Steamboat briefs for May 9

United Way seeks Day of Caring volunteers

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— Routt County United Way's 12th annual Day of Caring is May 21. Projects and volunteers are needed for the event, which facilitates service activities throughout the community. Individuals or teams are welcome to volunteer. Call Routt County United Way at 879-5605.

Register today for Battle of the Bands

The fifth annual Teen Battle of the Bands is at 9 p.m. May 16 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. The event will feature teen bands from Routt and Moffat counties. Each band must have a three-song set. Local musicians and other sound experts will judge bands on originality, musicianship, sound, lyrics and appearance.

Bands should register by today to participate. Registration forms are available at the office of the city's Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department or on the Web at: www.steamboatsprings.net/rec. Return completed forms to the city office or e-mail to: blightner@steamboatsprings.net.

Teen Battle of the Bands is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs Teen Programs, the Steamboat Pilot & Today, The Local and Z Rock. Call Teen Programs at 879-4300 for more information.

Volunteers needed for Ducks Unlimited banquet

The local chapter of Ducks Unlimited is seeking volunteers for its banquet and silent auction Sept. 5 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. If you would like to help with the banquet or have questions, call Ron and Kathy Whaley at 870-9947.

Youth Corps extends application deadline

Spots still are available for service this summer with the Community Youth Corps, which includes work on community projects such as trail building and maintenance, landscaping, fence construction and more. Ten two-work sessions are available for 14- to 16-year-olds. One week is spent working in town and the other is spent camping and working in the backcountry. Sessions start June 2 and end August 15. The pay is $7.52 per hour. Applications are available at the city's Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department or on the Web at: www.steamboat-springs.net/rec. Call Brooke Lightner at 879-4300, ext. 355, or e-mail blightner@steamboatsprings.net.

VNA offering free HPV vaccinations for women

Free HPV vaccinations are available to uninsured, low-income women ages 19 to 26, through the Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance program, at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association office at Yampa Valley Medical Center. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease and can lead to cervical cancer and other diseases.

Hepatitis vaccinations are available from the Colorado Department of Public Health at a reduced cost to adult clients with certain risk factors,.

Call the VNA at 879-1632 to learn whether you qualify.

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