Steamboat briefs: Recovery fund created to ease local’s medical care expenses |

Steamboat briefs: Recovery fund created to ease local’s medical care expenses

Friends and family of Routt County resident Jim Dailey have established an account in his name at Yampa Valley Bank to help with the ongoing cost of medical care and living expenses. Dailey was hurt in late October when he fell from a roof he was building. He crushed a heel and a wrist in the accident. To donate to the Jim Dailey Recovery Fund, stop by Yampa Valley Bank or Healthy Solutions market.

Extension office will offer food service manager class

A ServSafe manager's certification course for restaurant managers is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 29 in the Routt County Courthouse annex building on Sixth Street. The cost is $105 per person and includes training materials and an exam. The accompanying National Restaurant Association certification is valid for five years. The registration deadline for the course is Monday.

A Spanish-language employee food safety training course is from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Routt County Courthouse annex. The cost is $30 per person and includes course materials and a certificate. The registration deadline is Dec. 8.

Call the Routt County Extension Office at 970-879-0825 to register.

Art museum store seeking locally made artwork, crafts

The Steamboat Art Museum gift shop is seeking work by local artists and craftspeople. The shop sells artist work on a consignment basis. Proceeds help support the museum. Unframed paintings, prints, drawings or photography as well as hand-crafted works such as jewelry, pottery, textiles and high-quality craft items are welcome.

Interested artists can bring their work in for consideration. Call 970-870-1755 or email

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Meningitis vaccinations for students offered by VNA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend meningococcal vaccine 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 meningococcal vaccine before age 16 should receive a booster. For more information or to schedule an appointment for vaccination, call the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 970-879-1632 or 970-824-8233.

Horizons seeks volunteers to mentor disabled 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. 

Newborn Network offering parenting, support services

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.

Young Tracks Childcare is seeking board members

Young Tracks Childcare’s 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 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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