Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley Medical Center wins awards for community education |

Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley Medical Center wins awards for community education

Yampa Valley Medical Center's campaign for Melanoma Awareness Month won the Silver Leaf Award for community relations at the Colorado Healthcare Communicators Gold Leaf Awards dinner Thursday in Denver.

An advertisement series entitled "Got Melanoma" featured testimonials from Routt County residents who have been treated for melanoma. The ads promoted a community education forum featuring Dr. Maryann Wall, an online quiz about melanoma and the importance of having regular skin checks.

YVMC's 2011 annual report won a Bronze Leaf Award. The report, titled "Home," features patient stories that highlight numerous YVMC services, including the Special Care Nursery at the Family Birth Place, cancer care and cardiology.

YVMC's annual report and Got Melanoma ads can be found at

Clerk and Recorder's Office hours detailed for election

If you have not received your ballot for the 2011 election, call the Routt County Clerk and Recorder's Office at 970-870-5556. Completed ballots must be received at the Clerk and Recorder's Office no later than 7 p.m. Nov. 1. The Clerk and Recorder's Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this week; from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Oct. 28 and Oct. 31; and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 1.

Halloween bash fundraiser benefits visual arts center

A Halloween bash fundraiser for the Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts is at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Larson's Barn, 32380 Wild Goose Lane. There will be a cash bar, prize drawings and a costume contest. The cost is $30 and includes a barbecue dinner from Steamboat Smokehouse, live music from The Worried Men, one drink ticket and one prize drawing ticket. Tickets can be purchased at All That Jazz or the Center for Visual Arts, 906 Lincoln Ave. Call 970-846-5970 for more information.

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Registration opens for kids' programs in Steamboat

Registration is open for the city of Steamboat Springs' fall youth programs, including After School Action, ASSET Clubs, School Days Off, Kid's Night Out and Pee Wee Adventures. Session 1 ASSET Clubs include gymnastics, learn to skate and initiation to hockey, swim lessons, archery, geocaching, cooking and "Secret Formula" science club. 

Pee Wee Adventures is a licensed preschool program on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings for potty-trained 3- to 5-year-olds. All other programs are open to children entering kindergarten through fifth grade. Contact Joelle at 970-879-4300 for more information, or visit for online registration.

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