Steamboat briefs: Entries now being accepted for Winter Carnival parade

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— The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is accepting Winter Carnival Parade Entries for the 98th Annual Winter Car­­nival.

The Winter Carnival Parade is Feb. 6 after the street events on Lincoln Avenue. Anyone is welcome to participate, but only those who use a diamond hitch are eligible to be judged. The entry fee is a $7 Winter Carnival button, which is used to attend all of the week’s events.

Entry forms can be found at www.sswsc.org, the Winter Sports Club offices or the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association visitor center. Call 970-879-0695, ext. 100, with questions.

Bust of Steamboat group seeks committee members

The 10th Annual Bust of Steamboat committee is seeking members. The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness committee meets from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at The Egg & I. During the monthly meetings, the group plans its annual October fundraiser and discusses distribution of funds. The money raised benefits local uninsured and underinsured women in Routt and Moffat counties to pay for annual exams, mammograms and breast cancer treatment costs.

Organizers hope to have many smaller events leading up to The Bust of Steamboat on Oct. 21. For more information, call Deb Curd at 970-846-4554.

To see past auctions, visit www.thebustofsteamboat.org.

Hospital program Thursday set to focus on ACL tears

Yampa Valley Medical Center will present a free program, “Everything you ever wanted to know about ACL tears, but were afraid to ask,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Conference Room 1 at YVMC. Steam­­boat Springs orthopedic surgeon Dr. Eric Verploeg will discuss the ACL’s function in relation to the anatomy and physiology of the knee as well as options for treatment and outcomes of not treating tears. For details, call 970-871-2500.

3 YVMC managers attend Homeland Security session

Three members of Yampa Valley Medical Center’s management team recently attended a Homeland Security training session at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala., according to a news release.

YVMC Emergency Pre­pared­­­­ness Coordinator Steve Hilley, Senior Director of Sup­­port Services Tom Lake and Doak Walker Care Center Admin­istrator Lee Dickey completed a four-day resident training course in health care in December.

“It was such a realistic practice of multiple disasters and how to manage them as a member of the incident command team,” Dickey said. “I feel much better prepared now for any community disaster that may occur.”

Karl Gills, chief executive officer of YVMC, said the hospital made a good investment of time in sending the three leaders to the training.

“We plan to send everyone who serves as an administrator on-call to a future CDP session in 2011,” Gills said.

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