Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley Regional Airport sponsors art show

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Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden will sponsor the third annual airport art and craft show Nov. 2. A variety of products will be available, including handmade jewelry and wood carvings. For information about renting a booth, call 970-276-5001 or email

amcmenamin@co.routt.co.us.

Free screenings for kids are provided by Horizons

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’s Kiwanis Club 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.

Atmos Energy warning customers about scams

Atmos Energy is warning customers about the latest utility scam where customers are contacted by scammers demanding payment of past due balances, according to a news release.

Atmos Energy does contact customers with past due balances by phone to offer payment options. Atmos Energy will verify all account information before proceeding to take any payment.

Atmos Energy offers the following payment options:

■ by phone

■ online, using debit card, credit card or checking account information: www.atmosenergy.com/home/payment/index.html

■ at an authorized payment location: www.atmosenergy.com/accountcenter/paymentcenter/outsideAC.html

Those who have any concerns about the legitimacy of the call should hang up and call Atmos Energy at 1-888-286-6700.

LIFT-UP of Routt County needs volunteers for store

LIFT-UP of Routt County is in need of volunteers to work in the thrift store and donation center at 2125 Curve Court in Steamboat Springs. Volunteers must be able to lift 25 pounds, and duties include sorting and pricing donated items, stocking shelves and straightening up display areas. Shifts are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

The LIFT-UP Food Bank also is seeking volunteers to work as desk clerks. Volunteers must have computer and interpersonal skills and must be able to honor client confidentiality. Shifts are available between 1 and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

For a volunteer application or more information, contact office manager Vicky Ho at admin@springsips.com or 970-870-0727.

Additional members are being sought for YPN

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 at glen@skibutlers.com.

VNA reminds of dangers of secondhand smoke

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association would like to remind readers that secondhand smoke and thirdhand smoke (tobacco residue in carpet, clothes, cars, etc.) can cause serious health problems, including cancer, heart disease and asthma. There are multiple support options to help smokers protect themselves and their loved ones from potentially fatal illnesses:

■ The Colorado QuitLine offers free personalized cessation phone support for smokers. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

■ The SmokefreeTXT program provides free personalized text message support. Text the word “quit” to 47848.

■ The VNA offers counseling with a tobacc0o cessation specialist in Steamboat Springs or Craig. To speak with a counselor, call 970-871-7634.

Volunteers are needed to be part of suicide program

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is in need of volunteers to become part of its Suicide Prevention Advocates program at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The program is designed to help those who have attempted suicide or are having thoughts of suicide and have been hospitalized. Those who are interested are asked to call Ronna Autrey at 970-846-8182.

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