Steamboat briefs for Oct. 4 |

Steamboat briefs for Oct. 4

— Rotary Youth Exchange application deadline today

Applications are being accepted for the 2008-09 Rotary Youth Exchange program. School year and summer exchanges are available for local students ages 15 to 19. The application deadline is today. Call Lynaia South at 879-7600, ext. 3, for more information.

Riding supervisor sign-up meeting is Oct. 10

The Routt County Fair-grounds’ annual Open Riding Supervisor Volunteer sign-up meeting is at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Conference Room 1 of the Routt County Courthouse Annex on Sixth Street.

Open Riding Supervisors manage the indoor arena at the Routt County Fairgrounds during public ride time. Supervisors sign up at least one month in advance for dates and times that work with their schedule. Responsibilities include enforcing rules and safety during ride times, collecting fees and managing sign-in. Supervisors ride for free. If you are not able to attend the meeting, but would like to be a supervisor please call Jill at 276-3068

Tobacco-free quit kits available at VNA offices

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Tobacco-free quit kits for smokers and chewers are available at the Visiting Nurse Association offices at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 in Steamboat Springs, and 745 Russell St. in Craig. The kits promote the Colorado QuitLine and free support from a trained coach who guides and supports individuals through the quitting process. Research shows you are seven times more likely to end your tobacco habit with the QUITLINE than if you are trying to quit on your own. Four weeks of free nicotine patches are available, a $100 value. Nicotine gum is also available. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669), or call the VNA at 871-7664.

Optimist Club seeks Teen of the Month applications

The Steamboat Springs Optimist Club is accepting applications for its Teen of the Month program. Area high school students can pick up applications from school counselors or call Rob MacCarthy at 871-7179. The Teen of the Month program culminates in a recognition dinner in May for all of the teens and their parents, and a scholarship is awarded to the student chosen as Teen of the Year.