Steamboat briefs: Colorado attorney general to speak in Steamboat

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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will travel to Northwest Colorado Monday to speak about scams and fraud, especially those affecting seniors in Colorado.

Suthers is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. The event is free.

Suthers also is scheduled to speak in Craig Monday and in Meeker, Rifle and Eagle on Tuesday. In a recent news release, Suthers said this tour will help the Attorney General’s Office “connect with Coloradans and get the word out about the latest scams affecting our state.”

The Steamboat talk is part of the Routt County Council on Aging speaker series. There will be a lunch at noon before the event, and the Council on Aging is asking those interested in the lunch to RSVP to 970-879-0633.

BLM draft land-use plans released for Northwest Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management released for public review two Draft Resource Management Plan revisions for more than 900,000 acres of BLM lands and minerals in Northwest Colorado.

The plans 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 and Kremmling Field Office boundaries.

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 host three open houses to provide information and an opportunity to comment on the plan. The public can stop by from 3 to 7 p.m. at the following locations:

■ Oct. 6 in Silt at the BLM Colorado River Valley Office

■ Oct. 11 in Eagle at the Eagle Public Library

■ Oct. 12 in Carbondale at Town Hall

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

The draft plan for the Kremmling Field Office covers 377,900 surface acres and 653,000 acres of subsurface mineral estate in Grand, Jackson, Routt, Summit, Larimer and Eagle counties.

BLM will be hosting several open house meetings on the Kremmling draft plan in October, though specific dates are not set.

Both plans and information about comments are available here.

Young Life announces its new director for Steamboat

Aaron Werner is the new director of Young Life in Steamboat Springs. Werner replaces Lucas Adams, who led the organization for the past eight years. Werner started the position in August.

Young Life supports middle and high school students, with help from volunteers, by providing fun events and regular get-together meetings. For additional information about Young Life, visit www.younglife.org.

Interested students and volunteers should contact Aaron at 970-367-6133 or wervan@gmail.com.

Health handbook offered in English, Spanish by VNA

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 a 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.

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