Craig briefs: Health Institute offers workshop

The Colorado Health Institute will offer a July 29 workshop in Craig about how to display health or population data about communities or regions in map format.

The workshop is one of several being offered across the state.

Health professionals, grant writers, policymakers and others interested in visually displaying data about their communities are invited to register for this one-day, hands-on session in Geographic Information Systems. The training will take attendees through the basics of

GIS mapping to create layered maps of health and population data from CHI's growing inventory of community-level indicators.

This is a beginner workshop introducing participants to the basics of using GIS software; no pre-existing knowledge of GIS is needed.

A working understanding of Microsoft Windows is desirable.

The workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Bell Tower at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 50 College Drive.

The cost is $100 per student registrant, $200 per registrant from a nonprofit organization or government agency, and $400 per registrant from a private business. Three or more representatives from one organization or business receive a 20 percent discount (not applicable for students).

To register or get more information, see www.coloradohealthinstitute.org/GIS or call Todd Hockenberry, senior GIS specialist, at 303-831-4200, extension 219, or e-mail him at hockenberryt@ColoradoHealthInstitute.org.

Police ask public's help in assault investigation

The Craig Police Department is asking for the public's help with an investigation into an alleged Sunday morning assault, police said in a news release Monday morning.

Between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Sunday, an adult female reported that she was assaulted on Yampa Avenue, near Craig Middle School. The female reported to police than an unknown male physically assaulted her as she was walking south in the 1000 block of Yampa Avenue.

She suffered minor injuries, police said.

"At the time this occurred, the female reported that a small red car slowed down and the occupants may have witnessed this incident," police said in the news release.

Anyone with information about the incident is to contact the Police Department at 826-2360 or investigator Ken Johnson at 826-2387. Of, if callers wish to remain anonymous, they also may contact Crime Stoppers at 824-3535.

Deaf social event planned for Saturday

A deaf social is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday behind Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave.

The event includes a barbecue, skits and a deaf guest speaker, Christopher Harvey, of Broken Arrow, Okla.

The social is for everyone who is deaf, hard of hearing or anyone who has an interest in learning sign language. After the social, all are invited to Elkhead Reservoir for free fishing, with no license required. Take fishing poles and bait.

For more information, contact Staci Nichols at allears12@hotmail.com or 824-2547.

MCHS Class of 1979 plans reunion for July

The Moffat County High School Class of 1979 is planning its reunion for July 17 and 18.

There will be a get together on the evening of July 17 and a barbecue on the afternoon of July 18 for the classmates. In the evening July 18, there will be a band at the ice rink, to which all classmates from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s are invited.

Class members who have not been notified should log onto www.mchsclassof79.com to get details and to update contact information.

Intro to public health offered this month

Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials is offering Introduction to Public Health in Colorado from 8:30 a.m. to 4 .m. June 18 and 8:30 a.m. to noon June 19 at The Haven Community Center, 300 S. Shelton Lane, Hayden.

Topics include public health history, the structure of Colorado's public health system, health disparities, the 10 essential public health services, emergency preparedness, chronic disease, environmental health, and health statistics.

This course is a must-have for any person new to the field of public health or those who have worked in only one aspect of public health and would like to learn more.

The cost of $40 per person includes all materials, a light breakfast each day, lunch on day one and beverages. Register online at: events.publichealthalliance.org.

American Legion pool closed for the summer

The American Legion's open swimming is now closed for the summer.

The Legion does not have a lifeguard to staff the pool this summer, the organization said in a news release.

Senior swimming will be closed from Monday to 19 for pool maintenance. It will reopen June 22.

Date announced for first Farmers Market

The first Farmers Market of the year is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. June 18 at Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig.

The market features regionally homegrown and handmade products for sale.

For more information, call Kay at 620-4917.

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