Steamboat briefs: Historic register applications due Monday

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— Applications for designation on the Routt County Register of Historic Properties are due Monday in the Routt County commissioners office in the Routt County Courthouse. The Historic Preservation Board will review applications Sept. 9. Call Dee Bolton at 879-0108 for more information.

Philanthropy event seeking volunteers

Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days, from Sept. 16 to 18 in Steamboat Springs, is seeking volunteers for two-hour shifts in a variety of roles. The event is expected to host more than 300 nonprofit groups from the region, as well as 50 private and government funders. Call Rebecca Hanson at 879-4466, ext. 111, e-mail rebecca92967@yahoo.com, or visit www.northwestrpd.org.

Registration open for Chili Challenge

Registration is open for the fourth annual Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge, Sept. 6 at Eighth and Oak streets in downtown Steamboat Springs. Participants can enter recipes in red chili, green chili, firehouse, salsa and cornbread categories. The competition is open to all. The event includes live music, dancing, craft vendors and children's activities. Visit www.mainstreetsteam boatsprings.com or call 846-3352 for details.

Participants needed for Hahn's Peak fair

Artisans and crafters are invited to participate in the fourth annual Hahn's Peak Arts, Crafts and Collectibles Fair, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All spaces will be outside and rent for $30 each. Proceeds from space rentals benefit the Hahn's Peak Historical Society. Anyone interested in renting a space can call Becky at 846-3868.

Services and benefits available for veterans

Services and benefits are available for veterans in Northwest Colorado, including a VA Telehealth Clinic in Craig. To find the services that can help you, visit the Routt County Veterans' Affairs Office in Sundance Plaza, 425 Anglers Drive, or contact Mike Condie at 970-879-5489 or mcondie@co.routt.co.us. Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through Wednesdays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays.

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 mcondie@co.routt.co.us., or visit the office in the Steamboat Workforce Center in Sundance Plaza off Anglers Drive.

VNA offers prenatal program for mothers

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.

US Forest Service urges campfire safety

The U.S. Forest Service is reminding campers to be careful with campfires this summer.

"Right now, the fire danger in the forest and grasslands is moderate with no fire restrictions in place," Tony Tezak, forest fire management officer for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, said this week. "Despite a lack of fire restrictions, however, people still need to be aware of the dangers associated with campfires and be cautious with their use. We have already encountered numerous instances this summer where campfires have been left unattended. This is an accident waiting to happen."

Leaving a campfire unattended is a violation of Federal law (36 CFR 261.5) and is punishable by a fine of $225 to $5,000 and as many as six months in jail.

Build campfires away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, rotten stumps, logs, dry grass and leaves.

For additional information about campfire safety, visit the local USFS office on Weiss Drive.

Pneumonia vaccine now available for adults at VNA

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is now 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. Mondays. Schedule an appointment at 879-1632 for the vaccine and a consultation.

Cultural integration group needs bilingual volunteers

Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community and be respectful and mature. Training will be provided. Call Tatiana at 871-4599 or e-mail director@ciiccolorado.org.

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