Steamboat briefs: Historical Guide to Routt County now is available

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— 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 which 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.

LiveWell program to help families with eating habits

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.

Bust of Steamboat pieces sought for upcoming show

Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project are seeking bust art pieces that have been purchased during the past 10 years of Bust of Steamboat events. Busts are needed for loan to the “Best of the Busts” art show Feb. 3 at Library Hall. If you have purchased a bust and are willing to loan it to the library for an evening, contact Adult Programs Coordinator Jennie Lay at jlay@steamboatlibrary.org or 970-367-4917. The art show will be from 5 to 7 p.m. before Steamboat Springs’ third annual Lunafest short film festival at 7 p.m. More information is at www.steamboatlibrary.org/events.

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