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Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper to be at noon Wednesday

Steamboat Today's next Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. The USA Pro Challenge will be the topic of discussion, and members of the local organizing committee will be presenting about the event, which will start from Steamboat Springs on Aug. 17.

Those planning to attend can bring their own lunch. Drinks will be provided. The newspaper will also be providing box lunches for anyone who emails Editor Lisa Schlichtman at lschlichtman@SteamboatToday.com by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Choices are ham and cheese, roast beef, tuna salad, turkey or veggie sandwiches for $7. Payment can be made at the event.

Artists display contributions due Monday at the Depot

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council invites artists to contribute to a public art display at the 41st annual Art in the Park festival. The "Shade Brigade" is a group of artists working independently to paint banners donated by Main Street Steamboat. These banners will be displayed creatively during Art in the Park on July 11 and 12 to address the shade shortage in West Lincoln Park. Finished art work must be delivered to the Depot Art Center by Monday. All proceeds go to the Arts Council. Call 970-879-9008 for more information.

VNA advises readers to be aware during tick season

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association advises residents be aware of ticks and tick-borne diseases during spring and summer months, when ticks are most active. Tick bites in Colorado can result in Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tick-borne relapsing fever.

Ticks should be removed from skin as soon as possible. People who remove ticks from a person or a pet need to wash their hands immediately. If you become ill after a tick bite or exposure to ticks, seek prompt medical attention.

Ticks are commonly found in wooded or brushy areas with tall grass. They may also inhabit rustic mountain cabins where chipmunks and other rodents may have visited. Wear protective clothing — long-sleeved shirts and long pants — and do thorough tick checks after being in areas where ticks may be present. For information on how to safely remove a tick that has settled into the skin, visit cdc.gov/ticks.

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Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is seeking volunteers for its adult and youth English tutoring programs. 

Volunteers are trained and matched with either an immigrant student in need of academic support or a limited-English speaking community member, depending on preference. 

Pairs are asked to meet for one hour per week. No foreign language experience is necessary. Email or call Laura at laura@ciiccolorado.org or 970-819-3720.

New location available to recycle rechargeable batteries

Steamboat Springs City Hall is no longer accepting rechargeable, lithium and button cell batteries for recycling. These items can be dropped off at Mogil's on the Mountain in Dream Island Plaza during their business hours, which are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For a complete list of recycling locations, visit yvsc.org.

BookTrails to offer college essay help to students

BookTrails, in collaboration with Colorado Student Care, offers help to local college applicants with their college essay process. As a reminder, many early decision deadlines are quickly approaching, and applicants should give themselves ample time for the essay-editing process. Visit mybooktrails.org for more information about essay help, and call Colorado Student Care at 970-870-1733 for general information and help on the college application process. 

Local groups reach out to local returning soldiers 

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 and 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.

Girl Scouts in Steamboat Springs in need of volunteers

The Steamboat Springs Girl Scouts are looking for volunteers. For more information, contact Nancy Mucklow at 970-846-2630 or mucklow@wildblue.net.

Copper Magnate accepts residents trash electronics

The Copper Magnate rem-inds Routt County residents that it is against the law to throw away anything with a cord. The Copper Magnate does offer a newly permitted free metal and electronics public drop-off site.

All electronics and car batteries, with the exception of televisions, are free to recycle, as are all things metal with the exception of refrigerators. For more information, call 970-846-6991.

Applications for LIFT-UP meal program are accepted

LIFT-UP is accepting applications for the Rocket Pack, a program designed to ensure children have healthy meals during the summer when school lunches are not available. For more information, call 970-870-8804 or visit liftuprc.org/emergency-assistance-food-bank.

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Have you had any of the following life-change events in the last month? If so, you may qualify for health insurance coverage through Connect for Health Colorado outside of the open enrollment period

■ Marriage, birth, adoption and placement for foster care.

■ Your insurance plan or Medicaid coverage was canceled or ended.

■ You changed jobs and lost your employer-sponsored insurance.

■ You gained citizenship or immigration status.

■ You experienced a change in incarceration status.

■ You moved to Colorado.

For more information or to meet with a health coverage guide, call 970-871-7664 in Moffat County or 970-871-7638 in Routt County.