Briefs for June 4

The Craig Head Start pre-school is currently accepting applications for the 2005-06 program year.

Your child may qualify for the program if they turn 3 or 4 on or before Aug. 31 and your family meets current income guidelines. Call Marcia at 824-5716 or come by the center at 690 Connor Drive to get your child enrolled. For information in Spanish, call 800-659-4970.

Lightning fire burns in Dinosaur Monument

Dinosaur National Monument fire officials were monitoring a lightning fire west of Harper's Corner Observation Point on Friday.

The fire, which started last weekend, is less than 1 acre and is burning in Douglas fir, piñon, and juniper. The area has a concentration of dead and fallen timber.

Because the fire is a natural ignition, it is being managed for resource benefits. Fire plays a functional role in the ecosystem, and without it the ecosystem is being altered. The fire will be suppressed if it is no longer achieving resource benefits or if public safety or smoke becomes a concern.

Dinosaur National Monu--ment has been managing natural ignition fires since the early 1980s and has been recognized as leaders in managing fire use.

To report a wildland fire in the Northwest Colorado area, contact the Craig Interagency Dispatch Center at 826-5037 or in the Northwestern Utah area, contact the Unitah Basin Interagency Dispatch Center at 435-789-7021.

VNA seeking help

for Haven acquisition

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is seeking donations from individuals, businesses and community groups to support the acquisition of The Haven Assisted Living Facility in Hayden.

Anyone interested in making a donation to support senior services in the Yampa Valley should contact Suzi Mariano at the VNA at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, (970) 879-1632 or smariano@nwcovna.org.

Summer class offers hospital training

Colorado Northwestern Community College is offering an intensive perioperative nursing class starting June 10. The intensive 90-hour class is a joint effort with The Memorial Hospital. The class is open to registered nurses or those who are set to earn their registered nursing licenses. It is limited to seven students, but there are two slots open. For more information or to register for the class call 824-1119.

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