Steamboat briefs: Daffodil sale to benefit Visiting Nurse Association

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Daffodils will go on sale in March to support hospice and palliative care services in Routt and Moffat counties through the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.  

A bunch of 10 daffodils is $5. Preorder at www.nwcovna.org by Monday. Daffodils also will be available for purchase March 20 at the VNA, City Market, Walgreens, Ace at the Curve, Hayden Mercantile, Bonfiglio Drug and the Clark Store.

South Routt Early Learning Center to host screenings

South Routt Early Learning Center will host cognitive, motor, speech, hearing and vision screenings Monday and Tuesday. Preschool registration also will take place. Call 970-638-1065 to make an appointment.

School Board, Education Fund Board to meet Monday

The Steamboat Springs School Board and the Education Fund Board will meet from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave., to discuss class size, the Steamboat district’s 2013-14 school year application for Fund Board grants, and future uses of the half-cent sales tax funds. Public comment will be at 6:15 p.m.

Steamboat Springs resident seeking ukulele players

Steamboat Springs resident Dan Tyler is looking for ukulele players interested in joining a group that would practice and perform together. Denver’s Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra Conductor Gary Jugert has indicated he would travel to Steamboat to help organize the group. Players of all levels and ages are welcome to join. Those interested are asked to call Tyler at 970-871-4641.

Atmos warns customers of carbon monoxide danger

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.

Tobacco cessation kits available in Steamboat

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering a free QuitKits and information about how to quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco. The kits are available in the lobby of the Steamboat VNA office at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. The Colorado QuitLine is available at 800-QUIT-NOW.

County issues instructions for snowplow drivers

The Routt County Road and Bridge Department is asking snowplow drivers to plow snow to the sides of a street and that plowing snow across a street is unsafe and, in some cases, illegal. For more information, call the Road and Bridge Department at 970-879-0831.

Medical services offered in Hayden community building

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 in Hayden 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. Wednesdays. 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.

Free snowshoes available at Stagecoach State Park

Free snowshoe rentals are available to be used at Stagecoach State Park throughout winter. Call the park office at 970-736-2436 to reserve snowshoes in adult and children sizes. A valid pass is required to recreate within the park, and leashed pets are welcome. Free snacks for people and their pets are available at the park office.

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