The After Prom Committee for Steamboat Springs High School is in need of donations of prize items and gift cards from Steamboat businesses to give as prizes to students. Drop donations off at All That Jazz, attention Paula Salky or Kim Bates by Monday.
Steamboat Springs to host umpire clinic for softball
The city of Steamboat Springs hosts an umpire clinic for those who want to umpire adult softball games this summer. The free clinic is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Howelsen Hill Lodge. League rules, schedules, pay rates and field mechanics will be discussed. Flexible evening work schedules are available throughout the summer, and umpires earn $17 to $22 per game. No previous experience is necessary. RSVP to Todd Clark at 970-846-4491 or email@example.com.
CDC warns of high number of measles cases reported
A high number of cases of measles are 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. After an infected person leaves a location, the virus remains contagious for as long as two hours on surfaces and in the air. 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.