Briefs for March 30


Annual 9Health Fair set for Saturday at school

The annual 9Health Fair will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Steamboat Springs Middle School. The fair offers free information and health screenings as well as $5 colorectal cancer test kits, $30 blood tests and $25 PSA tests for men.

The 9Health Fair, sponsored by Yampa Valley Medical Center, is one of only 40 sites in Colorado this year to offer a blood count test for $15. Also new this year are free finger-stick blood glucose tests.

Health care professionals and community volunteers will check height and weight, vision, hearing and blood pressure. Lung function, body in balance, oral health, foot screenings and skin checks are also free. Numerous nonprofit health care and support groups will be present to discuss their programs and provide information on sleep disorders, autism, Alzheimer's and more.

Members of the YVMC Ethics Committee will be available to help people fill out living wills and other advance directives.

Registration is on-site at the fair. All blood tests require 12-hour fasting.

Children's Health Fair offers screenings Thursday

The Children's Health Fair, sponsored by Horizons Specialized Services and BOCES, will offer screenings Thursday for children ages 5 and younger. In conjunction with Early Invervention Day, staff will screen children in four major areas of development -- motor skills, language skills, thinking skills and social skills. Hearing tests also will be available. Testing starts at 8:30 a.m. at Hayden Valley Elementary School. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 276-3756.

Routt County Fair Board holding contest for logo

The Routt County Fair Board is holding a fair logo and theme contest for the 91st annual fair, to be held Aug. 13 to 21 at the Routt County Fairgrounds. Entries are free and open to Routt County residents, and must include a logo and theme for consideration. Entries can be in any medium, as long as they can be easily converted to an electronic .tif or .eps file for use in promotional materials. The winner will receive a $250 prize. Entries not chosen may be used for other fair purposes, such as the fair coloring contest or fair T-shirts. Entries are due April 11 and should be submitted to Routt County Fair Association: Attn. Jill Altman, P.O. Box 1000, Hayden, CO 81639 or dropped off at the fairgrounds exhibit hall. Call 276-3068 or e-mail

Strawberry Park school holding book fair in April

Strawberry Park Elementary School is hosting a scholastic book fair from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 8 to 14. The book fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 during the pet show.


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