Craig briefs: Kick Butts Day focus on Facebook, texts

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Young people from Moffat County are joining thousands of youths across the country who are taking part in Kick Butts Day, a nationwide initiative that aims to stop youth tobacco use.

As part of the KBD celebration Wednesday, area students are invited to participate in a text-messaging and Facebook awareness campaign.

Victoria Barron, a nurse and community health educator for Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, is encouraging Moffat County youths to spread the word about tobacco by texting their friends “Be tobacco free” or “Be smart, don’t start tobacco.” Participants also can become a fan of the “Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids” and “Kick Butts Day” pages on Facebook and invite their friends to join.

For more information about the KBD event in Moffat County, contact Victoria Barron at 875-1883 or vbarron@nwcovna.org.

For information about the national initiative, visit kickbuttsday.org.

DC trip open to Craig residents

The We See D.C. Group has openings for this summer’s trip to Washington, D.C., and Williamsburg, Va. The trip is open to all community members and any student in sixth through ninth grades.

For more information, call Courtney Jenison at 824-5651.

VNA immunization clinic Wednesday

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will offer a drop-in immunization clinic for middle and high school students from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane.

Immunizations include Tdap and Menactra. Parents should bring their child’s immunization record to the clinic and must be present if their child is younger than 18.

The VNA charges a sliding scale up to $14 per shot for anyone younger than 19.

For more information, call 824-8233.

Moffat school board meets Thursday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the boardroom at the district administration building, 775 Yampa Ave.

Call 824-3268 for more information.

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