Steamboat briefs: Free breastfeeding clinic offered at Yampa Valley Medical Center |

Steamboat briefs: Free breastfeeding clinic offered at Yampa Valley Medical Center

Editor’s note: The Old Town Hot Springs Poochy Paddle is from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 9. The date of the event has been corrected.

This informal, informative breastfeeding class is offered free to those interested in learning about breastfeeding. The class is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Conference Room 2 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. For more information, call Lactation Support Services at 970-871-2412.

Poochy Paddle planned at hot springs on Oct. 9

Old Town Hot Springs hosts a Poochy Paddle from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 9. Dogs and their owners are invited to the pool, where dogs can swim, jump, chase balls and even venture off the diving board. The lap pool will be closed immediately after the Poochy Paddle for a week-long cleaning. For more information, call Shannon Lukens at 970-846-0119.

Steamboat Art Museum needs gift shop volunteers

The Steamboat Art Museum needs volunteers to help in its exhibit galleries and gift shop. Volunteers typically work two hours per week and may be asked to greet visitors, give informal tours, help with clerical work and conduct sales in the museum gift shop. Contact Betsy at 970-870-1755 or

Registration begins for Steamboat fall programs

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 cost is $15 a day. Call Alexis Wolf for program information or Joelle Hamm for registration information at 970-879-4300. Online registration is available at

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 are 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.

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