Steamboat briefs: City’s Pee-wee program registration has begun |

Steamboat briefs: City’s Pee-wee program registration has begun

Registration has begun for the city of Steamboat Springs' Pee-wee Adventures fall program. The licensed part-time preschool program is for potty-trained 3- to 5-year-olds and is offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. The fall season begins Sept. 13 and costs $15 a day. Call Alexis Wolf for program information or Joelle Hamm for registration information at 970-879-4300.

VNA offers birth control, screenings for women

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Women's Health Clinic is offering free IUDs, Nuvaring and Implanon. Other birth control, STD screenings and general women's health care also is offered free to low cost based on income. All income levels are welcome. Make an appointment in Steamboat at 970-879-1632 or in Craig at 970-824-8233.

Horizons seeks volunteers to be mentors in counties

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to individuals with developmental disabilities in Moffat and Routt counties. Volunteers spend at least three hours a month with Horizons clients. Activities can include hiking, biking, bowling, swimming, fishing, walks, etc. The group needs volunteers for swimming and boating programs.

If interested, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 970-879-4466, ext. 111.

Food bank in Hayden will distribute food as needed

The Hayden Community Food Bank and outreach ministry of Hayden Congregational Church will distribute food on an as-needed basis. Call Theresa Stivers at 970-276-2507 for more information.

Sisters in Steamboat will benefit center, heart group

This year's Sisters in Steamboat weekend will benefit Yampa Valley Medical Center's Sleep Study Center and the American Heart Association. Educational workshops will highlight solutions for women not receiving adequate sleep. The themed programs under the title of "Sleepless in Steamboat" will teach women the "art of rest and relaxation" and offer de-stressing programs and activities. If interested, contact Tracy Barnett, Mainstreet Steamboat Springs manager, at 970-846-1800 or email Sponsorship packages start at $75.

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Mainstreet seeks volunteers to help pull weeds at park

Join members of the Mainstreet Steamboat Springs design committee to help pull weeds in Eagle Scout Park. The committee and other volunteers recently cleared brush and planted drought-tolerant plants in the park below Ghost Ranch Saloon. The fun begins at 8:30 a.m. Bring gloves and bottled water. For more information and to RSVP, call 970-846-1800.

Local groups reach out to returning service members

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans. The American Legion also is looking for new members. For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Michael T. Condie at 970-879-5489.

VNA offers handbook in English and Spanish

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has free copies of Healthwise Handbooks available in English and Spanish. The Healthwise Handbook is a 354-page, self-care guide with information about first aid and emergencies, common health problems, living better with a chronic disease and staying healthy. The handbook is available at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, in Steamboat Springs or at 745 Russell St. in Craig.

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