Steamboat briefs: Casey’s Pond to host free information seminar, lunch

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Casey’s Pond Senior Living will hold a free informational seminar and luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The seminar will focus on nursing home myths. Participants will learn about the common nursing home myths, the new resort-style senior living environments, the history of nursing homes and new trends in senior care. Participants also will be able to take a tour of the community.

The event will meet in the Community Life Room. RSVP at 970-457-4870.

Teen Council is accepting applications for 2014-15

The Steamboat Springs Teen Council now is accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year.

The all-teen organization works to “give teens a voice in our community.” Learn leadership and team-building skills while helping to guide community decisions that affect teens.

Students currently in eighth to 11th grades are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Wednesday, and the application can be downloaded at www.steamboatsprings.net/SSTC. For more information, contact Kate Warnke at kwarnke@steamboatsprings.net or 970-871-7054.

Philanthropist of the Year award nominations sought

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the Philanthropist of the Year award, which was established in 1998 to heighten visibility of giving in the Yampa Valley.

Each year this award honors an individual, a business and a youth who have exhibited significant charitable giving, insightful leadership and volunteerism, and who encouraged others to contribute by example.

Find the nomination form at www.yvcf.org/philanthropist-of-the-year. The deadline is April 30. Call 970-879-8632 for more information.

Hayden Public Library is hosting egg hunt Thursday

The Hayden Public Library will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt for preschoolers and their parents at 11 a.m. Thursday.

There will be stories, songs and, weather permitting, the egg hunt will be held outdoors this year.

Bring a basket or a bag for gathering eggs.  

Community Spelling Bee will be May 3 at center

The fourth annual Community Spelling Bee will take place at 2 p.m. May 3 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

Participants should start planning their three-person team’s membership and think about coming in costume. As in the past, prizes are awarded to the winning team, the best costumed team, and the youngest and oldest speller. Teams need to have at least one speller who is 60 or older. There is no minimum age for the other two team members.

The cost is $30 per team if the team registers by April 28, or it’s $40 per team after April 28. For more information, call Jane at 970-879-0064, Pauline at 970-761-2160 or email info@rccoaging.org.

VNA will give immunizations at South Routt High School

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will offer immunizations for infants and preschool children (including those entering kindergarten) at the South Routt High School Commons Area from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

All insurance is accepted, and no child will be refused a vaccination because of an inability to pay a fee.

If you have questions, contact the school nurse or call Northwest Colorado VNA at 970-879-1632.

Natural Grocers hosting food, autism seminar

Alicia McLeod, nutritional health coach, will be leading a “Food’s Influence on Autism and Sensory Integration” seminar at 5 p.m. Thursday at Natural Grocers.

Learn about the connection between certain foods and the exacerbation of autism spectrum disorder and sensory integration issues. People are welcome to share their experiences with food “tricks” that have worked for them.

National forests seek committee members

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are seeking members to serve on a citizens’ Resource Advisory Committee. The RAC reviews and recommends projects that benefit natural resources on the national forests in five counties.

The committee was established in 2009 to serve Jackson and Routt counties in Colorado as well as Albany and Carbon counties in Wyoming. In 2011, the RAC volunteered to assist Rio Blanco County (White River National Forest) to solicit and select projects so that a separate RAC did not need to be formed.

The Medicine Bow-Routt RAC has slots for 15 members representative of a variety of interests and expertise. There currently are several open positions for voting members and alternate members. Nominees will be recommended by the U.S. Forest Service and approved by the Secretary of Agriculture.

Applicants must live in Colorado or Wyoming. Members will serve a four-year term without compensation except possible travel expenses. For an application, email atvoos@fs.fed.us, or call RAC Coordinator Aaron Voos at 307-745-2323.

Yampatika’s 1st Adult Field School is Friday

Yampatika’s first Adult Field School is happening on Friday. The Columbian sharp-tailed grouse lek tour is from 5 to 9 a.m. Friday.

A lek is a location where male birds congregate in the spring to perform courtship displays to impress females. Participants will get an up-close view of these birds during the event.

The trip costs $25 and will have transportation included. The Adult Field School is offered in partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and registration is required by calling 970-871-9151.

Website helps veterans find transportation jobs

A website has been designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry. According to a news release, the site allows former members of the armed forces to enter their specific military work experience and see how it translates to civilian jobs in five categories:  aviation pilot, aviation maintenance technician, air traffic controller, commercial motor vehicle driver and emergency medical services. Job seekers can find what training and certification is needed for civilian jobs, determine what career fits best with their backgrounds and search for available jobs in their field. Learn more at www.dot.gov/veteranstransportationcareers.

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