Sunday, February 15, 2004
Children's health fairs
will be offered in March
Free children's health fairs will be held throughout Routt County during March. The events, open to children 4 months to 5 years old, are an interagency effort to promote good health. Vision, hearing, language, physical and thinking-skills screenings will be provided.
The first fair is March 8 and 9 in South Routt. To make an appointment, call 736-2313 after Sunday.
The second fair is March 15 and 16 in Steamboat Springs; call 879-0391 after Feb. 29 to make an appointment.
The final fair is March 18 and 19 in Hayden. Call 276-3756 after Feb. 29 to make an appointment.
to give extra $25,000
The Yampa Valley Community Foundation, which awards almost $400,000 to nonprofit organizations in Routt and Moffat counties each year, will celebrate its 25th anniversary by giving away an additional $25,000 this year.
Five $5,000 Sterling Anniversary Awards will be given to nonprofits that have made substantial impacts to improve the Yampa Valley. One award will be presented in each of five categories -- arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services and recreation.
"We thought this would be our gift to the nonprofit community," said Dianna Sutton, president and CEO of the Community Foundation.
Award winners will be chosen through a public nomination process. Nominees should be nonprofit, charitable organizations that epitomize the mission of the YVCF: to honor tradition and maintain the character of the Yampa Valley.
To nominate an organization for a Sterling Anniversary Award, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off a nomination at the Steamboat Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Entries for the recreation category must be received by today.
Cancer support group
meetings begin Wednesday
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 back to cancer patients some of the control the diagnosis took away.
"Taking Charge," a monthly educational support group, will begin meeting monthly Wednesday at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. The program, sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association, will meet at noon one Wednesday each month for lunch and educational topics related to a cancer diagnosis. The group is for adults 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 are available for historic designations
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 Friday. If you have questions or want an e-mail application, call Dee Bolton at 879-0108, ext. 314.