Craig briefs: Realtors donate to assist housing

Realtors donate to assist housing

— The Craig Association of Realtors recently donated $13,750 to the Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation with the funds collected through the Colorado Association of REALTORS Housing Opportunity Foundation.

The Craig Association's donation funds grants that provide down payment assistance for moderate to low-income, first-time homebuyers in Craig and Moffat County.

The Craig Association of Realtors participating offices have been contributing to the Foundation since its inception in 1990, local CARHOF chairwoman Vicki Burns said. "The funds generated from our escrow accounts have been used in the past to fund housing needs projects for Horizons Specialized Services, Habitat for Humanity, the Advocates-Crisis Support Services house and previous down payment grants," Burns said in a news release.

Almost 10,000 Realtors in Colorado participate in CARHOF by depositing earnest money in an interest-bearing account held by their broker or title company.

Locally, the major contributor is Northwest Title Company. Participating real estate offices are American Northwest Realty, Cornerstone Realty, Country Living Realty, RE/MAX About you and United Country Brass Key Realty.

Northwest Title President Kevin Peck said the company is "honored to assist responsible first-time homebuyers achieve the American dream of owning a home."

VNA offering free respiratory screenings

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is now offering free screenings for people with breathing problems or who have been diagnosed with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or other related respiratory illnesses in Moffat, Routt and Jackson counties.

Spirometry testing, pulmonary functions studies, prescription medications and disease management are available at a reduced charge based on income.

For more information or to schedule a screening, call registered nurse Victoria Barron, Community Health Educator at 970-875-1883.

Daily Press Editorial Board seeks members

The Craig Daily Press is seeking three to four people to participate on its next Editorial Board, which begins April 1.

Editorial Board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the paper's opinion pieces for the next week's Wednesday and Saturday papers. Editorial Board terms last three months.

To apply, call Editor Joshua Roberts at 875-1791 or e-mail him at editor@craigdailypress.com.

Newspaper seeking teacher nominations

The Craig Daily Press is accepting nominations for its annual Teacher of the Year award.

Residents are invited to nominate their favorite Moffat County teacher by writing a nomination of no more than 100 words about why he or she deserves the award.

You must include your name for the nomination to be counted.

Nominations may be dropped off at the Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave., e-mailed to editor@craigdailypress.com or mailed to Craig Daily Press, Attn: Joshua Roberts, P.O. Box 5, Craig, CO 81626.

The winner will be decided by the Daily Press Editorial Board, which includes employees and community members, based on the entries.

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