Briefs for Feb. 9

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Humane Society needs help at animal shelter

The Routt County Humane Society is looking for volunteers to help at the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter. The animal shelter also needs donations of Science Diet or Iams canned cat food. Call 879-RCHS.

Routt County residents get in free to Tread museum

Routt County residents receive free admission to the Tread of Pioneers Museum. The museum at Eighth and Oak streets is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Photography on display

at Off the Beaten Path

Artist Mike Wight is displaying his photography at the Off the Beaten Path Bookstore through the month of February. Off the Beaten Path is at 56 Seventh St., just off Lincoln Avenue.

Educational cancer support group to meet monthly

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can be one of the most frightening experiences a person may have. One of the key components to battling cancer is knowledge. Taking charge of personal health and educating oneself about the diagnosis can give cancer patients back some of the control that the diagnosis has taken away.

"Taking Charge," a monthly educational support group, will begin meeting monthly Feb. 18 at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. The program, sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association, will meet at noon on one Wednesday each month for lunch and educational topics related to a cancer diagnosis. The group is for men and women with any type of cancer diagnosis as well as their family and friends. The first meeting will feature pathologist Bill Cox speaking on the first step, understanding your diagnosis through the pathology report. Future topics will include the effects of chemotherapy on the brain, radiation therapy, family dynamics and nutrition. Call Katy Thiel at 879-1632.

Applications for county designation available

Applications for designation to the Routt County Register of Historic Properties are available in the Routt County Board of Commissioners' office in the Courthouse Annex and are due Feb. 20. If you have questions or want an e-mail application, call Dee Bolton at 879-0108, ext. 314.

Pediatric Medic First Aid course offered monthly

A Pediatric Medic First Aid course for parents and others working with children is offered monthly through Colorado Mountain College. The course covers accident prevention, first aid and CPR certification. Cost is $20.50. Call Paul Yonekawa at 879-4530.

Pilot & Today accepting Locals nominations

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting nominations for its 2004 Locals special section.

Locals is a section dedicated to stories about area residents. If you know someone deserving of being profiled in this section, send a note explaining who the person is and why the person would make an interesting candidate. You can submit nominees to editor Scott Stanford via e-mail at sstanford@steamboatpilot. com.

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