Craig briefs for April 12

FSA moves to temporary location

The Moffat County Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Craig has relocated to temporary offices at the Remax About You offices located at 390 Yampa Avenue.

The office will be at this location until construction of the new Craig USDA Service Center is complete, expected to be within the first two weeks of May.

For more information, call 303-250-9902.

Tornado warnings to take place Tuesday

On Tuesday morning, a statewide issuance of TEST Tornado Warnings will occur using NOAA Weather Radio transmitters broadcasting into Colorado counties. The exact time has not been scheduled.

These warnings also are intended to activate the EAS system throughout Colorado. Most radio and TV station engineers in western Colorado already are aware of this planned test.

This operation is coordinated with the State of Colorado during Colorado's annual Severe Weather Awareness Week and conducted once each year (in the spring) within Colorado to test our short-fused warning communications.

Nominate people who unite community

Integrated Community would like to recognize someone in our community who has worked hard to unite people from different cultural backgrounds and is seeking nominations to tell who that person is.

Think about the person who is always helping our community, who is a great volunteer and who always is available to help when there is someone in need. When you decide, vote for that person by visiting the Integrated Community office or at one of the red voting boxes around town at local businesses. The person with the most votes will be named: Señor or Señora de Cinco de Mayo/Mr. or Mrs./Mrs./Miss Cinco de Mayo.

The Craig office is located at 510 Breeze St. The phone number is (970)824-6424.

9Health fair times and date

The Craig Lions Club 9Health fair is coming to Craig on April 19.

Senior pre-registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. today at Sunset Meadows II, 595 Ledford St. Call Kristi Shepherd at 824-5814.

On Thursday, the early blood draw for senior citizens is from 7 to 11 a.m. at Sunset Meadows II, 595 Ledford St., for residents 65 years and older. Call Kristi Shepherd at 824-5814. Cost is $30 for blood chemistry and $25 for PSA for men.

Craig Lions Club 9Health fair is from 8 a.m. to noon April 19 at Sunset Elementary, 800 W. Seventh St.

Screening options include a 31-component blood chemistry screening, a prostate specific antigen for men, and the blood count screening, vision and blood-pressure testing as well as weight/height and blood glucose. Call Kristi Shepherd at 824-5814.

Cost is $30 for blood chemistry and $25 for PSA for men.

Teacher of the Year nominations sought

Teachers are some of the hardest working, yet sometimes under-appreciated, professionals in today's workforce.

The Craig Daily Press recognizes area teachers by honoring one each spring with the Teacher of the Year award. Last year's recipient was Rosemary Crosthwaite, who was St. Mark's Preschool director for a quarter century.

Area residents are invited to nominate their favorite teacher by writing a nomination of no more than 100 words about why he or she deserves the award. You must include your name for the nomination to be counted.

Nominations may be dropped off at the Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave., e-mailed to jraehal@craigdailypress.com or mailed to Craig Daily Press, Attn: Jerry Raehal, P.O. Box 5, Craig, CO 81626.

Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. May 2.

The winner will be decided by the Daily Press editorial board, which includes employees and community members, based on the entries.

The winner will be notified the following week, and the Craig Daily Press will publish a feature story about the 2008 recipient.

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