Steamboat briefs: Hospital seeks artwork for new Family Birth Place

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Hospital seeks artwork for new Family Birth Place

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.

"We are specifically interested in acquiring fine art photography of pregnant moms, newborns and new families to adorn the hallways and public areas," Family Birth Place nurse Alethea Stone said. Stone said the hospital also is interested in artwork of any medium that represents themes of growth, tranquility, inspiration, movement or change.

Submissions are due by July 16. Complete artwork guidelines are available on the Family Birth Place page of the hospital's web site, www.yvmc.org. For more information, artists may contact Stone at alethea.stone@yvmc.org or 871-2412.

Community tree-planting event planned for Friday

Community members are invited to join the Bark Beetle Information Task Force in planting seedlings to replace trees killed by the mountain pine beetle Friday at Steamboat Lake State Park. Buses will depart at 9:30 a.m. from the U.S. Forest Service office at 925 Weiss Drive, and return at about 3:30 p.m. Go Alpine and the city of Steamboat Springs have donated transportation for the event. Call Lyn Halliday at 879-6232 for bus seat reservations. People also can drive their own vehicles. Tree planters will not be charged entrance fees to Steamboat Lake State Park.

Central Park Management is providing soft drinks and free pizza, prepared at a discount by Glen Eden Family Restaurant & Tavern. Lunch is at 1:30 p.m. at the picnic area next to Glen Eden. Smokey Bear plans to stop by and visit the children during lunch.

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