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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Pilot & Today to launch new Sunday format

The Steamboat Pilot & Today will launch a new Sunday format Jan. 6. The new Sunday tabloid-shaped newspaper will focus on enterprise and investigative reporting and will include separate sections for news, sports and business. As part of the promotion, the Pilot & Today will deliver the Sunday newspaper to homes free for three months. Routt County residents who would like to take advantage of this offer should call 970-871-4232, email or complete the form at

Jan. 8 start date for Yampa Valley Singers rehearsals

Weekly rehearsals for the Yampa Valley Singers begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, 736 Oak St. The registration fee is $35, and new singers are welcome. Spring Concert performances are scheduled for April 12 and 13. For more information, call Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641.

Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers Friday, Saturday

Routt County Habitat for Humanity is accepting volunteers Friday and Saturday at the newly finished duplex at 2750 Honeysuckle Lane. Volunteers are needed for cleaning and are accepted on a drop-in basis for any amount of time. Call 970-871-6101 or email if you plan to attend or with any questions.

Food bank in Hayden will distribute food as needed

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The Hayden Community Food Bank and outreach ministry of Hayden Congregational Church will distribute food on an as-needed basis. Call Theresa Stivers at 970-276-2507.

Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden offers respite care

The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden offers daytime and overnight respite care for older adults who need supervision. The Adult Activity and Care program is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays. The program includes lunch, activities and help with personal care. The cost is $75 per day or $50 for a half-day. Temporary overnight care is available for as many as 30 days for qualified individuals. Clients with memory care needs are welcome at a cost of $100 per day.

The Haven, which does not provide skilled nursing care, also has private and shared rooms for qualified older adults. The Haven accepts Medicaid. For more information, visit or call Karen Burley at 970-875-1888.

Part of Forest Trail 1101 closed for wetlands work

A section of Forest Trail 1101 near Dumont Lake in Routt National Forest will be closed during rehabilitation work on the Four Counties Ditch, according to a news release. The trail will be closed from Dumont Lake to Base Camp Road (Forest Road 311) through part of next year for wetlands rehabilitation work, according to the release. Multiple projects are taking place in the area, including repairs to the Muddy Creek dam on Dumont Lake. The Dumont Lake day-use area and picnic site are closed while the dam is being repaired. For more information, call the Hahn's Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District at 970-870-2299 or visit

VNA offers immunizations for $14 to underinsured

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering $14 immunizations for adults who are uninsured/underinsured including measles, mumps, rubella, HPV, chicken pox, pneumonia, meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough and hepatitis A and B.

The VNA also is offering a vaccine for shingles. Adults ages 60 and older who are low income and uninsured may qualify to receive the vaccine for a $14 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Apply by scheduling an appointment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend being vaccinated against meningitis for youths ages 11 to 18 as well as those ages 19 to 21 who attend college. College students younger than 22 who received a vaccine before age 16 should receive a booster.

To schedule an appointment, call 970-879-1632.