Briefs for July 6: TMH Foundation receives $5k grant

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The Memorial Hospital Foundation has received a $5,000 grant from the Union Pacific Foundation, the hospital reported in a news release.

The grant is part of $150,000 the Union Pacific Foundation granted to 28 Colorado nonprofit organizations in June.

“We are proud to make a positive contribution to building strong, sustainable communities across our railroad network,” Robert Turner, Union Pacific Foundation president, said in the release.

Sue Lyster, TMH Foundation board chairperson, said she was pleased the foundation received the grant, which shows the Union Pacific Foundation’s “support for improving health care in our community,” according to the release.

Humane Society meets Monday

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

Residents wanting to learn more about the organization are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Ann at 620-2014.

Land Use Board meeting canceled

The Moffat County Land Use Board set for Monday has been canceled.

The next meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 in the main floor conference room of the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.

For more information, call Jeff Comstock at 826-3400.

CNCC plans trips to UK, Tennessee

Deposits for two upcoming Colorado Northwestern Community College trips are due Aug. 1.

The college is planning a trip to Nashville, Tenn., in November 2012 for adult learners. The deposit is $500.

A spring break trip to London and Edinburgh, Scotland, is scheduled for March 8 through 17, 2013. The trip is open to anyone, and the deposit costs $600.

For more information, contact Mary Morris at 824-1135 or mary.morris@cncc.edu.

Free sports exams offered

Moffat Family Clinic, 600 Russell St., is offering free sports exams for Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School students through July 31. Call 824-3252 to schedule an appointment.

Museum hosts book signing Sunday

The Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave., will host a free book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday with Dorothy Wickenden, senior editor at The New Yorker magazine and author of “Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West.”

The book describes Wickenden’s grandmother’s experiences in the West, where she was one of the first teachers at Elkhead School.

“(Wickenden) recounts, from her grandmother’s letters, many local anecdotes and tales of the homesteaders in our corner of Northwest Colorado and captures the unique character of the people of that time and place,” the museum reported in a news release.

For more information, call 824-6360 or visit www.museumweco.org.

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