Steamboat briefs for Oct. 8 |

Steamboat briefs for Oct. 8

Open Riding Supervisor meeting Wednesday

The Routt County Fairgrounds’ annual Open Riding Supervisor Volunteer sign-up meeting is at 5 p.m. Wednesday in conference room #1 of the Routt County Courthouse Annex on Sixth Street. Open Riding Supervisors manage the indoor arena at the Routt County Fairgrounds during public ride time. Supervisors sign up at least one month in advance for dates and times that work with their schedule. Responsibilities include enforcing rules and safety during ride times, collecting fees and managing sign-in. Supervisors ride for free. If you are not able to attend the meeting but would like to be a supervisor, please contact Jill at 276-3068

Visiting Nurse Association offers tobacco-free quit kits

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 also is available. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669), or call the VNA at 871-7664.

Baptist General Convention Oct. 15

The 52nd annual Colorado Baptist General Convention meeting is Oct. 15 in Steamboat Springs. A luncheon is at 11 a.m. at The Cabin restaurant at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. This is a time for women to come together for spiritual renewal and experience refreshment for everyday life. Guest speaker Casey Ewen will share an inspirational message. To learn more about Casey and her “Journey of Faith,” visit

The cost is $15. Door prizes and special gifts for attendees will be presented. Registration can be made by Oct. 12 at Free childcare (birth to 5 years) is available by reservation only. For more information, call Anchor Way Baptist Church at 879-7062.

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 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.