Briefs for Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012: Labor meeting set for Thursday

Mark Kochman and the Colorado Department of Labor will present “Wage and Hour Law” at 9 a.m. Thursday in room 175 of Colorado Northwest Community College, 2801 W. Ninth St.

Topics include Colorado minimum wage; tipped employees, overtime and breaks; wage and employment laws; and Colorado youth laws.

For More information or to RSVP, call 970-824-3246

The RSVP deadline is Monday.

Maybell meeting slated for Tuesday

Moffat County Commissioners and Office of development Services manager, Roy Tipton, will travel to Maybell for a community meeting to be held at the Maybell Community Center at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Smoking Study extends enrollment

A study on smoking cessation is extending enrollment through Sept 14.

Jona Ely, family nurse practitionerb at Kinder Family Clinic, is studying the efficacy of electronic cigarettes in smoking cessation to complete her Doctorate Nursing degree.

Call 826-0911 or go to kinderfamilyclinic at www.neuroperks.com for more information. You do not have to be a patient at KFC to participate.

Libraries closed for holiday

All branches of the Moffat County Libraries will be closed Saturday, September 1st through Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day.

For more information, call the library at 824-7550.

Flag dedication slated for Monday

Veterans of Foreign War No. 4265 and the Craig City Council will dedicated the flag and flagpole at Alice Pleasant Park in the 500 block of Yampa Ave. at 9 a.m. Labor Day, Sept. 3.

Crochet classes scheduled

Crochet classes are set to take place from 1 to 4 p.m. September 7 and 21 at 655 Ranney St.

Anyone attending should bring four-ply cotton yarn in either sugar and cream or peaches and cream, and a size H crochet hook.

Supplies can be purchased at KS Kreations or Walmart.

For more information, call Mary Walter at 824-2923.

School assistance program taking applications

Families with school-aged children at any grade level can apply for assistance in clothing and supplies from several local programs.

The deadline for applications is Sept. 7.

For more information contact (970) 826-4400 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday, and just from 2 p.m. to 5 Tuesday and Thursdays.

The Love INC program includes necessities such as backpacks, pencils and paper as well as two full sets of clothing and one pair of shoes.

Therapeutic program taking applications

Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding of Northwest Colorado is now accepting student applications for a four-week pilot program beginning Oct. 6.

Eligible applicants include persons ages three and older who are functioning with physical, developmental and/or social-emotional challenges and are interested in participating in an adaptive horsemanship program.

Applications will be accepted through Sept. 14.

The cost for selected students will be a $25.00 registration fee.

Call (970) 701-9085 for application and program information. Leave a message with complete contact information for a reply.

Discount cat adoptions extended

Through Sept. 8, the Humane Society of Moffat County, 2430 E. Victory Way, is offering all cat adoptions for $50, which includes spay/neuter, the first set of vaccines and a feline leukemia test.

The regular adoption rate is $115.

Bear Creek Animal Hospital also is sponsoring the event.

For more information, call 824-7235.

USDA to purchase $170 million in meat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday it will purchase $170 million in meat and fish from producers affected by the worst drought in decades.

Last month, Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall wrote a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking for federal assistance for Colorado farmers and ranchers whose crops, livestock and rural livelihoods have been affected by the drought.

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