Briefs for May 14

Information offered to immigrants at workshop

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A "Know Your Rights" workshop hosted by Comundad Integrada and the Africa Community Care Team is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club of Craig for foreign nationals.

Important information on what should be known by immigrants living in the United States and their families will be presented by the Denver-based organization, Rights for All People.

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Also, a "World Cafe" event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at the Boys and Girls Club of Craig, presenting an opportunity for the public to express opinions on what are important issues for the immigrant community.

For more information, call 846-5521.

Agency collecting school budget stories

The Colorado School Stories project is coordinating the first effort to collect real stories about the state budget's impact on schools throughout the state.

The agency, comprised of nonprofit organizations Great Education Colorado, Colorado School Finance Project and Children's Voices, is collecting stories on video, through written narrative, through still photographs and online surveys.

The agency wants specifics on questions such as 'how far have cuts gone' and 'who exactly is suffering and how.' The agency will create a database of information and video clips that can be searched by subject, location, region and other relevant means.

To see examples, visit http://schoolstories.phanfare.com/album/239561.

To share a story, e-mail allen@greateducation.org.

Stamps increase to

41 cents today

The cost to send a letter increases Monday. A first-class letter will cost 41 cents to mail, marking a 2-cent increase.

Post offices are currently selling 41-cent stamps, as well as 1- and 2-cent stamps for those who still have 39-cent stamps.

Postcards will cost 26 cents to mail, and other shipping costs have increased as well.

For a complete list of new charges, visit www.usps.com.

Free physicals offered by family clinic

The Moffat County Family Clinic will be doing free sports physicals for all Moffat County, Hayden and Baggs athletes. Appointments are available until July 31. For further questions call 970-824-3252.

Shadow Mountain to undergo street repair

Moffat County will be crack sealing the streets of Shadow Mountain from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is requested that vehicles be removed from the streets during the two-day project. Call 824-3211.

Daily Press hosts

patriotic poetry contest

The Craig Daily Press is sponsoring a poetry contest for local youths as part of the Hometown Heroes picnic.

The theme for the poems is "What a veteran means to me."

Poems are limited to 30 lines.

Six winners will be chosen -- one boy and one girl from kindergarten through fourth grade, one boy and one girl from fifth through eighth grades and one boy and one girl from ninth through 12th grades.

The deadline is 5 p.m. today.

Poems may be submitted in person at the Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave., attn. Drew Turner, or emailed to aturner@craigdailypress.com

The format may be either freestyle or rhymed.

Information needed is name, grade and phone number.

For more information, e-mail Drew Turner at aturner@craigdailypress.com or call 824-7031, ext 211.

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