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Steamboat briefs: Sportsmen’s Roundtable to be held in Steamboat

Local sportsmen and women are invited to meet and discuss hunting and fishing issues with their citizen representatives during the Northwest Region Sportsmen’s Roundtable caucus, which will be held at 6 p.m. today in Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Steamboat Springs office, 725 Weiss Drive.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife formed the Sportsmen’s Roundtable in 2012 in a continuing effort to provide hunters and anglers with opportunities to submit input about wildlife management decisions.

“The public’s comments are a very important part of managing the state’s natural resources,” CPW’s area wildlife manager Jim Haskins said in a news release. “The roundtable has been a great way to generate discussions and gather ideas from our constituents, so I invite our local sportsmen to come and meet their representatives.”

For more information about the Sportsmen’s Roundtable, visit

Internationally known artist set to speak at the library

Perry-Mansfield and the Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free community slideshow and lecture, “Examinations of the Figure in Painted Space,” by highly acclaimed and internationally collected artist Stuart Shils at 5:30 p.m. today in Library Hall.

Shils has painted for more than 30 years and is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship for Residency in Ballycastle, Ireland, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been presented in solo shows in New York, Philadelphia, Tel Aviv, Boston, Scottsdale, Richmond, San Francisco and Cork, Ireland.

Between 1994 and 2006, Shils spent 13 summers painting on the northwest coast of Ireland, an extended painting campaign described in the PBS  documentary, “Ballycastle,” which was presented nationally and won numerous awards, including First Place for Documentary Excellence, Society for Professional Journalists.

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Wiener awarded for research manuscript in Las Vegas

Former Steamboat Springs resident Greg Wiener, who was an EMT at Yampa Valley Medical Center and a Steamboat Ski Patrol member from 2007 to 2013, is a second-year student at the CU School of Medicine in Denver. He recently presented a research manuscript at the Academic Surgical Congress in Las Vegas, and it was awarded “Best Manuscript by a Student or Resident.”

VNA holds divorce support groups at 1 p.m. Tuesdays

The Northwest Colorado VNA is hosting a support group for adults coping with divorce. Meetings will focus on handling strong emotions and life transition, restoring one’s identity and self-esteem, effective communication and successful single parenting.

The meetings will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Rollingstone Respite House, 1500 Pine Grove Road. For more information, call Adrienne Hearne at 512-630-1373

The VNA also will host a support group for middle school-age students coping with divorce. Dates and times to be determined. For more information on the divorce support groups, call Katy Thiel at 970-871-7628.

Atomos Energy: Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Atmos Energy reminds customers to take steps in their homes to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced by incomplete combustion in home heating systems, gas ovens, dryers, fireplaces and automobile engines. Prolonged exposure to carbon monoxide can be fatal.

The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are flu-like and often include headache, sleepiness, weakness, vomiting, dizziness and tightness in the chest. If you or your family experiences these symptoms, leave the premises immediately and seek fresh air, call 911 or seek emergency medical attention and call Atmos Energy’s Emergency hotline at 1-866-322-8667.

Homeowners are advised to install carbon monoxide detectors in the home on all floors where bedrooms are located. Detectors identify traces of carbon monoxide in the home and sound an alarm when carbon monoxide is detected.

Other tips to reduce the chance of carbon monoxide poisoning include:

■ Do not idle a car in an attached garage.

■ Make sure chimneys and flues are clean and unobstructed and that gas appliances have proper ventilation systems.

■ Remove clutter from around gas furnaces and water heaters to ensure an adequate supply of fresh air.

■ Change furnace filters regularly.

■ Do not use natural gas ovens as a heating source.

■ Do not use charcoal indoors for either cooking or heating.

■ Make sure kerosene and other portable heaters are vented to the outside.

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