle breeders and one of the best ways to get your cattle known was by showing a carload lot at the Denver National Western Stock Show. Semotans took a car load of bulls to the National Western, and Evelyn, while in Denver went shopping. On returning, she found Quentin standing in an empty pen except a horse. Upon inquiring, she found her husband had sold the bulls and bought a horse. Not just a horse, this one was Star Duster. Quentin and Evelyn slicked the horse up, tuned up their showmanship, and took Star Duster back to the 1948 National Western where he received reserve champion. More important, a prominent Texas horse breeder offered

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The horse is Skip-N-Dash, born in 1972. He his from Routt County Foundation-Bred lineage. Taken on the Gay home ranch in Pleasant Valley. The ranch is the Green Creek Ranch. The house and barns are in the back right of the photo and you can see the loose hay stacks put up by Bill and Bob Gay.

to lend his railroad stock car to haul the horse to the Fort Worth Stock Show. (Before horse trailers and airplanes, horses were hauled in special railroad cars.) This was unique treatment, though the railroad crews had failed to clean the car of horse manure for several years and it was deep. Star Duster won the show at Fort Worth by beating Poco Bueno. It was the only time Poco Bueno was ever beaten at a show. Star Duster’s reserved champion and champion awards placed him among the nation’s finest. On returning to Routt County, Star Duster went on to establish one of the leading blood lines.

In their own right, Routt County Quarter Horses were pioneers in the western horse industry. By the 1930s, the horseless carriage (car and truck) was replacing the horse. The only hope for survival of western horsemen was by creating a new industry. In response to an article in the Western Horseman, a small group of men met at Fort Worth and on March 17, 1940, launched the Quarter Horse Association.

The first years were not easy for the Association. The basic question was, what is a Quarter Horse? Is he a race horse that runs a quarter of a mile? If so, the blood line would lean towards a Thoroughbred. Should he be a ranch horse, and if so what kind – rodeo or working horse? Should he be a show horse and pleasure horse? How about color, size, and conformation? The all-important question was how to win the support of horsemen around the world. Many excellent breeders, especially among the


smaller operations, were not ready to make the change from the willy-nilly breeding system that ruled for centuries. The issues divided the Quarter Horse breeders into three separate and warring organizations. It soon became apparent they were destroying themselves. Having worked out their differences, in 1949, horse breeders merged into the American Quarter Horse Association.

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Horses like Star Duster made the merger a success. His progenies were consistent in confirmation, size, ability, 2730 Downhill Plaza #105 and disposition. The colts were good looking, traveled out, Next Door to RMR and handled well. A majority were medium sized with good Y Not backs (saddle backs – a saddle sat easily on their back). The hind quarters were strong with excellent bone and Yes Irider think should hooves. They could carry a working all Iday. Their have a Valentines Friendly and day theme, 14% off all adult novelt knowledgeable heads were clean, well defined, and intelligent. Star Duster staff. colts were not the fastest or quickest. However, they were solid all round horses that were easy to catch, easy to ride, and easy to shoe. They were the kind of animal horse A Steamboat original since 2009. lovers wanted, working cowboys were looking for, and the Quarter Horse Association desperately needed for the survival of the western horse industry.

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This Place Matters By Arianthé Stettner

3. Snap a photo of yourself with the “This Place Matters” sign at the place you’ve chosen. Please be respectful of private property. 4. Tell us where you are. Share a few sentences explaining why the place is important to you. Please include your name, profession, or other identifying information.

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5. Email your photo and caption to from the end of April through May 29th, and/or share using #ThisPlaceMatters, #SteamboatSnaps on our own social media pages. 6. We’ll share your photo on social media throughout the month to encourage others to join the fun. At the end of May, select photos will be part of a “This Place Matters” exhibit at the Tread of Pioneers Museum opening in June. The campaign will officially kick off during the May 3rd First Friday Artwalk. “This Place Matters” signs will be available at individual galleries and from Main Street Steamboat Springs. May is Preservation Month, a national campaign that brings attention to local historic places, demonstrates the social and economic benefits of historic preservation, installs community pride, and promotes heritage tourism. The City of Steamboat Springs Historic Preservation Commission, Historic Routt County, Main Street Steamboat Springs, and the Tread of Pioneers Museum are partnering to launch “This Place Matters,” an initiative sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation that helps communities recognize and celebrate the places that matter most to their citizens.

Everyone has a place they care about. A place that matters. We invite you to tell us, What place matters to you? Here’s how: 1. Pick a place that matters to you, anywhere in Routt County. 2. Download and print a “This Place Matters” sign from or visit the Main Street office 141 9th Street in Steamboat to pick up your sign.

Another Preservation Month event not to miss is on Monday, May 20th at 5:30 pm, when Colorado’s preservation-minded real estate developer Dana Crawford will give a free presentation at the Chief Theater in downtown Steamboat Springs. Dana is the recipient of the Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon Colorado citizens for their contributions to strengthen the vitality of our state. She pioneered the redevelopment of Larimer Square, the Oxford Hotel, and most recently, Union Station in downtown Denver. We are honored and thrilled to have her come to Steamboat Springs. Save the date! On June 7th for the First Friday Artwalk, the Tread of Pioneers Museum will select photo submissions from Preservation Month for a new exhibit, “This Place Matters: The Economic, Cultural, and Environmental Power of Heritage and Place.” The exhibit will document significant local buildings that we have lost over time, along with curated photos from the #ThisPlaceMatters campaign during May. The exhibit will show the importance and allure of our historic resources and how many of these assets are at risk today due to the absence of any code protections. In Steamboat Springs and Routt County, we know that our historic places contribute to our community character and help tell our story. We also know that our cultural, environmental, and economic sustainability depend on the protection of our significant historic assets. Our rich heritage is what makes Routt County and Steamboat Springs a unique, memorable and desirable place to live. We look forward to learning about the places that matter to you. Send us your photos!

Contacts: Historic Routt County: Emily Katzman: Main Street Steamboat Springs: Lisa Popovich: Steamboat Springs Historic Preservation Commission: Erica Hewitt: Tread of Pioneers Museum: Candice Bannister: or Katie Adams:

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Routt County Commissioners: Tim Corrigan, Beth Melton, Doug Monger Routt County Courthouse 522 Lincoln Avenue Built in 1923 Designed by Denver architect Robert K. Fuller. “It is an honor to do the people’s work at the historic Routt County Courthouse every day. Walking through these front doors, I feel connected to those who came before me. I love how this building honors our history while continuing to function as an iconic downtown landmark for locals and visitors alike. It is a place that our community gathers for celebrations, rallies, and other events that make up the fabric of who we are. Built in 1923, it was remodeled in 2007 when the county courthouse moved to the Justice Center on the west end of town. One of my favorite thing to tell friends and commissioners from around the state is that this building was depicted on an episode of South Park – it is so recognizable that we all knew right away that it was our beloved Routt County Courthouse.” - Beth Melton

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Zimmerman House/ Tread of Pioneers Museum 800 Oak St. Built in 1901 “Why does this place matter? The Zimmerman house is a magnificent Victorian-style house built in 1901 by Earnest Campbell, who later sold it to Edward H. Zimmerman. Zimmerman was associated with several key businesses in town. The family lived in this house until 1956, when it was purchased by the county. In 1959 the Tread of Pioneers Museum was founded in the building. The house was moved in 1988 from its original location at Fifth and Oak Streets to this site, where it continues to showcase exhibits and artifacts that celebrate the fascinating heritage of Steamboat Springs and Routt County. This building is one of many that contribute to the unique cultural fabric of the downtown area, and helps us understand the importance of heritage and place.”

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Hayden is popping The 2019 Hayden Ride the Cog with Contruction Experience History at the Speed of a Bicycle! By Brodie Farquhar

By the Hayden Chamber Board

the challenging 43 mile ‘Combined Ride’ which features the best of both routes. The Combined Route starts at 9:00am while the Gravel Grinder and Mud Routes begin at 9:30am. A short and very easy family ride at 11am lets the youngest riders participate both with bicycle decoration, and a fun obstacle course. “Ferry Carpenter was known to ride his bicycle to commute to his law office back in the early 1900s.” said Patrick Delaney, one of the organizers behind the Ride the Cog. “The Gravel Route, for our ride, is the same bicycle route Ferry used in 1913 and his descendants, the Zars family, still continue that legacy while commuting to the homestead today.”

HAYDEN – The quiet little town of Hayden ain’t so quiet these days. That’s a condition that won’t change until the summer of 2021, according to Town Manager Matt Mendisco.

Ride the Cog benefits the Hayden Heritage Center and Museum, which is currently fundraising for a number of projects, including a museum expansion. Located in the historic train depot on 300 West Pearl Street in Hayden, the mission of the Hayden Heritage Center is to collect, display, and preserve information, artifacts, and memorabilia associated with the Town of Hayden and West Routt County, Colorado. The Depot was placed on the National Register of Historic places in 1992 and placed on Routt County Historic Registry in 1993.

“There’s so much going on, I don’t think people will recognize the town in a few years,” he said. The biggest construction project is the school facilities project that will replace the current middle/high school and upgrade the current elementary school. The target is to have the new facilities ready for faculty and students by fall, 2020. Right now, there’s a great deal of earth moving equipment operating west of the elementary school, getting the grounds ready for foundation work. Meanwhile, the Hayden Town Council has approved the start of an expanded Kum ‘n Go gas station and store on the main highway through town. Starting this month, an old bank building and an old ranger station turned retail shop will be torn down so construction can start on a convenience store about twice the size of the current operation. The new 5,000 square-foot store would offer expanded food choices and triple the number of fueling stations from four to twelve. Once the new store is constructed, the old store will be dismantled. Other construction projects include a sidewalk down the main street, replacing a water main down Hospital Hill road, with paving and a cantilevered sidewalk, and a new playground at the Dry Creek Park. The Midway Building in downtown Hayden is looking for retail space tenants as well as a new restaurant operator to take over the old Wolf Mountain Pizza space. Mendisco said there are ongoing conversations about whether the auditorium space in the current high school can be saved from the wrecking ball and put to use as a community performance space. The town is working with the Colorado Department of Transportation to erect special poles to hold promotional banners, new entry signage, three pedestrian crossing signs and upgrade handicapped ramps on corners.

Ferry Carpenter on his bike circa 1910he would “commute to town’ via the Cog daily on his bike! HAYDEN, COLORADO – The Hayden Heritage Center has opened registration for its 2019 Hayden Ride the Cog, impressive both in its physical presence and historical prominence. Although ‘gravel grinders’ are currently a big trend for cyclists, West Routt has been gravel grinding for over a century, thanks to early Hayden pioneers and cycling enthusiasts Ferry Carpenter and Ernest Walker. The Ride the Cog takes advantage of the Cog’s impressive climb along with the network of gravel roads surrounding Hayden. Taking place on Saturday, May 18, this year’s Ride the Cog celebrates the sixth anniversary of this epic event, which has proven to be a colorful gathering of every level and age of bicycle enthusiast. From vintage models, single speeds, and tandems to fat bikes and high-end racing setups, and even to electric-assisted bicycles, you see it all at the Ride the Cog. The ride has three options including a 31 mile scenic ‘Gravel Grinder’ that starts with a challenging ride on pavement up the Cog then circles west on gravel roads around Elkhead Reservoir; a 26 mile ‘Mud Route’, almost entirely on gravel and dirt, starts with a spectacular climb up the Middle Cog then heads along remote backcountry routes including the homestead of Ferry Carpenter; or

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Wes Dearborn, the originator of the Ride the Cog, has seen the event grow significantly each year. “We have spectacular roads for biking in West Routt. The Ride the Cog has been a great way to gather biking enthusiasts from all over the region for a good cause and have a lot of fun in the process,” commented Wes. Early bird registration and t-shirt orders are available online through April 30th at for $40, while registration beginning at 7:30am on the day of the event is $50 on-site at the Hayden Heritage Center. Registration includes the Ride the Cog After Party at the Historic Hayden Granary (also on the National Register of Historic Places) catered by Embers Wood Fired Pizza; 2 beverage tickets and live music by 3Wire. Non riders are welcome to come join the fun, food and music at the Granary for $15. More information including ride details, maps, and mileage along with event sponsorship opportunities are on the Ride the Cog’s website at Please also feel free to email the museum at, or call 970-276-4380.

The Hayden Chamber Board meets at the Yampa Valley Brew on the second Monday of each month. Plans are underway for a last Friday “stroll,” where interested businesses can showcase their goods and services, 6-8 p.m.

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By Kriss Bergethon

That Kiss Was Terrible

What Can CBD Do For You? Hopefully you enjoyed my first article on CBD. My mom wrote on Facebook that it was easily the best article she had ever read, and mom doesn’t lie. Given those lofty standards, lets get down to what people really want to know about CBD: what does it actually do? Unfortunately we don’t have a lot of hard data on what CBD is proven to do in clinical or research studies. CBD was illegal for decades, so there was very little incentive to spend the money on human trials. That’s changing quickly, as human trials are under way, but for now we have to rely on animal studies and anecdotal evidence.

CBD For Pain The number one reason our clients want to try CBD is pain relief. So many people suffer from chronic pain these days, it’s no wonder they’re looking for an alternative. And the science is promising here; CBD does seem to relieve a wide variety of pain. Patients report that CBD helps with arthritic pain, neuropathic pain, general muscle soreness, and even headaches. There are a few studies that back this up too. Plus there are an increasing number of ex-professional athletes that report CBD has done wonders for their sports-related pain. Former Denver Bronco great Terrell Davis touts its benefits for relieving his aching body and his migraines, and he’s even said it would have extended his career if it was available when he played. CBD works on many painful conditions because it is a powerful anti-inflammatory. And there’s growing evidence that it acts on the body much the same way opiates do – but without the crippling addiction issues. CBD is nonhabit forming, so it’s being touted as a safe alternative to dangerous prescription drugs.

CBD’s Effect on The Brain and Mood A major benefit for CBD users is its effect on the human brain. Several studies have showed that CBD can effectively ‘even out’ brain waves, making the highs lower and lows higher. This is probably why so many people love CBD for its ability to ‘mellow them out.’ And this is indeed what many psychotropic drugs that are prescribed for anxiety, depres-


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sion, and psychosis do. So if you suffer from anxiety and depression, it’s worth giving CBD try.

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This effect on the brain also shows why CBD is a popular sleep aid. Many of our clients (and myself) take it before bed for a good night’s sleep.

I thought a kiss might do the trick, Sorry, indeed, you made a miss, Some acts are, well, just too slick.

There’s also mounting evidence it can help with more serious cognitive and neurological issues. Michael J Fox claims it eased his Parkinson’s symptoms so much that he is now an advocate. And many parents with autistic or epileptic children have claimed it has changed their kids’ lives.

CBD and Cancer One of the most exciting areas of study is CBD and cancer. There are several studies that show CBD, and THC-baring formulas, have been shown to reduce tumor sizes. It’s too early to claim it cures cancer, but given it’s other benefits related to pain and mood its safe to say that CBD can at least ease the symptoms of cancer.

CBD Can Heal So Much More

No intent of an existential hiss, Life at present always needs a hug, Disrespect is mistranslated a “dis.” I need a trip on a magic rug, No abandonment on some lonely atoll, But cultivation of the romantic bug. A friend for life’s busy stroll, ‘Tho we just met by chance, Company is nice: a companion’s role.

Because CBD is so good at soothing inflammation in the body, clients have written us to say that it’s helped with:

We move still as in a trance, Love, later, we may embrace, Covering earth’s floor with a dance.

• Digestion and inflammation in the gut • Skin irritation like eczema, acne, and sun damage • Blood sugar levels and heart health • Memory and cognitive decline • Substance abuse treatment

Bring paws, but no lick to my face, We’ll do a walk, but not a race.

Side Effects of CBD

(I’m sure our love has staying power, ‘Till then why not take a bath or shower?)

There are not many negative documented side effects of CBD, but some users report fatigue and changes in appetite. Most of side effects seem to be positive though, and there are now plenty of reasons to give CBD a try.

Next month we’ll talk about the difference between hemp and CBD, and why that stuff your cousin makes in his bathtub is probably not good for you. This article was approved by Kriss Bergethon’s mother.


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Balloon Belly: Imagine there is a balloon filling up your lower abdomen and pelvis. It can be helpful to put your hands low on your hips, thumbs pointing back and fingers pointing forward, to bring your awareness to this whole area. Now imagine the balloon expanding, letting all the internal organs within it expand and relax. After noticing this sensation for several breaths, try taking in a little more air on your inhalations and allow the breath going into the balloon, allowing it to expand even more. This is great for interrupting anxiety or panic attacks if you feel one starting to come on. It generally only takes 30 to 60 seconds to notice a significant shift in how both your body and mind feel. With a quick look around, it’s easy to see that here in Steamboat Springs and the surrounding areas we’re leaving Winter behind and moving quickly into Spring, also lovingly known as mud season. White snow has given way to large swaths of mud with last year’s dead grass plastered on top, tiny shoots of green beginning to poke through. Snow boots have been traded for Mucks. Rushing water has turned trails into tributaries. The seasons change and we observe and, hopefully, enjoy. We don’t have a say in the matter. Luckily, however, we do have some agency over our internal seasons, although we may not always realize it. One of the sneakiest things about depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges is that they make us think that this is how it is, this is how it’s always been, and this is how it always will be. As a counselor, one of the hardest parts of my job is convincing people who are feeling lousy that they truly can feel better. If they can have even the slightest experience of relief, however, it can give them something to hold onto during the ups and downs of healing. Luckily there are plenty of quick, simple ways to interrupt the difficult thought processes and physical responses that go along with many mental health challenges. Following are some of the tried-and-true practices my clients have reported as the most helpful: For those who live here and for those who wish they did.

Noticing Negative Self-Talk: Pay attention to the way you talk to yourself. Imagine how differently a child reacts when they are harshly scolded or belittled versus being encouraged and given positive feedback. This reaction doesn’t change just because you’re an adult or just because you’re the one giving yourself feedback! We function better, have more positive interactions and are more hopeful about the future when we are our own best cheerleader instead of beating ourselves up.

Gratitude: As cliché as it sounds, counting your blessings really does work. Many studies have found that focusing on the positive aspects of your day, every day, lessens depression and leads to greater life satisfaction. Every night, write down three things you’re thankful for about that day. If you’ve been struggling to feel good mentally and emotionally, hopefully you’ll find these ideas useful. Sometimes just interrupting the bad feelings is enough to shift things and help you move into a new internal season. If you give these exercises a try and either they’re not helpful or don’t address the underlying issues that are causing your distress, don’t hesitate to contact one of the many mental health professionals in the area who can help you on the road to feeling better.

Shaney McCoy is a mental health counselor in private practice in Steamboat Springs. Learn more about her at

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It’s all about your Happiness

The True Tale of a Guy I Know By Mr. Helpful, MD

One day a great teacher was sitting with his students and one of them asked, “Teacher, why is it that you never married?” The older man sat a bit deeper in his chair and thought for a moment and smiled to himself. “Well, over the years I didn’t know it about myself, but it turned out that I was searching for … the Perfect Woman. “I met one once; she was graceful, elegant and I thought highly spiritual. She was a psychic and claimed to be connected to the spirit world. To me, this was incredible and I was overwhelmingly attracted to her stunning beauty as well. Within days we told each other we loved the other. Everything was moving quite quickly and seemed a healthy match for both. But then one day she said something about money, as in that I should have more by the age I was at in life. Another time I noticed that she would challenge everyone on living up to their highest integrity with her, but when that same principle was challenged on her, she would turn and walk away in a childish huff. "I met another woman who shared the same physical interests and we enjoyed each other for several years. But in times of boredom, we didn’t have much to share intellectually. We were both young and enthusiastic, but our lives grew apart. "There was one woman who, when we messaged and chatted, came across as delightful, intelligent and a mutual fan with a familiar zest for life. But when we met, there was no physical attraction, and an unexpected history full of baggage that was too much for me at the time. "Met one here, another there. The years went on, and with each woman I found some large or small slight that made me think and rethink about any future with them. "And then one day I met her.

A yoga teacher, a spiritual life, a delicious kiss and a curious mind. Playful and interested in knowing me, my history and thoughts. She was kind and strong. She had flaws and they were agreeable to me. I felt husbanding feelings that I have never felt before. I wanted to become a vegetarian, love dogs and make coffee for her in the morning. Her humble beginnings on the farm made for a realistic view on life and grounded this angel, aiding in the times when it came to share deeper truths. "Our connection was less than a year, but we never left the hope of seeing each other again. On several occasions I chased after her, because to me she was the perfect woman.” "And with that final revelation the teacher let his head tip a bit sideways and gazed off, letting out a sigh with a very soft smile. With that, the students were on the edge of their seats. “Well, WELL? Why did you not marry her? She was perfect and you were both very much in love. Why, what happened?” The teacher came back from wherever his mind drifted off and gently said “It seems that she … was searching for the perfect man.” We hold standards up to others constantly. That yardstick of perfection is meant for the rest of the world, but how many times a day do we hold ourselves to those standards? Have you ever? Can you survive the self-scrutiny of a mirror? And not just a mirror that shows your good side – I’m talking about a 360-degree view. Did you know that you have gum in your hair? That you are out of shape? That your breath smells and you say Like 19 times a minute like a stupid teenager?!? So easily we point a finger at that person over there and label them a thing. But if we take the time to stop – in the moment of opening our pie holes to say something

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stupid – and think twice before we speak once, we will have thought twice the better for it. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m preaching here about self-examination and it’s exactly why I decided to unzip my pants to expose my soft under belly in this chapter. That’s MY story up there and it was my heart broken into a million pieces over the relationship lost. I loved a great woman who saw the future and didn’t want to be there with me. She is still great and still perfect. However, dear reader, never let anyone treat you less than you deserve. That sentiment goes both ways for all parties involved. I hope you like reading stories. I hope you like hearing the trials and tribulations of other people's interesting situations. But more-over, I hope there is a twinge of “damn it, I do that” that pops up in yer brain grapes. I really hope that you read things on here or other pages that make you change your approach to the joys of human coupling for the better. Oh and one more thing – if you and your healthy loving relationship are thinking about making it last for longer then 5 years together – have a sit down in private and enjoy an adult conversation about your futures together. Genuinely LISTEN to the other, asking questions without judgement and leave fear of loss out of the conversation. When it’s your turn to share, make it as real as you can handle. Unless you bring it hard with the deepest truth you can, there may be a chance that a delusional future will come about. Safety first my friends.

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May 2019

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‘Boat Almanac

The Spring Concert

All photos by Karen Vail

By Karen Vail

Welcome to spring’s performance. For your viewing pleasure, Mother Nature will provide the fabulous Spring Concert, offering the subdued to the lively presented by the Spring Quintet! The concert begins as a pianissimo just as the snow is melting in town with the soft black and white hues of a tiny flower. The dainty salt and pepper (Orogenia linearifolia) in the Umbel Family is also called turkey peas or Indian potato. Yes, it does have a very small edible root. It blooms quickly in matts of white, then sets seed and disappears for the summer to make room for the oncoming colorful show.

Canada Violet

Yellow Violet

Salt and Pepper

Sagebrush Buttercups The show begins to crescendo with the emergence of the sunny sagebrush buttercups (Ranunculus glaberrimus) popping up in sagebrush and rocky areas. What a joy to see the shiny yellow blooms emerge from the browns and grays of winter. But don’t add these to your spring salad, as all parts are toxic. The species name “glaberrimus” means very hairless or smooth.

Our concerts diminuendos as the delicate violets emerge. The white Canada violet (Viola canadensis) lights up the shade of aspen and rich, moist areas, and the yellow violet (Viola nuttallii) colors the rockier and more open areas of the valley. A favorite to add to spring salads are the heart-shaped leaves of the Canada violets, which have a slightly minty, fresh flavor. The demur purple violets (Viola adunca) will show up later in spring along open slopes and forests.

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The display crescendos as glacier lilies erupt in a glory of yellow, often through remaining or fresh snow. This is the meat of the spring symphony. Their sunny stars cover the hills in carpets of yellow, and the sweet aroma is a wake up call for the winter-dulled senses! This beautiful lily, found throughout the west, seems to love our valley and surrounding mountains. The glacier lily symphony can be extended for well over a month following them from the valley floor, then up in elevation to the final displays in July in the high mountains. Not only are they a valuable early season pollinator source, they are a yummy addition to spring salads and as trail munchies. All parts are edible, just make sure to consume in moderation, as they are emetic in larger doses.

The spring concert changes to blue hues as the mountain bluebells (Mertensia bervistyla (fusiformis)) erupt on the scene. They start out shy, hanging their bashful blooms, then curl slowly up into the vivid blue ball of bells. It is also called short-styled bluebell because the style (the female part accepting the pollen) is shorter than the surrounding petals. Look closely at the fully opened flowers and you might notice a resemblance to forget-me-nots; they are both in the same family, the Borage Family. What a finale to the spring concert, with lower valley meadows covered in mountain bluebells, glacier lilies and yellow violets in a dazzling spring display.

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May 2019


Mensan Musings

HADD By Wolf Bennett

Psychologists and Neuroscientists in recent years have demonstrated quite clearly that our brains are wired to differentiate between things that are “alive” from those that are “not alive.” Being “alive” though, is not in a biological sense of living. When you see it from a from a psychological point of view, it is about something that can act in the world. Alive in this sense is termed “Agency” and is something that has its own will and can cause things to happen. Yes, living things have that ability, but that is not how our brains sort it out, thus we have a need for a different word to describe “alive”. We can see nonliving things as having agency if they are acting as if they have a mind of their own and we give them “life” through animism. The wind, water, stones and trees are given “feelings” and processes as a result of our brain’s sorting process. This is a survival mechanism evolved from our need to be hyper-vigilant to the slightest movement or sound or we might get eaten by some predator. Even our visual systems separate the world into things with agency and things without. Our ancestors are probably the ones who were the most paranoid in a group and ran away from the slightest rustling in the bushes. After all, we only need to be a little faster than those who hesitate for us to survive and reproduce (they get eaten). Our brains see “agency,” not living things. On a fundamental level our brains treat agents differently than objects – from the very moment we see them. Bruce Hood, in SuperSense, documents the psychological studies that demonstrate and describe the human tendency to think of objects differently than agents. We imbue agents with an essence – a unique living force – even as infants. Objects are just generic things and are totally interchangeable, while agents have their own unique essence. Children (I’ll bet you did too) often view a favorite toy (stuffed animals for example) as having the properties of an agent and will treat it as a living thing. We even make movies about it with characters that we love and see as “alive” – remember Toy Story? The Velveteen Rabbit? This explains why we can watch a cartoon and react emotionally to the characters as if they were real – they don’t exist, they’re not living, but we see them as agents. It also shows our brain’s ability to imbue a story with life even though we have little information about its reality. Mythology, animism, spirit animals, clouds looking lifelike and “communicating,” parables, science fiction stories, fictional books, Calvin and Hobbs all are examples of how our brains create agency. Way, way back on the savannah, our ancestors didn’t have stuffed animals – they lived or died based on the real thing and had a very long time to go of mere survival before we had the time to sit around a campfire with our tools and language to begin developing belief structures to explain agency and life. It took further time to write the stories down and polish them to where they are today.

It has a name, Hyperactive Agency Detection Device, HADD, is the tendency to interpret events as if they were the deliberate intent of a conscious agent rather than the product of natural forces or unguided chaotic events. It kept us alive and reproducing – a definite evolutionary advantage. HADD detects far more than movement: it can perceive a pattern in otherwise unrelated events, details that defy easy explanations, or consequences that seem out of proportion to the alleged causes. When HADD is triggered we tend to see a hidden agent working behind the scenes, making events unfold the way they do and perhaps even deliberately hiding its own tracks. When HADD is triggered and we think we identify a hidden agent, it speaks to us in a very primal way. For some people the perception of hidden agency becomes overwhelming, dominating all other thought processes. We know these people as conspiracy theorists, extreme tribalists and superstitious, but it is very important to remember that there is a little neurotic conspiracy theorist in all of us. Studies have demonstrated that HADD is more likely to be triggered when a stimulus is of unknown origin. Therefore it tends to be our default assumption – an object is an agent until we are sure it’s just an object. Also, HADD becomes more active in situations where we have less control (examples: superstitious beliefs and the mythology of weather patterns). Seeing natural or random events as the will of some unseen agent is HADD. The ultimate unseen agency with feelings and reactions and habits similar to our own would be what?

It is more mind opening to understand that in most of life’s situations, rather than there being an invisible supernatural agent at work, the simpler, natural explanation is more beautiful and far more functional. Knowing how the rainbow forms makes it no less wonderful. Understanding the weather and the ocean is more valuable than trusting to the pantheon of Poseidon and mermaids. Knowing that we are wired to make sense out of nothing and the random flow of wind in the grass allows us to see beyond our flaws and thus accomplish much greater things. But we have to work with and train ourselves in “how” we think it or we will wallow forever in HADD. We need filters to recognize reality from agents. Thinking tools that cause us to question, to slow down and ponder, to recognize our flaws, to see the difference between indoctrination and education. Those processes can be very uncomfortable as the stories are very powerful and hard wired in our minds and are hard, if not outright frightening, to change. Humans see many patterns, but only some of those patterns represent underlying reality. We need a process that sorts things out more accurately. Those tools and processes exist, it is up to us to use them. Reality and science are far more interesting and result in vastly better outcomes. We ignore it at our peril. My thanks go to Dr. Steven Novella and the Skeptical Inquirer, always thought provoking.

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May 2019

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I hobble to my bathroom In the early morn Glance out the window At the Yampa, so forlorn Clogged with ice And cloaked in valley fog And yet, the sky is clearing And molting blue. A glimmering, if true? Hope returned anew? Sent perhaps I vouch From my therapist’s couch

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On a blinding pass Has crashed into the window glass Angry and confused I rushed outdoors And cry Most, I know will die Beside the snow bank Just outside I clawed the snow Beneath the feathers Surely I can save The swallow If I’m not too slow Surely it was just a body-blow

I moved to the mirror Oh dear! Is this the cure? First Round of chemo complete Is this another drill? My hair is falling still Then a creeping suspicion Am I in remission? I forced a smile Paint and powder Pull on my cap And snap. “Oh dear!” I set my jaw and Fake wellness, clever me My head plays games My body keeps score. Then on the bathroom window Framed by the Yampa wild and free I spy a smug of feathers But try not to see Another swooping swallow

Then a rosy dawning Arises from The Yampa wild and free I kneeled down to Mother Earth And thank her for the lesson And the blessing. The swallow has flown free! Yet I’m still alone Amidst my fog and grief Unlike the swooping swallow I cursed my fate Caught up in Faustian debate I had not got the meaning Of Mother Earth’s gleaning: “Don’t you see, my dear? The fates are not partial, Not a Satin, or a marshal

The world is caring but indifferent No damnation, or salvation But room for celebration You get up when you fall And that’s the meaning of it all No room for illusion Or futile persecution Be brave, fly on!” So it seems today, In time enough to sway, Our swallow got away Saw the meaning of it all And was set free But why oh why, not me? The swallow saw the window And learned: Windows reek confusion An accidental illusion Crafted by sapiens Oh my, oh my! Reflecting the foliage and the sky So sapiens get smart! Play the hand you’ve been dealt With neither fear nor guilt No time to curse your fate Eat the meal that’s on your plate Just get up when you fall That’s the meaning of it all Attend to strafing swallows In every rookery and hollow And search for meaning In Mother Earth’ gleaning!

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May 2019

Tales from the Front Desk

The Key By Aimee Kimmey

The facts of this story have been changed to protect the innocent... Thursday. Room 217. 4:28 pm. The woman in 217 was definitely a taco or two shy of a combo plater. Having spent years waiting on the public, the clerk saw it right away. Checking her in had been a chore; the clerk felt like Columbo prying basic information out of her. Oh sure, she was pleasant enough. And overly friendly, and sullen, and melodramatic, and a bit snarly. It was a wild ride, and the clerk felt like she hadn’t even gotten on the roller coaster. She didn’t envy this woman’s friends and family. Once the woman left the lobby, the clerk dismissed her as just another face among her daily challenges, until a day and a half later. When the police cars and ambulance screamed into the parking lot, the clerk nearly jumped out of her skin. Before she knew it she was facing a cadres of policemen and EMTs laden with gear. “Where’s 217?!” The lead policeman demanded. “Uh, up the stairs to the left...?” The clerk pointed, the herd of uniformed officials thundered toward the stairs. At an utter loss, she trailed after them, up the stairs to 217. The crew nearly filled the small hallway. The clerk peered around the edge, wondering what the commotion could possible be about. The lead policeman hammered on the door with his fist, “Ma’am? Ma’am! This is the police, please open up.” “So, um, hi.” The clerk ventured, “What’s ah... what’s going on?”

One of the officers on the fringe looked down at her, “We received a 911 call for help from this room, it sounded pretty desperate.” “Oh!” The clerk felt her stomach flip. She couldn’t imagine what kind of help 217 needed, but with this response, it didn’t look good. The lead policeman continued pounding on the door. The EMTs nervously shifted their gear back and forth. By this point, other guests were poking their heads out of their rooms; faces quickly shifting from irritation, to shock, to morbid fascination. The clerk felt like she should be doing something, but the hall was far too packed to move. “You know I’ve got a key if you need the door opened...” She offered. The lead officer clearly hadn’t heard her, “We’re going to have to bust the door down.” “Wait! No! I have the key!” She shouted. She raced back down the stairs, straight to the drawer where they kept the key, snatched it and sprinted away, not bothering to close the drawer behind her. Bounding up two stairs at a time, she reached the second floor huffing. “Here-here’s the key!” She gasped. As the words slid across her lips, she watched two burly policemen slam a heavy steel cylinder into the door of 217. Wood shattered as they burst into the room. A woman’s startled scream followed. Police and EMTs flooded into the room only to stop cold. The clerk pushed her way through the throng of hotel guests to stand in the broken doorway. Inside, a woman in her jammies stood in the middle of the room looking terrified. She had a pair of earbuds in her hand, the TV was blaring. She looked alarmed, but otherwise completely healthy. There certainly didn’t seem to be any source of distress. The lead policeman faltered, “Um, Ma’am, is everything okay in here?” “What?! Of course! Don’t I look okay?! Why are all of you in my room?” The clerk could see the woman’s quick temper flaring. “You called 911? Said you were about to die...” The police officer looked around at his fellow officers, who were all suddenly a little less sure of themselves. “Noooo, I called the front desk--dial 911 for assistance! I couldn’t find my headphones, I would positively die without them! But they were just at the bottom of my purse, so you can all leave now.”


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McKnight’s Irish Pub 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. & 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. daily Off the Beaten Path After 4:00 p.m. daily Old Town Pub 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. daily

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Turning her back on the crowd, the woman shoved the earbuds back into her ears. She picked up a book she had dropped, and flopped back into the chair that was inches from the blaring TV. She poured into the book, absently reaching for her fast food fountain drink cup. All of the police, all of the EMTs, and the clerk stared at the woman--who was utterly oblivious of their presence. The lead police officer looked over at the clerk, clearly at a loss. She shrugged; yeah, welcome to my world!

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May 2019

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WEDNESDAY MAY 1 All Day Happy Hour All Mud Season @ Steamboat Whiskey Company Wild Films: “Saving Warru,” plus a bonus short, “Los Osos Anteojos (The Spectacled Bears)” 6:30PM @ Library Hall. FREE events THURSDAY MAY 2 Live Band Karaoke/ Schmiggity Jam 9PM @ Schmiggity’s. FREE. FRIDAY MAY 3 First Friday Art Walk 5PM @ Downtown Steamboat. Self-guided tour of local art galleries, Museums and alternative venues. FREE. First Friday Artwalk Reception 5PM@ Arts Depot. FREE Jay Roemer Band 10PM @ Schmiggity’s. FREE. SATURDAY MAY 4 Spring Festival and World Migratory Bird Day Celebration. 10AM-1PM @ Legacy Ranch. FREE. Parking will be at USFS building w/ shuttles bringing people to & from the Ranch TBA 10PM @ Schmiggity’s. FREE.

City Council Meeting 5PM @ Centennial Hall MONDAY MAY 6 Free Film: “Meru” 6:30PM @ Library Hall. FREE events WEDNESDAY MAY 8 An Evening with the Routt County CSU Master Gardeners 4:30PM-6:30PM Open House @ Library Hall. FREE events Historic Preservation Commission 5PM @ Centennial Hall agendas Parks & Recreation Commission 5:30PM @ Centennial Hall agendas Airport Master Plan Open House 5-7PM @ Crawford Room, Centennial Hall THURSDAY MAY 9 Planning Commission 5PM @ Centennial Hall agendas 2019 Cabaret 6PM & 9PM @ Chief Theater. $35 for General or $55 for VIP www.steamboatcreates. org/events/


3 Wire Winter 10PM @ Schmiggity’s. FREE.

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City Council Meeting 5PM @ Centennial Hall

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2019 Cabaret 6PM & 9PM @ Chief Theater. $35 for General or $55 for VIP www.steamboatcreates. org/events/

Mama Magnolia 10PM @ Schmiggity’s. FREE

Talk To Me Goose 10PM @ Schmiggity’s. FREE

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2019 Cabaret 6PM & 9PM @ Chief Theater. $35 for General or $55 for VIP www.steamboatcreates. org/events/

SUNDAY MAY 12 Mother’s Day MONDAY MAY 13 Steamboat Whiskey Company Closed May 13-23 Free Film: “The River and the Wall” 6:30PM @ Library Hall. FREE events TUESDAY MAY 14


Ride the Cog - Experience History at the Speed of a Bicycle Early Registration through April 30th, Day of Registration starting @ 7:30AM Rides begin @ 9:00AM Hayden Heritage Center Museum & the Historic Hayden Granary/Wild Goose Coffee Yampatika Wildflower Walk. 9AM-NOON @ Yampatika. $10.

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GROUNDED, an evening of multimedia storytelling to honor Colorado Public Lands Day 6:30PM @ Library Hall. FREE events

Dana Crawford 5:30 @ Chief Theater.

Boombox 10PM @ Schmiggity’s. $30

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Free Film: “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” 6:30PM @ Library Hall. FREE events

WEDNESDAY MAY 22 CPR/Stop the Bleed Community Classes 9AM-12PM or 5PM-8PM @ Community Center "Road Map to the Market" 5PM @ Bud Werner Library. Parks & Recreation Commission 5:30PM @ Centennial Hall agendas Mountaintown Film Collective Monthly Gathering 6:30PM @ Ski Locker. FREE Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Foreign Film Series at the Chief “Over the Limit” 7:00PM @ Chief Theater. FREE events

Opening @ Steamboat Art Museum “Looking West” An Exhibition Highlighting Works by American Women Artists. Liver Down The River 10PM @ Schmiggity’s. FREE SATURDAY MAY 25 Sidewalk Sales Yampatika Medicinal Herb Walk. 9AM-1PM @ Yampatika. $10. Miss Mojo 10PM @ Schmiggity’s. FREE SUNDAY MAY 26 Sidewalk Sales MONDAY MAY 27


Memorial Day

Steamboat Whiskey Company Reopens for Memorial Day Weekend

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Birding by Cart. 8-10AM @ Haymaker. $10. Planning Commission 5PM @ Centennial Hall agendas DraLa 10PM @ Schmiggity’s. FREE

THURSDAY MAY 30 Steezy Nicks 10PM @ Schmiggity’s. FREE FRIDAY MAY 31 Jive Tribe 10PM @ Schmiggity’s. FREE

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Art Galleries and Museums STEAMBOAT CREATES 1001 13th St. | 970.879.9008 Riverwalk Collective displays a variety of mediums. Featured artist Dave Lambeth’s exhibit “Before the Conquest: Mythology of Ancient Mexico" continues through May. Also featured: Watercolorists come together to share their talents in paintings they have created in group sessions with Mary Levingston. YOUNG BLOODS COLLECTIVE AT THE SKI LOCKER 941 Lincoln Avenue, #100a | 941.321.2809 ART HEALS: In conjunction with NCCHP for May Mental Health Awareness month, we invited members to create a piece incorporating a mask that reflects how the stigma surrounding mental illness creates the masks we wear, and the masks that others perceive us to to wear. GALLERY 89 1009 Lincoln Ave. | 970.439.8196 The first of its kind in Steamboat Springs, uniting past and future, local and international, tradition and the avant - garde, Gallery 89 stuns with carefully curated masterworks from the Boat's top local talents and Europe. CHIEF THEATER 813 Lincoln Ave., | 970.871-4791 Glenna Olmsted, long time local, paints brilliantly colored oils, acrylics and watercolors. Primarily painting/showing her impressionistic work in Steamboat, come view work also painted during her global travels. STEAMBOAT ART MUSEUM 807 Lincoln Ave. | 970.870.1755 Opening Friday, May 24, 2019 “Looking West” An Exhibition Highlighting Works by AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS. 150 paintings and sculpture by North America’s finest women artists!

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Latin Dance Night 7PM @ Schmiggity’s (Free Salsa Lessons). FREE.

Dart League 6:30PM @ The V

MONDAY Piano Bar Night (Starting 5/13) 8:30PM @ Schmiggity’s. FREE. TUESDAY Pool League 6:30PM @ The V Two-Step Tuesday 7PM @ Schmiggity’s (Free Country Dance Lessons). FREE.

Karaoke Night Spring 2019 Contest Begins 5/1 9PM @ Schmiggity’s. FREE THURSDAY Steamboat Springs Writers Group Noon @ Art Depot.FREE

URBANE 703 Lincoln Ave. | 970.879.9169 Sheldon Sickles: Life inspired drawings, Collages and Photos. Sierra Logan: Prismatic colors, gems and spray paint trapped in modern forms of nature. SOLAR FLARE GLASSWORK & DESIGN 635 Lincoln Avenue, Ste. M | 970.875.3420 Live Glassblowing Demonstrations. Classes Available. (970) 875-3420 TOM MANGELSEN - IMAGES OF NATURE 730 Lincoln Ave | 970.871.1822 Legendary nature Photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen celebrates 20 years in Steamboat. TREAD OF PIONEERS MUSEUM 800 Oak St., | 970.879.2214 “HUMAN IMPRINT: STRUCTURES, ARTIFACTS & WOMEN” by Sarah Gjertson. Live recitations from diaries of women in historic mining camps in Colorado. PINE MOON FINE ART 117 9th St | 970.846.7879 All Gallery show celebrating Spring continues in May. Acrylic, bronze, graphite, glass, jewelry, oil, photography, printmaking, textile and watercolor artworks are featured. W GALLERY 115 9th St., Lincoln Ave. | 970.846.1783 W Gallery will be featuring Paintings and Sculpture by Denver based artist, Christopher Oar. SQUIRE STUDIOS 842 Lincoln Ave., Above Lyon’s Drug #9 | 970.846.1063 Join Lizzie & Emmanuelle for two shows about rediscovering creativity after years of dusty daily life. The Life Feast is the photography of 16 women making art out of the everyday.

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Your Monthly Message By Chelsea Yepello Aries

March 21 - April 19

You plan for every situation but of course, it takes the one path you didn’t plan for. Oh, that funny clever life of yours… Such a sense of humor.





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October 24 - November 21

A piece of you continues to take adventures. That piece will be part of a landscape you will never actually see. That part will always be celebrating a new quest somewhere far away. That part may not be the best part of you, but it will be the one that carries on.


June 21 - July 22


This fortnight you will meet your evil twin and surprisingly have a very emotional heart to heart with them. You realize that your twin is not so evil after all, just misunderstood and suffering from low self esteem.







September 23 - October 23

Somehow you need to find that fine line between “ha-ha” funny and “ahem…” funny. That’s where the true humor lies.

May 20 - June 20

You will meet a stranger that gifts the power of invisibility. Unfortunately, you were only supposed to use your gift for the good of humanity, but you chose to use your powers to creep on your really hot neighbor, in turn, losing them. Hope you enjoy your fully visible, powerless restraining order issued from the neighbor.







April 20 - May 20

In the near future you will purchase a set of underwear with the days written on the inside of the elastic band. You will absolutely love them and even more shockingly, you actually wear them on the correct days of the week, becoming one of the most organized things in your life. Besides Sundays… Sunday is a underoo free day.

umm…no… it's worth getting frustrated… people are stupid.

July 23 - August 23

That freaky kid that keeps staring at you doesn’t mean to be rude; it’s just never seen someone so ridiculously good looking before. August 23 - September 22

They are asking you those idiotic questions again. It takes every ounce of good manners and golden customer service skills not to roll your eyes and repeat your answer with a sigh for the seven hundredth time today. Now consider this; is it worth getting frustrated because other people are not born with the knowledge that you are so familiar with? You’re there to help give information and guidance… and…

November 22 - December 21

Everyone needs a friend without a social filter. The good news is, they will keep you on your toes and you can really trust them when they say that they like the way you sing, but the bad news is, at any moment they can drive you to never want to hum a tune again. True friend or just an a-hole… you decide. December 22 - January 19

And in your attempt to get your money’s worth, you decide it’s in your best interest to wear your newly purchased helmet all of the time instead, of when you are actually in need of it. Protection and efficiency. Wow. The public will be envious of your sheer intelligence and money consciousness.


January 20 - February 18

It stopped being an “if” and quickly found itself in the “when” category. Kind of interesting to finally have real control over your future isn’t it?


February 19 - March 20

Turning the corner, you find yourself in a completely different town and cannot figure out what language anyone is speaking. Ah yes. One too many tequila shots again. At least you're wearing your pants this time.

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