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Steamboat briefs: Tennis Association selling flower baskets for programs

The Steamboat Tennis Association is selling flower baskets to support youth tennis programs in the Yampa Valley. The deadline to order is May 2, and flowers can be picked up May 23 at Steamboat Springs Middle School. Visit the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs for more details.

Independent Life Center sponsors 5-week course

The Independent Life Center is sponsoring NAMI's Colorado Visions for parents and caretakers of kids with brain chemistry disorders, including Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, tourettes, Oppositional defiant disorder, autism, bi-polar and others. The free five-week course will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in May. The course gives caregivers the opportunity to educate themselves, share mutual experiences and learn valuable lessons from one another. The registration deadline is today, and space is limited. Call 970-846-9958 to register or for more information.

Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed this week

The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed this week. The museum will reopen May 1 and resume normal operating hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. If you need assistance from staff, call 970-879-2214.

Old Town Hot Springs pools will be closed for cleaning

The Old Town Hot Springs pools will be intermittently closed for spring cleaning. The lap pool will be closed through April 30. The hot pool will be closed today through Wednesday. All pools are closed today and Tuesday so the decks can be sealed.

Middle school will host its annual tree sale event

Steamboat Springs Middle School hosts its annual Everything Outdoor Steamboat tree sale through May 4. Pickup day is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11 at the school. Orders can be taken at, 970-871-3568 or the school.

Free screenings for kids offered through Horizons

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?"

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¿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.

LiveWell program to help families with healthy eating

LiveWell Northwest Colorado is helping families be healthy by working to improve eating habits and to be more physically active through the "Let's Go! 5-2-1-0" program. The program sets the goal each day of eating five or more fruits and vegetables, watching two or fewer hours of TV, getting an hour or more of physical activity and drinking zero sugary drinks. For more information about the program, visit or call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110.

License plates offered are for World War II veterans

The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles offers a license plate for World War II veterans, according to a news release. To be eligible, veterans must present a DD-214 or equivalent document that proves that he or she served in the military between Sept. 16, 1940, and July 25, 1947. One set of plates per veteran is exempt from the $25 fee. The plates can be ordered at the local Department of Motor Vehicle office.

Northwest Colorado VNA warns residents of virus

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is warning residents to be aware of hantavirus while spring cleaning. Hantavirus is a serious respiratory disease carried by deer mice (brown on top and white underneath with large ears), according to a news release. It is transmitted by inhaling dirt and dust contaminated with deer mice droppings. Be careful while opening cabins, buildings, sheds and barns by airing out rodent infested areas at least 30 minutes before cleaning. Use a solution of household bleach (one cup bleach per gallon of water) to spray materials used for cleaning mouse droppings. For more information about hantavirus, call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 303-692-2700 or visit

Cultural integration group seeks bilingual volunteers

Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program on Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community and be respectful and mature. Training is provided. Call Sheila at 970-871-4599.

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