Steamboat briefs: Blood glucose screenings offered for free Tuesday |

Steamboat briefs: Blood glucose screenings offered for free Tuesday

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will provide free blood glucose screenings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the VNA office in Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Tuesday is Diabetes Alert Day, which highlights the importance of understanding the risk for type 2 diabetes. In addition to the blood glucose test, a VNA community health educator will discuss a participant’s diabetes risk and ways to prevent the disease and it’s complications. Drop-ins are welcome. For more information, call 970-871-7634.

LIFT-UP Hope for the Future scholarship deadline is April 3

The deadline to apply for LIFT-UP of Routt County’s Hope for the Future scholarship is April 3. The following candidates are encouraged to apply:

■ Graduating high school seniors

■ Students currently enrolled in college, trade or vocational school

■ Adults interested in increasing their self-sufficiency by enrolling in college, trade or vocational school

Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose family incomes meet the guidelines outlined on the application. Each scholarship LIFT-UP awards will be a minimum of $1,000. Scholarships are renewable, if a student maintains a 3.0 GPA. Please e-mail a PDF ofthe completed scholarship application to by April 3. Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the LIFT-UP website at

Farmers market registration is available now online

Registration for the Steamboat Farmers Market opened Jan. 15. All registrations are online and can be accessed using a link at under the Farmers market tab.  

The Steamboat Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday from June 14 through Sept. 19 at the corner of Seventh and Yampa streets. To participate, all vendors must have both Colorado and Steamboat Springs sales tax licenses, and street food vendors must have approval from the Routt County Department of Environmental Health.

Steamboat Farmers Market encourages all vendors of local foods, produce, meat and value-added products to apply as early as possible.

The market reserves the right to limit certain categories of vendors to keep the variety in the market interesting. While vendors are encouraged to sign up for the entire season, random dates are available on a limited basis.  

All products are to be made by the vendor, unless the vendor is a member of MainStreet Steamboat. MainStreet Steamboat members may offer products represented in their storefronts, even if they are not made by the vendor.

Contact Tracy at 970-846-1800 or for more information. 

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