Steamboat Briefs: VNA offers birth control, screenings for women

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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.

Tread of Pioneers Museum is looking for volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, collecting admissions and gift shop sales. The museum also needs help with upcoming special events and is seeking school tour guides. Contact Jill Lindstrom at 970-879-2214 or storemgr@springsips.com for more information.

Residents reminded about preventing bear conflicts

Colorado Parks and Wildlife provided the following tips to prevent conflicts with bears:

■ Put trash out only after 6 a.m. on trash pickup days unless it is stored in a bear-proof container. Ratchet straps work to secure trash cans where bears have figured out the cable system. Make sure Dumpsters always are latched. Clean garbage cans regularly to eliminate food odors.

■ Parks and Wildlife recommends feeding birds only when bears are hibernating. If you feed birds while bears are active, bring bird feeders in at night or hang them 10 feet off the ground and 10 feet away from anything a bear can climb.

■ Don’t leave pet food outside. 

■ Keep your garage door and all ground level windows closed. Keep car doors locked.

■ Clean barbecue grills after each use and store them inside, if possible. Clean up thoroughly after picnics in the yard or on the deck.

■ If you have fruit trees, pick fruit before it gets too ripe, and don’t allow fruit to fall and rot on the ground.

■ If you keep chickens or other small livestock, build a secure enclosure and bring the animals inside at night. Clean up pens regularly to reduce odors.

■ Bear-proof your compost area or don’t compost food scraps.

Find more information at www.wildlife.state.co.us/Wild

lifeSpecies/LivingWithWildlife/Pages/LivingWith.aspx.

Local groups reach out to returning service members

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans. The American Legion also is looking for new members. For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Michael T. Condie at 970-879-5489.

Free health screenings are being offered for children

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children. If you’re a parent and are concerned about your child’s development, call Kathy Northcutt at 970-871-8558. The screenings can answer questions such as “Should he be walking by now?” “How many words should she be saying?” and “Is her hearing and vision what it should be?”

¿Tiene usted preguntas como estas con respecto al desarrollo de su nina/o? ¿Deberia estar caminando a esta edad? ¿Cuantas palabras deberia mi nino/a estar diciendo? ¿Es su vision y audicion normal? Podemos contestar sus preguntas con un chequeo gratuito. Llame a Natosha al 970-756-5014.

Steamboat Kiwanis club is looking for new members

Steamboat Springs’ Kiwanis club is looking for new members who would be interested in providing service to the community as well as attending weekly meetings on Tuesdays at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Annual dues are $125. Kiwanis was chartered in 1948 and is Steamboat’s oldest service club. For more information, call Bud at 970-879-0064 or Johanna at 970-879-0211.

New Young Professionals Network members sought

The Young Professionals Network is looking for additional members. The group focuses on networking, professional development, volunteer opportunities and social events. An annual membership is $45. For more information or to join, go to www.steamboatypn.com or email Glen Traylor

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