Area briefs for 12-15

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Salvation Army drive doing well

With less than two weeks left in the annual Kettle Drive, the Craig Service Extension Unit reported that the campaign is doing well.

Last year's collection of pennies, quarters and dollar bills brought in more than $6,000 to help people in Moffat County. The monies provide emergency help for utilities, housing, medication and other needs.

The bells will continue to ring right up through Christmas Eve at Kmart and City Market. Bell ringer volunteers still are needed for the last weekend of the campaign.

For more information, or to sign up to ring the bell, call LuAnn Kline at First Baptist Church, 824-5926.

Square dancing on hold during holidays

The Greenridge Mountaineer Square Dance Club will not have dancing Friday, Dec. 22 or Friday, Dec. 29. They will resume a regular schedule starting Friday, Jan. 5 at the Hayden Congreational Church at 7 p.m. Please contact Lois Norman at 824-6773 for more information.

No trash pick up

during holidays

The City of Craig Solid Waste Department will not have pick up Monday Dec. 25, Tuesday Dec. 26 or Monday, Jan. 1.

The schedule is as follows:

Dec. 25 and 26 trash will be picked up on Wednesday, Dec. 27.

Wednesday's trash will be picked up Thursday, Dec. 28.

Friday's schedule will remain the same.

Jan. 1 trash will be picked up on Jan. 2.

For more information or questions please contact City Hall at 826-2005, or the Road and Bridge Department at 824-4463.

Internet service upgrade scheduled

Bresnan Business Service customers will experience an Internet service outage because of a scheduled upgrade on Monday and Tuesday mornings, between 1 and 3.

Call 877-747-3669.

DOW to close gates at several properties

The Colorado Division of Wildlife has closed or soon will close gates at several Northwest Colorado properties to protect wintering wildlife. These annual closures are designed to reduce stress on animals by keeping people and vehicles out of State Wildlife Areas when animals are most vulnerable.

In the Craig and Meeker areas residents should be aware of and honor the following winter closures:

  • Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area ---- closed to all activity Dec. 1 to July 15.
  • Jensen State Wildlife Area -- closed to all activity Jan. 1 to July 15.
  • Bitter Brush State Wildlife Area -- closed to all activity Jan. 15 to April 30.

Colorado's winter snowfall typically forces deer and elk to lower elevations around the state, putting animals at higher risk for contact with humans.

The DOW warns people to use caution while driving in the winter, and control dogs that may harass animals close to town.

For more information go to www.wlidlife.state.co.us/landwater/statewildlifeareas or call the Meeker office at (970) 878-6090.

Free coat distribution in Dinosaur is Dec. 27

A free coat distrubution runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the Dinosaur Baptist Church in the town of Dinosaur. Call Becky or Wayne at 970-824-0641 or Pat at Love Inc., at 970-826-4400.

Church of Christ to hold candlelight service

Hayden Congregational United Church of Christ's traditional Christmas Eve Candle light service will be at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 24 at 202 E. Jefferson Ave. in Hayden. A lessons and carols service will feature two new choir anthems and a visit by a special guest. Call Pastor Janet Babish at 276-3510.

Check children for head lice infestations

Head lice are parasitic insects found on the heads of people. Head lice may be acquired from contact with clothing, such as hats, scarves and coats, or other personal items, such as brushes or towels, that belong to an infested person. Signs and symptoms include a tickling feeling of something moving in the hair, itching caused by an allergic reaction to the bites, irritability, and sores on the head caused by scratching.

If you are not sure whether a person has head lice, the diagnosis should be made by your health care provider or school nurse, or a professional from the local health department or agricultural extension service.

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