Craig Briefs: Shell offering ranching program scholarships

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Shell Oil Co. is offering to residents of Moffat and Routt counties scholarships for the Colorado Ranching Legacy Program, which is designed to educate beginning ranchers, ranch workers who want to become ranch owners and established ranchers who want to be more effective managers, according to a news release.

The program will cover reproduction and genetics, plant identification, range conditions and grazing strategies, wildlife management, evaluation of cow body condition scores, decision support tools to evaluate management and marketing alternatives, unit cost of production, financial management, and developing a business plan, according to the release. 

Five two-day practicums will take place in late May, late June, mid-September, mid-January and mid-February across western Colorado. The registration fee is $600 per person or $900 for two participants from the same ranch. The fee includes educational materials and lunches.

For more information about the program that is provided by Colorado State University and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, contact CSU Extension Specialist Dr. Jack Whittier at 970-491-6233 or jack.whittier@colostate.edu, or CCA Director of Industry Programs Devin Murnin at 303-431-6422 or devin@coloradocattle.org.

Download an application at www.coloradocattle.org/ranchinglegacyprogram.aspx. Enrollment is limited to 20 applicants, and registration is due May 1.

MCHS Class of 1978 reunion coming up

Plans are being made to celebrate the 35th reunion of Moffat County High School’s Class of 1978. The reunion will take place June 14 and 15. Nearly half of the class has been contacted, but many may not be aware of the festivities for a variety of reasons. Please contact Sharine Powell Endersen at sharine@acendersen.com or 623-393-2015, or Reneta Kawcak at 110 West 12th St., Craig, CO 81625 or 970-824-7245 with contact information for the following classmates:

Dan Akins, Chris Allan, Matt Archuleta, Mike Atchley, David Bachman, Mary Lynn Behrman, Randy Bergman, Rusty Brady, Cherryl Brown, Richard Crabtree, Vic Dell, Kathy Ditges, Kenneth Ditges, Phil Douglas, Kenny Flies, Jack Ford, Abel Garcia, Brett Gardner, Colleen Gardner, Argy Georgeou, Joni Grandbouche, Becky Grimm, Dennis Harper, Viola Henson, Dean Hunter, Davis Hutchins, Kevin M Johnson, Tony Johnson, Marty Jones, Greg Knez, Stacy Leander, Shirley McMinn, Teresa Miles, Doug Moore, Rita Moore, Pam Orr, Brenda Pickett, Pam Poirier, Colleen Rowley, Jerri Rutherford, Debbie Spicer, Ruth Stewart, Mike Stewart, Bucky Taylor, Dannielle Urbanski, Debra Vanoy, Annette Vigil, Steve Wilkinson, Sandie Young and David Young.

Bullying prevention workshop is in May

A bullying prevention workshop is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 9 at The Steamboat Grand in Steamboat Springs. The free presentation for school staff members and officials will cover topics including bullying prevention legislation, best practices, interventions, creating a positive school climate and cyberbullying. Guest speaker Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D., is a professor of child development and an associate chairwoman in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She also is the co-editor of “Handbook of Bullying in Schools: An International Perspective.” Registration is at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event, and a continental breakfast and lunch are provided. For more information, visitwww.colorado.gov/schoolsafetyresourcecenter.

Rotary Club sponsoring American flag project

The Rotary Club of Craig once again is sponsoring the American flag project to encourage community support for Craig and the United States of America. Interested businesses and community members are asked to sponsor flags that the Rotary Club then will display throughout town on Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4, Patriots Day (Sept. 11), Columbus Day and Veterans Day.

The flags are placed on light poles on both sides of Yampa Avenue from Fourth Street to Sixth Street. On Victory Way, the flags are placed on both sides of the street starting at Lincoln and then every 90 feet heading west. The number of flags that will be posted will depend on the number of sponsors. Last year, the Rotary Club placed 107 flags on both Yampa Avenue and Victory Way. 

The Rotary Club thinks the flags are a great way to impress visitors driving through the area. The cost to purchase a flag and take part in the program is $75 per flag, per year. All sponsors will be recognized in the Craig Daily Press at the beginning and end of the flag year.

For more information or to sign up as a flag sponsor, call Randy Looper at 970-826-4444 or email elkruninn@yahoo.com.

Infant immunization week is this week

As part of National Infant Immunization Week through Saturday, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is reminding parents that one of the best ways to protect children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations. Call the VNA at 970-824-8233 in Craig or 970-879-1632 in Steamboat Springs to make an appointment for low-cost vaccinations.

Medical foot care clinics offered for older adults

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides medical foot care clinics for older adults from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at The Journey, 1150 W. Ninth St., and from 9 to 11 a.m. the first three Thursdays of each month at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. Clinics include consultation, foot inspections and toenail trim. The copay is $20. Call 970-875-1884 to make an appointment.

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