News in Brief for Thursday, June 26

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Booths now available for Hahn's Peak craft fair

The Hahn's Peak Area Historical Society hosts an Arts, Crafts and Collectibles Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 31 in the Hahn's Peak Schoolhouse. The event includes food, fun and bargains of all kinds. Space is limited for booths, so sign up quickly. The booth fee is $35. Proceeds benefit the Hahn's Peak Area Historical Society. Call Marge at 879-7291 to sign up.

Steamboat Springs VNA offering tobacco quit kits

Tobacco-free quit kits for smokers and chewers are available at the Steamboat Springs VNA office at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, and in Craig at 745 Russell St. The kits promote the Colorado QuitLine and free support from a trained coach who guides and supports individuals through the quitting process. Research shows you are seven times more likely to end your tobacco habit with the QuitLine than if you are trying to quit on your own. Four weeks of free nicotine patches are available. Nicotine gum is also available. Call 1 (800) QUIT-NOW (784-8669), or call the VNA at 871-7664.

Food drive donations taken at Friday free concert

LIFT-UP of Routt County is holding a Community Food Drive beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Howelsen Hill, during the free summer concert featuring the Drew Emmitt Band. The LIFT-UP food bank is in dire need of nonperishable food supplies. Please take food donations to help the hungry. Donations will be received at the entrance to the concert at Howelsen Hill. Call 870-8804.

Measles making a comeback across U.S.

Public health officials in Colorado and across the United States are warning travelers to check their measles immunization status before traveling internationally this summer. Measles, a highly infectious disease long held in check by robust immunization efforts, is making a comeback in the United States. For more information about measles or about what vaccinations babies, children and adults should receive, please visit the department's Web site at www.cdphe.state.co.us or call 1 (877) 462-2911.

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