Briefs for April 25

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Habitat for Humanity benefit ball is May 13

The inaugural Carpenter's Ball to benefit Routt County Habitat for Humanity is at 6:30 p.m. May 13 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center. Tickets are $50. Call 879-0882, ext. 209.

Medical center holding CPR and first aid class

Yampa Valley Medical Center is holding a Heartsaver Adult CPR and first aid class for non-clinical people from 5 to 10 p.m. May 8. Call 871-2500 to sign up. The class will be at the Visiting Nurse Association.

Editorial Board letters of interest are due today

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters of interest from those who wish to serve as community representatives on the newspaper's Editorial Board for the summer term, from May 1 through Aug. 31.

The Editorial Board includes two community representatives and five members of the newspaper staff. Newspaper staff members on the board include WorldWest General Manager Suzanne Schlicht, Publisher Bryna Larsen, Editor Scott Stanford, City Editor Brent Boyer and reporter Tom Ross. The Editorial Board formulates the Our View opinions expressed on the ViewPoints page of the newspaper.

Any reader interested in serving on the Editorial Board should send a letter of 500 words or less expressing his or her interest in the board to Stanford at sstanford@steamboatpilot.com or at P.O. Box 774827; Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Letters are due today. Call Stanford at 871-4221 with questions.

Hepatitis B vaccinations available on sliding scale

Hepatitis B vaccinations are available to adults with certain risk factors on a sliding scale from free to $15 per vaccination for a limited time at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. Completing the Hepatitis B vaccination series of three shots provides lifelong immunity from this sexually transmitted disease.

To be eligible for this discount, you must be at least 20 years old and have certain risk factors. Call the VNA at 879-1632.

Sign-up under way for Cinco de Mayo celebration

Comunidad Integrada will host Craig's second annual Cinco de Mayo Festival from noon to 5 p.m. May 6 at the picnic area of the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

This festival's goal is to bring together community members from various backgrounds in a fun, family setting while fostering the appreciation of Mexican culture through art, food and performance.

Comunidad Integrada is looking for area businesses, youth groups, organizations, and individuals who would like to participate in the celebration. Business booths are $100, and nonprofits pay $50.

Comunidad Integrada also is seeking a major sponsor for the event. For more information, to donate, to request a booth or to volunteer, call 846-5521.

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