Craig briefs for July 26

Association to sponsor farmer's market starting Aug. 9

The Downtown Business Association is sponsoring a farmer's market starting Aug. 9.

The market will be held Thursdays at Alice Pleasant Park as long as the weather permits.

Those who wish to sell their products - including garden items, cheese, herbs, flowers, jelly and fruit - should bring their own tables, change and price signs.

Call Carol Jacobson at 824-5343 for more information.

Kinder Family Clinic hosts sports physicals on Aug. 6

The Kinder Family Clinic, formerly known as Mountain Medical Clinic, 595 Russell St., will host a Sports Physical Clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6.

Any student who wants to go out for sports or cheerleading at Craig Middle School or Moffat County High School next year must have a completed sports physical before being allowed to participate. Students must have a sports physical form from the school and bring it to the clinic completed by their parents. Students may pick up forms at the clinic Aug. 6, as well as at CMS or MCHS. There is a $15 for the physical.

Make checks payable to CMS or MCHS - whichever school your child will attend. Students should wear shorts and a loose T-shirt. Students must have a completed sports physical in order to participate in sports at CMS or MCHS.

Firefighters return to site to control, put out rekindled fire

At about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Craig Fire/Rescue crews returned to Moffat County Road 15, the site of two fires this week.

The first, caused by lightning, was Sunday afternoon. The second, whose cause is unknown, was Tuesday afternoon and burned 35 acres of private land.

Firefighters returned to the site to control a rekindled fire there late Tuesday.

"We had the surface put out (Tuesday afternoon) but it was kind of smoldering under the surface," Capt. Dennis Jones. "Then the wind picked up and got it going again."

Jones said firefighters put the rekindled fire out in about five minutes.

No structures or people were threatened in any of the County Road 15 fires this week.

Nominating commission

to consider new judges

The 14th Judicial District nominating committee will meet Aug. 1 at the Grand County Courthouse to interview and select nominees for a governor's appointment to become the next county court judge in Grand County.

The vacancy, which was effective July 5, was created by the appointment of Judge Mark Clarkson Hoak to the district court bench.

To be eligible for appointment, applicants must be a qualified Grand County elector and have a high school degree or the equivalent. The annual salary for the position is $74,006.

The initial term of office is two years. Thereafter, if voters approve the appointed judge, the position would have a four-year term.

Nominating committee members are: Robert Aaberg, of Craig, Robert Anderson, of Granby, James Newberry, of Hot Sulphur Springs, Michael Ritschard, of Kremmling, and Kristopher Hammond, Nancy Smith and Ron Smith, all of Steamboat Springs.

Panel to discuss services for people of different ethnicities

The Equality in Health cooperative is hosting two discussion sessions to better enable health care workers in Moffat and Routt counties to provide service for people of different ethnicities.

Although the panel in Craig is hosted at the Visiting Nurse Association, 360 E. Victory Way, all healthcare workers are encourages to attend.

Different topics to be addressed include what kind of health care was normal for Hispanic/Latinos before they moved to the Yampa Valley, what immunizations are common and what typically is done when a family member falls ill.

The panel also will address members of the Hispanic/Latino community to find ways health care workers can encourage better preventative care and overcome different barriers new community members have to treatment, such as child care, cost and transportation.

The first meeting is 4 to 6 p.m. July 31 in the Platinum Room at the Craig VNA. The second meeting is 4 to 6 p.m. in Conference Rooms 2 and 3 at the Yampa Valley Medical Center, 1024 Central Park Dr. in Steamboat Springs

HPV vaccine now available for girls ages 9 to 18

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is now available through the Colorado Vaccines for Children program for eligible girls ages 9 to 18.

The vaccine protects against four major types of HPV. For more information, call the VNA at 879-1632.

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