Briefs for Nov. 11, 2011: Craig Police Department warns residents of scams

The Craig Police Department has issued a fraud alert to warn residents about the “grandparent scam” and illegitimate bank calls.

According to a release, the “grandparent scam” involves a scammer posing as a relative claiming to have been robbed, mugged or arrested, often in a foreign country.

In some instances, a second party may come on the line posing as an attorney or a law enforcement officer.

A second scam involves scammers calling phones, even cell phones, claiming there is a security issue with their bank and asking for recipients to verify personal information. Many of the people receiving such calls do not do business with the named bank, according to the release.

In both instances, the police department advises residents to avoid committing to transferring money, to avoid giving personal information over the phone and to do investigative work in the event they receive such a call.

To report a suspicious call, call the Craig Police Department at 826-2360.

DAR to meet Saturday afternoon

The Augusta Wallihan Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

Visitors are welcome.

For more information, call Shannan Koucherik at 824-9518.

VNA to host holiday grieving group

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host “Getting through the Holidays” from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Craig office, 745 Russell St.

The support group, which is open to anyone who has lost a loved one, will offer strategies to handle emotions during the holiday season.

For more information, call Sandy Beran at 871-7682.

Humane Society to meet Monday

The next Humane Society of Moffat County meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave.

The event is open to the public.

For more information, call Ann at 826-2717.

Craft sale spaces still available

The second annual craft sale at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way, is scheduled for noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19.

Booth spaces are still available.

The price of the space benefits the VFW’s youth programs.

For more information or to reserve a space, call Mary Walters at 824-2923.

Chamber mixer to be held at Mathers

The next Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors’ Business After-Hours Mixer is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mathers Bar, 420 Yampa Ave.

Mathers Bar and the Yampa Valley APA Pool League host the free event.

RSVP by calling 824-5689 or emailing office@craig-chamber.com.

VNA offers free Quit Kits

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free Quit Kits for those trying to quit smoking or smokeless tobacco.

Stop by the VNA at 745 Russell St. for a free kit.

For more information, call Vicki Barron at 875-1883.

Nativity display seeking contributions

Organizers of the Interfaith Community Nativity Display, scheduled for Dec. 1 to 3, are accepting contributions of nativity sets.

The event will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1295 W. Ninth St.

The public is invited to view the display.

To contribute a nativity, call Mae Vallem at 326-7300.

Wild horse meeting scheduled for Nov. 19

Anyone interested in getting involved with the Sandwash Basin wild horse herd is invited to an initial meeting at 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave.

For more information, call Nancy at 756-1978.

VFW offering free meal to veterans

The restaurant at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way, is offering a free meal to all veterans with proper ID today in honor of Veterans Day.

The restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

For more information, call 824-7145.

Many state offices closed today

In observance of Veterans Day, many state offices are closed today.

State driver’s license offices, the Department of Public Health and Environment’s vital records office, Division of Wildlife Service Centers and administrative offices for executive branch departments are among the facilities closed today.

All Colorado State Parks are open and staffed, but administrative offices and visitor centers are closed. State troopers are patrolling the highways, and the Department of Transportation maintenance crews are working as necessary.

Republican Women to meet today

Republican Women will meet at 11:45 a.m. today at the Galaxy Restaurant, 524 Yampa Ave.

The meetings are open to anyone interested.

For more information, call Carol Haskins at 824-5958.

Social Services to distribute food

The Moffat County Department of Social Services will distribute United States Department of Agriculture food supplements this month.

Food will be distributed from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the northeast alley entrance at 595 Breeze St., from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Maybell Community Center, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Moffat County office in Dinosaur.

For more information, call Meghan Rudd at the Moffat County Department of Social Services at 824-8282, ext. 11.

CMS committee slated to meet

Craig Middle School’s School Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the CMS library, 915 Yampa Ave.

All parents of CMS students are invited to attend.

For more information, call 824-3289.

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