Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for Tour de Steamboat on July 19 |

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for Tour de Steamboat on July 19

Volunteers are needed to help with aid stations, barbecue and registration for the Tour de Steamboat on July 19. To sign up or for more information, email or call 970-819-0781.

Edith Lynn Beer to host book writing seminar

Published author and journalist Edith Lynn Beer will give a brown bag seminar, “Writing a Book That Sells,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Mountain College in Bristol Hall, Room 220. She will discuss details involving online publishing as well as trade publishers, and how to write and organize a book. The cost is $40 and includes a brown bag lunch. Participants also will receive a resource list identifying trustworthy online publishers, print publishers, agents and editors seeking writers. For information, call 970-870-4444.

STARS seeking volunteers for summer programming

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports is looking for fun people to volunteer for summer programming. Anyone who likes to have fun outdoors and wants to make a difference in the lives of kids with disabilities can contact Craig at 970-870-1950 or

VNA offers low-cost birth control, STD screenings

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Community Health Center offers low-cost birth control, STD screenings (for men and women), pap smears, breast exams and general women’s health care based on income. All income levels are welcome. Make an appointment in Steamboat by calling 970-879-1632 or in Craig by calling 970-824-8233.

Horizons provides free screenings for children

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children. If you’re a parent and are concerned about your child’s development, call Kathy Northcutt at 970-871-8558. The screenings can answer questions such as “Should he be walking by now?” “How many words should she be saying?” and “Is her hearing and vision what it should be?”

¿Tiene usted preguntas como estas con respecto al desarrollo de su nina/o? ¿Deberia estar caminando a esta edad? ¿Cuantas palabras deberia mi nino/a estar diciendo? ¿Es su vision y audicion normal? Podemos contestar sus preguntas con un chequeo gratuito. Llame a Natosha al 970-756-5014.

YPN is seeking additional members for networking

The Young Professionals Network is looking for additional members. The group focuses on networking, professional development, volunteer opportunities and social events. An annual membership is $45. For more information or to join, go visit www.steamboat or email Glen Traylor at

Routt, Moffat residents have access to carpool

Residents of Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties have access to a free, online carpool matching service sponsored by Yampa Valley Data Partners, according to a news release.

Organizers hope the website,

westcolorado, will be a resource to help Northwest Colorado residents save on transportation costs. The project was created as part of the Northwest Colorado Energy Education Plan, which was funded by a grant from the Colorado Energy Office.

Unattended vehicles idling is against Colorado law

As part of the anti-idling education campaign Spare the Air, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council would like to remind drivers that leaving an unattended vehicle idling is illegal under Colorado law. A state law approved in 2011 also limits idling of diesel engine vehicles of more than 14,000 pounds to 5 minutes per hour.

Join the Spare the Air initiative to save money, engine wear and air emissions by limiting unnecessary idling to 30 seconds. According to the Consumer Energy Center, idling is not an effective way to warm up a car engine. On winter days, the best way to warm an engine is to drive after idling no more than 30 seconds.

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