Steamboat briefs: Hayden Turkey Trot run, walk event held Saturday |

Steamboat briefs: Hayden Turkey Trot run, walk event held Saturday

The Hayden Valley Elementary School Health and Wellness Team will host its Turkey Trot run and walk Saturday.

The event starts at 10 a.m. at Dry Creek Park. There is also a 1-mile fun run for kids. The cost is a suggested donation.

There will be prizes for the first three finishers in the 5K race and prizes for kids that grab a feather from the crazy running turkeys in the fun run. There will also be a raffle for prizes, including frozen turkeys.

Sign up to be a bell ringer throughout holiday season

Routt County United Way is seeking bell ringers to help raise money for local health and human service programs. The bell ringing will start Nov. 25 and run through Christmas Eve, and it’s a great way for civic groups or businesses to perform community service. 

Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the following days to ring bells outside City Market and Safeway, Nov. 25, 26 and 27 and Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 14, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24.

All of the donations raised through bell ringing stay in Routt County. To sign up to ring bells, contact or 970-879-5605 for more information.

Community meditation for peace, harmony planned

The election is finished, and it’s time to heal. To help the Steamboat Springs community come together, there will be a community meditation offered from 11:15 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 18, at the Yoga Center of Steamboat, 701 Yampa St. This will be a time of silence and personal reflection, and the meditation is a free event. Participants are welcome to quietly enter and leave the studio as needed.

Registration open for Steamboat Nordic Camp

Steamboat Nordic Camp organizers announced the annual cross country ski camp will be held Dec. 10 and 11. The camp is hosted by Lake Catamount Touring Center, Ski Haus and Steamboat Ski Touring Center.

In its 14th year of operation, the camp caters to cross country ski enthusiast of all levels including new skiers learning technique to seasoned skiers looking to get a jump on training for the season.

The camp includes top-level coaches, excellent student-to-coach ratio, video analysis, new equipment available to demo, a wax clinic by SWIX and Toko, lunches, happy hour and prize drawings.

Visit for more information or to register.

Community Ag Alliance accepting local food orders

Buy local food and products online at, then click on “Shop the CAA Marketplace” tab.

Locally grown fresh produce, meat, eggs, jelly, sauces, granola and more are available.

Order online from noon Monday through noon Thursday. Orders may be picked up Friday afternoons at CAA offices in downtown Steamboat Springs.

For more information, call 970-879-4370.

Hayden Congregational Church distributing food

Hayden Congregational Church Food Bank distributes free food to those in need.

For more information, call the church at 970-276-3510 or Pastor Jane at 970-757-0000, email or stop by the church, 202 E. Jefferson, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

County commissioners establish local call-in line

Routt County commissioners have established a call-in line enabling people to listen in live to public meetings held in the Commissioners Hearing Room at the Routt County Courthouse in Steamboat Springs. People are invited to listen to the meetings, but there is no capability to take public comment. The call-in number is 970-870-5499.

Free, confidential Medicare help available for residents

The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado has established a new local office to provide free, confidential counseling to anyone with questions about Medicare.

The office is located at 3001 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite E, and the local phone number is 970-819-6401.

The office is available by appointment.

For more information, contact Betsy Packer at 970-819-6401 or

Program for moms now using paperless eWIC card

The Colorado Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children has switched from paper checks to a debit-style eWIC card. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support and supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant women, mothers and children who qualify. Allocations for WIC-approved foods are added to participants’ eWIC cards. WIC is offered at Northwest Colorado Health in Steamboat Springs and Craig. Visit or call 970-871-7677 for more information.

Free breast cancer exams offered to qualified women

Women who are age 40 to 64 and have limited or no health insurance may qualify for free breast exams and cervical cancer screenings. In addition to meeting age and income requirements, women must live in Colorado, be legal residents (or legally present) in the U.S. and have not had a mammogram or Pap test in the past 12 months. Women’s Wellness Connection is a program at Northwest Colorado Health. Visit or call 970-879-1632 for more information.

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