Steamboat briefs: Volunteers are needed for Mount Werner Classic 50K |

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers are needed for Mount Werner Classic 50K

Volunteers are needed for the Mount Werner Classic 50K trail run Aug. 3 at Steamboat Ski Area. The race starts at 7 a.m.

Volunteers will receive a post-race meal. There also will be post-race awards for best overall male and female volunteer.

If interested, sign up at or email Emily Conjura at to sign up for a time slot and location.

Steamboat Ski Area hosting sponsorship day Wednesday

Steamboat Ski Area will host Sponsorship Day from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with tickets priced at $15. Proceeds from the day will benefit the Routt County Riders trail maintenance projects across Routt County.

Sponsorship Day includes 50 percent off bike rentals, drawing for a Bike Park Pass and other prizes. Season bike passes will not be valid until 4 p.m. on Sponsorship Day.

For more information, visit

Design committee is seeking volunteers for downtown

The Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Design Committee is looking for volunteers. The committee focuses on how downtown Steamboat looks and functions. Some of the projects of the committee have included the downtown bus shelters; adopting Eagle Scout Park for cleanup, plantings and ongoing maintenance; assistance with the design and execution of the streetscape plan on Lincoln Avenue; and flower baskets. Upcoming projects will include the the Yampa Street revitalization and advocacy for sidewalks on Oak Street.

The committee meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. Call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800 for more information or to sign up for a meeting reminder email list.

Reminder of guidelines for agriculture, debris burning

The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit would like to remind readers about guidelines for agriculture and debris burning:

■ Contact the Routt County Sheriff’s Office in advance at 970-879-1090.

■ Don’t burn on windy days and know the forecast weather conditions for your burn day (available at

■ Notify your neighbors so they don’t call in a fire report.

■ Have a shovel and water nearby to extinguish the fire.

■ Dig a fire line where you want the fire to stop.

■ Never leave a fire unattended.

If an agricultural or debris fire damages private, state or federally managed lands, you could receive a fine or be held responsible for the costs.

Haven Assisted Living Center offers care for older adults

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 needs. 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 available for qualified older adults. The Haven accepts Medicaid.

For more information, go to or call Karen Burley at 970-875-1888.

VNA offers immunizations for uninsured, underinsured Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering $21.50 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 $21.50 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Apply for the program 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.

Steamboat resident looking for ukulele players for group

Steamboat Springs resident Dan Tyler is looking for ukulele players interested in joining a group that would practice and perform together. Denver’s Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra Conductor Gary Jugert has indicated that he would travel to Steamboat to help organize the group. Players of all levels and ages are welcome to join. Those interested are asked to call Tyler at 970-871-4641.

Bereavement support group is being formed by VNA

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is forming a bereavement support group in the Hayden area.

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one and would like to be involved, contact Sandy Beran at 970-871-7682.07

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