Steamboat briefs: Local groups reach out to returning service members

Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans. The American Legion also is looking for new members. For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Michael T. Condie at 970-879-5489.

Partners in Routt County seeks volunteers for board

Partners in Routt County, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing meaningful mentorships between adults and youths in our community, is seeking caring, committed volunteers to serve on its board of directors. The board meets monthly and is tasked, among other things, with helping to organize and meet Partners’ fundraising needs, including its annual Java & Jazz fundraiser. If you care about kids in the community and are willing to put in the time and effort to help Partners continue to succeed, contact Executive Director Libby Foster at or 970-879-6141.

Northwest Colorado VNA offers shingles vaccination

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the Zostavax vaccine for shingles. Adults ages 60 and older who are low-income and uninsured (no Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance) may qualify to receive the vaccine for a $14 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Patients may apply for this program by making an appointment at the Steamboat Springs office by calling 970-879-1632 or at the Craig office by calling 970-824-8233.

Stagecoach photos sought for a local history project

Local historian Arianthe Stettner and writer Jennie Lay are working on a project about the history of Stagecoach. The subject area is limited to the land that includes Stagecoach State Park and the landscapes adjacent to or overlooking the park. They are seeking historic photographs from the area that reflect early people who lived or played around Stagecoach, their homesteads, historic structures, agriculture, mining, timber, dam construction, skiing, hunting and anything else that might be considered of historic significance regarding Stagecoach. If you have historic Stagecoach photographs that you would be willing to share, contact Jennie Lay at or 970-846-9695.

BLM releases land-use plan revisions for public review

The Bureau of Land Management released for public review Draft Resource Management Plan revisions for BLM lands and minerals in Northwest Colorado.

The plan will provide the management direction for the next two decades covering all aspects of BLM land and mineral management within the Colorado River Valley Field Office boundary.

The Colorado River Valley Field Office covers 505,000 surface acres and 707,000 acres of subsurface mineral estate administered in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Routt counties.

The BLM will accept public comment on the Colorado River Valley draft through Dec. 15.

The plan and information about comments are available at

Tread of Pioneers Museum seeks front desk volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, collecting admissions and gift shop sales. Friday and Saturday afternoon shifts especially are needed. The museum also needs help with upcoming special events and is seeking school tour guides. Contact Katy Taylor at 970-879-2214 or for more information.

Register for gingerbread house tour before Thursday

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs once again is sponsoring a gingerbread house tour for the Merry Mainstreet event Dec. 10. There is no registration fee to participate, but interested participants must register their intent no later than Thursday so that the houses can be assigned to a display location in one of the host stores. Houses will be delivered to the hosting store by Dec. 5, giving the public time to view the houses before Merry MainStreet. Houses must be made entirely of gingerbread and edible decorations. Prizes will be awarded in professional and amateur categories. For more information and to register, contact Tracy at 970-846-1800 or

Volunteers needed to help kids with their homework

Integrated Community is in need of volunteers to help children with their homework at the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs. Spanish speakers are preferred, and a passion for children is a must. Volunteer shifts are from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the club. Call Tatiana at 970-871-4599 for more information.

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