Steamboat briefs: Jim Steinberg earns award in photography contest

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Steamboat photographer Jim Steinberg was awarded Honorable Mention in the Nature Landscapes category of the 2012 International Photography Awards for this photograph, titled "A Different South Africa."

Steamboat Springs photographer Jim Steinberg was awarded Honorable Mention in the Nature Landscapes category of the 2012 International Photography Awards for the photograph “A Different South Africa.”

Steinberg will share more of his photos during a lecture series titled A Journey Through Africa. Photos from Kenya will be on display from noon to 1 and 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 16, photos from Rwanda can be viewed from noon to 1 and 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13, and images from Congo will be shared from noon to 1 and 6 to 7 p.m. March 13.

The lectures at Steinberg’s gallery in downtown Steamboat, 1016 Oak St., are free, but space is limited. RSVP to 1-888-879-3718.

County reminds snowplow drivers of safe, legal ways

The Routt County Road and Bridge Department would like to remind snowplow drivers to plow snow to the sides of a street and that plowing snow across a street is unsafe and, in some cases, illegal. For more information, call the Road and Bridge Department at 970-879-0831.

Registration now open for city’s teen archery session

Registration is open for the WZ Teen Club archery session offered through the city of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department. The program is for teens in sixth through eighth grades and is held from 3:10 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 9 to March 6. There is no class during Blues Break. Participants will learn competition shooting using compound bows. The registration fee is $100 and includes transportation, equipment, instruction and a snack. Stop by Parks and Recreation office for a registration form or register at www.steamboatsprings.net/recreation. Call 970-879-4300 for more information.

Free program helps people achieve a healthy weight

Get help with your New Year’s resolution through Weigh and Win, a free program to help you achieve a healthy weight, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Jan. 31 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Call Lisa Bankard at 970-871-2500 for more information.

Solandt Memorial Hospital has available appointments

The Solandt Memorial Hospital aims to continually pay tribute to the memory of pioneer physician John Solandt by maintaining, preserving and using the community building in Hayden for health and well-being services that provide for the needs of the community.

Dr. Louise Thielen, of Steamboat Medical Group, is available from 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Thielen can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-0203. Dr. Brian Harrington, of Yampa Valley Medical Associates, is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Harrington can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-3327. Bear River Dental services are offered starting at 9 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Evening appointments are available by calling 970-276-3123. Mental health services are available through Jody Ginger, M.A., by calling 970-213-5418.

VNA offers birth control, screenings for women

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Women’s Health Clinic is offering low cost birth control, STD screenings, pap smears, breast exams and general women’s health care based on income. All income levels are welcome. Make an appointment in Steamboat at 970-879-1632 or in Craig at 970-824-8233.

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.

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