Steamboat briefs: Local churches set to host vacation Bible camp
Steamboat Springs — Concordia Lutheran Church and Holy Name Catholic Church are joining to bring the 2016 vacation Bible camp, Cave Quest, to the community.
The free camp, for children age 4 to 12, will meet from 9 a.m. to noon June 20 through June 3.
Older children are welcome to be helpers.
The camp will be held at Concordia Lutheran Church, 755 Concordia Lane. Registration forms are available at Holy Name Catholic Church and Concordia Lutheran Church.
ASSET camps begin June 20 for 3rd- through 8th-graders
The city of Steamboat Springs is offering three weeklong ASSET camps in June for children entering third through eighth grades.
The Adrenaline Rush three-night campout for sixth- through eighth-graders runs June 20 through June 23.
The week will begin with camping in Glenwood Springs, where activities will include zip-lining, a climbing wall, the high ropes course and the Glenwood Adventure Park.
Participants will spend Wednesday in the beautiful wilderness outside Eagle to prepare for a trip through the Fulford caves Thursday.
The Equestrian Camp is offered to beginner or intermediate riders and is held at CR Summit Ranch in the Yampa Valley. Participants can ride daily from 9 a.m. to noon and will join summer camp activities in the afternoon. This camp, for third- through sixth-graders, runs June 20 through June 23.
The final June offering is a golf camp for beginner or intermediate golfers in third through eighth grades, scheduled for June 27 through June 30. Participants will golf from 10 a.m. to noon daily at Rollingstone Golf Course and join the camps in the afternoon.
Shingles, pneumonia vaccine clinic June 20 at Casey’s Pond
Casey’s Pond, in partnership with Walgreens, will host a shingles and pneumonia vaccine clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. June 20 at Casey’s Pond, 2855 Owl Hoot Trail.
The clinic welcomes adults age 50 and older to take advantage of an opportunity to receive the vaccines.
A pharmacy consultation may be required in advance, so attendees are encouraged to RSVP by emailing email@example.com or calling 970-879-8855. Walgreens will assist with insurance pre-qualification and question regarding coverage for the vaccines.
Pneumonia, an infection of the lungs, affects millions of people worldwide each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2014, only 61 percent of adults older than 65, a group at high-risk for the disease, were vaccinated, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics.
About one in three people in the United States will develop shingles, a painful skin rash that can cause pain for up to 30 days, during their lifetime, according to the CDC. Older adults are at higher risk.
Group initiates mail survey for adults age 60, older
The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments is planning for the needs of older adults in the community by anonymously surveying individuals age 60 and older.
Surveys will be mailed at random beginning June 20. Community input is very important to understanding senior needs.
For more information, call Erin Fisher or Amanda Rens-Moon at 970-468-0295.
Nomination period open for FSA county committees
The nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees is now open, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice. Their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal farm programs,” said FSA Administrator Val Dolcini in a news release. “I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers across the spectrum of American agriculture, to get involved in this year’s elections. We have seen an increase in the number of qualified nominees, especially among women and minorities, and I hope that trend continues.”
To be eligible to serve on a FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an FSA-administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area where they are nominated.
Farmers and ranchers may nominate themselves or others. Organizations representing minorities and women also may nominate candidates. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign an FSA-669A nomination form. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at fsa.usda.gov/elections.
Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on Aug. 1. FSA will mail election ballots to eligible voters beginning Nov. 7. Newly-elected committee members and alternates will take office on Jan. 1, 2017.
To learn more about county committees, contact the Routt County FSA office or visit offices.usda.gov.
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