Steamboat briefs: Yampa trustee to resign, Town Board meets tonight
Steamboat Springs — The Yampa Town Board will have one fewer trustee after tonight’s meeting at the Yampa Town Hall.
Trustee Lacy Trout, who was appointed to the seat and then ran uncontested for re-election, will resign her position as she moves out of town.
Yampa Town Clerk Janet Ray said applications will be available at the Town Hall and that more details will be distributed in the town newsletter.
The meeting will be at 7 p.m. today at the Yampa Town Hall. Other items on the agenda include the possible reduction of hours and temporary closure of the Town Hall from Monday to Aug. 16, and a discussion about asphalt left on Terhune Avenue by a local paving company.
VNA offers West Nile virus protection tips for season
Colorado is in the peak season of West Nile virus, a disease that can be transmitted to humans by mosquitoes, according to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. Protect yourself from West Nile virus by doing the following:
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■ Avoid outdoor activities, such as gardening, at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
■ If outside at dawn or dusk, cover up by wearing light, loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts, pants, shoes and socks.
■ Use mosquito repellents containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
DEET products generally provide the longest protection.
The other repellents do work but might need to be applied more frequently. Follow the product label for correct use.
Products with 10 percent or less DEET are recommended for children.
For more information about West Nile virus, go to http://www.FightTheBiteColorado.com.
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The Longevity Project event, sponsored by Steamboat Pilot & Today, has shifted from in-person to virtual. The keynote speaker Kevin Hines contracted COVID-19, and he will now be presenting his talk remotely.