Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs BMX track needs donated dirt |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs BMX track needs donated dirt

— Organizers for the Steamboat Springs BMX track are looking for clean dirt and red clay to help maintain the outdoor facility at Howelsen Hill. The track hosts a 10-race summer series open to local kids and adults. For more information or to donate dirt, call Brian Deem at 970-871-9500 or Gina Grether at 970-871-9500.

Northwest Colorado VNA offers vaccinations for $14

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine for $14 for a limited time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended two MMR vaccinations for anyone planning to travel to Europe, including children as young as 6 months old. For more information or to make an appointment, call the VNA in Steamboat Springs at 970-879-1632.

Solandt Memorial Hospital offers well-being services

The Solandt Memorial Hospital aims to continually pay tribute to the memory of pioneer physician John Solandt by maintaining, preserving and using the community building for health and well-being services that provide for the needs of the community.

Dr. Louise Thielen, of Steamboat Medical Group, is available from 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Thielen can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-0203. Dr. Brian Harrington, of Yampa Valley Medical Associates, is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Harrington can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-3327. Bear River Dental services are offered starting at 9 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Evening appointments are available by calling 970-276-3123. Mental health services are available through Jody Ginger, M.A., by calling 970-213-5418.

Food bank in Hayden will distribute food as needed

The Hayden Community Food Bank and outreach ministry of Hayden Congregational Church will distribute food on an as-needed basis. Call Theresa Stivers at 970-276-2507.

Twin Enviro new compost program open to residents

Twin Enviro Services' new compost program is open to residents of the city of Steamboat Springs. Participants will receive a five-gallon bucket that can be collected weekly, semimonthly or monthly at a cost of $8 per bucket. Items accepted include soiled napkins and food waste including meat, bones, dairy, fruits, vegetables and more. To sign up, email your name, address and phone number to with the subject "food waste collection."

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VNA offers birth control and 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.

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