Craig briefs for Sept. 8

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The Craig Daily Press is seeking three to four people to participate on its next editorial board, which begins Oct 1.

Editorial board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the paper's opinion piece for the following Wednesday and Saturday papers. Editorial board terms last three months.

To apply, call Editor Jennifer L. Grubbs at 875-1790, or e-mail jgrubbs@craigdailypress.com.

VNA holding drop-in STD clinic today

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, located at 745 Russell St., will hold a drop-in sexually transmitted disease clinic from 9 to 4:30 p.m. today.

The clinic is free and confidential and will include screening for various sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. No appointment necessary. For more information, call 824-8233.

Hockey membership meeting Tuesday

Craig Youth Hockey will hold its annual fall membership meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Moffat County Ice Arena. Anyone interested in playing youth hockey is encouraged to attend. Registration for all programs will be available. Starting dates, hockey camp and fees will be discussed. For more information, call Debbie Tomlin at 824-1717 or Mike Boatright at 824-2046.

Youth Wellness Initiative meets Wednesday

The next meeting of the Youth Wellness Initiative, an organization focused on eliminating underage drinking, is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Moffat County High School library, 900 Finley Lane. The meeting's agenda includes examining the group's long- and short-term objectives, planning for a February community presentation and preparing for an upcoming media campaign, among other topics. For more information, call Barb Parnell at 819-4110.

Chamber compiling hunting property list

The Craig Chamber of Commerce's Sportsman Information Center has received a number of requests from hunters seeking private land access. They typically ask for a list of property owners who have obtained private land vouchers from the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Because of privacy restrictions, the DOW is not able to disclose the names of property owners who hold vouchers.

The Craig Chamber of Commerce is interested in compiling a list of property owners who hold private land vouchers and are willing to make those vouchers available for purchase by prospective hunters.

Interested voucher holders should contact the Craig Chamber of Commerce at 824-5689 or 824-3046 to reach the Sportsman Information desk.

Requests also can be mailed to the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way, Craig, CO, 81625.

Openings in Thursday Mixed Doubles League

The Thursday Mixed Doubles League still has openings. For more information, call Phyllis or Thunder Rolls at 824-2695.

VA looking for low income veterans

The Grand Junction Veterans Medical Center is looking for low income veterans who might qualify for medical care based on income.

Currently, the income threshold for a single veteran with no dependants is $28,429 and $34,117 for a married veteran. The threshold is $1,909 higher for each additional dependant a veteran has. Qualified low income veterans do not have to have a service connected disability to receive care.

To be eligible for care, a veteran must have been discharged under honorable conditions.

For more information call 970-242-0731, ext. 2407 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. After business hours, callers should ask the operator to put them through to customer relations voice mail.

VNA 1-year participant in reading program

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association recently celebrated its first anniversary of participating in Reach Out and Read, a national literacy program. VNA has distributed close to 1500 books to scores of children in the past year at their offices in Steamboat Springs, Craig and Walden.

The VNA is one of 120 programs in Colorado that participate in Reach Out and Read, which benefits more than 81,000 infants, toddlers and preschoolers in Colorado annually.

The VNA has participated in the program since 2007.

"Reach Out and Read trains health providers to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give books to children at check-ups from six months to five years," according to a news release from the VNA. "Through Reach Out and Read, each child starts kindergarten with a home library of up to 10 new, carefully chosen books and a parent who has heard at every health supervision visit about the importance of books and reading."

The program provides bilingual books in12 languages. For more information about the VNA's Reach Out and Read program, call 824-8233.

Yampa Valley Chorus seeking new director

The multiple award-winning Yampa Valley Chorus is looking for a skilled musician, male or female, to be its new director. Although the chorus is part of Sweet Adelines International, barbershop experience is not required.

The chorus meets at 7 p.m. each Thursday at Sunset Elementary School Music Room and rehearses for about three hours. The chorus is planning a Christmas concert for the first part of December, and its annual show usually is in February.

The chorus also competes every year in a seven-state region.

This year's competition is April 30 through May 2 in Colorado Springs. The chorus also occasionally performs in the community when the occasion arises.

The chorus would like its new director, in addition to helping bring its repertory songs up to performance caliber, to teach warm-ups with proper vocal exercises and correct vocal technique.

The chorus would make available all educational programs available through the organization.

Anyone interested in the position should call Brenda Hershiser at 824-5993 or Jeanne Stalcar at 824-7640.

Mud Run canceled

The annual Mud Run event, scheduled for Sept. 13, has been canceled, due largely to soccer field construction at Loudy-Simpson Park.

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