Steamboat briefs: Routt County Fair Royalty applications due today


— Applications for Routt County Fair Royalty are due today. Interested girls ages 8 to 19 can call Missy Wilhelm at 879-2968 for an application and details. Applicants don't need to have their own horses or be members of 4-H or FFA.

Family Birth Place art submissions due today

Staff members at the new Family Birth Place at Yampa Valley Medical Center are looking for donations from local artists to enhance the ambiance of the hospital wing that opened in May. Submissions are due today. Complete artwork guidelines are available on the Family Birth Place page of the hospital's Web site, For more information, artists may contact Tracey Fortson at or 871-2416.

Registration now open for 4th annual 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, or call 846-3352 for details.

Telehealth Clinic services 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 Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through Wednesdays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays.


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