Craig briefs: Moffat high school Class of 1978 reunion nearing

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:

Chet Acord, Dan Akins, Chris Allan, Matt Archuleta, Mike Atchley, Jody Bachelor, David Bachman, Monique Baker, Nancy Balleck, Mary Lynn Behrman, Randy Bergman, Joe Bower, Rusty Brady, Harold Brock, Cherryl Brown, Greg Camilletti, Dick Connor, Lance Cooney, Greg Cortez, Richard Crabtree, Nick Davis, Vic Dell, Rob Dilldine, Kathy Ditges, Kenneth Ditges, Phil Douglas, Jan Durham, Kenny Flies, Jack Ford, Matt Garcia, Abel Garcia, Brett Gardner, Argy Georgeou, Joni Grandbouche, Becky Grimm, Steve Haddan, Kirk Hahn, Dennis Harper, Viola Henson, Peggy Hinkle, Sabrina Hoffman, Dean Hunter, Davis Hutchins, LouAnn James, Kevin M Johnson, Tony Johnson, Marty Jones, Dennis Jones, Greg Knez, Donna Koivu, Stacy Leander,   Kathy Marketti, Rhonda Markham, Sandy McIntyre, Shirley McMinn, Teresa Miles, Michelle Montoya, Doug Moore, Rita Moore, Billy Nicholson, Sandra Olsen, Pam Orr, Dennis Payne, Eugene Petrzak, Brenda Pickett, Monty Pilgrim, Pam Poirier, Pam Quillen, Robert Razzano, Lance Reagle, Greg Rhyne, Jeannie Rippy, Colleen Rowley, Larry Rule, Jerri Rutherford, Ruth Sales, Stan Schram,Teresa Self, Kristi Shepherd, Debbie Spicer, Janet Stehle, Ruth Stewart, Mike Stewart, James Stoddard, Bucky Taylor, Dale Thompson, Dannielle Urbanski, Nanette Valdez, Debra Vanoy, Annette Vigil, Vreta Virden, Chris Wagoner, Barbara Welch, Steve Wilkinson, Stanley Wolscen, Sandie Young, David Young, and Tina Zulian.

Lions Club Easter Egg Race set for March 30

The annual Lions Club Easter Egg Race will be held in its original location at the north end of City Park. This year’s race previously had been planned for the CNCC Bell Tower parking lot.

The egg race is at 1 p.m. March 30. The Lions Club recently decided to keep the event where it has been held for years, as recent warm temperatures will allow the area north of the swimming complex to be clear of snow in time for Easter. Lions Club members said participants should arrive early because the eggs can be collected in as few as eight minutes.

American Council of the Blind meets Thursday

The American Council of the Blind will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday on the first floor of Sunset Meadows 2, 595 Ledford St. in Craig. The meeting is open to the public. The council is looking for volunteers willing to transport participants to and from monthly meetings. For more information contact Evelyn Tileston at tilestons@optimum.net or 970-824-6449.

Hayden Valley Preschool screenings are this week

Hayden Valley Preschool developmental screenings are Thursday and Friday. The free screenings are for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old. Areas of development screened include vision, hearing, dental, concept development, speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, and social and emotional development. Schedule an appointment by calling Danielle at 970-276-3756. For more information, call 970-276-3756, ext. 1107.

Care center recognized for 3rd straight year

The Doak Walker Care Center has been listed by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Nursing Homes in Colorado for the third straight year, according to a news release from Yampa Valley Medical Center

Doak Walker also received the highest overall rating of five stars from the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a perfect score of zero deficiencies in the 2012 unannounced inspection conducted by the Colorado Department of Health, according to the release.

“I attribute our successes to the incredibly caring people who work here and the national Eden Alternative model of care, which we have embraced and practiced since 2005,” Doak Walker administrator Lee Dickey said in the release.

“The Eden Alternative is dedicated to changing the culture of nursing homes through the development of meaningful relationships between residents and staff,” Dickey said. “Our focus is on making life worth living by working toward eliminating loneliness, helplessness and boredom.”

Free InfantSee eye assessments available

March is National Vision Month, and free InfantSEE eye assessments are available for children 6 to 12 months old with a participating optometrist. In Craig, call EyeCare Specialties at 970-824-3488. In Steamboat Springs, call EyeCare Specialties at 970-879-2020, Mountain Eyeworks at 970-879-2595 or Steamboat Vision Clinic at 970-879-4266.

Many eye conditions have no symptoms that can be identified by a parent or in a well-baby exam. For more information, call Beth Watson at 970-871-7619.

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