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Steamboat briefs: Study shows roundabout not feasible at C.R. 129

— The city of Steamboat Springs released a report Thursday stating that a roundabout at the intersection of Routt County Road 129, known as Elk River Road, and U.S. Highway 40 is not feasible.

“This intersection is better served by a traditional traffic signal,” project engineer Laura Anderson said in a news release. “High through-traffic on U.S. 40, combined with unbalanced turning movements, pedestrian movements, and higher volumes of large trucks all contributed to this finding.”

A roundabout technical memorandum is available online at http://www.us40west.com.

The report is part of the National Environmental Protection Act traffic study paid for by the Steamboat 700 annexation, with a budget of just less than $1 million, Anderson said.

VNA offers swine flu vaccine to high-risk groups

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the H1N1 vaccine to high-risk priority groups in Routt, Moffat and Jackson counties.

Those groups include:

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– Health care workers with direct patient care responsibilities

– Pregnant women

– Household contacts and caregivers of infants younger than 6 months

– Children 6 months through 4 years of age

– Children 5 years to 18 years of age, with underlying health conditions

The vaccine is free and is being offered at drop-in clinics in Routt and Moffat counties in injectable and flu mist forms. It also is available at certain private provider offices in the area. For more information, call the VNA’s flu hot line at 871-7684 or visit http://www.nwcovna.info and click on Flu Season 2009.

VNA offers breathing screenings for children

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free breathing screenings and asthma education during the 2009-10 school year for school-age children in Routt, Jackson and Moffat counties. For more information, call Victoria Barron at 970-875-1883.

Bust of Steamboat scheduled for next week

The Bust of Steamboat is Friday at Three Peaks Bar and Grill. The Bust of Steamboat is organized by the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project, a completely volunteer organization where 100 percent of the funds stay local and help pay for mammograms, wellness exams and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.

The annual fundraiser features bras and bust-related artwork to raise money. Tickets are $30 and will be available at All That Jazz and Epilogue Book Co. For more information about how to get involved, call Deb Curd at 846-5696. Visit http://www.thebustofsteamboat.org for more information.