Steamboat Briefs: Integrated Community seeks French speakers

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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 is accepting donations

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 recommends getting West Nile virus protection

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.

Sisters in Steamboat seeks activity vendors

Any business interested in offering an activity (horseback riding, fly-fishing, bike rentals, golfing, etc.) to the sisters visiting Steamboat from Oct. 15 to 17 is asked to e-mail Tracy Barnett to receive a request for proposal: tracy@mainstreetsteamboat.com. Call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800 with questions.

BLM announces it will waive fees for 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.

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. 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.

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