Steamboat briefs: Land use changes requests to go to Oak Creek board |

Steamboat briefs: Land use changes requests to go to Oak Creek board

— The Oak Creek Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. today at Oak Creek Town Hall to discuss two requests for minor variances to the land-use code. Joe Bartasius is asking to subdivide a duplex, and Roger Fedora is asking to build a garage closer to a lot line than allowed by code.

Ken Burgess, a board member for the Oak Creek Fire Protection District, also will present the board with information about a possible grant to create an enclosure for an old fire truck near Bucket Park on Main Street.

Lincoln Avenue closed this morning through 10 a.m.

Lincoln Avenue will be closed between Seventh and 11th streets from 5:30 to 10 a.m. today so Eddie Bauer can shoot its 2010 Holiday Catalog. Eddie Bauer will do a crosswalk shoot on Lincoln Avenue with the ski mountain in the background. Detours will be set up to get drivers around and back onto Lincoln Avenue.

Nurse recognized for work helping moms quit smoking

Baby and Me — Tobacco Free, a grant-funded program provided through the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Associa­tion, recently recognized nurse Hope Cook for her astonishing cessation rates, with close to 100 percent of her clients quitting tobacco and staying tobacco free postpartum. The program is designed to motivate women to quit smoking during and after pregnancy. As of the end of January, she had seven women graduate from the program. She is the only person in Routt County seeing Baby and Me clients, though she has plans to train more facilitators. As prenatal coordinator, Cook connects with every pregnant woman who comes to the VNA. She helps women get insurance, find a provider, connect with state-funded programs such as WIC or NFP and get connected with Baby and Me if they are a smoker.

Cultural integration group is in need of volunteers

Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community and be respectful and mature. Training is provided. Call Tatiana at 871-4599 or e-mail

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