Healthy home community workshop slated for Wednesday, April 18 |

Healthy home community workshop slated for Wednesday, April 18

Area professionals who work with individuals in clients’ homes are invited to the educational community workshop, “Is that Home Healthy?”, set for 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 in the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors training room, next door to Freshies restaurant.

The workshop, taught by a certified healthy homes evaluator from the nonprofit Energy Outreach Colorado in Denver, is open to professionals such as social workers, housing managers, visiting nurses, inspectors and home remodelers who visit modest- to lower-income clients. The class will explain how to respond when encountering such issues as asbestos, radon, ventilation, pests, mold and moisture and home maintenance concerns. The workshop is sponsored by Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and Routt County Environmental Health Department. RSVPs are requested to

Konchalovsky’s Russian drama to screen at Chief Theater

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues with Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky’s film, “Paradise,” screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the Chief Theater. Olga is a beautiful Russian countess and member of the French Resistance; Jules is a French-Nazi collaborator who is assigned to investigate her case; and Helmut is a handsome, high-ranking, yet naïve German SS officer who once fell madly in love with Olga and meets her again when she is shipped to a concentration camp. While they recount their stories, the film drifts between the bloody end of World War II and the gilded, halcyon days when their destinies first crossed.

Shot in stunning black and white, the film depicts the morally complex choices that one must make during dark times in search of paradise — a look at the past and its lessons for the present. The film screens in Russian with English subtitles. Visit for more information.

Yampa River  health, streamflow workshop slated for Wednesday, April 18

The city of Steamboat Springs will host its second community workshop on the Yampa River Health Assessment and Streamflow Management Plan at 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

The April community workshop will utilize an open format with a short presentation, followed by participant input and discussion. The city and its partners are leading the development of this plan to improve the health and resiliency of the Yampa River through town in the face of shifting climatic conditions and water use demands.

To stay up-to-date on meeting and presentation schedules, sign up to receive notifications, schedule interviews or learn more about the project, visit or

Northwest Colorado Health expands dental services for all

Northwest Colorado Health is now offering preventative and comprehensive dental services for individuals of all ages and income levels. Preventative care, including screenings, cleanings and education, is available at  Northwest Colorado Health’s main clinics at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 in Steamboat and 745 Russell St. in Craig.

Patients can receive more comprehensive care, including fillings, crowns and non-surgical tooth extractions, at Northwest Colorado Health’s new dental clinic at 485 Yampa Avenue in Craig. Most insurance, including Medicaid, is accepted. Individuals with limited or no insurance can pay on a sliding fee scale.  Visit for more information.

Volunteers need for Integrated Community tutoring program

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is seeking volunteers for its tutoring programs.  In the Study Friends program, volunteers are matched with an immigrant youth in need of academic support.  In the adult ESL program, volunteers are trained to teach English to a limited-English speaking community member. Pairs are asked to meet for one hour per week.  No foreign language skills necessary.  Email or call Erin at or 970-819-3720 to volunteer or for more information.

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