Steamboat briefs: VNA cautions residents on the hazards of Hantavirus |

Steamboat briefs: VNA cautions residents on the hazards of Hantavirus

Facility Master Planning Committee meets Tuesday

The next meeting of the Steamboat Springs School District Facility Master Plan Committee is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Strawberry Park Elementary School. The meeting agenda includes a review of the Option C Program, which proposes the construction of a new 198,297-square-foot high school on a 35-acre site the district owns in Steamboat II.

Under this proposal, which the committee is currently favoring, a 5,000-square-foot Yampa Valley High School facility would also be built on the original high school site at a cost of $1.3 million, the now vacant middle school would be renovated to for use as another elementary school and existing learning spaces would be renovated.

The total cost of the Option C Program would be approximately $115 million. District patrons and residents are encouraged to attend the meeting.

VNA cautions to beware of ticks this spring, summer

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, visit

Steamboat Art Museum is looking for volunteers

Steamboat Art Museum is looking for volunteers to assist in greeting visitors, assisting in special events or working in the museum’s store.  

Shifts are 3 1/2 hours, one day per week, Tuesdays through Saturdays, during the summer and winter exhibits. 

Perks include getting to enjoy the fabulous art exhibits, meeting exhibiting artists at exhibit openings, free admission to all Saturday lectures during exhibit opening and meeting visitors from all across the country and world.

Those interested in volunteering may call Dottie at 970-870-1755 or email

College offering English classes, children’s program

Community members have the opportunity to learn English while bringing their preschool children to a special children’s program through Integrated Community, which is held from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Participants are asked to bring a healthy snack.

There is a $30 fee to register for this Colorado Mountain College class. Call Jen at 970-846-2076 for more information.

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