Hantavirus is a serious respiratory disease carried by deer mice (brown on top and white underneath with large ears).
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association advises area residents to be careful while spring cleaning and before opening up cabins, buildings, sheds and barns.
A person can become infected when inhaling dirt and dust contaminated with deer mice droppings.
The VNA advises residents to air out rodent infested buildings or areas at least 30 minutes before cleaning. Use a solution of household bleach - one cup of bleach per gallon of water - to spray materials you have used for cleaning mouse droppings.
For more information about Hantavirus, call The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 303-692-2700, or log onto www.cdphe.state.co.us/dc/zoonosis/hanta/index.html.
Editorial Board now seeking new members
The Craig Daily Press is seeking three to four people to participate on its next Editorial Board.
Editorial Board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the newspaper's opinion pieces for that week's Wednesday and Saturday editions.
Editorial Board terms last three months.
If anyone is interested, call Editor Joshua Roberts at 875-1791, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picnic to honor retiring preschool educator
All former students of St. Mark's Preschool and friends of Rosie Crosthwaite are invited to attend a free picnic, scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the preschool.
The picnic is to celebrate Crosthwaite's 27 years at the preschool. Her tenure ended a few weeks ago.
Members of the Lutheran Church of Grace and St. Mark's will be serving lunch and hosting Crosthwaite at the picnic.
Lunch will include grilled hot dogs, chili, sauerkraut, chips and ice cream. There also will be a large card for visitors to sign for Crosthwaite.
EDP scheduled to meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday
The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership is scheduled to meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn of Craig.
The agenda includes a presentation from Yampa Valley Electric Association; adoption of update bylaws; and review of a memorandum of understanding for a joint location between the Moffat County Tourism Association, Craig Chamber of Commerce and EDP.
The meeting is open to the public.
For more information, call EDP director Darcy Trask at 826-2039.