Craig Briefs: Blood donations needed today |

Craig Briefs: Blood donations needed today

A Craig community blood drive is scheduled for 12:30 to 6 p.m. today at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

According to a news release, only 4 percent of Colorado residents donate blood, and donations decrease by up to 20 percent in the summer, while the need for blood "remains constant."

Those interested in donating blood are encouraged to eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating.

Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, call Michelle Moore at 826-2274, or e-mail her at

Health care expert to present in Craig

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The Craig Chamber of Commerce has invited Elizabeth Arenales, a health care expert and attorney with the Colorado Center of Law and Policy, to speak with the public about the effects of health care reform, the implementation timeline and what it means for businesses.

The presentation is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.

The presentation is free. RSVPs are required.

Call the chamber at 824-5689, or e-mail

Special Olympics meeting slated

A Special Olympics parent and coaches meeting is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Moffat County School District administration building, 775 Yampa Ave.

The meeting is for anyone interested in having their child participate in the games, or for anyone interested in possibly coaching a team.

For more information, call Cheryl Chase at 629-0469.

"Junk in the Trunk" yard sale scheduled

First Congregational Church, 630 Green St., is hosting its "Junk in the Trunk" yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event is open to the public.

Proceeds from the event benefit the church's capital campaign.

Space is available, for a fee, for anyone wishing to sell items. For more information, call 824-6836 or 824-4136.

Relay for Life teams will be on hand selling breakfast and lunch to benefit the American Cancer Society.

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