Steamboat briefs: Grand Futures seeking community survey respondents

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— Grand Futures Prevention Coalition has extended its online community survey through March.

The survey results will be combined with results from student and parent surveys to create programming that supports Grand Futures’ efforts to promote healthy lifestyles through alternatives to substance abuse for local youths. To complete the 20-question survey, which should take about 10 to 15 minutes, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/grandfutures.

Kate Marshall, Grand Futures Routt County coordinator, said in an e-mail that the organization especially needs responses from males and community members in Hayden and South Routt.

Grand Futures, which serves Moffat, Grand and Routt counties, released results from a survey of 852 Steamboat Springs, Hayden and South Routt school district sixth- through 12th-graders in November. It plans to release results from a survey of 235 parents at a workshop called Raising Teens in Routt County Today co-hosted with the Routt County Youth Services Coalition Parent Empowerment Task Force from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 31 at Steamboat Springs Middle School.

Sisters in Steamboat seeks speakers for annual event

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs is looking for speakers for the enrichment sessions at the third annual Sisters in Steamboat Weekend, Oct. 14 to 16. The theme of this year’s weekend is “Sleepless in Steamboat,” which was chosen based on a keynote presentation by the American Heart Association at last year’s event. Those interested in presenting a one-hour workshop that could be loosely related to the topic of sleep, relaxation, rejuvenation, health, nutrition and enjoyment of the world can contact Tracy at sisters@mainstreetsteamboat.com or call 970-846-1800 and ask for a request for proposal.

VNA offers handbook for health in English, Spanish

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has free copies of Healthwise Handbooks available in English and Spanish. The Healthwise Handbook is a 354-page self-care guide with information about first aid and emergencies, common health problems, living better with chronic disease and staying healthy. The handbook is available at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, in Steamboat Springs or at 745 Russell St. in Craig.

Hot Springs to host new triathlon training club

The Old Town Hot Springs is hosting a new Triathlon Club in Steamboat, according to a news release. Training is May 2 through Aug. 28. The group is coached by triathlete Amy Charity, an Ironman competitor and defending champion of the Steamboat Triathlon. Athletes will have coached sessions as well as individual workout schedules.

Competitions include Bald Eagle Lake open swims June 20 and July 11 (registration is included), Steamboat Sprint Triathlon on July 24 and the Steamboat Olympic Triathlon on Aug. 28. The cost for members is $400 for the first person in the family and $325 for the second. Nonmembers are $600 for the first person in the family and $525 for the second.

Details are available in the Old Town Hot Springs Aquatics office. The training club is available for athletes ages 15 and older. Register at the front desk by April 15.

Routt veterans services are offered at Sundance Plaza

Veterans can find out which services and benefits they are eligible for through the Routt County Veterans Affairs Office. The office is at 425 Anglers Drive, in Sundance Plaza. The office is open from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through Wednesdays and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. E-mail mcondie@co.routt.co.us or call 970-879-5489.

History museum looking for front desk volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum is seeking volunteers. The Steamboat Springs museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Contact Katy Taylor at 970-879-2214 or at storemgr@springsips.com for more information.

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