Steamboat Briefs: Local Boy Scouts looking for used cowboy boots

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A local Boy Scouts troop is seeking used cowboy boots for upcoming events. If you have some old boots you'd like to donate, call John Mertz at 870-8993.

Youth Corps application deadline approaching

The application deadline for the Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps is 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Applications may be submitted in person to the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department offices at 245 Howelsen Parkway, via fax at 970-870-0173 or via e-mail to thornor@steamboatsprings.net. Applications are available at www.steamboatsprings.net/rec. Under Recreation, click on Teen Programs, then click on Community Youth Corps. There is a PDF version on the application on the Web site that can be submitted directly via e-mail.

The Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps operates as part of the city of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department. The program offers teens 14 to 16 years old an opportunity to earn while they learn by contributing to community improvement projects. For more information, visit the Web site or call 879-4300.

VNA offering pneumonia vaccine to adults for free

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association now is offering pneumonia vaccines, newly recommended for adults who smoke or have asthma. The vaccine is free under the Merck Vaccine Assistance Program to low-income, uninsured adults. It also is fully covered under Medicare Part B and Medicaid. Tobacco and pulmonary specialists are available for free health consultations at the VNA office at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, from noon to 4 p.m. on Mondays. Schedule an appointment at 879-1632 for the vaccine and a consultation.

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