Steamboat briefs: Free Narcan training to be held Friday in Steamboat
Narcan training will be offered in Routt County at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. Depending on the number of people who sign up for the training, there could be as many three trainings held throughout the day.
The sessions are open to anyone who wants to be trained on administering Narcan, a lifesaving opioid drug reversal intervention. In addition, the sessions, which are being conducted in cooperation with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and with the endorsement of the local Rx Task Force, offer a train-the-trainer component.
The training is free to attend, and registration is required. Visit csoc.org/training_schedule.asp to register.
Northwest Colorado Health offers drop-in flu clinics
Northwest Colorado Health will hold drop-in flu clinics from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 5 through Nov. 9 at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Flu and pneumonia shots are available for all ages, and costs vary. Those wishing to take advantage of the clinic should bring Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+ or other insurance card. Low-cost options are available to individuals who do not have insurance. Cash and checks will be accepted. Flu shots also are available by appointment. Call 970-879-1632. For a schedule of all flu clinics, visit northwestcoloradohealth.org/flu.
Free yoga practice focuses on teachings by Rust Wells
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents the return of the free community yoga practice, with a focus on Rust Wells’ “Bhakti Urban Flow” DVD at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 in Library Hall. The community practice is designed for all levels to work at their own pace. Participants are asked to bring their own mats and blankets.
Participants work at their own pace throughout each session and soak up the support of the local yoga community while absorbing the teaching of some of the world’s most esteemed yogis projected on the big screen with surround sound in Library Hall. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Matzah Ball Celebration slated to be held Saturday
Paula and Randy Salky have reached out to Russell Goodman, a local chef, to create a homemade, locally sourced meal that includes gluten-free and vegetarian items as well as the traditional Jewish cooking that is typical for Shabbat and holiday meals.
The Matzah Ball Celebration meal will be held Saturday, Oct. 1.
“Randy and I thought it would be a fun way to reconnect with our Jewish friends and welcome newcomers to Steamboat in a warm, social atmosphere before the High Holiday services on Sunday and Monday,” Paula Salky said. “There is no membership for this social group and any “member of the tribe” is invited to come ess, schmooze, kibbitz and most importantly toast, L’Chaim, to life and the Jewish New Year.”
For more information on location, price and time please email Paula Salky at firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of the nature of the event, all inquiries and reservations must be made before Thursday.
Safety rules help prevent ATV-related accidents
Ninety-two percent of ATV-related deaths are the result of warned-against risks, such as youth riding adult-sized ATVs. Northwest Colorado Health (formerly Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association) and the ATV Safety Institute remind riders to follow the Golden Rules for ATV Safety.
■ Always wear a helmet and protective gear.
■ Never ride on public roads.
■ Never carry a passenger on a single-rider vehicle.
■ Ride an ATV appropriate for age and readiness.
■ Supervise riders younger than 16.
■ Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.
For more safety information for young riders, visit atv-youth.org.
Rider readiness checklists and a free online safety course are available at atvsafety.org.
CDC issues warnings of risk associated with Zika
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending women who are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant consider postponing travel to areas where there is ongoing risk of Zika virus. This includes Mexico and countries in the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
Zika virus is spread by mosquitos and is potentially associated with birth defects. The virus is usually mild with symptoms including fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis, or red eyes. The mosquitoes that carry Zika virus are aggressive daytime biters.
Travelers can protect themselves by covering exposed skin, using insect repellent containing DEET and sleeping in air-conditioned or screened in rooms.
Those who think they might be ill with Zika virus should contact their healthcare provider. For updated travel warnings and Zika virus information, visit cdc.gov/travel or call COHelp at 877-462-2911.
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