Steamboat Springs Along with some much-needed moisture, the thunderstorms that swept through Northwest Colorado during the weekend also sparked several lightning-induced wildfires. Only one of the fires was in Routt County.
The largest fire was the 74-acre Scandinavian Fire about four miles south of the Colorado/Wyoming border on Bureau of Land Managment land, according to a news release from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit. The 7/11 Fire was 22 acres about 10 miles northwest of Craig.
Fire officials warn that dry weather is back in the forecast for the remainder of the week, and the rain that fell Saturday through Monday will do little to seriously impact fire conditions. Stage 2 fire restrictions remain in effect for all public and private lands in Routt County. The restrictions include a ban on all open flames, including campfires and charcoal grills.
Food bank in Hayden will distribute food as needed
The Hayden Community Food Bank and outreach ministry of Hayden Congregational Church will distribute food on an as-needed basis. Call Theresa Stivers at 970-276-2507.
Visiting Nurse Association offers adult immunizations
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering $14 adult immunizations for a limited time for measles, mumps, rubella, HPV, chicken pox, pneumonia, meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, and hepatitis A and B.
The VNA also is offering a vaccine for shingles. Adults ages 60 and older who are low income and uninsured may qualify to receive the vaccine for a $14 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Apply for the program by scheduling an appointment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend being vaccinated against meningitis for youths ages 11 to 18 as well as those ages 19 to 21 who attend college. College students younger than 22 who received a vaccine before age 16 should receive a booster.
To schedule an appointment, call 970-879-1632.
Assisted living center in Hayden offers adult care
The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden offers daytime and overnight respite care for older adults who need supervision. The Adult Activity and Care program is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays. The program includes lunch, activities and help with personal care needs. The cost is $75 per day or $50 for a half-day. Temporary overnight care is available for as many as 30 days for qualified individuals. Clients with memory care needs are welcome at a cost of $100 per day.
For more information, visit www.havenseniorliving.com or call Karen Burley at 970-875-1888.