Steamboat briefs for Nov. 7

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Fly fishing group seeks volunteers for work day

The Yampa Valley Fly Fishers group is seeking volunteers to help with riverbank revegetation work, representing the culmination of Phase 2 of a major project on the Yampa River at the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area. The work, which begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, entails seeding, planting dormant shrubbery stubs and trimming willows.

Already, many boulders have been strategically placed in the river to create healthier channels and habitat for trout.

Coffee will be provided in the mornings, as well as lunch both days. Volunteers who know they can take part can help with planning for lunch by e-mailing confirmation to flycaster@yvff.org.

To get to the site 5 minutes south of Steamboat Springs, drive south on U.S. Highway 40 to a right turn onto Colorado Highway 131. Continue west for about one-quarter mile, then veer right onto Routt County Road 14F. Cross the railroad tracks and river. Turn left through the gate just past the river, and follow the dirt track to the gathering area. For additional information, call 846-2880 or 879-3440.

American Legion offers transport to VA services

The American Legion Post 44 is providing transportation to VA medical centers in Grand Junction and Denver and the VA Clinic in Craig. Call Routt County Veterans Affairs Officer Mike Condie at 879-5489, e-mail at mcondie@co.routt.co.us., or visit the office in the Steamboat Workforce Center in Sundance Plaza.

Prenatal program helps mothers prepare for babies

Are you pregnant and looking for answers to your questions about having a healthy pregnancy and raising a healthy baby? Call Visiting Nurse Association RN Hope Cook at 871-7622 to find out if you qualify for the prenatal plus program. Learn about nutrition, general health, pregnancy, labor and delivery, caring for your baby and community resources.

Free nicotine quit kits available at VNA office

Free nicotine patches or gum are available by calling the Colorado Quitline at 800-QUIT NOW (784-8669). Pick up your free Quit Kits, with no patches or gum included, at the Steamboat VNA office at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, or the Craig VNA office at 745 Russell St.

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