Steamboat briefs: Routt voters can register, update information online

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— Routt County voters now can register to vote and update their information online, Coun­ty Clerk and Recorder Kay Wein­land said. The link is on the county home page, www.co.routt.co.us, above the waving flag.

“Voters will be able to update their party affiliation, change their addresses and register to vote if they have a Colorado driver’s license or ID,” Weinland said.

Those who register must have state identification for purposes of signature verification.

VNA offers meningitis vaccines for students

High school seniors, now is the time to get your Menactra vaccine to protect you against meningitis. College freshman living in dormitories are at increased risk for meningococcal disease and should be vaccinated with Menactra before college entry. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offers drop-in clinics for adolescents from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, in Steamboat Springs. Vaccinations also are available by appointment. For more information, call the VNA at 879-1632.

VNA program offers free breast and cervical exams

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has announced a program to reduce breast and cervical cancer mortality through the Women’s Wellness Connection. The WWC provides free breast and cervical exams and selected diagnostic services to women ages 40 to 65 who meet financial qualifications. The program targets women who have not had a mammogram or Pap test within the past year or women who have lost insurance, had an abnormal finding and need follow-up. Call Phyllis Coletta at the VNA at 970-871-7646.

Registration now open for Yampatika summer camps

Registration now is open for Yampatika’s 2010 summer camps. Yampatika is offering weeklong programs at its Environmental Learning Center at the Legacy Ranch for children ages 5 to 14. Yampatika’s programs provide children hands-on opportunities to explore their natural surroundings and are designed to inspire environmental stewardship through education. Camps include Wilderness Pioneers 1 and 2 for children ages 12 to 14, which teaches map, compass and GPS skills, as well as wilderness ethics and Leave No Trace practices. Wilderness Pioneers experience a pack-in, pack-out field trip at the end of the week. There also will be an optional overnight experience for Junior Naturalists ages 9 to 11. Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis thanks to The Craig Scheckman Family Foundation. E-mail Yampatika at info@yam patika.org for more details.

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