Forest service campaign offers wildfire protection information |

Forest service campaign offers wildfire protection information

The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, in conjunction with the Routt County Office of Emergency Management and the Colorado State Forest Service, will be providing a 12-part series on wildfire protection and mitigation through tips and information that will publish every Wednesday and Sunday in the Steamboat Pilot & Today beginning Wednesday, May 2. With the dry winter that Routt County has experienced, the risk of wildfires is significant, and the goal of the series is to provide residents with the tools and knowledge they need to protect their property and family by taking steps in preparation of a possible fire.

Doc Willett Awards nominations being accepted until Thursday, May 3

After a five-year hiatus, the Doc Willett Awards, presented by UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation, will return on Thursday, Sept. 6 at Strings Music Pavilion. Named in honor of Dr. Frederick E. Willet for his 56 years of service to Steamboat Springs and neighboring communities, the awards will be bestowed upon two individuals who have advanced the cause of health care in the Yampa Valley through their dedication, innovation or extreme passion.

Nominations are now being accepted for the following.

  • Health care professional — A health care professional who has spent a significant portion of his/her career delivering patient care or services to individuals.
  • Health care community advocate — A resident of the Yampa Valley who may or may not be directly involved in health services, whose efforts have resulted in improving the health, available services or health care environment to benefit the overall community.

Nominations can be submitted at and will be accepted until Thursday, May 3.

City of Steamboat requires pets to have rabies vaccination proof

When reclaiming lost or found pets from the animal shelter, a proof of rabies vaccination is required by the city of Steamboat Springs for public safety. If owners are unable to provide proof of vaccination, animals must be held at the shelter until the following conditions are met.

  • A rabies certificate is located, providing proof that the rabies vaccine is current;
  • A veterinarian can verify the date the rabies vaccine was given and that it is current; or,
  • The animal is scheduled for immediate vaccination and receives a rabies vaccine by a local veterinarian.

Following is a list of tips to make sure reclaiming your pet is a quick process.

  • Be sure to check with your vet on your pet’s vaccination status and keep animals up-to-date on their vaccines.
  • Keep pet rabies certificates in an easy-to-find location
  • License your pet with the Routt County Humane Society or at your local Steamboat Springs veterinary clinic.
  • Microchip your pet and keep tags on them with current information.

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