News in brief for March 12 |

News in brief for March 12

Career and Educational Expo on Monday at school

Steamboat Springs High School hosts the Career and Educational Expo from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday in the high school commons area. Representatives from about 20 community colleges, trade and technical schools and educational institutions from Colorado and Wyoming will be present to talk to students and parents. For a list of institutions participating, call Gayle Dudley at 871-3641.

Documentary of blind climber to be shown

“Farther Than the Eye Can See,” a documentary of blind Colorado climber Erik Weihenmayer’s ascent of Mount Everest, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Steamboat Springs High School theater. Jeff Evans, Weihenmayer’s guide on the historic ascent, will be at the school to introduce the film and share his experiences of the climb. The showing is part of the school’s National Honor Society chapter’s aim to motivate fellow students to achieve greatness. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students and children. Tickets are available at the door, and concessions open at 5 p.m. For more information, call the school at 879-1562.

Arts Council seeks entries for SummerArt 2004

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking entries for SummerArt 2004, a multimedia juried fine-art exhibit and sale to be held July 8 through Sept. 5 at the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot Art Center. Entries should be submitted as 35mm slides by April 23. A complete prospectus can be downloaded at or send a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope to SSAC/SummerArt, PO Box 774284, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

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Cancer support group

will address ‘chemo brain’

Cancer survivors are struggling with a multitude of issues. Treatment can cause issues ranging from nausea and vomiting to hair loss and fatigue. One side effect that often is given little attention is a cognitive dysfunction referred to as “chemo brain,” which can cause great stress and that often goes untreated. Taking Charge, a monthly educational support group for people living with cancer, will address the issue this month. Guest speaker Connie Carson Ph.D. will speak about the effects chemotherapy has on the brain. Taking Charge, which is sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association, will meet at noon March 31 at the Yampa Valley Medical Center in Conference Room 1. Lunch will be provided. Call Katy Thiel at the VNA at 879-1632, ext. 33, with questions.

Veterans have options to learn about their benefits

Veterans can receive information on veterans’ benefits by calling 879-3547 or stopping by the Routt County Veterans Affairs Office in Sundance at Fish Creek, next to the drivers’ license office. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Bring Discharge Form 214 for registration with the county and application for VA programs. For more information, e-mail Veterans Affairs Officer Michael Condie at