News briefs for March 30 |

News briefs for March 30

The Small Business Development Center is offering a workshop in marketing and sales skills improvements from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 at 601 Yampa Ave.
The workshop is co-sponsored by the Craig Chamber of Commerce and the Progressive Business Development Network.
To register, call 824-7078.
Participants can learn the basic principles of marketing, including product, price, place and promotion. The training will help businesses determine the most effective method of reaching customers, learn how customers are motivated and learn how to get the most from a selling opportunity. Techniques for overcoming customer resistance will be shared. The cost is $40.

Workforce Center hosts job fair for youths
The Craig Workforce Center is having a summer youth job fair to kick off the governor’s summer job hunt. High school age youths will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and develop a work ethic while earning money.
The job fair will be from 4 to 7 p.m. April 13 at Moffat County High School. Local employers with job opportunities for youths will be taking applications at the job fair.
If you are an employer looking to hire youth, call Kelly at 824-3246. She will make arrangements to set you up with a booth.

Still time to sign up
for We See D.C. trip
The We See D.C. trip to Washington, D.C., and the Williamsburg, Va., area has a few openings. The trip is from June 5 to 10.
Any middle-school students, parents or other adults interested in going can call Jill Stacy or Courtney Jenison at 824-3289.

Elk Foundation
hosts annual banquet
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is hosting its annual banquet Saturday at the Holiday Inn, 300 S. Colorado Hwy 13 in Craig.
Call 824-4724 for tickets.

BLM needs vendors, equipment for fire season
The Bureau of Land Management is signing up vendors and equipment for the upcoming fire season.
Contact Scott Wintemute at 826-5027 or

The Visiting Nurse Association is hosting two meetings concerning the feasibility of a Community Health Center (CHC) in Northwest Colorado on April 17. The first is at 7 a.m. at the Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat in conference room one. The second meeting is at noon in the Board Room at The Memorial Hospital in Craig at noon.
Speakers from the Colorado Community Health Network and Salud Family Clinics will provide an overview about the kinds of services offered through a CHC facility. Contact Cece Carsky at the VNA at 879-1632.

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Becky Howlett, Moffat County High School girl’s volleyball coach, is offering two volleyball camps in April for girls. The camps will be held in the MCHS gym from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The first session is April 4-9 and is open to any fifth- and sixth-grade girl. The second session is April 11-14 for any seventh- and eight-grade girl. The cost is $35 and the registration deadline is April 1. Call Howlett at the high school, 824-7036.

The Bureau of Land Management is signing up vendors and equipment for the upcoming fire season. Individuals and businesses that have equipment and are interested in getting signed up on an emergency equipment rental agreement and vendors interested in providing meals for firefighters should contact Scott Wintemute at 970-826-5027 or e-mail to

Colorado Northwest Community College Foundation is hosting its annual dinner and dance April 2 in Rangely. The purpose of this event is to collect additional scholarship funds. Last year, the event collected and awarded $6,200, as well as a $15,000 scholarship donation from EnCana for the school’s natural resources program. Tickets are $30 a person or $175 a table and can be purchased from any foundation member or from Robin at the CNCC Craig campus. Call 824-7071. Entertainment will be provided with an auction.

Leadership training workshop is March 30
A special leadership training workshop is scheduled March 30 in Craig. The workshop is designed to focus on cultural heritage tourism. Each of the 10 communities partnering in CHT will send three members to the training. Participants must RSVP with Audrey Danner at Yampa Valley Partners at 824-8233 or

VNA extends office hours for child immunizations
The Visiting Nurse Association is extending office hours for March and April for child immunizations (12 to 24 months). Fees are based on a sliding fee scale, and no one is turned away. Transportation assistance is available. Call the VNA for an appointment.

Buy tickets now for ‘Something’s Afoot’
The Craig Performing Arts Project is selling tickets for the play “Something’s Afoot!” Tickets may be purchased at the Moffat County Library through April 6. Tickets for seniors and children are $5, and adults are $8. Tickets also may be purchased at the play. The performances will be at 7 p.m. April 8 and 9 in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

Volunteers needed for Cinco de Mayo festivities
Comunidad Integrada is looking for volunteers to help stage a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Craig on May 7.
Organizers are looking for sponsors, food vendors, musicians and traditional Mexican folkloric dancers. The group plans to meet on Sundays at 6 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Craig until the celebration.
Organizers include Isidro Quezada, Alvaro Landa, Rosa Almaraz, Guadalupe Quezada, Gerardo Sanchez and Cody Reed.Call 846-5521.

Youth Service Awareness Week set for April
April 15 and 16 are National Youth Service Days and the fol
lowing week is Youth Service Awareness Week. The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is going to participate by doing a couple of service projects.
On April 15, the club will be cleaning a nearby park. On April 16, members plan to do a small project with another nonprofit group. Club organizers are looking for another project for the following week. If you have a suggestion, let us know by calling 826-0411.

Register now for
Bulldog Youth Baseball
Registration for Bulldog Youth Baseball is open. Registration forms can be picked up at the Boys & Girls Club, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40, or Craig Physical Therapy, 533 Yampa Ave.
This program provides summer baseball for youths ages 8 to 18. The deadline is April 8.
Call Scott Parker at 824-7036, ext. 1215.

Lettuce Feed You Luncheon set for April 1
The 20th annual Lettuce Feed You Luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 at the Elks Hall on Victory Way and is sponsored by the Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association.
Tickets are $7 and may be purchased from any member or at American Northwest Realty.

Apply now for Grassland Reserve Program
The deadline to apply for the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s FY 2005 Grassland Reserve Program is Friday. The Grassland Reserve Program is a voluntary program that helps landowners restore and protect grasslands and rangeland while maintaining the areas as grazing lands. Landowners interested in participating in the GRP should contact the local NRCS office at the USDA office, 356 Ranney St., or call the office at 824-3476.

Children’s health fair
set for end of month
A free children’s health fair sponsored by the Moffat County School District Child Find Team and Early Childhood Center will be March 31 and April 1 at the EDC, 775 Yampa Ave.
The developmental screening is for children younger than 5 years old and includes speech, cognitive and motor skills, hearing, vision and dental screenings. The Lion’s Club will conduct vision screenings, and a nurse will be available to review immunization records.
Appointments are necessary. Call Sarah Hepworth at 824-7457 for more information or to make an appointment.

Philanthropy Days returns in September
Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days is coming back to the region for the first time in four years.
This year’s event will be held Sept. 11 through 13 at the Inn at Silver Creek in Granby.
Registration begins in April. Call Nicole at 857-9838 and watch in the coming months.

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