Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Clay Artisans seek beneficiary for event

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The Steamboat Clay Artisans are seeking a Routt County nonprofit organization to be the beneficiary of the 11th annual 2012 Soup Bowl Supper. Members of Clay Artisans will create the one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls to be given to ticket holders who fill the bowl with soups, breads and desserts donated by local restaurants, bakeries and grocers. Other locally made ceramic items are auctioned off during the fundraiser, which is expected to net at least $6,000 for the beneficiary.

Beneficiary duties include procuring the food and venue, serving the food, setting up the event and taking care of clean up. A detailed list of responsibilities is available at http://steamboatclayartisans.yolasite.com/.

Send an application letter to steamboatclayartisans@gmail.com explaining your nonprofit’s intended use of the benefit’s funds. All applications are due by July 20. The date of the event will be determined by the nonprofit and the Clay Artisans.

For more information, call Jody at 970-736-2629 or email steamboatclayartisans@gmail.com.

LiveWell program to help families with healthy eating

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.

Craig Swimming Complex hosts swim meet this week

The Craig Swimming Complex will host the Sea Sharks ABC swim meet Friday through Sunday. The lap pool will be closed during that time, and the wave pool will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. each day and 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis for the first 200 people. For more information, call 970-824-3015.

Northwest Colorado VNA warns of the hantavirus

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is warning residents to be aware of hantavirus while spring cleaning. Hantavirus is a serious respiratory disease carried by deer mice (brown on top and white underneath with large ears), according to a news release. It is transmitted by inhaling dirt and dust contaminated with deer mice droppings. Be careful while opening cabins, buildings, sheds and barns by airing out rodent infested areas at least 30 minutes before cleaning. Use a solution of household bleach (one cup bleach per gallon of water) to spray materials used for cleaning mouse droppings. For more information about hantavirus, call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 303-692-2700 or visit www.cdphe.state.co.us/dc/zoo

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