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Steamboat Briefs: Man identified after Friday death in Steamboat Springs

Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg identified Ryan Dobbs, 25, as the man found dead in his residence Friday night on Val d'Isere Circle. Ryg said Dobbs was found by his girlfriend and that his death appears to be from natural causes. Ryg said an autopsy performed Sunday showed no signs of foul play.

Local groups reach out to returning service members

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 in Steamboat Springs and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW Post is looking for female war veterans. The American Legion also is looking for new members. For more information, please contact VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or the Routt County veterans service officer, Michael T. Condie, at 970-879-5489.

HRC Grant applications accepted through Oct. 18

Applications for 2011 Human Resource Coalition Grants are being accepted through Oct. 18. HRC Grants are the funding process for city and county funds to support health and human service programs in our community. Any 501(c)3 organization providing health and human services in Routt County is eligible to apply. For information about how to apply, contact Kelly at 970-879-5605 or

Home builders are seeking sponsors for Toys for Tots

The Home Builders Asso­ciation of Steamboat is seeking sponsors and donations for its second annual Toys for Tots fundraiser and toy distribution. The group plans to serve families in Routt, Moffat and Grand counties this holiday season. Sponsorship levels are $500 for Angel Sponsors, $300 for Santa Sponsors and $100 for Snowman Sponsors. Checks can be made out to HBA Steamboat with "HBA Steamboat/Toys for Tots Fundraiser" in the memo line.

They can be mailed to HBA Steamboat at PO Box 775212, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Contact Teri Wall at for information or to help. A fundraising event is planned for Nov. 27.

VNA offering meningitis vaccinations for students

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend meningococcal vaccine for: preteens and teens ages 11 through 18, College freshmen living in dormitories, and children ages 2 through 10 who are at increased risk or if elected by their health-care providers and parents. For more information or to schedule an appointment for vaccination, call Northwest Colorado Visiting Association at 970-879-1632 or 970-824-8233.

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Boys and Girls Club asking for used gaming tables

The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs is seeking gently used gaming tables, such as pool and foosball tables, for its rec room. The group also would like a mini refrigerator for its teen room. Call Heather Martyn at 970-846-7710.

VNA offers free breast, cervical exam program

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has announced a program to reduce breast and cervical cancer mortality through the Women's Wellness Connection. The WWC provides free breast and cervical exams and selected diagnostic services to women ages 40 to 65 who meet financial qualifications. The program targets women who have not had a mammogram or Pap test within the past year or women who have lost insurance, had an abnormal finding and need follow-up. Call the VNA at 970-871-7646.

VNA offering tools to help locals kick nicotine habits

Free nicotine patches or gum are available by calling the Colorado Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). Pick up a free Quit Kit (no patches or gum included) at the Steamboat VNA, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, 970-875-1883 or Craig VNA, 745 Russell St., 970-824-8233.

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