Steamboat briefs: Hunter safety class is set for week of Sept. 20 |

Steamboat briefs: Hunter safety class is set for week of Sept. 20

— The Colorado Division of Wildlife is offering a hunter safety class at Hayden High School. The class is from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 to 24, and the time is to be announced for a Sept. 25 class. The class will cost $5. Call 970-871-2855 to register. Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1949, must have completed an approved hunter education course before applying for or buying a hunting license in Colorado.

Group to lead Sarvis Creek Wilderness hike on Sunday

The Trapper’s Lake Group of the Sierra Club is leading a hike to Baldy Mountain in the proposed Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area on Sunday. The group will meet at 9 a.m. in front of the U.S. Forest Service building on Weiss Drive in east Steamboat. The hike is 5 miles round trip and is moderate to difficult. Take proper clothing, food and water. Call Stacey for information at 970-819-0120.

VNA offers rabies prevention advice for humans, animals

Rabies is a virus that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals, resulting in a fatal disease, according to a release from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. The virus is shed in the saliva of infected animals. People and animals get rabies from the bite of a rabid animal or direct contact with saliva from the animal.

Take the following precautions to prevent possible exposure to rabies:

■ Do not feed wild animals.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

■ If you encounter a skunk or raccoon during daytime hours, leave it alone.

■ Teach children to stay away from wild or dead animals.

■ Do not allow pets to roam freely.

■ Keep your pet’s rabies vaccination current, and maintain vaccination records.

Those with questions about rabies or about whom to call for response to a wild or suspect animal can call COHELP at 1-877-462-2911 for more information.

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