Steamboat briefs: VNA is seeking tobacco cessation success stories

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The Great American Smokeout is Thursday. To help others win the battle against tobacco, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is asking former tobacco users to send cessation success stories to share them with others. Stories should include information about which cessation method worked best for you, how many times you attempted to quit before you succeeded, how old you were when you first started using tobacco and how long you’ve been tobacco-free. Submit stories by Monday to vbarron@nwcovna.org, at the VNA office or by mail to Northwest Colorado VNA, Attention: Vicki Barron, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. For more information, call Vicki Barron at 970-875-1883. 

Grand Futures Prevention seeking board members

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, a nonprofit organization that works to reduce substance abuse throughout Routt, Moffat and Grand counties, with particular emphasis on youths in grades six through 12, is seeking interested community members to serve on its county and tri-county coalition boards. Send emails of interest to dervla@grandfutures.org. No phone calls, please. For more information, visit www.grandfutures.org.

Horizons providing free screenings for children

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children. If you’re a parent and are concerned about your child’s development, call Kathy Northcutt at 970-871-8558. The screenings can answer questions such as “Should he be walking by now?” “How many words should she be saying?” and “Is her hearing and vision what it should be?”

¿Tiene usted preguntas como estas con respecto al desarrollo de su niña/o? ¿Deberia estar caminando a esta edad? ¿Cuantas palabras deberia mi niño/a estar diciendo? ¿Es su vision y audicion normal? Podemos contestar sus preguntas con un chequeo gratuito. Llame a Natosha al 970-756-5014.

LiveWell program to help families with healthy eating

LiveWell Northwest Colorado is helping families be healthy by working to improve eating habits and to be more physically active through the “Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0” program. The program sets the goal each day of eating five or more fruits and vegetables, watching two or fewer hours of TV, getting an hour or more of physical activity and drinking zero sugary drinks. Visit www.nwcovna.org/livewell.php or call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110.

Mainstreet Steamboat seeks sponsors for event

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs is looking for sponsors for the Santa House to be displayed on the Routt County Courthouse lawn beginning with the “Light Up the Night” community tree lighting event on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Moving the Santa House from storage to the site requires money as well as coordination and strategic planning with the moving company. Anyone interested can call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800 or email tracy@mainstreetsteamboat.com.

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