Steamboat Briefs: Railroad to resurface 13th Street crossing Thursday |

Steamboat Briefs: Railroad to resurface 13th Street crossing Thursday

Union Pacific notified the city of Steamboat Springs that it will be resurfacing the 13th Street railroad crossing Thursday. One lane will be open with flaggers to assist those wanting to access the Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Depot Art Center.

VNA is raising awareness about school immunizations

Now is the time for parents to look at school immunization requirements and recommendations, according to information from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. Some vaccines are required for adolescents including Meningococcal Vaccine for most college freshmen and Tdap for students entering sixth though12th grade. Recommended vaccines include Hepatitis A and HPV. Students entering kindergarten are required to receive DTaP, Polio, MMR, and Varicella (chicken pox). Additional immunizations may be required if your child is not up to date. The VNA provides immunizations for children free or up to $14. For more information call 824-8233 in Craig or 879-1632 in Steamboat.

Beware of mice-caused hantavirus this summer

Hantavirus is a serious respiratory disease carried by deer mice (brown on top and white underneath with large ears). The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association recommends being cautious when doing spring cleaning and before opening up cabins, buildings, sheds and barns. You can become infected when you inhale dirt and dust contaminated with deer mice droppings. Air out rodent infested buildings or areas at least 30 minutes before cleaning. Use a solution of household bleach (one cup bleach per gallon of water) to spray materials you have used for cleaning mouse droppings. For more information about hantavirus, call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 303-692-2700 or visit

Fund created for Rhonda Heaton Cash's expenses

A fund for medical and other expenses for Rhonda Heaton Cash has been set up at First National Bank of the Rockies. The fund was set up at the Hay­den branch of the bank, but do­­nations can be made at other branches, as well, said Alaine Montgomery, who set up the fund.

The Steamboat Springs branch, 270 Anglers Drive, can be reached at 871-8070; the Hayden branch, 252 W. Jefferson Ave., can be reached at 276-3731; and the Oak Creek branch, 319 E. Main St., can be reached at 736-8500.

Cash was injured in a shooting Friday and is hospitalized in Denver. For more, read this story.

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Adult Day Center open at Rollingstone Respite House

The Adult Day Center is now open at the Rollingstone Respite House in Steamboat. Trained caregivers, registered nurses, and certified nursing assistants organize and manage the day for participants. The program is available weekdays for either a full or half day. Adults will experience stimulating activities, nutritious meals, and personal services and wellness care. For more information about Adult Day Programs, contact Diane Girty at 970-875-1891.