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Community members invited to participate in SSSD survey

The Steamboat Springs School District is inviting the community to participate in a survey about the school district. The district is hoping to capture opinions and ideas from as many people in the community as possible by Nov. 20. The survey can be accessed at or via a link on the school district website at

Remaining Emerald Mountain slash piles slated to be burned

The public should expect to see smoke from Emerald Mountain as Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue, in conjunction with Parks and Community Services and Routt County Environmental Services, burns the remaining slash piles on Emerald Mountain over the coming weeks. The work could start as early as this week, weather and conditions permitting.
Once started, the burn process, under the supervision of Steamboat Fire Rescue, is expected to continue for several days in the Stairway to Heaven trail area. The public is asked to avoid this area during the burn operation. The upcoming slash pile action follows an earlier burn in the same area last spring. Once finished, this will complete the disposal of remaining slash taken from Emerald Mountain during the tree removal project.
If the public has additional questions or needs more information on the pending Emerald prescribed burn, contact Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue at 970-879-7170 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

YVSC to host presentation on tiny homes in Routt County

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is hosting a presentation on Tiny Homes in Routt County from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 846 Oak St. Presenters include Chad Phillips with the Routt County Planning Department, Todd Carr with the Regional Building Department, Scott Cowman with Routt County Department of Environmental Health and Ryan Cox with Steamboat Sotheby’s. The discussion will include updates of county building regulations, new financing products available and a dialogue on how to make a tiny home legal in Routt County.

NWCH offers free screenings for diabetes on World Diabetes Day

Northwest Colorado Health is recognizing World Diabetes Day by offering free drop-in cardiovascular and diabetes screenings 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Screenings include blood glucose test, cholesterol panel, blood pressure, body mass index and personalized education to help individuals prevent diabetes and heart disease. Free screenings also are available by appointment. For more information, call 970-879-1632.

Parkinson’s exercise class set to be held Wednesdays and Fridays

Parkinson’s exercise classes are held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Fridays at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, Eighth and Oak streets. The class consists of exercises developed by neuroscientist Becky Farley ( and Gary Sobol, who has Parkinson’s and is the founder of GZ Sobol’s Parkinson’s Network ( to specifically address Parkinson’s symptoms, including dexterity, rigidity, balance, bradykinesia and voice softness.
Class participants warm up their muscles, focus on big, powerful movements and loud voices and work together as a group to encourage one another, share tips and revel in good humor.
Classes are free. For more information, call Jacqueline Teuscher at 303-829-2869 or Eva Gibbons at 970-846-9887, or email

Share healthy recipes to be published in Steamboat Today

The Steamboat Today publishes simple, healthy recipes in the Yampa Valley Health section of the newspaper Monday. Anyone who has a recipe that is easy-to-fix and made from commonly found ingredients is welcome to share it with the paper. Forget the fussy soufflé or the dish requiring fenugreek seeds, we’re looking for basic recipes that will inspire people to cook. Email recipes to Karen Massey at or send them to Massey at the Routt County Extension Office, P.O. Box 772830, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

Free breast exams available for women who meet qualifications

Women who are age 40 to 64 and have limited or no health insurance may qualify for free breast exams and cervical cancer screenings. In addition to meeting age and income requirements, women must live in Colorado, be legal residents (or legally present) in the U.S. and have not had a mammogram or Pap test in the last 12 months. Women’s Wellness Connection is a program at Northwest Colorado Health. Visit or call 970-879-1632 for more information.

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