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Steamboat briefs: Heritage Center Museum seeking volunteer docents

The Hayden Heritage Center Museum will be hosting the Smithsonian Exhibit: Journey Stories from July 19 through Aug. 24. The museum is looking for volunteer docents for the exhibit. A workshop will be held June 8 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the museum. Anyone interested can contact the museum at 970-276-4380 or

Steamboat grad Ludwig earns Doctor of Medicine

Steamboat Springs High former student Beth Ann Ludwig graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Beth Ann will be a resident in family medicine in Albuquerque, N.M.

Hayden Public Library closed today for holiday

Hayden Public Library will be closed through Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The library will reopen Tuesday. Registration for the library's summer reading program will begin Tuesday and will continue through June. Call 970-276-3777 for more information.

Totally Kids summer day camp starts on Tuesday

Totally Kids summer day camp runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays beginning Tuesday. Registration forms are available at Hayden Valley Elementary School or at For more information, call Carolyn at 970-846-9083.

Reminders and guidelines about agriculture burning

The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit would like to remind readers about guidelines for agriculture and debris burning.

Grasses are green, but brush and timber are not, and the dead vegetation can pose fire control issues, according to a news release.

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Follow these recommendations for safer burning:

■ Contact the Routt County Sheriff's Office in advance at 970-879-1090.

■ Don't burn on windy days and know the forecast weather conditions for your burn day (available at

■ Notify your neighbors so they don't call in a fire report.

■ Have a shovel and water nearby to extinguish the fire.

■ Dig a fire line where you want the fire to stop.

■ Never leave a fire unattended.

If an agricultural or debris fire damages private, state or federally managed lands, you could receive a fine or be held responsible for the costs.

Haven offers daytime and overnight respite care

The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden offers daytime and overnight respite care for older adults who need supervision. The Adult Activity and Care program is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays. The program includes lunch, activities and help with personal care needs. The cost is $75 per day or $50 for a half-day. Temporary overnight care is available for as many as 30 days for qualified individuals. Clients with memory care needs are welcome at a cost of $100 per day.

The Haven, which does not provide skilled nursing care, also has private and shared rooms available for qualified older adults. The Haven accepts Medicaid. For more information, visit or call Karen Burley at 970-875-1888.

Immunizations for $21.50 offered through the VNA

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 low income and uninsured may qualify to receive the vaccine for a $21.50 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Apply for the program by scheduling an appointment.

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.

Humble Ranch Therapy Center seeking volunteers

The Humble Ranch Therapy Center is in need of volunteers for summer programs, which run from June 17 to Aug. 22. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, dependable and able to walk or jog short distances. No horse experience is necessary. Find more information at A training for new volunteers is from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 4. Those who are interested are asked to contact Pat at 970-879-3443 or Mondays through Thursdays.

Multi-Modal Road Users board seeks applicants

The Routt County Multi-Modal Road Users advisory board, which advises the Routt County Board of Commissioners on road use, is seeking interested applicants for five seats with terms ending Dec. 31, 2014, and one seat with a term ending Dec. 31, 2013. Contact the Routt County Road and Bridge Department at 970-879-0831 for more information.

Bike fest and swap set for June 15 in Gondola Square

The annual bike fest and swap is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15 in Gondola Square. The free event includes a children's bike check, youth dual slalom downhill and Strider race, and skills stations. Items for the bike swap should be checked in from 9:30 to 11 a.m. June 15. The cost to enter a bike is $5 per bike or $20 for 10-by-10-foot space. A 10 percent commission on all sales supports the Routt County Riders trail maintenance fund and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cyclist scholarships. For more information, email

Steamboat resident seeks ukulele players to join group

Steamboat Springs resident Dan Tyler is looking for ukulele players interested in joining a group that would practice and perform together. Players of all levels and ages are welcome to join. Those interested are asked to call Tyler at 970-871-4641.

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