Briefs for July 28

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Construction continues on Colorado Highway 131

Construction to repair a concrete and steel girder bridge on Colorado Highway 131 in Oak Creek is scheduled to begin Wednesday (Aug. 2), Colorado Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday.

CDOT and Castle Rock-based contractor Tricon 2 is scheduled to repair the sidewalk, rail, abutments and piers on the bridge near mile marker 51 on Colo. 131, about 20 miles south of Steamboat Springs. A temporary signal will direct single-lane, alternating traffic over the bridge until the work is completed in mid-September.

County fair horse show entry deadline extended

The entry deadline for the Routt County Fair Open Horse Show has been extended until July 31. Entries must be postmarked by July 31. You may get entry forms at www.routtcountyfair.org or call Alicia Samuelson at 638-4638 or Missy Wilhelm at 879-2968.

Visiting Nurse Association offers Rotavirus vaccine

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the newly available Rotavirus vaccine. Rotavirus infects children between six and 24 months of age and causes three significant symptoms: high fever, vomiting and diarrhea. The vaccine is given by mouth in three separate doses at two, four and six months of age. The vaccine cannot be given outside of this age range. Children's vaccines are given on a sliding fee scale, and no child will be refused a vaccine because of an inability to pay. Call 879-1632 to make an appointment for your infant.

"Laugh it UP!" reading program nears end

Bud Werner Memorial Library would like to remind all children participating in the "Laugh it UP!" summer reading program that they have until Aug. 4 to finish their reading game and collect prizes. Call the children's library at 879-0240 for details.

Library encourages joining book club

Bud Werner Memorial Library's Book Club is encouraging new members to join. The club meets every four to six weeks and is facilitated by Michelle Dover, the library's circulation manager. Visit www.steamboatlibrary.org for a complete list of books to be read and discussed by the book club this year. For more information, call 879-0240.

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