Steamboat briefs for Nov. 17

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American Legion offering transport to VA services

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

Nicotine quit kits available at Steamboat 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.

VNA offers prenatal plus program, baby resources

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 whether you qualify for the prenatal plus program. Learn about nutrition, general health, pregnancy, labor and delivery, caring for your baby, and community resources.

United Way announces Christmas Wishes program

Routt County United Way is looking for people to adopt needy families for its Christmas Wishes program. Any business or individual who would like to adopt a family or donate can call the office at 879-5605.

Forest Service reminds riders about regulations

U.S. Forest Service officials are reminding area snowmobile riders that until a foot or more of snow is on the ground, snowmobiles are not permitted in the Routt National Forest.

Kent Foster, USFS recreation manager, said a foot of snow is needed to protect vegetation and other important features of the national forest, such as wetlands and sensitive areas.

"This snow depth protects the visitor's investment in snowmobiles, as well as the natural features. A foot of snow barely covers up rocks, logs and other hard objects that can damage snowmobiles," he said.

People caught snowmobiling on less than a foot of snow will be issued citations.

For more information about area national forests, please visit www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr.

County historic registry applications due Friday

Applications for designation to the Routt County Register of Historic Properties are due in the Routt County commissioners' office in the Routt County Courthouse by Friday to be reviewed by the Historic Preservation Board at its Dec. 12 meeting. Call Dee Bolton, 879-0108, for applications or additional information or visit the County's Web site, at www.co.routt.co.us, for the application form.

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