Steamboat briefs: United Way Holiday Wishes campaign now under way


Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue members will be at Walmart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday letting shoppers know what items are needed as part of the 9th annual United Way Holiday Wishes campaign.

Those who would like to contribute also can find a list of needed gifts at through Dec. 19. Once on the site, click on the “Find Gift Registry” tab and type “Steamboat” as the first name and “Holiday Wishes” as the last name. Cash, checks and Chamber Bucks also can be donated.

The goal of the program is to adopt 70 families this year, which is a 25 percent increase from last year, according to a new release.

Those who participate in the program are invited to drop off their wrapped gifts during a holiday party from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rex’s American Grill & Bar. “The support of the community has been extraordinary throughout the years, and I am excited to see how many people we can get involved in giving and the difference we can make as a community for many families this holiday season,” Rex Brice, owner of Steamboat Restaurant Group, said in the news release.

For more information about the United Way Holiday Wishes campaign, go to

Boy Scouts holds personal items drive on Saturday

Boy Scout Troop 194, of Steamboat, will hold a food and personal items drive for LIFT-UP of Routt County from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Safeway, City Market and Walmart. Call Dan Ragan at 970-846-1875 with questions.

Registration now is open for city youth programs

Registration is open for city of Steamboat Springs youth programs running from Jan. 3 to March 2. Programs include Afterschool Action, School Days Off, ASSET Clubs, Kids Night Out and Pee Wee Adventures.

ASSET Clubs include gymnastics, learn to skate, initiation to hockey, jewelry making, snowshoeing, “Snoops” Detective Agency, tennis, African dance and Molly Manners. The cost of ASSET Clubs includes transportation from school, a healthy snack, activity fees and supervision until 5:45 p.m. through the licensed Afterschool Action program. All programs are open to children entering kindergarten through fifth grades.  

Pee Wee Adventures continues from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays for potty trained 3- to 5-year-olds. The licensed preschool program will offers a seven-week ice skating lessons program from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays starting Jan. 6. The $140 cost includes skate rentals and lessons.

Call Joelle at 970-879-4300 for more information or register online at

Craig TeleHealth offers free flu shots for veterans

The Craig TeleHealth clinic hosts a flu shot clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays. All veterans are highly encouraged to get their annual flu shot, said Nurse Cindy Dearden, flu shot coordinator. Veterans with a latex allergy should tell staff prior to getting the flu shot so nurses can take special precautions. Call the clinic at 970-824-6721.

Adult day services offered at Haven Assisted Living

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering adult day services at The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden for any disabled individual older than 18 or elderly individual who is looking for daily activities where oversight is provided. Services are provided from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Meals, medication administration, activities, assistance with bathing and wellness assessments are available. For more information and to register, call Diane Girty at 970-875-1891.


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