Craig briefs: Phone service at Sandrock temporarily down

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The Moffat County School District learned Monday that telephone access to and from Sandrock Elementary School is temporarily unavailable, district superintendent Joseph Petrone said in a news release.

Parents and other people in the community called Sandrock on Monday and got a busy signal.

The problem has been tracked to a hardware device and a solution has been identified, Petrone said. Repairs are expected to be completed by mid-day today.

In the meantime, parents who wish to contact Sandrock Elementary should call the district's administration building at 824-3268.

School district administrators will coordinate communication with the elementary school using cell phones.

Museum, bookstore hosting author signing

Downtown Books and the Museum of Northwest Colorado are hosting a book signing by Stella Craig from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today at the museum, 590 Yampa Ave. Craig is the author of "Stella Craig at Juniper Hot Springs."

The book is co-authored by Suz Syverston and the late Carol Valera Jacobson. It is an oral history of Stella Craig's family and life at Juniper. It features several stories in her own words, as well as many historic pictures.

The author will appear again from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, also at the museum. Refreshments will be served at both signings, which are open to the public.

For more information, call Downtown Books at 824-5343.

Jones signs Constitution Week proclamation

Craig Mayor Don Jones signed a proclamation today presented to him by the Augusta Wallihan Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, proclaiming Sept. 17 through 23 as Constitution Week in Craig.

The proclamation "asks all citizens to reaffirm the ideals the framers of the Constitution had in 1787 by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of our liberties, remembering that lost rights may never be regained," the Daughters of the American Revolution reported in a news release.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution established Constitution Week in 1934 to commemorate and celebrate the document. Each year, the society provides Constitution Week displays to schools and libraries, rings bells in remembrance of the Constitution, sponsors speakers and distributes constitutions to local businesses.

Quilt Guild to host an auction as a fundraiser

The Yampa Valley Piecemaker Quilt Guild is hosting a public auction at 7 p.m. today at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. The auction is a fundraiser for educational programs.

The group is accepting donations. For more information, call Linda Pinnt at 824-5219, or Tina at 824-1919.

The auction is open to the public.

Telehealth Clinic will give vets free flu shots

Free flu shots will be given to veterans from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Craig Telehealth Clinic, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced in a news release.

For the clinic's staff to know how many flu shots to request from the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center, veterans who intend to get a flu shot are asked to notify clinic staff by e-mail or by calling the clinic after 5 p.m. and leaving a message.

Veterans do not have to be registered for care at the clinic to get a flu shot but will be asked to show proof of veteran status, the VA reported.

E-mails may be sent to april.branstetter@va.gov or gina.adujo@va.gov.

Do not include full names or Social Security numbers in the e-mails, the VA asks, because it creates a violation of patient privacy laws.

The Telehealth Clinic can be reached at 824-6721.

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