Briefs for June 9: Wild West Weekend today

Wild West Weekend takes place today at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

An old-fashioned barbecue is scheduled for 5 p.m.

The meal costs $12 per person, and children younger than 5 eat free.

Bronc riding and sheep hooking events take place at 6 p.m.

Admission costs $5 per person, and children younger than 5 enter for free.

A dance takes place from 9 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday and features music provided by Train Wreck, a group from Baggs, Wyo.

The event costs $5 per person and $8 for couples.

Event passes can be purchased in advance for $15 and are available at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40; Murdoch’s Ranch & Home parking lot, 2355 W. Victory Way; and the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way.

Event passes cost $18 at the gate.

A portion of event proceeds go to FFA Alumni and Wyman Museum.

For more information, call Glenda at 824-8621 or visit www.visitmoffatcounty.com/wild_west_weekend.

Adopt-a-thon set for today

“Second-chance Saturday,” a discount adopt-a-thon, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon today at Bear Creek Animal Hospital/Craig Animal Shelter, 2430 E. Victory Way.

All shelter animals are $60 to adopt.

The regular price is $115.

The cost includes spay and neuter operations, vaccinations and feline leukemia tests.

For more information, call Ann at 620-2014.

Pioneer Picnic slated for Sunday in Steamboat Springs

The Routt County Pioneer Picnic is scheduled for Sunday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

Beef and drinks are provided.

Each family is encouraged to bring a covered dish to share, dinnerware, and cups or glasses.

Discounted HPV vaccinations for men

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will offer discounted human papillomavirus vaccinations for men Monday through Sunday in conjunction with Men’s Health Week.

Vaccinations can help protect men from genital and neck cancers and genital warts, the VNA reported in a news release.

Discounted vaccinations cost $14.

The normal price is $164.

Vaccinations are available at the VNA’s office in Craig, 745 Russell St., and Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101.

For more information, call the Craig office at 824-8233 or the Steamboat Springs office at 879-1632.

Tobacco prevention information at VNA

Free copies of the 2012 Surgeon General’s Consumer Guide titled “Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults” are available at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s office in Craig, 745 Russell St., and Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101.

For more information about local tobacco prevention efforts, call Community Health Educator Vicki Barron at 875-1883.

Fourth of July Parade practice Monday

The first practice for the Fourth of July Parade band is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the band room at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane.

Anyone interested in participating should call band instructor John Bolton at 824-1196.

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