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Steamboat briefs: Documentary about CCC screens at library Monday







Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “Camp Forgotten,” a documentary about the Civilian Conservation Corps by historian Bill Jamerson, at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Library Hall. Last summer, during Jamerson’s multi-media storytelling program about the CCC, he shared a clip of this film. Now Steamboat Springs has a chance to see the entire story about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s federal works program created during the heart of the Great Depression. Roosevelt’s Tree Army planted more than 484 million trees in Michigan, fought forest fires, restored riverbanks, built lookout towers, roads, fish hatcheries and countless other natural improvements to the environment. This film contains rare archival footage, combined with location cinematography and interviews with former CCC enrollees. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Applications for special event funding available

Applications for city-allocated special event funding are now available and will be accepted through Jan. 5, 2017. Special event funding provides sponsorship dollars to support special events taking place in non-ski season months. Presentations will be made to the Special Event Funding Committee — made up of Steamboat Springs Chamber and Resort Association staff, Chamber board members and City Council members — in January. To download the application, visit steamboatchamber.com/contactus.

Programs help people at risk for type 2 diabetes

Northwest Colorado Health will host a lifestyle change program for those who have pre-diabetes or are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Program participants will meet from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11 at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101.

Participants will work with a lifestyle coach in a group environment. They will learn how to make realistic, achievable goals about nutrition, exercise and stress management to prevent or delay diabetes and complications. To learn more about the program, visit cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention. Call 970-871-7618 to sign up for the program.

Digital US Forest Service Maps available on phones

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 can 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.

Local 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. on the first Thursday of the month, and a family, friend and caregiver group meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on 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.

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.

To make a nomination, visit coloradocreativeindustries.org/communities/nomination-instructions for eligibility guidelines and instructions.

For additional information, email Christy Costello at christine.costello@state.co.us.

Sustainability Council to offer ride share program

The staff at the nonprofit Yampa Valley Sustainability Council has introduced a 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, which has been discontinued. For more information, email info@yvsc.org.

Hayden food bank offers food, personal items free

The Hayden Congregational Church Food Bank, 202 E. Jefferson, distributes free food and personal items to those in need. For more information, contact the church at 970-276-3510 or Pastor Jane at 970-757-0000 hayden-ucc@qwestoffice.net.

Horizons in search of new program volunteers

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteers to help with an upcoming program, which will offer opportunities for personal growth through participation in community events and activities.

A small team will meet once per week for a month to participate in an hour-long activity.  For more information, call 970-879-4466.


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