Steamboat briefs: Library card holders can download books from site

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Digital natives with a Windows 7, 32-bit or 64-bit computer now can download audio books through the Bud Werner Memorial Library’s new audio book platform, NetLibrary. Library card holders can go to the Library’s website at http://www.steamboatlibrary.org/opacdownloadablemedia.html to create an acc­ount and download the software onto their computers. Call the library’s Reference Desk for assistance at 970-879-0240 ext. 331.

Respite Program seeking experienced care providers

The Yampa Valley Autism Program is seeking care providers for its Respite Program. Respite Program care providers are made available to families of children with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities, for hire to help as needed. Care providers also can participate in programs such as Kids’ Night Out.

The Yampa Valley Autism Program is looking for individuals that have experience with children of special needs. CPR and first aid certifications can be provided if not certified. An hourly rate is provided to all caregivers. Call Kristin at 970-870-4263 or e-mail kristinpiro@gmail.com.

French-speaking volunteers are needed for assistance

French-speaking volunteers are needed for assistance to non-English-speaking residents of Steamboat Springs. Call Anna at 970-870-3069 for more information.

Children’s book club kits are available at library

Local children can start their own Kids’ Book Clubs with Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Book Buzz Kits. Each kit contains eight paperback copies of books and discussion questions for a variety of beloved titles for boys and girls ages 7 to 12. Kits can be checked out for six weeks. They can be reserved for as long as three months in advance by calling the children’s library at 970-879-0240, ext. 314.

Integrated Community seeks French speakers

Integrated Community is looking for French-speaking volunteers and interpreters to help work with the West African community in Steamboat Springs. Call 970-620-1513 if you can help.

Steamboat Little League seeks donations, materials

Steamboat Springs Little League is raising money to improve the quality of the fields and get better equipment for players. Donations of cash and materials are being accepted. To donate money, call Phil Pagliaro at 970-590-7076. To donate materials, call Pat McElhiney at 970-846-8734. Donations are tax-deductible.

VNA provides protection advice for West Nile virus

Colorado is in the peak season of West Nile virus, a disease that can be transmitted to humans by mosquitoes, according to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. Protect yourself from West Nile virus by doing the following: Avoid outdoor activities, such as gardening, at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. If outside at dawn or dusk, cover up by wearing light, loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts, pants, shoes and socks. Use mosquito repellents containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. DEET products generally provide the longest protection. The other repellents do work but may need to be applied more frequently. Follow the product label for correct use. Products with 10 percent or less DEET are recommended for children. For more information about West Nile Virus, visit www.fightthebitecolorado.com.

BLM announces to waive fees on some lands Nov. 11

The Bureau of Land Mana­gement, in conjunction with other agencies within the Depart­ment of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors 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 in effect.

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

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