Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day

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Volunteers are needed Sept. 29 for a National Public Lands Day project to help remove trash and wire from the Sand Wash Wild Horse Herd Management Area northwest of Maybell, according to a news release.

Shifts are four hours, and volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Sand Wash Basin corrals on Moffat County Road 67. Volunteers will receive barbecue, a T-shirt, a day pass to a participating public land, a goody bag and a raffle ticket. The workday includes an overnight camping trip with a wienie and marshmallow roast Sept. 28. 

RSVP to Outdoor Recreation Planner Gina Robison at 970-826-5083 or grobison@blm.gov.

VNA issues reminder about threat of whooping cough

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is reminding readers that whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial disease that can be fatal in some cases. Children should be vaccinated against whooping cough in five doses, with the first shot at 2 months old and the final one between ages 4 and 6. A booster is recommended at age 11. The VNA offers the vaccine for $14. To make an appointment, call 970-879-1632 in Routt County.

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Improvements to Spring Creek Trail start Monday

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department and Routt County Road and Bridge will work to improve trail conditions and remove dead trees on the Spring Creek Trail from Monday to Thursday. Work hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and delays are possible. For more information, call 970-879-4300.

Solandt Memorial offers health, wellness 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.

Volunteers needed for expanded Habitat ReStore

Steamboat’s expanded Habitat ReStore is open in Riverside Plaza next to Pisa’s and needs volunteers to help price and sell donated furniture, lighting and building supplies. Shifts are available from noon to 2 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 970-367-8001 and ask for Jody.

Habitat also needs groups of skilled carpenters to put up second-story siding, trim and soffit on its Riverside duplex. Pump jacks and OSHA-compliant scaffolding are provided. Lunch is provided for full-day volunteers. Bring your own nail guns and saws. Volunteers can pick any day to work and should call Jody at 970-871-6101.

Habitat’s volunteer workdays are Fridays and Saturdays for unskilled and skilled workers. Groups spots are available both days in late September through mid-November. Individual volunteers are encouraged to work Fridays.

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