Steamboat briefs: Hayden library to close Tuesday through Dec. 3

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The Hayden Public Library will be installing new carpet beginning today. The library will be closed Tuesday through Dec. 3 and will reopen at 10 a.m. Dec. 4. Volunteers are needed during the project to help move books and furniture. Those who are interested in helping are asked to call 970-276-3777. 

Weigh and Win available in South Routt this week

Weigh and Win, a free community program that pays you to achieve a healthy weight, is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Tuesday at Soroco High School and Wednesday through Friday at South Routt Elementary School in Yampa. If you have joined Weigh and Win, it may be time for your quarterly check-in. For more information, go to www.weighandwin.com or search LiveWellNWCO on Facebook.com. Call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110 with questions.

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.

Meeting on Medicare open enrollment is Wednesday

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D is through Dec. 7. Medicare beneficiaries are able to change plans during this time. Seniors should review their prescription drug plan and make sure it works with the prescriptions they are taking, said Betsy Packer, Routt County Council on Aging’s counselor and coordinator for the Colorado State Health Insurance Assistance Program. The final Routt County open enrollment meeting is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hayden Public Library. For more information, call 970-819-6937 or 1-888-696-7213.

VNA holds drop-in clinic for flu, pertussis shots

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will be holding a drop-in clinic for flu and pertussis (whooping cough) shots from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Steamboat Springs High School as well as from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 27 at the Steamboat Springs VNA office. Adult flu shots are $25, and children’s flu shots/FluMist are $14. Find a schedule of additional clinics at www.nwcovna.org, or call the flu hotline at 970-871-7624.

Discounted screenings for pets at area vet clinics

As part of Pet Cancer Awareness Month, area veterinary clinics are offering discounted cancer screening packages, which include an exam, blood work and an abdominal ultrasound. Participating clinics include Steamboat Veterinary Hospital, Ski Town Veterinary Services, Courtney S. Diehl DVM, Pet Kare Clinic and Animal Healing Center, Rocky Mountain Veterinary Ultrasound and Mount Werner Veterinary Hospital. For more information, go to www.petcan

cerawareness.org, or call your local veterinarian or Dr. Kim Radway at 970-846-7538.

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