Steamboat Briefs: Medical services offered in Hayden community building

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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.

Bereavement group being formed for Hayden area

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is forming a bereavement support group in the Hayden area. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one and would like to be involved, call Sandy Beran at 970-871-7682.

Car washing to be allowed during water restrictions

The city of Steamboat Springs announced that area water districts have agreed to allow limited residential car washing during 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 perviously 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.

Residents reminded about carbon monoxide threat

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.

Boys and Girls Club seeking donated activity materials

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 tickets are on sale now

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, the Chief Theater and 5th Street Deli & Bar. For more information, contact Christa Graff at christa@graffpr.com or 435-640-7921.

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