Steamboat briefs for Nov. 16

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Monday Medical column receives honors

— Yampa Valley Medical Center's weekly Steamboat Today column, "Monday Medical," was honored with two trophies at the Gold Leaf Awards banquet in Denver earlier this month.

Competing with hospitals and health care organizations of all sizes throughout the state, YVMC Public Relations Director Christine McKelvie won a Gold Leaf award in the writing category for Monday Medical articles she wrote for the Steamboat Today.

A collection of Monday Medical columns was awarded Silver Leaf recognition in the category of proactive media relations.

Health care public relations professionals from California, Tennessee, Missouri and New Mexico judged the contest. They praised "Monday Medical" for being a valuable, useful resource to the community and an excellent way for the hospital to deliver health care information to readers.

The 2007 Gold Leaf Awards were organized by the Colorado Healthcare Communicators.

Baby clothes needed for resource center

The Steamboat Springs Pregnancy Resource Center is in need of slightly used or new baby clothes and other used baby items for children ages 2 and younger. Winter items are especially needed. Donations can be dropped off Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 544 Oak St. Call 871-1307.

Free maps available for Routt National Forest

New maps showing motorized routes on the Routt National Forest are now available free of charge at U.S. Forest Service offices in Steamboat Springs, Yampa, Kremmling, Walden and the forest supervisor's office in Laramie, Wyo.

Information and maps also are available at www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr/recreation/travel_management/mvumindex.shtml. New motorized-use maps for the Medicine Bow National Forest and the Thunder Basin National Grassland will be available in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

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