Steamboat briefs: Steamboat to Stagecoach water tour is on Thursday

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A Steamboat to Stagecoach Reservoir water tour is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Topics include what local agriculture producers are doing without water, how wildlife and fire are coping, the role of the water districts, a look at Walton Creek and Stagecoach Reservoir and the administration of water. The cost is $20 for Community Agriculture Alliance members and $25 for nonmembers. The fee includes transportation and a light dinner. Reservations are required by Monday to 970-879-4370.

High number of measles cases being reported in US

A high number of cases of measles is being reported in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last year, 222 confirmed cases of measles were reported to the CDC, many of which were acquired during international travel. This is the highest reported number since 1996. Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but it still is endemic and large outbreaks are occurring in countries in Europe — including France, the United Kingdom, Spain and Switzerland — Africa and Asia.

Measles is a highly contagious, acute viral illness that is transmitted by contact with an infected person through coughing and sneezing. Measles can cause severe health complications, including pneumonia, encephalitis and death.

For more information about getting vaccinated against measles, call the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Craig at 970-824-8233 or in Steamboat Springs at 970-879-1632.

Solandt Memorial Hospital continuing to offer services

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 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.

Horizons seeks volunteers to be individual mentors

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking caring, committed volunteers for individual mentors as well as people who enjoy group activities such as gardening, swimming, dancing and community events. For more information, call Tommy Larson at 970-879-4466, ext. 115. Horizons works in partnership with families and communities to expand opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Community Cultivation is seeking garden volunteers

Community Cultivation, a vocational horticultural program that teaches work-ready skills for individuals with disabilities, needs volunteers for its summer garden program at the Yampa River Botanic Park. If you would like to work in a garden with clients on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, email dlcreed.thw@gmail.com. A background check is required.

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