Steamboat Briefs: Drug Take Back Day slated for April 27 in Routt County |

Steamboat Briefs: Drug Take Back Day slated for April 27 in Routt County

Local law enforcement agencies, nonprofits and Drug Enforcement Administration will host a Drug Take Back Day on April 27.

Bring unused over-the-counter and prescription medications to the following locations: Steamboat Springs Police Department, 840 Yampa Ave. in Steamboat Springs; and Oak Creek Town Hall, 129 Nancy Crawford Blvd. in Oak Creek. Items that cannot be accepted include:

■ Needles and sharps

■ Mercury (thermometers)

■ Oxygen containers

■ Chemotherapy/radioactive substances

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■ Pressurized canisters

■ Illicit drugs

The service is free and anonymous.

Chamber's visitor center to close for interior work

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's visitor center temporarily will be closed for a new interior work.

The tentative closing dates are Monday through May 22.

For Colorado State Park passes, trail or outdoor Information, visit the Routt National Forest Service office on Weiss Drive.

If you have questions, email

Steamboat's After Prom seeks volunteers, donations

Steamboat's After Prom group is looking for volunteers. After Prom is May 18 and 19.

If interested, visit to sign up for your preferred volunteer job, whether it is helping with setup, cleanup or working that night at the event.

Donations also are being accepted. If you'd like to donate, make checks out to SSHS After Prom and send them to Denise Pearson at Steamboat Springs High School.

After Prom also is looking for donations for themed gift basket items that can be raffled during After Prom. Gift certificates to local shops, restaurants or for services are preferred.

Contact Kathy Hoefer at or at 970-879-3054 for more information, or to make a donation. Email Shannon Lukens at with questions. 

Medical services offered at Hayden community building

The Solandt Memorial Hospital aims to continually pay tribute to the memory of pioneer physician John Solandt by maintaining, preserving and using the community building in Hayden for health and well-being services that provide for the needs of the community.

Dr. Louise Thielen, of Steamboat Medical Group, is available from 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Thielen can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-0203. Dr. Brian Harrington, of Yampa Valley Medical Associates, is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Harrington can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-3327. Bear River Dental services are offered starting at 9 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Evening appointments are available by calling 970-276-3123. Mental health services are available through Jody Ginger, M.A., by calling 970-213-5418.