News in brief for March 13 |

News in brief for March 13

State representatives,

senators honored

State Sens. Jack Taylor and Ron Teck, along with Reps. Carl Miller, Gregg Rippy and Al White, were honored this month by the Colorado Civil Justice League for their support of legislation to limit abusive lawsuits in the state.

The Western Slope legislators received the “Common Sense in the Courtroom” award for their legislative records in the 2003 session.

The Colorado Civil Justice League is a statewide coalition dedicated to ending abusive lawsuits and creating a fair civil justice system.

“While we believe that those with legitimate harms deserve reasonable compensation, we are concerned that expensive and abusive litigation can limit job creation and innovation,” said Jeff Weist, executive director of the Colorado Civil Justice League.

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Parks and Rec program sponsoring Denver trip

The Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Department’s School Days Off Program is sponsoring a trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on April 22.

The trip is for students in third through fifth grades. Participants will tour the museum, see the IMAX movie “Coral Reef Adventure” and experience the Inca retreat of Machu Picchu, one of the museum’s newest exhibits.

Cost of the trip is $40 and includes the 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. trip, admission to the museum and two snacks. Students must bring lunches.

Space is limited. Register by April 14 at the Parks and Recreation Office. Call Jennifer at 879-4300.

Registration forms for boys lacrosse available

Registration forms for middle school boys lacrosse are available at the Steamboat Springs Middle School administration office. Completed forms are due Monday. Call 870-6545.

Strings presents tribute to John Lennon on March 26

Strings in the Mountains presents “A Day in His Life,” a tribute to John Lennon, by Tim Piper and his band at 8 p.m. March 26 at the Steamboat Christian Center.

Piper portrays not only the Beatles’ music in the style and sound of the original recordings but also Lennon’s personality, appearance, mannerisms and humor. Piper has portrayed Lennon twice on national television, as well as with his band at the John Lennon Birthday Memorial in New York City in 2001.

Tickets are $30 at All That Jazz or through

Call 879-5056, ext. 100 or 103.

YVMC to streamline 9Health Fair tests

Yampa Valley Medical Center has a plan to streamline some of the most popular tests offered at the 9Health Fair.

Yampa Valley Medical Center is sponsoring the 9Health Fair from 8 to 11 a.m. April 3 at Steamboat Springs Middle School. In response to last year’s record turnout for the health fair, the medical center is offering early blood draws.

Early blood draws, intended to reduce the time health fair visitors wait in line, will be held at YVMC by appointment only from 8 to 10 a.m. March 17 through 20.

The appointments include a low-cost blood test, a blood pressure check and the opportunity to purchase a colorectal cancer home test. To schedule a 20-minute appointment, call 875-2759.

The costs of the blood tests are $30 for a biochemistry/cholesterol test; $25 for a PSA (prostate); and $5 for the colorectal cancer home test. If you’d like to volunteer at this year’s health fair, or if you have further questions, call The Wellness Program at 871-2500.