Briefs for April 1, 2013: Bullying prevention workshop set for May
April 1, 2013
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/schoolsafety
Hayden Church Donut fundraiser orders due
Hayden Congregational Church is selling Krispy Kreme Donuts as a fundraiser for an upcoming youth mission trip to Venezuela. Orders can be placed through today, and the doughnuts will be available for pickup Saturday in Craig and Steamboat. Call 970-276-3510 to place an order.
Wildlife officials issue final sage-grouse report
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a final report that is designed to help guide efforts to conserve the greater sage-grouse.
The report, which was prepared by state and federal scientists and sage-grouse experts, identifies the conservation status of the greater sage-grouse, the nature of the threats facing the species and objectives to ensure its long-term conservation, according to the release.
View the final report at http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/
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VNA provides facts about brain injuries
As part of Brain Injury Awareness Month in March, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is providing the following information about concussions. A concussion is a brain injury that affects cognitive, emotional, behavioral, physical and sleep/energy patterns. Early intervention and comprehensive management of the concussion can aid in subsequent cognitive and physical recovery.
Action steps for parents:
■ Make sure your child has the proper safety equipment for the sports he or she is playing, including a properly fitted helmet.
■ Make sure your child receives qualified instruction for the sports he or she is playing.
■ Follow safety guidelines for car seats and buckle up.
■ Talk to your teen about the dangers of cellphone use while driving
If you think your child has a concussion:
■ Seek medical attention right away.
■ Keep your child out of play. Concussions take time to heal.
■ Tell your child's school nurse and teacher about any recent concussion.
■ Tell your child's coach about any recent concussion. Coaches should know if your child had a recent concussion in any sport.
Grand Futures coalition conducting drug survey
Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is collecting data on parents' beliefs and perceptions about the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by their children. The survey results will help to inform youth substance use prevention efforts in Northwest Colorado. Parents who have a child in middle school or high school are eligible to take the survey. Your two cents matters, and your feedback is greatly appreciated. To take the Moffat County survey, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/parentsurveymoffat.
Freedom Hooves taking applications for spring
Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding of Northwest Colorado is accepting applications for new students and volunteers for the spring session, which begins April 30. Freedom Hooves offers therapeutic riding lessons for students 3 and older. Applications can be downloaded at http://www.freedom
hooves.org. Call Joan at 970-701-9085 for more information.
Horizons hosting Pick A Dish cook-off event
Horizons Moffat County Adult Services is hosting a Pick A Dish cook-off fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. April 11 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The cooking contest will feature local restaurants paired with Horizons clients. Each pair will create and prepare a specialty dish, which will then be judged by attendees and a panel of judges. Beer and wine will be served, and there will be live music. The cost to attend is $15 for adults. Children younger than 12 will be admitted for free.
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 Yampa Avenue and Victory Way.
The Rotary Club said 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 870-826-4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.