Steamboat briefs: Police host local site for drug take-back program

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The Steamboat Springs Police Department is hosting a Prescription Drug Take-Back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the police department’s lobby at 840 Yampa St. The Prescription Drug Take-Back program was started 13 months ago by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The program was established to allow citizens a way to properly and safely dispose of old, expired or unwanted prescription drugs. Since the inception of the program, the DEA, in cooperation with state and local law enforcement agencies, has removed 995,185 pounds of medication.

Steamboat Fire Protection District seeking applicants

The Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District is seeking applicants for a vacancy on its board of directors. Qualified applicants must be registered to vote in Colorado and have been a resident of the district for at least 30 days or own taxable real or personal property within the district.

The board holds regular meetings at 4:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month. This position requires a person who is committed to working for the community and who is willing to spend their time and energy to make the Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District a community where government works.

To apply or learn more about the position, send a letter of interest via email to Kathy Connell, board president, at kconnell@resortgroup.com, or to district manager Kammy Tinney at kammyt@pinnacleconsultinggroupinc.com. The board will review applications at its May 21 meeting. For more information, call Connell at 970-846-3746 or Tinney at 303-333-4380.

Bust of Steamboat artist entries are being accepted

Applications for artist entries for the 11th annual Bust of Steamboat are being accepted. Artists should provide a rendering or description of the intended entry and complete the application for consideration. Download an application at www.thebustofsteamboat.org or call 970-846-4554.

The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project selection committee is looking for 20 artists and sponsors for the October fundraiser. All funds raised benefit women with breast cancer in Routt and Moffat counties. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at Three Peaks Grill.

Visiting Nurse Association is offering DTaP vaccine

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering DTaP and Tdap vaccinations to protect against whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria for $14. Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory infection. The best way to prevent it is through vaccination. DTaP is for children ages 6 and younger, and Tdap, the whooping cough booster vaccine, is for people ages 7 and older. To make an appointment, call 970-879-1632 in Routt County or 970-824-8233 in Moffat County.

Visiting Nurse Association offers meningitis vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend meningococcal vaccine for youths ages 11 to 18 years, as well as those ages 19 to 21 who attend college. College students younger than 22 who received a meningococcal vaccine before age 16 should receive a booster. For more information or to schedule an appointment for vaccination, call Northwest Colorado Visiting Association at 970-879-1632 or 970-824-8233.

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