Steamboat briefs: Police to host SWAT team conference this weekend |

Steamboat briefs: Police to host SWAT team conference this weekend

The Steamboat Springs Police Department will host a SWAT team conference and training Saturday and Sunday on Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus. Bogue Hall will be used for the training exercises and will be blocked off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Officials have asked people to stay away from the training site, which approximately 60 law enforcement officers from local, county, state and federal agencies will use for SWAT exercises. According to a news release from the city, loud noises from simulated gunshots and small explosions will be heard from Bogue Hall during the duration of the training and tactical exercises. For more information, contact Detective Dave Kleiber at 970-879-4345 or

Free water seminars set for Oct. 2 in Steamboat

The local office of the Colorado Division of Water Resources will host free water seminars at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Each session will cover how to submit water-use records, general water administration, future administration, filing for a water right, issues and concerns from this irrigation season and navigating the water resources website and aquamap. A Q-and-A with local water commissioner and Division Engineer Erin Light will follow. Call Brian Romig at 970-846-0036 for more information. 

VNA offers birth control, screenings for women

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Women's Health Clinic is offering low-cost birth control, STD screenings, pap smears, breast exams and general women's health care based on income. All income levels are welcome. Make an appointment in Steamboat at 970-879-1632 or in Craig at 970-824-8233.

Local groups reach out to returning service members

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

Horizons provides free screenings for children

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children. If you're a parent and are concerned about your child's development, call Kathy Northcutt at 970-871-8558. The screenings can answer questions such as "Should he be walking by now?" "How many words should she be saying?" and "Is her hearing and vision what it should be?"

¿Tiene usted preguntas como estas con respecto al desarrollo de su nina/o? ¿Deberia estar caminando a esta edad? ¿Cuantas palabras deberia mi nino/a estar diciendo? ¿Es su vision y audicion normal? Podemos contestar sus preguntas con un chequeo gratuito. Llame a Natosha al 970-756-5014.

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