Steamboat Briefs: Bicycle stage race needs volunteers for committee

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— The third annual Steamboat Stage Race is looking for anyone interested in joining the organizing committee for the Labor Day bicycle race. The group needs help planning and coordinating various areas of the race including logistics, road signs, feed zones and awards ceremonies. Volunteers must be able to meet weekly and contribute time to the planning and execution of their tasks leading up to race weekend. If you are interested or have questions, email Corey Piscopo at volunteers@bikesteamboat.com.

Community college offering class on Colorado minerals

Colorado Northwestern Community College is offering a “Minerals and the Shaping of Colorado” class. A short discussion will take place at 10 a.m. June 28 at at the Hayden Heritage Museum followed by a field trip to Silver Plume on July 1. There, students will ride the narrow-gauge railroad to a mine tour and walk the streets of historic Georgetown. The cost for the workshop is $84. Call Lindsay at 970-276-7291 for more information or to register. 

VNA warns about measles, offers $14 vaccinations

On a flight in June 12, Coloradans were possibility exposed to measles at Denver International Airport, according to a news release. Measles is a highly contagious disease that can result in pneumonia, encephalitis and even death. The U.S. rate for measles is at its highest since 1996 and travelers to Europe, Africa and Asia have been sources of imported cases in the United States. International travelers including infants ages 6 months and older should be immunized. Adults and young children should receive two vaccinations before traveling internationally. The measles vaccination (MMR) is available at Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association for $14 for ages 6 months and older. Call 970-824-8233 in Craig or 970-879-1632 in Steamboat Springs for more information or to make an appointment.

Freedom Conference to be held at Steamboat Grand

The Steamboat Institute’s third annual Freedom Conference is Aug. 19 and 20 at The Steamboat Grand. The institute is an organization that lists its core values as limited government, lower taxes, free markets, strong national defense, and individual rights and responsibilities. Speakers at this year’s conference will include Steven Moore of The Wall Street Journal and Kate Obenshain of Young America’s Foundation.

More information is at www.steamboatinstitute.org.

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