Briefs for Feb. 21, 2013: Cutthroats meeting set

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— Colorado Cutthroats youth baseball league is holding a registration and parents meeting at 7 p.m. March 6 at The Memorial Hospital. For more information, call Mark at 970-824-2471, Michele at 970-8245522, or Debbie at 970-824-2675.

Youth wrestling registration is Feb. 25

Bad Dogs youth wrestling registration is at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at Rehab Services of Craig, 473 Yampa Ave. For more information call 970-629-9523.

Split Mountain Campground reservations available online

Reservations for the Split Mountain Group Campground in Dinosaur National Monument are now available online at Recreation.gov. Online reservations can be made only for peak-season camping from April 19 through Oct. 6. Campsites at Split Mountain are available on a first-come, first-served basis for off-season camping.

Reservations for the campground previously were managed by Dinosaur National Monument staff, according to a news release, and credit cards were not accepted.

“By going to Recreation.gov, we can now provide a level of service that most people have come to expect when they are planning their trips,” Superintendent Mary Risser said in the release.

Split Mountain Group Campground is along the banks of the Green River about four miles from the dinosaur quarry and next to the Split Mountain Boat Ramp. The campground has four sites. During peak season, the campground is open to organized groups of eight to 25 people per site. Water and restrooms with flush toilets are available during peak season. Showers and water, sewer and electric hookups for recreational vehicles are not available.

Reservations for the group site at the Echo Park Campground are still managed by Dinosaur National Monument staff and cannot be made online. All other campgrounds in the monument are currently on a first-come, first-served basis with no reservations accepted.

For more information, call 435-781-7700 or visit www.nps.gov/dino.

Smoking quit kits available

February is National Cancer Prevention and American Heart month.

One of the best things a person can do to prevent cancer and heart disease is quit tobacco. For free help quitting, call the Colorado QuitLine, 800-QUIT-NOW (English and Spanish) or go to www.coquitline.org.

Quit kits with smoking cessation information are available for no cost in the lobbies of the Northwest Colorado VNA, 745 Russell St. in Craig and 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, in Steamboat.

Yampa Valley Partners launch carpool-matching service

Residents of Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties now have access to a free, online carpool matching service sponsored by the nonprofit Yampa Valley Data Partners in cooperation with the three counties.

Commuters may find regular carpool partners or a car share for a one-time trip by registering on the website with a valid email address.

Organizers hope the website will help residents save on personal transportation costs and do their part to reduce fuel use and vehicle pollution.

Learn more at www.carpoolworld.com/northwestcolorado.

Low-cost immunizations offered

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering $14 immunizations for adults who are uninsured/underinsured including measles, mumps, rubella, HPV, chicken pox, pneumonia, meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough and hepatitis A and B.

The VNA also is offering a vaccine for shingles. Adults ages 60 and older who are low income and uninsured may qualify to receive the vaccine for a $14 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Apply for the program by scheduling an appointment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend being vaccinated against meningitis for youths ages 11 to 18 as well as those ages 19 to 21 who attend college. College students younger than 22 who received a vaccine before age 16 should receive a booster.

To schedule an appointment, call 970-824-8233.

Peabody Energy Leaders in Education program accepting nominations

Peabody Energy Leaders in Education program is accepting nominations for education professionals who inspire students to succeed.

A committee of educators and business leaders chooses winners to receive a $1,000 award throughout the school year. They began accepting nominations past August and will continue to accept them throughout the 2012-13 school year.

Any employee of a public or private school working with K-12 students and has worked in education for the last three years is eligible.

A single Educator of the Year will be chosen by the judging committee and will receive an additional $5,000 award.

Nominations can be made at www.peabodyenergyleadersineducation.org.

Interfaith Food Bank seeking donations

Interfaith Food Bank is accepting food donations from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Shadow Mountain Clubhouse.

For more information please call 824-7355

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