Steamboat Briefs: CDOT continuing work on US 40 bridge over Elk River
The Colorado Department of Transportation is continuing work to replace the U.S. Highway 40 bridge over the East Fork of the Elk River, according to a news release. Crews are preparing to pour concrete on the deck of the bridge Monday if weather allows. Remaining work includes curb construction, bridge rails and guardrails, asphalt paving and striping, removing the temporary bridge and final grading and revegetation.
Work is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and drivers should expect delays as long as 10 minutes.
The $3.1 million project is scheduled for completion in November.
For more information, call 970-846-2446 or go to http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/us40elkriver.
Support group meets on 1st Sunday of each month
A cancer support group for cancer patients, caregivers and survivors meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month in the community room at Natural Grocers, 335 Lincoln Ave. Group members will discuss fears related to cancer as well as talk with other patients and longterm survivors about how to deal with the experience. For more information about the free group, call Ken Farmer at 970-846-4717.
Flood relief fundraiser set for Tuesday at Laundry
The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs hosts a flood relief fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Laundry, 127 11th St. A cocktail reception is at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $75 per person with $50 from each ticket going toward flood relief. Rotary also will make a matching donation of as much as $5,000. To register for the event, call 970-870-0681.
LIFT-UP to distribute Food Assistance Program boxes
LIFT-UP of Routt County will distribute The Emergency Food Assistance Program commodities boxes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to eligible households at each of its locations at the following times: from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays in Hayden, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays in Oak Creek and from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays in Steamboat Springs. Call 970-870-8804 for more information.
Kids Can Cook program set to return on Nov. 5
The Kids Can Cook program returns from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the staff kitchen at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The class is for children ages 8 to 12 with a parent or caregiver. Tacos will be made during the free program, but participants will be asked to bring a food item. Registration is required by signing up at the Kids Desk or calling 970-879-0240, ext. 313.
Social Security planning event is later this month
A Social Security planning seminar is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Colorado Mountain College Academic Center Room 2013. Steve Ahlmer, who specializes in planning for retirement, will lead the program. The cost is $10, and registration is required by calling 970-870-4491.
Green Halloween costume exchange slated for Oct. 19
Steamboat Springs High School’s National Honor Society hosts a Green Halloween costume exchange from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 at Bud Werner Memorial Library.
Job fair scheduled for Oct. 24 at Olympian Hall
The Steamboat Springs Workforce Center will host a job fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 in Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill Lodge, 845 Howelsen Parkway. The event is designed to connect job seekers with a variety of full-time, part-time and seasonal job opportunities. For more information, contact Trisha Benglan at 970-879-3075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unattended vehicles idling is against Colorado law
As part of the anti-idling education campaign Spare the Air, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council would like to remind drivers that leaving an unattended vehicle idling is illegal under Colorado law. A state law approved in 2011 also limits idling of diesel engine vehicles of more than 14,000 pounds to 5 minutes per hour.
Join the Spare the Air initiative to save money, engine wear and air emissions by limiting unnecessary idling to 30 seconds. According to the Consumer Energy Center, idling is not an effective way to warm up a car engine. On winter days, the best way to warm an engine is to drive after idling no more than 30 seconds.
Learn more at http://www.yvsc.org/programs/spare-the-air.
Website helping veterans find transportation jobs
A new website has been designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry. According to a news release, the site allows former members of the armed forces to enter their specific military work experience and see how it translates to civilian jobs in five categories: aviation pilot, aviation maintenance technician, air traffic controller, commercial motor vehicle driver and emergency medical services. Job seekers can find what training and certification is needed for civilian jobs, determine what career fits best with their backgrounds and search for available jobs in their field. Learn more at http://www.dot.gov/veteranstransportationcareers.
Mammograms, pap tests offered to qualifying women
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free mammograms and pap tests for women 40 to 64 who are uninsured or underinsured, have not had a pap test or mammogram in the past 12 months and meet income requirements. Call the VNA at 970-879-1632 or 970-824-8233 to determine eligibility.
Cultural integration group seeks bilingual volunteers
Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program on Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community and be respectful and mature. Training is provided. Call Sheila at 970-871-4599.
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