Steamboat Briefs: BLM announces days when it will waive some land fees

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The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15, Sept. 25 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) on many of the public lands managed by the BLM, including areas within the National Landscape Conservation System, according to a BLM news release.

Site standard amenity and individual day-use fees at BLM recreation sites and areas will be waived for the day, according to the release. Other fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals, and group day use, will remain.

More details about fee-free days and activities are at www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/Recreation/BLM_Fee_Free_Days.html.

VNA offers birth control, screenings for women

Free birth control is available with an appointment through the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Family Planning Program, including IUDs, Nuvaring and Implanon. There are no income requirements. VNA also offers low-cost women’s health care and STD screenings. Make an appointment in Steamboat at 970-879-1632 or in Craig at 970-824-8233.

Chamber offering summer internship opportunities

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is looking for college students in need of experience in the marketing and business fields to work as summer interns. Interns will gain event coordinator experience while working closely with the Chamber’s marketing department. Call Paulette Thomas at 970-875-7000, or e-mail a résumé and letter of interest to paulette@steamboatchamber.com.

VA issues warning about a potential phone scam

The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning veterans not to disclose personal information over the phone to callers claiming to update, confirm or verify VA-related information, according to a news release. According to the VA, the fraudulent callers are asking for credit card numbers, bank routing numbers and other personal and financial information. A recent call included the caller claiming to be a VA employee and stating that the veteran’s medical card has expired.

VA warns veterans to be wary of calls coming from 888-555-1234. Veterans with questions should call 877-222-8387.

Horizons seeks volunteers to serve as local mentors

Horizons Specialized Services seeks volunteers to serve as mentors to individuals with developmental disabilities in Moffat and Routt counties. Volun­teers spend at least three hours a month with Horizons clients. Activities can include hiking, biking, bowling, swimming, fishing, walks, etc. The group needs volunteers for the Steamboat Marathon, swimming and boating programs.

If interested, call Volunteer Coordinator-Rebecca Hanson at 879-4466, ext. 111.

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