Steamboat briefs: LiveWell program to help families with healthy eating

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— Monday is Food Day, which highlights healthy and affordable food that is produced in a sustainable and humane way. 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. For more information about the program, visit www.nwcovna.org/livewell.php or call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110.

Community recycling day is Saturday at Howelsen

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and Yampa Valley Recycles are sponsoring a community recycling drop-off from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Howelsen Hill. Items that will be accepted include paper, glass, plastics, electronics (working and non-working), yard waste, building materials, bikes, bike tires and tubes, wine corks, shoes, scrap metal, appliances (working and non-working), printer cartridges, children’s books, car batteries, plastic bags, compact fluorescent light bulbs, fluorescent tube light bulbs, skis, bikes and more. Some items including electronics and appliances with Freon, latex paint or motor oil will require a small fee. For a complete list of accepted items and fees, visit www.yvsc.org/events-news/america-recycles-day. No commercial drop-offs will be accepted.

Volunteers are needed for the event. Shifts are from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Email Emilie Rogers at yamparecycle@hotmail.com.

Historical Guide to Routt County now is available

The 2010 edition of the Historical Guide to Routt County now is on sale at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. The guide is dedicated to the trappers and settlers, cattlemen and sheepmen, strawberry and lettuce farmers, miners and skiers who have made the Yampa Valley as rich in history as it is in natural beauty. An index and maps assure easy access to brief descriptions of the mountains, mines, stage stops, trails and ghost towns that played such an important role in the county’s history. Proceeds from the sale of the book support preservation and education activities at the museum. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Informational meeting for STARS volunteers is Nov. 2

An informational meeting for those interested in volunteering for Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports programs is at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Roundup Room in Gondola Square. Email Craig Kennedy for more information at craig@steamboatstars.com.

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