Steamboat briefs: Screenings for preschool planned March 14 and 15 |

Steamboat briefs: Screenings for preschool planned March 14 and 15

Preschool screenings will be held March 14 and 15 in Steamboat Springs. The free screenings are for children ages 2 years and 9 months to 5 years who will start preschool in the fall. Screenings include vision, hearing, language, cognition and physical and social development. Make an appointment by calling 970-879-0391.

Routt County Riders seeks a part-time club director

Routt County Riders is seeking a club director. The part-time position serves as the administrative backbone of the cycling club. Applications are due by noon Monday to

Northwest Colorado VNA seeks hospice volunteers

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is seeking volunteers for the hospice program. Training is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rollingstone Respite House in Steamboat Springs. Complete an application before registering at the Steamboat VNA office, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. For more information or to register, call Shannon Winegarner at 970-871-7626.

VNA's daffodils fundraiser ongoing through Thursday

Orders are being taken for the annual Hospice daffodils fundraiser sponsored by the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. The spring fundraiser encourages residents and businesses to purchase bunches of daffodils, with proceeds going to the VNA's hopsice program. The fundraiser typical generates more than $15,000 in Steamboat Springs and Craig.

The daffodils will be available March 13; the deadline to order them is Thursday. There is a minimum order of 10 bunches for $46. Orders can be placed online at or by calling Dervla Lacy at 970-871-7602.

Animal-assisted therapy program holds recruitment

Heeling Friends, Routt County's animal-assisted therapy program, is holding spring recruitment March 6 to 8. If you and your pet are friendly, sociable and available to make a two-year commitment to the program, call Lynette Weaver at 970-871-0021 by Thursday. 

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Hayden Public Library to offer computer classes

Hayden Public Library is hosting a series of free computer classes through February. Instruction lasts 30 minutes with time to practice afterward. Classes are as follows: selling on the Internet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Microsoft Excel at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Microsoft Word at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Classes are limited to five participants. Call the library at 970-276-3777 with questions.

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. 

Young Tracks Childcare is 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.

Northwest Colorado VNA offers adult immunizations

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering $14 adult immunizations for a limited time for MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), HPV, Varicella (chicken pox), Pneumococcal (pneumonia), Meningococcal (meningitis), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) and hepatitis A and B (hepatitis vaccines are for people with risk factors). To schedule an appointment, call 970-824-8233 in Craig and 970-879-1632 in Steamboat Springs.

Children invited to Yoga Story-time at the library

Children are invited to Yoga Story-time on the first Thursday of the month in the Story-time Room at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The free program combines folktales and storytelling with yoga and movement. Sign up at the Kids' Desk or by calling 970-879-0240, ext. 313. A class for preschool children is at 3:30 p.m. and a class for elementary school children is at 4:30 p.m. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water and a yoga mat or towel. Parents are encouraged to attend.

BLM seeks nominations for advisory council spots

The Bureau of Land Management's Northwest Colorado district is seeking public nominations for 10 open positions on the Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues, according to a news release.

The Northwest District includes the Colorado River Valley, Grand Junction, Kremmling and the Little Snake and White River field offices.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on the council. Nominees will be judged on the basis of their training, education and knowledge of the council's geographical area. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations, a completed background information nomination form and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.

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