Steamboat briefs: Group seeks proposals for river restoration project |

Steamboat briefs: Group seeks proposals for river restoration project

The Yampa Valley Stream Improvement Charitable Trust is seeking design proposals for the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area's Phase III river restoration project. The project is a design of 3,300 feet of river habitat restoration on the Yampa River. Interested firms can find proposal information on the Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration's Open Notices website, For more information call Division of Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologist Bill Atkinson at 970-817-2868.

Steamboat Art Museum seeks volunteers for exhibit

The Steamboat Art Museum is looking for volunteers to greet visitors during the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters exhibit from through Oct. 15. The exhibit of Western landscape painting will be on display in the museum's new West Wing, which recently was acquired as part of the museum's 99-year lease. Volunteers typically work two to three hours a week and may sign up for all or part of the exhibit's duration. Any help in hosting the exhibit is welcome. Call the museum at 970-870-1755.

Newborn Network group offers resources for parents

Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children as old as 3. Newborn Network's free services include weekly networking and education groups, parenting education home visits, a lending library of parenting topics and a series of gift bags. Parents of a child as old as 3 can call 970-879-0977 for more information about support services.

Young Tracks Childcare seeking board members

Young Tracks Childcare board of directors is seeking community members to become part of the largest child care center in Routt County. The group is looking for people with a passion for children who are knowledgeable in fundraising or grant writing and who are committed to making the organization thrive. Meetings are the third Tuesday bimonthly throughout the year. Call Kate at 320-226-2236 for more information.

YVMC offers new outpatient lactation clinic Wednesdays

Yampa Valley Medical Center's Family Birth Place staff will offer a new outpatient lactation clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Lactation visits are free by appointment in the Integrated Health clinic on YVMC's campus.

The outpatient lactation clinic offers support and education for women to achieve their breastfeeding goals, regardless of where they delivered their babies. Each visit will include weighing the baby, observation and evaluation of a feeding, assessment of maternal and infant anatomy, and suggestions for enhancement. An average consultation lasts about one hour. Call 970-875-2662 to schedule a consultation.

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