Briefs for April 19, 2011: Teacher of the Year nominations sought

The Craig Daily Press is seeking nominations for its 2010-11 Teacher of the Year.

This is the sixth year the Daily Press will honor an area teacher for his or her commitment to students and for encouraging them to think outside the box.

Past recipients are Amy Pottinger, Rosie Crosthwaite, Sylvia Duncan, Deb Frazier and John Bolton.

To nominate a teacher, visit www.craigdailypress.com/teacher or pick up a nomination form at the Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave.

The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. April 29.

For more information, call Michelle Balleck at (970) 875-1790 or email her at mballeck@craigdailypress.com.

Reading council presents free family concert

Sagebrush Reading Council presents a free family concert today.

The show features musician, songwriter and educator John Farrell from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Craig Middle School auditorium, 915 Yampa Ave.

For more information, call Amy Jones at 826-6509.

TMH hosting blood drive today

The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop, will host a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. today.

The hospital cautions anyone donating to eat a full meal and drink a good amount of water beforehand.

Those who are interested can schedule an appointment with Bonfils Appointment Center at 1-800-365-0006 opt. 2 or 303-363-2300.

For more information, call Michelle Moore at 826-2274.

Dine out for CASA

A portion of proceeds from the Golden Cavvy, Carelli’s, Casa Loya, Wendy’s and Pizza Hut tonight and April 26 will be donated to Moffat County Court Appointed Special Advocates, a local volunteer organization that guides children through the court system.

CASA encourages community members to dine at one of the establishments to help support the group.

Fuller Center work day cancelled

The Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing has cancelled Saturday’s scheduled volunteer work day at the Simmons House on Yampa Avenue. No date has been announced for the next one.

Weight Loss Challenge underway

Craig’s Weight Loss Challenge takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Those interested should call for the location and to reserve a spot. Prize money is available.

For more information, call 846-8078 or 846-7453.

Fire board meeting rescheduled

The monthly Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board meeting scheduled for Thursday has been moved to April 28. Two fire board members will be out of town and unavailable to meet Thursday, fire officials reported.

The April 28 meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the fire station, 419 Yampa Ave. It is open to the public.

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