Residents encouraged to take health needs survey |

Residents encouraged to take health needs survey

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Yampa Valley Medical Center are seeking input about health needs in local communities.

Residents can share their feedback by taking an online survey or attending community forums being held in Routt and Moffat counties. Information from the Community Health Needs Assessment will be used to design programs and solutions to improve residents’ wellbeing.

The survey takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete and is available until Nov. 15. Completing the survey makes participants eligible to win a $50 gift certificate to City Market.

To take the online survey, visit Paper surveys are available at the Steamboat Springs VNA, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101.

All answers are confidential.

Residents can also share their input at the following community forums. The first 10 people to arrive at each forum will receive $25 gift certificates.

■ 6 p.m. Monday at The Haven Community Center

■ 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at South Routt Community Center

Inspiration classes set at Emerald Mountain School

Registration is open for Emerald Mountain School’s next series of Inspiration Classes. All classes are held at Emerald, 818 Oak St., and are open to Steamboat Springs Community members.

■ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu — helps students build confidence, discipline, strength, and agility. Instructor Dave Marrs holds classes from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays for students in grades two through four and from 5 to 6 p.m. for students in grades five through eight. Classes run Monday through Jan. 25, and the cost is $200.

■ Holiday Arts — will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays for students of all ages. Local mixed-media artist Keri Searls will work with students to make fun Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday arts and crafts using recycled materials and found objects. Class runs Wednesday, Nov. 4 through Dec. 16, and the cost is $120

■ Cribbage Club — will meet from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. Tuesdays for students in grades three through eight. Have fun learning a classic game while enhancing math skills, as well as learning about odds and probability, how to strategize and how to apply critical thinking.  Terry Brown, lifelong cribbage player and math aficionado, will teach the group. Class runs Tuesday, Nov. 3 through Dec. 15, and the cost is $50

■ Stock Market Game — will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays for students in grades four through eight. Invest an imaginary $100,000 and learn investment strategies, research company financials and track investments. See who has the most valuable portfolio at the last session in February. Taught by Head of School, Sharon Mensing, a mathematics education expert with a healthy interest and background in finance. Class runs Nov. 11 through Febr. 10, and the cost is $180.

Registration forms are available online at For more information, call 970-879-8081.

Donate Halloween candy to be sent to US Armed Forces

In cooperation with Operation Gratitude, Wells Fargo Advisors is collecting extra, unopened Halloween candy to share with the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Local children can show support for our troops by dropping off candy today through Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Wells Fargo Advisors office at the downtown Steamboat Wells Fargo branch on Third Street and Lincoln Ave.

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