Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation is proud to announce the 2022 Hazie Werner Award recipient, Nancy Mucklow, a 30+ year resident of the Yampa Valley and longtime contributor to the local community.  

The Hazie Werner Award recognizes a local female community member who represents Hazie Werner’s legacy through volunteer work, community commitment and support of local organizations. Hazie was known in the Yampa Valley for her inspirational dedication, gracious and caring philosophy of giving, and tireless commitment to making Steamboat Springs the unique, supportive town it is today. “Nancy is a true force of goodwill, girl power, kindness and perseverance,” said nominator Kelly Landers. “She is the embodiment of Steamboat as a rancher, community member and lover of the outdoors.” 

Mucklow exemplifies the same attributes as Hazie through her unwavering dedication to community organizations, education and youth.  Nancy is the Girl Scouts of Colorado Service Unit Manager for Steamboat, advising all local troops (15 troops and about 150 girls) assisting with all events and activities. Even though she does not have daughters, Nancy has served Girl Scouts in Routt County for more than 40 years.  In 2017, Mucklow was awarded the prestigious Thanks Badge, which honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership and service have had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission delivery, goals and priorities of the entire council or entire Girl Scout movement. 

Mucklow also serves as a Colorado State University Master Food Safety Advisor, a past member of the Routt County Cattlewomen, past President of the Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Women’s Group, and Volunteer Superintendent with the Routt County Fair. In 2018, she worked with dozens of county women to collect recipes and create Fair Family Favorites cookbook to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Routt County Fair. Previously, Nancy was a board member of Routt County United Way and is a founding member of Routt County’s local chapter of Women United.  

In 2010 Mucklow was named “Friend of Education” by the Steamboat Springs School Board after serving as the chairwoman of the Parent Information Committee at Steamboat Springs Middle School and High School, was the high school boy’s lacrosse team coordinator for two years, volunteered  on the Steamboat Springs School District’s calendar committee and worked with administrators on Tier1 and Tier 2 sports.  

Hazie Werner Award Receipient
Photo Courtesy of John F. Russell, Steamboat Pilot & Today

In the many nominations for this year’s Hazie Werner Award, Mucklow was recognized numerous times over for sharing Hazie’s attributes.  

“(Nancy) is devoted to her family, friends, faith and community and seems to find ways of investing in all of them through thoughtful acts of kindness every day,” said Becky Slamal, engagement director for Heart of Steamboat, UMC. 

 “Nancy does all the work she does because she wants to, not because she has to,” said Todd Hagenbuch, County Director and Agriculture Agent with Routt County CSU Extension. “She’s compelled to make our community a better place not only by volunteering for the big projects, but the little ones too.” 

“Nancy is a doer, and we have been so fortunate to be the recipient of her enthusiastic energy,” said Kate Nowak, executive director of Routt County United Way. “Her integrity, strength and caring passion for people are what sets her above and beyond.” 

“Anyone who meets (Nancy) is immediately drawn to her captivating positivity and genuine caring nature,” said nominator Jennifer Travis. “She is a role model for many young girls because of how she inspires and makes them understand their value in their community and circle of peers.” 

Nancy and her husband CJ, recently retired from the Colorado State University Extension Office, raised two sons in the Yampa Valley and continue to share their passion for Routt County through numerous organizations and activities. Nancy can still be found organizing the Routt County Fair, baking pies and cooking chili and sharing meals through Stone Soup Suppers.  

Mucklow joins 33 other recipients who have received the Hazie Werner Award since its inception in 1989. Previous recipients include: Skeeter Werner Walker, Katy Rodolph Wyatt, Eleanor Bliss, Carol Baily, Lucile Bogue, Criss Fetcher, Dorothy Wither (posthumously), Sureva Towler, Rita Valentine (posthumously), Geneva Taylor, Carol Schaffer, Gloria Gossard, Jayne Hill, Elaine Gay, Millie Beall, Arianthe Stettner, Wanda Redmond, Margi Briggs-Casson, Margaret ”Poogie” Dawes (posthumously), Nancy Stahoviak, Carol Booth Fox, Diane Moore, Susan E. Birch, Christine Painter, Marsha Daughenbaugh, Sarah Floyd, Nancy Kramer, Deb Werner, Jane Howell, Betse Grassby, Jan Fritz, Gretchen Van De Carr and Jane Romberg 

In addition to the Hazie Werner Award, Steamboat Ski Resort will present the Snowball Community Grant to Girl Scouts of Colorado in Routt County and 4-H in the amount of $10,000 to each organization.  

The annual Hazie Werner Award & Snowball Grant reception will return to in-person this year at Haymaker on February 23, 2022 at 5:30 pm (Hazie’s 111th birthday). In addition to Mucklow and this year’s Snowball grant recipients, last year’s Hazie Werner Award winner Jane Romberg, will also be celebrated at this year’s event.