Craig briefs for Dec. 4

Post office gives holiday deadlines

Today is the U.S. Postal Service's deadline to mail holiday cards, letters and packages to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to ensure delivery by Christmas. Holiday mail going to other overseas military locations should be sent by Dec. 11. Express Mail is available for sending to most overseas military destinations until Dec. 18. All packages and mail must be addressed to individual service members by name, in accordance with U.S. Dept. of Defense regulations.

Today also is the general deadline for mailing to countries in Africa, Central and South America. The general deadline is Dec. 11 to send holiday letters and packages to most other international countries, including Mexico, Canada, Europe and to Asia/the Pacific Rim. Customers still can mail to most international countries until Dec. 19 using Express Mail.

As for domestic deadlines and using regular mail, send holiday cards, letters and packages going to destinations out-of-state by Dec. 20 and in-state by Dec. 22 for delivery by Christmas. Using Express Mail, people may mail packages to certain U.S. locations until Dec. 23.

For more information about holiday mailing, visit www.usps.com, call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) or call the U.S. Post Office in Craig at 824-5795.

High school PAC seeks new members, officers

The Moffat County High School Parent Accountability Committee is seeking members and officers. The committee weighs in on high school administrative decisions and is designed to keep parents informed of upcoming events.

The group meets at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at the Moffat County High School library, 900 Finley Lane. For information, call 824-7036.

Health center to host open house Dec. 11

The Northwest Colorado Community Health Center is scheduled to host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at its location inside the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 745 Russell St. in Craig.

The Community Health Center, formerly known as the Moffat County Care Clinic, charges patients on a sliding fee scale based on household income and the number of family members living in the household. Fees range from a $7 co-pay to full price for office visits.

The VNA has operated the clinic since 2005. In August, the clinic was designated a federally qualified health center.

The health center currently has one doctor and two nurse practitioners. A new physicians' assistant, Neilene Ronis, is scheduled to join the clinic in January. In the past, Ronis has worked in Craig Medical Center and the Moffat County Care Clinic.

"She (has) a very extensive background in providing care to residents of Northwest Colorado," said Cole White, VNA director of operations.

Work, life skills program offers full-time position

The Moffat County Work and Life Skills Coalition is accepting applications for one full-time coordinator for a program to prepare high school students for post-graduate life.

Duties include scheduling and promoting classes, creating pre- and post-program assessments, and attending business, government and related meetings. All duties will be undertaken with guidance and cooperation of program advisory board.

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Moffat County Work and Life Skills Program, C/O Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership, 300 W. Fourth St., Craig, CO, 81625 or director@cmedp.com.

Volunteers needed for medical transportation

Volunteer drivers are needed to transport people who cannot drive to medical and other appointments in Craig or between Craig and Steamboat Springs.

In Steamboat Springs, volunteers are needed to transport people from the Steamboat Springs area to the Northwest Colorado Community Health Center on Russell Street in Craig.

Volunteers must have a reliable vehicle, valid insurance and Colorado Drivers License and agree to provide a safe driving record. Some may be asked to submit to a criminal background check. Mileage reimbursement is available upon request. Volunteers may set their own hours.

For more information or to volunteer, call Pat Jones, of Love INC., at 826-4400, Helen McPherson, of Human Service Volunteers, at 824-3326, or Evelyn Tileston, of the Independent Life Center, at 826-0833.

Red Cross lifeguard training course offered

The City of Craig Parks and Recreation Department is offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course from Monday through Dec. 31. Participants must be at least 15 years old and pass a pre-course swimming test. The deadline to register is Monday. For information call 824-8151.

Early Childhood Center selling evergreen trees

The Moffat County Early Childhood Center is selling fresh holiday evergreens as a fundraiser. Profits will be used to purchase needed learning materials. Evergreen swags, different types and sizes of wreaths, cedar swags and centerpieces also are available. For more information, call Sarah or Katrina at 826-6279.

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