Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs seeks candidates for City Council
August 19, 2015
The city of Steamboat Springs is seeking candidates to serve on the Steamboat Springs City Council. There are four City Council positions open — three four-year positions representing each of the election districts of the city, and one two-year at-large position — that will be voted upon at the regular election to be held Nov. 3. Applicants must fill out a candidate affidavit and a nomination petition signed by at least 25 registered electors within their district. Paperwork must be turned into City Hall 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Eligible candidates must be 18 years of age or older on the day of the election. They must have resided in the municipality for a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election, and they must be a resident of the district that they will represent at the time his/her nomination petition is filed. The two-year at-large candidate can reside anywhere within the city limits.
Required paperwork and more information can be obtained from City Clerk Julie Franklin or Deputy City Clerk Sabrina James at Steamboat Springs City Hall, 137 10th St. Call 970-879-2060 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
'American Cheerleader' set to screen Wednesday at library
Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp and Steamboat Dance Theatre present a Dance on Film free screening of the new documentary "American Cheerleader" at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Library Hall. The film is set in the competitive world of cheerleading. It follows the journey of two high school teams vying for the coveted National High School Cheerleading Championship title. Overcoming challenges through discipline, dedication and teamwork, 12 girls from New Jersey and 12 girls from Kentucky redefine what it means to be an American cheerleader. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Urbane to host skate park clean-up at 2 p.m. Saturday
Urbane will be hosting a skate park clean-up and skate jam from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Bear River Skate Park. There will be prizes for those who help with the trash pick-up and prizes awarded in the skate competitions.
Life Line Screening to offer health tests Sunday
Life Line Screening will be offering screenings for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions to Steamboat Springs area residents Sunday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.
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Screenings can check for the level of plaque buildup in arteries related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels; diabetes risk; bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis; and kidney and thyroid function.
The cost of screening packages start at $149. For more information or to preregister, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit life
Lions Club meets 2nd, 4th Tuesday of each month
The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club now meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at The Egg & I restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The group is one of Steamboat's oldest civic organizations, chartered in 1923. Meetings are open to members as well as those who are interested in learning more about the Lions Club.
The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club is made up of civic-minded men and women of all ages who identify needs within the Steamboat Springs community and work to fulfill them.
Throughout the years, the group plans or participates in numerous events and programs. It collects eyeglasses for those in need throughout the world and provides free vision screening for youths in Routt County schools and at health fairs. It supports United Way Day of Caring and the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. It provides scholarships for high school seniors and funding for local youth groups such as Rocky Mountain Youth Corps.
Highlight events include its annual Thanksgiving turkey drive, highway cleanup days, participation in the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast and Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. The club's largest fundraiser is its annual Christmas tree sale in November and December.
For general information on the club, visit skilions.org or find the club on Facebook at facebook.com/skitownlions.
VNA recommends residents be aware during tick season
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association advises residents be aware of ticks and tick-borne diseases during spring and summer months, when ticks are most active. Tick bites in Colorado can result in Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tick-borne relapsing fever.
Ticks should be removed from skin as soon as possible. People who remove ticks from a person or a pet need to wash their hands immediately. If you become ill after a tick bite or exposure to ticks, seek prompt medical attention.
Ticks are commonly found in wooded or brushy areas with tall grass. They may also inhabit rustic mountain cabins where chipmunks and other rodents may have visited. Wear protective clothing — long-sleeved shirts and long pants — and do thorough tick checks after being in areas where ticks may be present. For information on how to safely remove a tick that has settled into the skin, visitcdc.gov/ticks.
Integrated Community in need of volunteer tutors
Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is seeking volunteers for its adult and youth English tutoring programs.
Volunteers are trained and matched with either an immigrant student in need of academic support or a limited-English speaking community member, depending on preference.
Pairs are asked to meet for one hour per week. No foreign language experience is necessary. Contact Erin at email@example.com or 970-819-3720.