Steamboat briefs for Oct. 31
October 31, 2007
Community info Web
site seeks volunteers
A community information Web site, http://www.yampavalley.info, is seeking volunteers to oversee the site’s recreation section. Volunteers will maintain links, add information and answer online questions. Contact Sarah Kostin at 879-0240, ext. 305.
New, slightly used
baby clothes needed
The Steamboat Springs Pregnancy Resource Center is in need of slightly used or new baby clothes and other used baby items for children up to age 2. Winter items are especially needed. Donations can be dropped off Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 544 Oak St. Call 871-1307.
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Donations needed for Native American reservations
Nightwalker Ent., a nonprofit organization, is collecting donations for delivery to Native American reservations this week. Gently used furniture, household items, clothing, toys and working appliances can be donated today through Sunday. For pick-up or drop-off information, call Kent at 879-6486.
Transportation to medical centers available for vets
Transportation to the Grand Junction and Denver VA medical centers is available for veterans who are unable to drive and who have an appointment Monday through Friday at either hospital. This service is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the Veterans Affairs Officer of Routt County at 879-5489 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange transportation.
Veterans are encouraged to take advantage of the medical services available to them through the VA. Entering the VA medical system requires a copy of your DD 214 and about 20 minutes to fill out a form with the VA officer. The Routt County office is in the Workforce Center in the Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center. The office is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
Quit kits available for smokers, chewers at VNA
Tobacco-free quit kits for smokers and chewers are available at the Visiting Nurse Association offices at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 in Steamboat Springs, and 745 Russell St. in Craig. The kits promote the Colorado QuitLine and free support from a trained coach who guides and supports individuals through the quitting process. Research shows you are seven times more likely to end your tobacco habit with the QUITLINE than if you are trying to quit on your own. Four weeks of free nicotine patches are available, a $100 value. Nicotine gum is also available. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669), or call the VNA at 871-7664.