Craig briefs: TMH meeting to center on finances

TMH meeting to center on finances

— The Memorial Hospital is hosting a public meeting Feb. 23 on hospital finance, TMH announced in a news release Friday.

The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Platinum Room located in the basement of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Craig office, 745 Russell St.

"The purpose of the meeting will be to provide a general basic overview of hospital finance and how hospital accounting works," according to the news release. "In addition, attendees will hear a brief presentation about Medicare changes on the horizon and how they may/may not impact TMH."

A question-and-answer session will follow.

Attendees should ask any questions they have. If the question cannot be immediately answered, it will be researched and answers provided publicly, the hospital reported.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For questions or more information, call Samantha Johnston, TMH service excellence officer, at 826-3109 or e-mail her at samantha.johnston@tmhcraig.org.

MCTA announces event funding deadline

Moffat County Tourism Association, which administers the county's lodging tax, has announced a highly encouraged deadline of March 23 for event funding applications.

The board requests that applicants submit their requests by March 23 and are able to present at the April 1st board meeting. Applications received after this date will be considered, but funds may be limited after this deadline.

Those eligible to receive funds are limited to events and projects that create tourism and economic activity for Moffat County. Funds are awarded to help promote new and expanding events with advertising and promotional efforts, including brochures, posters, T-shirts and newspaper, magazine and radio advertising.

Most advertising dollars must be spent outside of the area, and all ads must include MCTA's logo and Web address. Funding is set up on a reimbursement basis only and is payable upon submission of receipts (including tear sheets) or invoices.

The complete application and additional details are available at www.moffatcountytourism.com. For questions or to turn in an application, call MCTA Director Michelle Perry at 824-2335 or 629-3914.

New quilt guild seeks new name votes today

A newly formed quilt guild is seeking votes for its new name. Guild members have suggested names that residents can vote today during the Art Walk in downtown Craig.

Ballots are 50 cents each, with all proceeds being used as seed money for the new group. All those voting for their favorite quilt guild name will go into a drawing for an MP3 player and other prizes.

Guild members will have a table at the Center of Craig during Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. today. Visit the guild's table to buy a ballot, learn more about the Guild, purchase a guild membership, view quilts and purchase items for sale by local quilt makers.

The name receiving the most votes will earn the nominating quilter the reward of a tabletop quilt made by Irene Beard and quilted by Sharon Lausin.

Volunteers hosting car care clinic today

A free car care clinic for single mothers, seniors and disabled residents takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 1150 W. Ninth St.

Volunteers at the clinic will check fluids and top them off, if needed, test anti-freeze, air up tires and check treads, check lights, battery connections, horns and wipers, and arrange for discount repairs and oil changes, if possible.

The clinic is by appointment only. For more information, call Love INC at 826-4400.

Post office asks boxes be cleared of snow, ice

With the arrival of snow, ice and difficult weather conditions, the Craig post office is asking postal customers to always clear a safe, accessible path to mailboxes.

Post office requests include:

• Make sure the mailbox is visible and free of snow and ice.

• Make sure mailboxes are safely accessible for letter carriers.

• Clear the mailbox area of snow, sleet, slush, ice and debris.

If mailboxes are blocked off and conditions are too difficult, letter carriers are instructed not to deliver to mailboxes and locations considered too difficult or unsafe to access.

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