Craig briefs: Parrot Heads selling flower arrangements

The Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrot Heads is once again selling flower pot arrangements to help beautify Craig while also raising money for local projects and scholarships.

The 24-inch pots are $95 and will be delivered to homes and businesses in late May or early June. The order deadline is Friday. Each pot will be full of colorful, blooming flowers. The Parrot Heads will pick up the pots in September so they can be returned to the nursery.

Proceeds from the flower pot sales go to Parrot Heads initiatives such as scholarships for Moffat County High School graduates, refurbished instruments for students in band class, and river and highway cleanup projects. To order a flower pot or for more information, call 970-824-7364 or 970-629-2494.

Craig Sea Sharks team looking for sponsors

The Craig Sea Sharks swim team is looking for local business sponsorships to keep the program affordable for local families. The Sea Sharks host the Craig ABC swim meet, which brings in families from across Colorado. For more information about sponsoring youth swimmers, call Denise Leonard at 970-824-6458.

Cattlemen’s Association has free online service

The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association has announced that a free online Beef Quality Assurance certification program is available through Friday at www.bivi-bqa.com. The certification has customized programs for cow/calf, stocker, feedlot or dairy operations, according to a news release. For more information, contact Colorado BQA Coordinator Travis Hoffman at 970-491-2333 or travis.hoffman@colostate.edu.

Health, wellness forum will be held Tuesday

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities, Colorado West Regional Mental Health Center and Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide will host a community health, wellness and safety forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Colorado Mountain College auditorium in Steamboat Springs. The free forum will focus on issues of mental wellness, family violence and safety in Northwest Colorado. All are welcome to attend.

Extension to host class on food preservation

The Routt County CSU Extension in Steamboat Springs will host a class March 16 and March 23 about methods of canning, pickling, freezing, dehydrating, food safety and prevention of foodborne illness for those with experience in food preservation. The course is $175 or $125 with a commitment of 20 hours of volunteer service. For more information, call Karen Massey at 970-879-0825.

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