Craig briefs: Save the dates for SHARE Craig

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There has been a change in the SHARE Craig registration date.

Registration will take place from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St. A day later, registration will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Meadows II and Sunset Meadows I, respectively.

Distribution is scheduled for 1 and 2 p.m. April 16 at St. Michael.

For more information, call Karen at 824-7939.

Author to sign books at museum April 6

The Museum of Northwest Colorado invites the public to a book signing April 6 at the museum.

"D.C. Oakes, Family, Friends & Foe," by LaVonne J. Perkins is a "comprehensive, well researched book about the life of D.C. Oakes," according to a museum news release.

The book began when the author was rummaging through a flea market and found a small book, "Compositions Emma Oakes." In trying to learn who Emma was, she became intrigued with Emma's father, D.C., who was, among other things, involved with forming the Colorado territory.

"He was comfortable on the trail with his horse, was a government surveyor, involved in a confrontation with some Utes before the Meeker Massacre and was involved with Colorado's gold rush," the news release states.

The author will be at the museum between 1 and 3 p.m. April 6. For more information, call 824-6360.

Realtors donate to Housing Assistance

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 breathing screenings

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association now is offering free screenings for people with breathing problems or 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 Wednesday.

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. Past Teachers of the Year are Amy Pottinger, Rosemary Crosthwaite and Sylvia Duncan.

Seminar designed to assist local businesses

The public is invited to attend a free seminar next week on how to grow small businesses and thrive in the future.

Top of Mind Awareness is a survey that measures the public's knowledge about a company. The seminar will focus on how local business can earn more of their respective market shares by increasing TOMA. The survey will show how quickly people think of a company when a service is needed.

The seminar is free and will begin at 7:30 a.m. March 26 with sign-ups. The presentation if from 8 to 10 a.m. It will be hosted at the Holiday Inn of Craig.

The seminar will be presented by nationally known speaker Mark Rood and is sponsored by the Craig Daily Press.

Breakfast is provided and RSVP is required. For more information, call 824-7031 or e-mail Renee Campbell at rcampbell@craigdailypress.com.

City Council candidate meet and greet Friday

Join Craig City Council candidates for a meet and greet session from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave.

Council candidates are incumbents Terry Carwile, Gene Bilodeau and Byron Willems. Council hopefuls are Joe Bird, Jennifer Riley and Francisco Reina. Mayor Don Jones also is running for re-election.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Carwile at 824-3108.

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