Briefs for April 28

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Craig-Scheckman foundation applications due

The Craig-Scheckman Foundation will award $50,000 during its May funding cycle. Applications for funding are due Tuesday. The funding is for the foundation's Youth Advocacy Project for Routt County. Funds will be granted to charitable, tax-exempt agencies that operate programs benefiting special needs, at-risk or low-income youths in Routt County. For information, visit www.yap4rc.org or call Sara Craig-Scheckman at 879-0148.

Register for Yampatika's summer programs

Enrollment is open for Yampatika's summer programs for children ages 3 to 11. Register your child online at www.yampatika.org or call 871-9151. Yampatika also offers programs for families and adults.

Routt County 4-H member enrollment ongoing

Membership enrollment is ongoing for Routt County 4-H. Routt County 4-H membership is open to any youths in Routt County. Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 18 as of Jan. 1. Stop by the Routt County Extension Service Office in the Courthouse Annex or call 879-0825.

HPV vaccine available for girls ages 9 to 18

The Human Papillomavirus vaccine is now available through the Colorado Vaccines for Children program for eligible girls ages 9 to 18. The vaccine protects against four major types of HPV, including the types that cause about 70 percent of cervical cancer cases and 90 percent of genital warts. HPV is spread through sexual contact. Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides vaccinations for children under age 19 years on a sliding scale of free to $14.50 a shot. No child will be refused a vaccine due to an inability to pay. Additionally, VNA can provide the vaccine to eligible low-income women ages 19 to 26 who have no insurance under Merck's Patient Assistance Program. For more information, call the VNA at 879-1632.

Dialogue Before Decision to host forum May 2

Dialogue Before Decision, the 2008 project of the Leadership Steamboat Class, will host an open forum about a community recreation center from 7 to 9 p.m. May 2 at Steamboat Mountain Theater. If you have questions that you feel need to be addressed at the forum, please submit them to dialoguebeforedecision@hotmail.com.

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