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Community members invited to participate in Steamboat Springs School District 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

Forest Service seeks input on project in Gore Creek Area

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to convert 1.5 miles of Forest Road 272.1, in the Routt National Forest, to a non-motorized trail and restore the surrounding ecosystem. The project is in the Gore Creek area, approximately 17 miles east of Yampa.

The project will address riparian habitat degradation and impact to the High Rock Creek watershed, while retaining recreational opportunities and improving the local ecosystem. In addition to the road conversion, proposed actions include restoring impacted wetland areas and creation of a vehicle turnaround at the junction with Forest Road 263.1.

The Yampa Ranger District is seeking public input regarding this proposal during a 30-day formal comment period. Comments and questions can be directed to Melissa Dressen, wildlife biologist, Yampa Ranger District. Comments can be submitted via email to with “Forest Service Road 272.1 Conversion” in the subject line, to Yampa Ranger District, Attention: Forest Service Road 272.1 Conversion, 300 Roselawn Ave., Yampa, CO 80483.

Yampa Valley Singers to present 2 performances in November

The Yampa Valley Singers will present two concert performances of “Sunrise to Starlight” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at Heart of Steamboat United Methodist Church, Eighth and Oak streets. Selections include many familiar pieces, such as “Oh What a Beautiful Morning,” “I’ve Got the Sun in the Morning,” “Tonight,” “Music of the Night” and more. A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $10 and available from singers and at All That.

Free diabetes screenings offered on World Diabetes Day

Northwest Colorado Health is recognizing World Diabetes Day by offering free drop-in cardiovascular and diabetes screenings from 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.

Help available for Routt County insurance open enrollment

Individuals who need health insurance or need to renew their plans must do so by Jan. 12, 2018. Colorado is among states that have extended open enrollment past the federal deadline of Dec. 15.

Financial help is still available to lower monthly premiums in 2018, and free in-person assistance is available. Those who are already enrolled may need to renew your plan to retain coverage. There are tax penalties for not having health insurance in 2018.

Individuals must enroll or renew their plans by Dec. 15 for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Jan. 12 is the last day to enroll for 2018 coverage.

For free assistance, contact Northwest Colorado Health at 970-871-7330 or UC Health at Yampa Valley Medical Center at 970-879-1322. Visit for more information.

Brain health program offered at Hayden Public Library

The Hayden Public Library is hosting an ABC’s of Brain Health program at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15. The program is presented by Jo Anne Grace, Ph.D., a health educator, a practical theologian and spiritual healthcare specialist. Her 30-year experience as a stress management practitioner, a health motivational therapist, grief counselor and a spiritual director informs her teaching, writing and research about the intimate connection between spirit and body, health and faith. She combines physiology and theology to offer an integrated approach to neuro-health and wholeness. The program is free and open to the community.

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