Steamboat briefs: Weigh and Win weight loss program starts today |

Steamboat briefs: Weigh and Win weight loss program starts today

Weigh and Win — a free, incentive program to lose weight and make healthier choices — is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through July 12 at Yampa Valley Medical Center, 1024 Central Park Drive, as well as from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 15 to 26 at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. For more information, call 970-819-4110.

CDOT begins work today to correct landslide issue

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work today on a section of U.S. Highway 40 on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass that is considered an active landslide, according to a news release.

“By building a retaining wall to hold the hillside in place, we will create a much smoother roadway in the future and will eliminate the constant need for maintenance work in the area,” Project Engineer Justin Kuhn said in the release.

The retaining wall will be built about 15 feet high and 500 feet long on the east/downhill side of Muddy Pass. The highway also will be resurfaced, according to the release.

During construction, crews will work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and drivers should expect delays of less than 15 minutes.

The $3.1 million project is scheduled for completion in mid-November but will not affect the USA Pro Challenge, which travels over the pass to Steamboat on Aug. 21.

For more information, call 970-819-5125 or email

Senior Law Day is Aug. 3 and will feature seminars

The Routt County Council on Aging along with Otis, Coan & Peters law firm will host Senior Law Day from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 3 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, according to a news release.

The free event for seniors, adult children, friends and caregivers of seniors will feature seminars on topics including:

■ “Long Term Care Planning 101,” presented by Bobby Davis, of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network;

■ “The Beneficiary Designation Issues: Making sure you get the assets to who/where you want them to go,” presented by Daniel Foley, of Sleeping Giant Financial Services;

■ “Do I Need a Will?, presented by Jenna H. Keller,” of Otis, Coan & Peters;

■ “Upcoming Changes to State Health Insurance Assistance Program,” presented by Betsy Packer, medicare counselor;

■ “Active Longevity: How can we stay active and healthy?,” presented by Kelly Ornberg, of Casey’s Pond Senior Living.

Donated cars can help fund Habitat for Humanity homes

Routt County Habitat for Humanity is reminding residents that motor vehicle donations help fund new Habitat homes through the Cars for Homes program. Motor vehicles — including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, etc. — can be donated by calling 1-877-277-4344 or by going to

The cars then are sold at auction or to recyclers or salvage yards, and the funds are used to build Habitat homes in partnership with low-income families.

Integrated Community seeks volunteers to teach English

Integrated Community is looking for volunteers to teach English. The in-home tutoring program trains and matches volunteers with limited English-speaking community members. Get to know residents from other cultures while helping them learn English. For more information, call Roddy at 970-620-1513.

Integrated Community also is looking for volunteers to help with its Resource and Referral program. Practice your Spanish skills while assisting community members from other cultures. Call Sheila at 970-871-4599.

Newly expanded Habitat ReStore seeks volunteers

Steamboat’s newly expanded Habitat ReStore is open in Riverside Plaza next to Pisa’s and needs volunteers to help price and sell donated furniture, lighting and building supplies.

Shifts are available from noon to 2 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 970-367-8001.

Food bank in Hayden will distribute food as needed

The Hayden Community Food Bank and outreach ministry of Hayden Congregational Church will distribute food on an as-needed basis. Call Theresa Stivers at 970-276-2507.

Egeria Park Roping Club is accepting memberships

The Egeria Park Roping Club is accepting memberships for the upcoming season. Roping and nonroping memberships are available to individuals or families.

The group ropes and rides in an arena between Yampa and Toponas on Colorado Highway 131. For more information, call Sam at 970-638-4270.

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