Steamboat briefs: Artist receives award at Estes Park show

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Steamboat Springs glass artist Robin Clow received the Founders Award for her piece “Fish in the Stone” at the annual Lines Into Shapes art show Oct. 29 in Estes Park. Clow’s piece is a muted salmon and beige platter made from hand-cut glass pattern bars and hand-mixed glass frits.

Clow’s award-winning piece can be seen at Wild Horse Gallery in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Blogging seminar offered Saturday at CMC campus

Cash in on Blogging, a seminar about how to make money while blogging, is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Mountain College. Steamboat author and journalist Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer, who has been earning money through blogging since 2004, will teach the seminar. Topics include how to use blogging to promote your business or profession and how to get jobs blogging for businesses. Hornik-Beer will provide tests that employers give to those seeking blogging jobs and point out the key aspects of the tests. She also will go over the names of agencies that list blogging jobs online and review what’s needed in a resume. The cost is $20. Call 970-870-4444 by Friday to register.

VNA offers birth control, screenings for women

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Women’s Health Clinic is offering free IUDs, Nuvaring and Implanon. Other birth control, STD screenings and general women’s health care also is offered free to low cost based on income. All income levels are welcome. Make an appointment in Steamboat at 970-879-1632 or in Craig at 970-824-8233.

Horizons seeks mentors for developmentally disabled

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to individuals with developmental disabilities in Moffat and Routt counties. Volunteers spend at least three hours a month with Horizons clients. Activities can include hiking, biking, bowling, swimming, fishing, walks, etc. The group needs volunteers for swimming and boating programs. If interested, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 970-879-4466, ext. 111.

Local groups reach out to returning service members

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans. The American Legion also is looking for new members. For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Michael T. Condie at 970-879-5489.

Partners in Routt County seeks new board members

Partners in Routt County, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing meaningful mentorships between adults and youths in our community, is seeking caring, committed volunteers to serve on its board of directors. The board meets monthly and is tasked, among other things, with helping to organize and meet Partners’ fundraising needs, including its annual Java n Jazz fundraiser. If you care about kids in the community and are willing to put in the time and effort to help Partners continue to succeed, email or call Executive Director Libby Foster at libby@partnersrouttcounty.org or 970-879-6141.

Shingles vaccinations for adults offered by the VNA

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the Zostavax vaccine for shingles. Adults ages 60 and older who are low income and uninsured (no Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance) may qualify to receive the vaccine for a $14 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Patients may apply for this program by making an appointment at the Steamboat Springs office by calling 970-879-1632 or at the Craig office by calling 970-824-8233.

Stagecoach photos sought for local historical project

Local historian Arianthe Stettner and writer Jennie Lay are working on a project about the history of Stagecoach. The subject area is limited to the land that includes Stagecoach State Park and the landscapes adjacent to or overlooking the park. They are seeking historic photographs from the area that reflect early people who lived or played around Stagecoach, their homesteads, historic structures, agriculture, mining, timber, dam construction, skiing, hunting and anything else that might be considered of historic significance regarding Stagecoach. If you have historic Stagecoach photographs that you would be willing to share, call Jennie Lay at jennie.lay@gmail.com or 970-846-9695.

BLM releases draft land-use plan for Northwest Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management released for public review a Draft Resource Management Plan revisions for BLM lands and minerals in Northwest Colorado.

The plan will provide the management direction for the next two decades covering all aspects of BLM land and mineral management within the Colorado River Valley Field Office boundary.

The Colorado River Valley Field Office covers 505,000 surface acres and 707,000 acres of subsurface mineral estate administered in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Routt counties.

The BLM will accept public comment on the Colorado River Valley draft through Dec. 15.

The plan and information about comments are available here.

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