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Craig Briefs: H1N1 vaccine now offered to veterans

The Craig Veterans Affairs TeleHealth Clinic has received 100 doses of H1N1 vaccine for distribution to veterans.

These doses are available by appointment only to veterans enrolled as patients with the VA.

To make an appointment for a H1N1 vaccine, call 970-824-6721 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Bennet staff to visit Steamboat Springs

Todd Hagenbuch, regional representative for U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, plans to host "Conversations with Coloradans" today in Steamboat Springs.

Hagenbuch is meeting with anyone who has previously scheduled an appointment.

To schedule a future appointment, call Hagenbuch at 970-260-9600.

Toys for Tots 50,000 toys short of goal

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in Denver, a statewide group that collects and distributes toys to disadvantaged children, is about 50,000 toys short of its holiday goal this year.

Organizers encourage residents to donate online at

Donations can be cash or toys, and made on the Web site or through the mail.

To ensure a donation stays in Colorado, check the box that reads, "Yes, this is an honor or memorial gift," on the donation form. When prompted to give more information, list the honoree name as Marine Squad MACS-23 in Aurora.

For more information, call Toys for Tots in Denver at 303-801-0166.

Libraries closing for the winter holidays

Moffat County Libraries will be closed Dec. 24 through Dec. 27 and Jan. 1 through Jan. 3.

VNA giving free breathing checks

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free respiratory screenings for patients who have breathing problems or asthma in Moffat, Routt and Jackson counties.  

Spirometry testing, pulmonary functions studies, prescription medications, asthma management and education are available.  

To schedule a screening, call Victoria Barron at 970-875-1883.