Steamboat briefs: Bud Werner Memorial Library to be closed Friday
The Bud Werner Memorial Library will be closed all day Friday due to a Yampa Valley Electric Association planned power outage that is required to upgrade and improve infrastructure. The library will resume regular hours at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.
Support group for grieving parents to be held Monday
A support group for parents grieving the loss of a child will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 at the Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive. The group is intended to help parents who have lost children of any age find support among other parents experiencing similar loss. Contact Jo Anne Grace at 970-846-8319 for more information.
Northwest Colorado Health offers drop-in flu clinics
Northwest Colorado Health will hold drop-in flu clinics from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Flu and pneumonia shots are available for all ages, and costs vary. Those wishing to take advantage of the clinic should bring Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+ or other insurance card. Low cost options are available to individuals who do not have insurance. Cash and checks will be accepted. Flu shots also are available by appointment. Call 970-879-1632. For a schedule of all flu clinics, visit northwestcoloradohealth.org/flu.
November foreign feature film Korean blockbuster
Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Chief Theater with “My Love, Don’t Cross That River,” an international film festival award-winner from the South Korea directed by Jin Moyoung.
Winner of the best documentary film award at the Los Angeles Film Festival and a blockbuster in its native Korea, “My Love, Don’t Cross That River” presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. One-hundred-year old lovebirds, Jo Byeong-man and Kang Kye-yeol, have been inseparable companions for 76 years.
Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, the director acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing the tender moments of their twilight days, as the two face the inevitable reality that their time together will soon be approaching an end. The film screens in Korean with English subtitles. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Yampa Arts and Craft Fair accepts booth applications
The Yampa Arts and Craft Fair is now accepting vendor applications from those who want a booth space. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at South Routt Elementary School in Yampa. Space is limited to about 80 booths, and space fills up quickly. Email email@example.com or call 970-638-0452 for an application.
YVSC introduces local ride share social program
The staff at the nonprofit Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is introducing a new Yampa Valley Ride Share page on Facebook meant to serve locals looking for carpool opportunities and commuting partners within the Yampa Valley. The new site to connect valley commuters is intended as a companion to pre-existing Facebook pages such as Steamboat Springs Ride Share, which connect riders and drivers to and from the Front Range. Yampa Valley Ride Share replaces previous carpooling outreach efforts at Northwest Colorado Carpool World, that has been discontinued. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Area Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups offered
The Alzheimer’s Association sponsors free caregiver information and support groups in Steamboat Springs for those caring for someone with dementia, whether 24/7 or long distance.
A spouse caregiver group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, and a family, friend and caregiver group meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Both meetings are held at Rollingstone Respite House, 1500 Pine Grove Road.
These groups offer caregivers the opportunity to gather with others facing similar challenges in a safe, confidential setting. The benefits include finding community resources, understanding challenging behavior, sharing strategies and giving and receiving encouragement. Call 970-879-8942 for more information.
Tread of Pioneers Museum seeks new local volunteers
The Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers to help visitors who come to tour the museum. Three-hour shifts can be fit to your schedule and travel needs. For more information and to volunteer, contact Tamra at 970-879-2214 or email@example.com.
Several groups reach out to local returning soldiers
The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans and new members.
For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Natalie Breitung at 970-879-5489.
Nominations accepted for creative leadership award
Colorado Creative Industries is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Creative Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to Colorado’s creative landscape through civic leadership and volunteerism, including advocacy, vision, collaboration or innovation.
Those wishing to make a nomination are invited to visit coloradocreativeindustries.org/communities/nomination-instructions for eligibility guidelines and nomination instructions.
For additional information, email Christy Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LiftUp of Routt County seeks area volunteers
LiftUp of Routt County is seeking volunteers to work in the organization’s donation center, food bank and thrift store. Duties include sorting donations, stocking shelves, greeting the public and pricing merchandise. Benefits include bonus bucks to spend in the thrift store. To volunteer or for more information, call Suzanna Bloom at 970-870-0727.
Mobile U.S. Forest Service maps now available
Nearly 700 digital U.S. Forest Service maps now can be accessed via a smartphone by downloading the PDF Maps Mobile App, which is available for free from iTunes and the Android Play Store, according to a news release.
Through the app, users can purchase and download maps that are stored on their devices and use the maps based on their location when GPS is available. The maps also will allow users to measure distance and area, find coordinates, open a current view in Google Maps, plot place marks, add notes, enter data and add photos, according to a news release.
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