Craig briefs: Chamber seeking award nominations

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The Craig Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from businesses and residents for its annual businessperson, small business and large business awards to be presented at the Chamber’s annual meeting in February.

For the fourth year, the Chamber will partner with the Craig Daily Press and KRAI to present “State of the County,” an event that highlights the accomplishments and plans of the city, county and Chamber.

Small businesses are those with 19 or fewer employees. Large businesses are those with 20 or more employees. The businessperson of the year can be a business owner, manager or employee.

Submit your nominations to director@craig-chamber.com, or mail them to 360 E. Victory Way. Nominations are due by Jan. 13.

Please include the business name and a brief explanation of why that person or business deserves the award.

Program meeting delayed this month

There will not be a Trap, Neuter and Release Program meeting in Dec­ember because of the holiday, but meetings are scheduled to resume in January, according to a news release.

For more information, call 826-4204.

Sign up available for billiards league

Craig BCA Pool Leagues will begin a new session in January for those who are interested in playing pool on a team.

The new session will start at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 3. Monday night teams begin at 7 p.m. the following day on Jan. 4.

All league games are played at the Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way.

Interested residents can register a team in advance of the season or show up to one of the league events and find a team there.

For more information, call Jolene at 824-2214 or 620-0056.

Aging Well Calendar Journal is available

The Aging Well Calendar Journal now is available for $15 at Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offices throughout the Yampa Valley.

The Calendar Journal features local personalities and images contributed by local photographers. Proceeds support the VNA’s non-profit Aging Well Program.

The offices are in Steam­boat Springs, at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101; Craig, at 745 Russell St.; and in Hayden at The Haven, at 300 South Shelton Lane.

Please bring a check made out to VNA or exact cash. For more information, call Aging Well officials at 871-7676.

VNA giving free breathing checks

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free respiratory screenings for patients who have breathing problems or asthma in Moffat, Routt and Jackson counties.

Spirometry testing, pulmonary functions studies, prescription medications, asthma management and education are available.  

For more information or to schedule a screening, call Victoria Barron at 970-875-1883.

Quitline offers free nicotine patches

Smokers looking to make good on a New Year’s resolution to quit tobacco can find help with the Colorado Quitline.

The organization will offer free nicotine patches and/or gum to those who call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Residents also may pick up free quit kits, which do not include patches or gum, at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offices in Craig, 745 Russell St., or Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101.VNA officials can be reached at 871-7691.

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