Steamboat briefs: Editor elected to serve on press association board

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Steamboat Pilot & Today Editor Lisa Schlichtman was elected Friday to serve on the Colorado Press Association Board of Directors. The board election was conducted during the CPA’s annual convention in Denver, and Schlichtman will serve a two-year term on the nine-member board. The Colorado Press Association is the Colorado trade association dedicated to the preservation, progression and modernization of the state’s newspaper industry.

Phone scam targets First National Bank customers

A phone scam requesting debit card numbers is targeting First National Bank of the Rockies customers.

Peter Waller, president and CEO of FNBR, said the scam surfaced Friday, and it involves an auto dial system that tells people their debit card has been deactivated and that they need to enter the number to reactivate it.

“As soon as we heard, we posted a notice on our online banking site,” he said. An email blast also was sent out to customers Saturday.

“To our knowledge, so far,” Waller said, “no one has been adversely affected.”

One customer called the number back, according to Waller, but refused to give debit card information when asked.

If anyone did turn over debit card information to another source, they can call the bank directly to have the card closed and a new one issued.

Waller said customers are protected from fraud on their accounts.

“We got right on it,” he said. “We were preemptive, and it looked like we acted expeditiously enough.”

Humane Society to offer spay and neuter coupons

The Routt County Humane Society will celebrate World Spay Day 2014 by giving out $80 spay-neuter coupons. Beginning today, the local humane society will hand out 50 coupons that can be used for spay-neutering services at any Steamboat Springs area veterinarian. The coupons will be available at the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter, which is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to 2 p.m. Sundays. There will be a limit of two coupons per family. For more information, visit www.routthumane.org.

Connect for Health RV here to help residents enroll

The Connect For Health RV is headed to Steamboat Springs for an open enrollment session this weekend. Staff from Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will be at the City Market in Steamboat Springs from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 970-871-7647.

Center to host preschool screening and registration

South Routt Early Learning Center will hold preschool screenings March 10 and 11 at the center. The developmental screenings will be for fine and gross motor, cognitive skills, speech and language, social skills, vision and hearing. Children living in south Routt who will be 3 by Sept. 30 are encouraged to participate. Preschool registration for the 2014-15 school year will be conducted at the screenings. To make an appointment, call 970-638-1065.

Sustainability Council to host youth eco summit

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council will host a Youth Green Team Eco Summit from 12:30 to 3 p.m. March 7 at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus auditorium for interested fifth- through 12th-grade students. The goals of the summit are: to connect local students and teachers who are promoting sustainability in schools; to empower students to make a difference in our community; and to provide an opportunity for students to collaborate on green initiatives. To sign up for the summit, email sarah@yvsc.org.

VNA to provide low-cost vaccines to underinsured

The 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 uninsured/underinsured are qualified to receive the vaccine for a $21.50 fee. Medicare enrollees with Part D are not eligible.

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.

Steamboat Art Museum seeks new board members

The Steamboat Art Museum is looking for new members for its board, which meets monthly. For more information, call 970-870-1755 or visit www.steamboatartmuseum.org.

Expanded Habitat ReStore, needs volunteers to help

Steamboat’s expanded Habitat ReStore is open in Riverside Plaza next to Pisa’s and needs volunteers to help price and sell donated furniture, lighting and building supplies. Shifts are available from noon to 2 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 970-367-8001.

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