Steamboat briefs: CMC is offering Microsoft Excel class on Wednesdays |

Steamboat briefs: CMC is offering Microsoft Excel class on Wednesdays

Colorado Mountain College is offering a Microsoft Excel class from 5:30 to 8:40 p.m. Wednesdays through May 2. The cost is $53 for in-district students. Learn to use formulas and functions, spreadsheet design, charts and more. For more information, call Patti Zehner at 970-846-0903.

Newborn Network offering free parenting resources

Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children as old as 3. Newborn Network's free services include weekly networking and education groups, parenting education home visits, a lending library of parenting topics and a series of gift bags. Parents of a child as old as 3 can call 970-879-0977 for more information about support services.

South Routt Medical Center offering dental services

A collaborative agreement between the South Routt Medical Health Service District and the Northwest Dental Coalition is bringing low-cost dental services to South Routt residents.

Adding oral health care services in South Routt was proposed by the South Routt Medical Center Health District in a 2006 service plan submitted to the Routt County Board of Commissioners. In June 2011, the clinic was awarded a $50,000 grant by the Colorado Rural Health Care Grant Council for the purchase of dental equipment and an automatic electric defibrillator. When the grant was awarded, a joint work session was held June 21, 2011, between the medical center and the dental coalition to lay the groundwork for their provision of services in South Routt.

The Northwest Dental Coalition is now taking phone calls at its office in Craig, 970-824-8000, to answer questions and schedule services in the South Routt Medical Clinic.

Young Tracks seeks board members from community

Young Tracks Childcare board of directors is seeking community members to become part of the largest child care center in Routt County. The group is looking for people with a passion for children who are knowledgeable in fundraising or grant writing and who are committed to making the organization thrive. Meetings are the third Tuesday bimonthly throughout the year. Call Kate at 320-226-2236 for more information.

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Visiting Nurse Association offers adult immunizations

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering $14 adult immunizations for a limited time for MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), HPV, Varicella (chicken pox), Pneumococcal (pneumonia), Meningococcal (meningitis), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) and hepatitis A and B (hepatitis vaccines are for people with risk factors). To schedule an appointment, call 970-824-8233 in Craig and 970-879-1632 in Steamboat Springs.

Children invited to Yoga Story-time on Thursdays

Children are invited to Yoga Story-time on the first Thursday of the month in the Story-time Room at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The free program combines folktales and story-telling with yoga and movement. Sign up at the Kids' Desk or by calling 970-879-0240, ext. 313. A class for preschool children is at 3:30 p.m. and a class for elementary school children is at 4:30 p.m. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water and a yoga mat or towel. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Strings Music Festival is looking for volunteers

Strings Music Festival is looking for volunteers interested in helping with the organization's busy summer schedule. For more information, email or call 970-879-5056.

Running coach sought for Old Town Hot Springs club

Old Town Hot Springs' triathlon club is looking for a running coach. The club meets May 1 through Aug. 19 under the direction of Amy Charity. The running coach would plan practices approximately six hours per week and would structure practices to multiple levels of fitness. The coach would be paid $750 for the season and receive a one-year family membership to the hot springs. Call Aquatics Director Jill Ruppel at 970-879-1828, ext. 311.

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