Craig briefs: Moffat County Booster Club meets at school

The Moffat County Booster Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high school cafeteria. Meeting agenda items include football program updates from Coach Hafey, spring sports coaches updates, information about donations, and committee help and sign up. The meeting is open to the public.

Local bands to perform concert at Fairgrounds

The band Beyond the Wreckage will perform a concert at 5 p.m. Friday at the Fairgrounds Pavilion in Craig. Other bands also performing include Biological Meltdown, Alcaeus, Decretum and ICO. The cost is $5 per person.

Deadline for ‘Waving Hands’ approaching

The deadline for submissions to be included in the 2013 edition of CNCC’s “Waving Hands Review” is March 1.

Community members are invited to send literature, photography, 2-D and 3-D artwork, drawings and other art. Go to the CNCC website, www.cncc.edu, and click on “Waving Hands Review” for submission guidelines and details.

AINC offering audio access to newspapers

The Audio Information Network of Colorado now is providing listeners with audio access to the Craig Daily Press and nearly 100 other Colorado newspapers, ad circulars and magazines.

The Audio Information Network provides services to the blind, visually impaired and print disabled individuals with programming available in both English and Spanish.

Listeners may access AINC programming via telephone, broadcast on a digital receiver, Podcast or live streaming on AINC’s website at no cost.

For more information about registering as a listener or volunteering, contact the Audio Information Network at 1-877-443-2001 or ainc@aincolorado.org.

Additional assistance is available at the Northwest Colorado Center for Independence, 970-871-4838.

VNA hosts Tai Chi for Health on Mondays

The Northwest Colorado VNA hosts Tai Chi for Health from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. on Mondays through March 25 at The Journey, 1150 W. Ninth St.

The gentle exercise class improves balance, flexibility and strength and helps reduce stress.

There is a $3 requested donation per class. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 970-871-7676.

VNA offering drop-in flu clinics Thursdays

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offers drop-in flu clinics from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell St., through Feb. 28.

Adult flu shots are $25 and kids flu shots/FluMist are $14 or less. Flu shots also are available by appointment. Call 970-824-8233 for more information.

State Patrol academy is seeking applicants

Colorado State Patrol is seeking applicants for the 2013 Youth Academy.

This year’s academy will take place from June 9 to 15 in Golden.

The goal of the Youth Academy is to assist in the development of future leaders for the state of Colorado. It is mentally and physically demanding and is provided at no cost to the participants.

Some basic requirements are:

• Be at least 16 years old and a high school student

• Be a Colorado resident

• Have a valid Colorado driver’s license

• Minimum GPA of 2.0

• Proof of medical insurance and have a doctor’s certification of ability to participate

• Agree to a criminal and driver history check

• Present two letters of recommendation

• Complete an interview at the local CSP Troop office

It is limited to 40 participants, and the application deadline is March 8.

For more information, visit the CSP website at www.csp.state.co.us and click on the Youth Academy Banner on the homepage.

Women’s Wellness offers a cervical health test

Coming on the heels of Cervical Health Awareness Month, Women’s Wellness Connection would like to remind and encourage women to talk with their healthcare providers about scheduling a pap test.

A pap test is the first line of defense against cervical cancer, which has a survival rate of more than 92 percent when diagnosed early enough, according to a news release from women’s Wellness Connection.

Without a pap test, cervical cancer is hard to detect as it doesn’t have any signs or symptoms.

The release said under health care reform, insurance plans are required to cover women’s preventive health services, like pap tests, without charging co-pays.

The Women’s Wellness Connection offers free cervical cancer screenings and necessary follow up treatments to Colorado women between ages 40 to 64 who have little or no health insurance and meet income requirements. For more information,

call 970-356-5059 or visit www.womenswellnessconnection.org.

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