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Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper to focus on election







Steamboat Pilot & Today's Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. The free community event will focus on the upcoming election, and Editor Lisa Schlichtman said she hopes to conduct the discussion as a focus group.

"I'll be asking those in attendance to offer suggestions for questions they'd like to see candidates answer at the Oct. 20 Election Forum, and I'd also like to know what other information they'd like reporters to pursue so voters can make informed decisions on Election Day."

Those who can't attend are welcome to send their suggestions to Schlichtman at lschlichtman@steamboattoday.com.

Breakfast pastries will be served, and Steamboat Coffee and Tea Co. will provide the coffee.

Heart health talk offered at 4:30 p.m. today at grocers

Natural Grocers will sponsor a talk titled "Where to Start to Love Your Heart" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today at the store, 335 Lincoln Ave.

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Participants will learn common heart care myths, then begin their journey toward heart health with three simple dietary strategies and three supplements that will enhance heart health.

2016 One Book Steamboat trivia contest continues

Each fall, the Bud Werner Memorial Library presents One Book Steamboat, a community read for Steamboat Springs. In 2016, we are reading "Angle of Repose," the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Wallace Stegner, honoring the Pulitzer centennial and "the dean of Western writers."

Win a copy of "Angle of Repose" during the week-long trivia contest, then participate in a month of free discussions and events surrounding the novel. Questions will be posted daily through Friday, Oct. 7 in Steamboat Today and on the library's website and Facebook page. Today's question is as follows.

Wallace Stegner won the National Book Award in 1977. "Angle of Repose" won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in what year?

a. 1959

b. 1972

c. 1979

d. 1998

Submit your answer in person at the library front desk, message the Bud Werner Memorial Library Facebook page or email jlay@steamboatlibrary.org. Make sure to include your name and contact information.

The answer to yesterday's question: Wallace Stegner's 1960 essay, dubbed the "Wilderness Letter," is part of the introduction to the National Wilderness Act of 1964. Learn more about One Book Steamboat at steamboatlibrary.org/events.

Portions of Yampa River to be closed for construction

Portions of the Yampa River and adjacent lands on the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area will be closed to public access today through Friday, Oct. 7, or as posted, for construction activities.

Closures the week of Oct. 10 are possible, as well.

The closure will span the reach between the parking lot opposite Elk Lane and the Colorado Parks & Wildlife shop. The closure will begin at 8 a.m. daily.

For more information or updates, call 970-871-2855.

Local volunteers needed at Steamboat Art Museum

Steamboat Art Museum is looking for volunteers to assist in greeting visitors, assisting in special events or working in the museum's store.

Shifts are 3 1/2 hours, one day per week Tuesdays through Saturdays during the summer and winter exhibits.

Perks include getting to enjoy the fabulous art exhibits, meeting exhibiting artists at exhibit openings, free admission to all Saturday lectures during exhibit opening and meeting visitors from all across the country and world.

Those interested in volunteering may call Dottie at 970-870-1755 or email sam@steamboatartmuseum.org.

Avoid mosquito bites, West Nile virus with following tips

Northwest Colorado Health, formerly Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, advises precautions against mosquitoes, which can carry West Nile virus.

■ Drain standing water where mosquitoes lay eggs. Empty old tires, cans, flower pots, clogged rain gutters, rain barrels and toys where

puddles occur.

■ Limit outdoor activities or take precautions during dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.

■ Dress in long sleeves and pants in active mosquito areas.

Insect repellents containing DEET are effective in repelling mosquitoes. Always follow label instructions and precautions. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not using insect repellent on children younger than 2 months old and not using repellents containing more than 30 percent DEET on children.

West Nile virus is rare, but anyone with symptoms including high fever, severe headache and stiff neck, should contact their health care provider immediately. Travel to some international destinations may put you at risk for Zika virus, which also is carried by mosquitoes.

Visit cdc.gov/westnile for more information.

Integrated Community in need of volunteers to tutor

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 Erin at educate@ciiccolorado.org or 970-819-3720.

Arts and Culture Coalition grant offered for 2016

Applications for the Steamboat Springs Arts and Culture Coalition 2016 Common Grant grant program are now available. Any 501(c)3 organization that provides arts and cultural services to benefit Routt County residents is eligible to apply for funding. Contact Steamboat Springs Art Council Executive Director Kim Keith at 970-879-9008 or kim@steamboatarts.org for more information or application assistance.