News briefs for Jan. 4


The Centennial Chapter of the American Red Cross has received more than $25,000 in spontaneous donations since tsunamis devastated coastline populations in South Asia.
"The outpouring of support has been very gratifying," said chapter CEO Ken Williams. The Centennial chapter serves all of northern Colorado. "We've had people walking in with checks, merchants requesting donation canisters, children offering to sell their toys. It's amazing."
Donors who wish to make gifts before the end of the tax year have several alternatives:
n Call 1-800-HELP-NOW
n Make a secure online gift at with a credit card.
Tax receipts will be provided for all gifts.

Drop-in flu vaccine
clinic set for Wednesday
The flu vaccine shortage is easing allowing healthy adults ages 50 and older to receive flu shots.
The Visiting Nurse Association, 745 Russell St., will hold a drop-in flu clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
At-risk groups will be targeted: Adults ages 50 and older, infants ages 6 to 23 months, household members of infants younger than 6 months, pregnant women and people ages 2 to 49 with chronic medical conditions.
Adult shots are $18, children's shots range between free and $15. Medicare/Medicaid participants should bring their cards. Call the VNA at 824-8233.

'Ask A Lawyer Night'
tonight at Craig library
The Northwest Colorado Legal Services Project and The Moffat Library are sponsoring a "Ask-A-Lawyer Night" beginning at 5:15 tonight at the Moffat County Library. Drop by or call Colorado Legal Services at 276-2161 or 1-800-526-6968 for more information.

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