Steamboat briefs: Dry Lake parking limited |

Steamboat briefs: Dry Lake parking limited

— Parking at Dry Lake will be limited from 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday because of work being done on Buffalo Pass by the Western Area Power Administration. Roadside parking will be used for trucks and heavy equipment, and only the parking lot will be available for recreational parking.

VNA offering birth control and screenings for women

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Women’s Health Clinic is offering free IUDs, Nuvaring and Implanon. Other birth control, STD screenings and general women’s health care also is offered free or low cost based on income. All income levels are welcome. Make an appointment in Steamboat at 970-879-1632 or in Craig at 970-824-8233.

Energy efficiency grants are available for lighting

The Governor’s Energy Office has created the Main Street Efficiency Initiative to educate businesses in efficient energy practices and provide grant dollars to help businesses audit their energy uses as well as rebate funds for improvements, according to a news release. Mainstreet Steamboat Springs applied for the grant, and Steamboat was one of the 10 communities awarded rebate funds. All funds must be used in downtown Steamboat Springs. Improvements will be limited to lighting upgrades.

The purpose of this grant is twofold, the release stated: energy efficiency education for all downtown businesses and to assist five chosen businesses with as much as $2,000 in rebate funds for improvements made to existing lighting.

Businesses considering energy efficiency upgrades this year can call Mainstreet at 970-846-1800. All businesses are invited to an energy efficiency workshop about lighting at 6 p.m. March 22 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Those who want to be considered for rebate funding must attend. Dinner and beverages will be provided. Reserve a space by calling 970-846-1800.

Relay For Life seeks teams and committee members

The Relay For Life of Steamboat Springs is looking for committee members and teams for the 2011 event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society. Call Kristen at 970-424-4100 or e-mail to participate.

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