Briefs for Oct. 17

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Steamboat Dance Theatre holding auditions Sunday

Steamboat Dance Theatre will be holding auditions for its 35th annual concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at Northwest Ballet Studio, 326 Oak St. The concert audition is open to adults and high school students, with parents' permission. Registration or a Steamboat Dance Theatre membership fee of $15 is due at the audition. Call Wendy at 846-4450 or visit www.dancesteamboat.org.

Veterans Affairs Office urges vets to stop in

The Routt County Veterans Affairs Office is encouraging local vets to apply for the VA health system. Local veterans affairs officers Michael Condie said a community-based outpatient clinic, or CBOC, for vets could be built in Craig if sufficient use is proven. Having a CBOC in Northwest Colorado would eliminate the need for many vets to travel to the Grand Junction VA medical facility.

To sign up for the VA health system, stop by the Veterans Workforce offices in the Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center in Steamboat Springs or the location in Craig. Call 879-5489 or 824-3246.

Advocates seeks volunteers to help victims of abuse

Advocates Against Battering and Abuse is seeking community volunteers interested in helping victims of domestic violence. Anyone interested in the program is asked to call 879-2034.

Medical fund set up for firefighter Ken Farmer

A medical fund has been established at Wells Fargo Bank in Steamboat Springs for longtime Routt County firefighter and EMT Ken Farmer, who is battling cancer.

Farmer has worked with Oak Creek Fire and Ambulance, West Routt Fire and Ambulance, Steamboat Ski Patrol and other agencies.

Farmer has been accepted to the CICP program, which will cover 90 percent of his surgical costs at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. The fund has been established to help him pay for the estimated $10,000 he will owe.

Donations can be sent to the Firefighter Ken Cancer Fund, Wells Fargo Bank 9116180523, P.O. Box 774888, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

VNA forming monthly ALS support group

Anyone interested in joining an ALS support group is asked to call Katy Thiel of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 871-7628. The VNA is attempting to form a monthly support group.

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