Briefs: Sept. 25

Visiting Nurse Association to host monthly ALS support group

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is seeking interested members to form a monthly amyotrophic lateral sclerosis support group.

Those who are interested should call Katy Thiel at 871-7628.

Police offer warning about fraud

Fraud is a prevalent criminal act in today's society, police said, and examples of con artists attempting to bilk money from unsuspecting residents comes in a variety of forms.

On Thursday, the Craig Police Department released a warning of popular scams that are making their way across the country.

"Unfortunately, many people fall prey to these scams and find themselves in the middle of unexpected problems, as opposed to unexpected riches," police said in a press release.

The latest, popular scams include those involving the lottery, Internet shopping and offers for stay at home employment, police said.

"(Residents) must remain vigilant against offers that appear too good to be true, especially when they appear without notice," police said. "As always, law enforcement encourages citizens to call if they have questions about contacts that seem suspicious or unusual."

For more information, call Lt. John Forgay at 826-2367.

2007 pet calendar orders accepted

The Humane Society of Moffat County is now accepting orders for its 2007 PetMates calendars.

The calendars feature color photos of the 12 local pets that were the winners of the Humane Society's annual PetMates contest. The cover will be a color collage of the 12 runners-up.

Calendars ordered before Oct. 13 will be $10 each. After Oct. 13, the cost will be $12 each. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society.

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