Steamboat briefs: Free presentation about eating disorders at YVMC |

Steamboat briefs: Free presentation about eating disorders at YVMC

Yampa Valley Medical Center hosts a free presentation about "Eating Disorders in Children and Adults" at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the hospital's conference rooms. Family medicine physicians Dr. Brian Harrington and Dr. Lisa Harner will discuss circumstances that contribute to eating disorders, how to recognize the warning signs and how to help someone who has an eating disorder.

Nearly 10 million American women and 1 million American men suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health disorder. For example, 5 to 10 percent of anorexics will die within 10 years of developing the disease.

The presentation is open to the public. All are welcome.

Public invited to Mainstreet meeting at noon Jan. 27

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs members and the public are invited to Mainstreet's annual meeting at noon Jan. 27 at Old Town Pub. The program will include a "State of Mainstreet" summary, the premiere showing of the video sent to the Great American Main Street Award jury, recognition of retiring board members and installation of new board members, and a presentation about business improvement districts. The cost for the luncheon is $20. Reservations can be made by calling Mainstreet at 970-846-1800 or emailing

Registration now is open for city youth programs

Registration is open for city of Steamboat Springs youth programs running through March 2. Programs include Afterschool Action, School Days Off, ASSET Clubs, Kids Night Out and Pee Wee Adventures.

ASSET Clubs include gymnastics, learn to skate, initiation to hockey, jewelry making, snowshoeing, "Snoops" Detective Agency, tennis, African dance and Molly Manners. The cost of ASSET Clubs includes transportation from school, a healthy snack, activity fees and supervision until 5:45 p.m. through the licensed Afterschool Action program. All programs are open to children entering kindergarten through fifth-grades.

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Call Joelle at 970-879-4300 for more information or register online at

Young Tracks Childcare seeking board members

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.

Horizons seeks volunteers to be mentors for clients

Horizons is seeking caring, committed individuals to serve as one-on-one mentors to developmentally disabled clients. For more information, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 970-879-4466, ext. 111. 

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