Steamboat briefs for Nov. 27

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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 and 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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