Steamboat briefs: Artist Tina Weintraub to lead course in art history

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A French and American Impressionism art course will be offered in Steamboat Springs on Tuesdays beginning July 9 through Aug. 6. The course will run from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Topics include the roots of Impressionism, French and American impressionist painters, the Asian influence and a section on women impressionists.

Weintraub lives in New York City but has spent the past 13 summers in Steamboat Springs. In New York, she is the head docent at The National Academy Museum. 

Space is limited. To sign up, call the Steamboat Art Museum at 970-870-1755. The cost is $75. 

City now will allow limited residential car washing

The city of Steamboat Springs announced that area water districts have agreed to allow limited residential car washing under Stage 2 water restrictions that took effect May 1.

The city announced in early April that the restrictions would take effect in the four districts that provide water to the Steamboat area: Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District, the City of Steamboat Springs District, the Steamboat II Metro District and the Tree Haus Metro District.

Residential car washing previously was not permitted under Stage 2 restrictions, but area water providers have decided to allow it on scheduled watering days, which include Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays for those with addresses that end in even numbers, and Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays for those with odd numbers. Watering is not permitted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or all day Wednesdays. Residents who plan to wash their cars also must use a bucket or spring-loaded hose nozzle with an auto-shutoff. Biodegradable detergent is recommended.

Power washing or hosing down surfaces remains prohibited by the restrictions and water features must meet certain guidelines to prevent water waste. For more information and a list of water-saving tips, go to www.steamboatsprings.net or www.mwwater.com.

Take precautions to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Atmos Energy is reminding customers to take steps to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas and prolonged exposure can be fatal. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, sleepiness, weakness, vomiting, dizziness and tightness in the chest. If you or your family members experience these symptoms, call 911, stop using the suspected gas appliance until it has been inspected, and call Atmos Energy at 1-866-322-8667.

To help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:

■ Install carbon monoxide detectors on all floors where bedrooms are located.

■ Do not idle a car in an attached garage.

■ Make sure chimneys and flues are clean and unobstructed and that appliances and portable heaters have proper ventilation systems.

■ Remove clutter from around gas furnaces and water heaters, and change furnace filters regularly.

■ Do not use natural gas ovens as a heating source.

■ Do not use charcoal indoors.

Boys & Girls Club seeks donated recreation items

The Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado is seeking donations of the following items: a sturdy pingpong table, baseball/softball mitts for youths ages 6 to 13, XBOX 360 and Wii game systems with games, small Legos, a 30-inch or larger flat-screen TV, and two patio tables with chairs and umbrellas. Donations can be made from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the club, 325 Seventh St., or by calling 970-871-3160.

Steamboat Wine Festival is Aug. 9; tickets are available

Tickets for the Steamboat Wine Festival Stroll of Steamboat are $80 and are available at www.steamboatwinefestival.com. The event is from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9 and will visit Sweetwater Grill, Creekside Cafe and Grill, Cottonwood Grill, Mangelsen Images of Nature, Cantina Mexican Restaurant, Chief Theater and 5th Street Deli & Bar. For more information, contact Christa Graff at christa@graffpr.com or 435-640-7921.

CDOT is replacing bridge over US 40; expect delays

The Colorado Department of Transportation is scheduled to replace the U.S. Highway 40 bridge over the East Fork of the Elk River, according to a news release. Work is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays once the weather-dependent project gets under way, and drivers should expect delays.

For more information, call 970-846-2446 or go to www.coloradodot.info/projects/us40elkriver.

The $3.1 million project is scheduled for completion November.

VNA is offering free drop-in HIV testing for all ages

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offers free drop-in HIV testing for all ages from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Testing also can be done by appointment during regular business hours. For more information or to make an appointment, call 970- 879-1632.

VNA offers birth control, screenings for women

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Women’s Health Clinic is offering low cost birth control, STD screenings, pap smears, breast exams and general women’s health care based on income. All income levels are welcome. Make an appointment in Steamboat at 970-879-1632 or in Craig at 970-824-8233.

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