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Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper to address health care

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m Aug. 5 at The Memorial Hospital. The August event will focus on the increased competition for health care between TMH and Yampa Valley Medical Center. YVMC announced recently that it will occupy the old Safeway building, consolidating all of its clinics in Craig under one roof. The public is welcome to attend. Coffee and pastries will be provided. For more information, contact Publisher Renee Campbell at 970-875-1788 or Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790.

Do It Downtown set to host more kids' activities

The Downtown Business Association hosts kids' activities each Thursday. This week's activity is at the Community Budget Center with Sidewalk Chalk. Call Noelle Leavitt Riley with questions at 970-756-1308.

DBA brings chalk paint demonstration to Craig

Charmed by Heirlooms will be at this week's Farmer's Market for a free demonstration on Chalk Paint in downtown Craig from noon to 6 p.m. at Alice Pleasant Park.

Learn how to draw with classes from local artist

Mary Pat Ettinger will host a crash course on drawing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Fiberworks located at 41180 N. Highway 13. The cost is $30 per person. For more information, call 970-824-4383 or 970-824-9568.

CASA gets national child advocacy certification

Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA of Colorado's 14th Judicial District has just been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association for 2015 to 2019. The certification recognizes that Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA is in compliance with National CASA's high standards for quality child advocacy.

According to Tara Perry, Deputy CEO/Chief Operating Officer of the National CASA Association, "The National CASA quality assurance process is very rigorous, and reflects our commitment to ensure every child served has a powerful volunteer advocate working on their behalf and a strong program supporting their work. This certification says "Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA has demonstrated to us the capacity to provide excellent advocacy to the abused and neglected children within their community."

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Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA was started in 2008 under the umbrella of Colorado CASA, and became its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation as of November 2, 2011. NWRM CASA serves children in Dependency and Neglect court cases in Routt, Moffat and Grand Counties. NWRM CASA currently has 28 community volunteers and is serving 29 children in the 14th Judicial District. According to 14th Judicial District Chief Judge Michael A. O'Hara, III, NWRM CASA provides "a program which has grown to become very meaningful and important in fairly processing cases involving the most vulnerable members of our communities."

NWRM CASA is currently searching for Board members in Grand and Moffat Counties. NWRM CASA is looking for more volunteers in all three counties that it serves, however, they have extra need for volunteers in Moffat County at this time. For more information, contact Suzanne Fegelein, executive director, 970-819-6233, suef@rockymountaincasa.org, or visit rockymountaincasa.org.

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