Steamboat briefs: Northwest Colorado VNA in Craig receives grant

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The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Craig has been awarded a $55,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the quality of care and ensure more women are screened for cervical cancer, according to a news release.

Colorado will receive $577,083 from Health and Human Services through the Quality Improvement in Health Centers program, which is awarding grants to 810 health centers nationwide, according to the release.

Workshop on meditation, relaxation starts next week

A workshop titled “Finding Freedom from Old Habits and Negative Emotions” is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 3 to Nov. 14. The course is led by Marchele McCarthy, who has a master’s in clinical counseling from the University of Northern Colorado, and will cover meditation and relaxation. The cost is $150. Call 970-846-8504 to register or for more information. 

Bellwether Prize-winning authors to speak at library

Bellwether Prize-winning authors Naomi Benaron, author of “Running the Rift,” and Hillary Jordan, author of “Mudbound” and “When She Woke,” will discuss their novels and what the award has meant for their craft. The free talk is at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The Bellwether Prize is awarded biennially for literature that addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships. More information about the authors is at www.steamboatlibrary.org/events.

First Impressions offers October parenting class

“Becoming a Loving and Logic Parent,” a parenting class offered by First Impressions of Routt County, is from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 3 to 31 at Colorado Mountain College. The cost is $56. Register by calling 970-870-4444.

Weigh and Win program held throughout October

Weigh and Win, a free community program that pays you to achieve a healthy weight, is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Oct. 30 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Visit www.weighandwin.com or find LiveWellNWCO on Facebook for more information. Call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110 with questions.

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