Steamboat briefs: Historic Routt County meeting set for Tuesday

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Historic Routt County’s annual meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the city of Steamboat Springs’ historic Rehder Building, home of the Steamboat Art Museum at 801 Lincoln Ave. A buffet dinner and beverages will be provided. Those who plan to attend are asked to bring a potluck dessert. The program will begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner.

Jerry Nettleton, winner of the 2013 Historic Preservation Leadership Award, will be honored at the annual meeting. Historic Routt County accomplishments from the past year also will be highlighted. To make a reservation for the meeting, call 970-875-1305 or email admin@historicrouttcounty.org by Oct. 11.

Missionary to speak at Hayden Congregational

Bruce Van Voorhis, who has been a missionary with Global Ministries for 23 years, will be speaking at Hayden Congregational Church, 202 E. Jefferson Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited. For more information, call the church office at 970-276-3510.

Hayden church hosting its Fall Soup/Salad Luncheon

Hayden Congregational Church is hosting its annual Fall Soup/Salad Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 17. The cost is $7 per adult and $3 for children. The church is located at 202 E. Jefferson Ave. For more information, call Betty Barnes at 970-326-6404.

Mambo Italiano to hold benefit for 2 residents

Mambo Italiano will be hosting a benefit in honor of Heather Scarborough, a five-year employee of the downtown Steamboat Springs restaurant, and for Ingrid Scott, a Steamboat resident for eight years. Scarborough, 33, was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer, and Scott was diagnosed with breast cancer in April. The event will be held at the restaurant at 521 Lincoln Ave. from 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13. Fifty percent of the sales and all server gratuities will be donated to Scarborough and Scott’s medical bills.

National Novel Writing Month kicks off Nov. 1

Bud Werner Memorial Library present a kickoff for National Novel Writing Month, which begins Nov. 1. Participants will aim to write a 175-page, or 50,000-word, novel by midnight Nov. 30. Meet fellow NaNoWriMo novelists at 5 p.m. in the library conference room. There will be writing resources, pep talks and the beginnings of your novel writing support network. The event is free, ad more information can be found at www.steamboatlibrary.org/events.

Nominees sought for the annual Navigator Awards

Nominees are being solicited for this year’s businessperson, business and young professional of the year as part of the annual Navigator Awards, which are presented by the Steamboat Pilot & Today and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

Navigator Award nominees must be actively involved in community projects that enrich the Steamboat Springs economy and community, foster a work atmosphere that encourages and supports employee development, possess a progressive management philosophy, exhibit leadership among Steamboat businesses and demonstrate positive support of business community.

The deadline for nominations is today. To nominate an individual or business, visit www.navigatorawards.com.

Past winners include:

■ Business of the Year: Colorado Mountain College, Alpine Bank, Yampa Valley Bank, BAP, Christy Sports, Prudential Steamboat Realty, Off the Beaten Path, F.M. Light & Sons, PostNet, Ski Haus, SmartWool, Ore House at the Pine Grove, Native Excavating and TIC.

■ Businessperson of the Year: Karl Gills, Grant Fenton, Dave Nagel, Chuck Porter, Rex Brice, David Baldinger Jr., Chris Diamond, John Kerst, Steve Dawes, Scott Ford, Andy Wirth, Mike Lomas, Rod Hanna and Julie Green.

■ Young Professional of the Year: Stephany Swinford, Sara Ferris and Ryan Marsden.

■ Sustainable Business of the Year: PostNet and Light Works of Steamboat. (This award is selected by Lyn Halliday with the Steamboat Sustainable Business Consortium.

Winners will be recognized during a luncheon Oct. 30 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Tickets to the event are $35 per person or $300 for a corporate table of 10. Registration is available at www.steamboatchamber.com/navigator.

Northwest Colorado VNA offers low-cost vaccinations

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering $21.50 immunizations for adults who are uninsured/underinsured including measles, mumps, rubella, HPV, chicken pox, pneumonia, meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough and hepatitis A and B.

The VNA also is offering a vaccine for shingles. Adults ages 60 and older who are low income and uninsured may qualify to receive the vaccine for a $21.50 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Apply for the program by scheduling an appointment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend being vaccinated against meningitis for youths ages 11 to 18 as well as those ages 19 to 21 who attend college. College students younger than 22 who received a vaccine before age 16 should receive a booster.

To schedule an appointment, call 970-879-1632.

Yampa Valley Regional Airport hosting tours

Yampa Valley Regional Airport will host tours that offer a behind-the-scenes look at the airport as well as a presentation of the master plan. Tours are from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 and from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 13. Registration is required to Ann McMenamin at 970-276-5001.

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