Steamboat briefs for Sept. 14

Yampa Town Board looking for trustee

— A recent resignation has opened a spot on the Yampa Town Board.

Yampa residents interested in filling the vacancy must send a letter of interest to Town Clerk Janet Ray by Sept. 27.

Eligible residents must be at least 18, a registered elector and have resided in the town for at least one year.

If appointed, the trustee would serve on the board until the April 2008 election.

The vacancy was created when Michael Ross resigned from the board, after serving on it since September 2003.

A town newsletter said Ross resigned due to "work and personal commitments."

"We thank Michael for his community service and commitment to Yampa," the letter states.

Mayor Bruce Pitts and trustees Paul Zywicki, Arlene Porteus, Karen Tussey, Jeff Drust and Denis Campanali comprise the board.

The board likely will appoint a trustee at its Oct. 3 meeting. The Yampa Town Board meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month.

For more information, call the Town Hall at 638-4511.

Transportation to VA centers available to vets

Transportation to the Grand Junction and Denver VA medical centers is available for veterans who are unable to drive and who have an appointment Monday through Friday at either hospital. This service is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the Veterans Affairs Officer of Routt County at 879-5489 or e-mail mcondie@co.routt.co.us to arrange transportation.

Veterans are encouraged to take advantage of the medical services available to them through the VA. Entering the VA medical system requires a copy of your DD 214 and about 20 minutes to fill out a form with the VA officer. The Routt County office is in the Workforce Center in the Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center. The office is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

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