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Steamboat briefs: VNA cautions residents on the hazards of Hantavirus

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association advises precautions when cleaning areas inhabited by rodents.

Hantavirus is a serious, potentially fatal respiratory illness carried primarily by deer mice. People can be infected by breathing in dirt and dust contaminated with deer mouse urine and feces. Most cases occur in the spring and summer.

The illness can begin one to six weeks after exposure. Early symptoms are fatigue, fever and muscle aches and may also include headaches, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems. If a person experiences these symptoms and has potentially been exposed to rodents, he or she should seek medical attention immediately. Hantavirus can be prevented by cleaning up possible rodent food sources and nesting sites around the home, work area or campsite. For information about safely cleaning rodent areas, visit cdc.gov/rodents/cleaning.



YVMC Volunteer Services seeks volunteer workers

Yampa Valley Medical Center Volunteer Services is looking for caring people, 18 or older, with computer skills who are interested in working with patients to provide assistance and instruction on setting up an account in the new myChart patient portal system.

For more information about this position or other volunteering opportunities at YVMC, contact Deb Bastian at 970-870-1146 or deb.gastian@ymvc.org.



Group offers drop-off spots for old electronics

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and partners offer four drop-off locations in Steamboat Springs for the public to safely and responsibly recycle used small personal electronics for free. An expanded list of items, ranging from laptops and smaller, now can be taken to the YVSC office at 141 Ninth St.

Accepted electronics include old cellphones, smartphones, cellphone batteries and chargers, iPods, MP3 players, digital cameras, tablets, AirCards and Bluetooth, ink and toner cartridges, laptops, GPS devices and headphones. Additional drop-off locations for all these items include the Steamboat Springs middle and high school front offices when school is in session.

All of the smaller items, aside from tablets and laptops, also may be deposited in the existing cellphone collection box in the Wells Fargo Bank lobby in downtown Steamboat.

In addition to providing a service to the community, the collections help fund the YVSC Sustainable Schools program. For more information, email info@yvsc.org.

For larger items, such as monitors, televisions, computer terminals/towers and hard drives, contact G&S Mountain Recyclers at 303-682-3171 or visit mountainrecyclers.com for local pickup days.

There is a fee for these items to be recycled, so do not bring these items to the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s office.


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