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News briefs for Oct. 14

The next meeting for the Yampa Valley Landlords Association will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Craig Police Department, 800 W. First St.
The priority at this meeting will be YVLA’s cooperation with the community drug task force initiated by Mayor Dave DeRose and other community leaders.
Those interested in combating the drug/meth problems infesting Moffat County should attend this meeting. Ideas and volunteers are needed to help Craig and Moffat County be a drug-free community.
Anyone interested in serving on the drug task force committee is encouraged to do so; the date for the next task force meeting will be set during this meeting. RSVP to Jackie Urie, YVLA president and chairman of Real Estate Committee with the drug task force, at 824-2386 or 824-9791, or Kris at 824-2660.

Dinosaur announces dates for winter closures
Beginning Monday, some facilities at Dinosaur National Monument will close for the winter. The Green River Campground and Entrance Station will be closed until next spring. The $10 entrance fee will not be charged until further notice. The Split Mountain Campground will remain open to the public through the winter.
The water has been shut off at the Split Mountain, Echo Park, Deerlodge, and Gate of Lodore campgrounds. All four campgrounds are still open to the public, but a nightly camping fee will not be charged and pit toilets are available. The roads to the Echo Park, Deerlodge and Gates of Lodore campgrounds are not maintained in the winter and may be closed because of drifting snow.
Call 374-3000.

League of Women Voters sponsors ballot forum
The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a ballot issue forum in Hayden from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Town Hall, 178 W. Jefferson Ave. Kay Weinland, Routt County clerk, will be present to answer any election or voting-related questions.
Mark Fischer will moderate and review the ballot issues and try to answer any questions voters may have.
The public is welcome and encouraged to participate.
For more information, call 276-3737.
VNA has limited supply of flu vaccine available
Flu vaccine is available from the Visiting Nurse Association in Routt and Moffat Counties under the “Vaccines for Children Program” for children age 6 months to age 23 months and for children at least 6 months old who have any chronic medical disorder, such as diabetes or asthma.
Additionally, the “Vaccines for Children Program” requires the vaccine only be provided to children who have no health insurance, are enrolled in Medicaid, or are American Indian or Alaskan Native.
Call the VNA with questions, 970-824-8233. Flu shots will be given by appointment only.

Dive in: MCHS swimming pool opens to public
The Moffatt County High School swimming pool is open to the public. Lap swimming will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Open swim will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children and students. Season passes and punch passes also will be available and may be purchased at the high school athletic office or at the pool. For more information, or to schedule a private party, call Bunny at 824-7036.

Hayden sponsors
English riding seminar
The Hayden Recreation Department is sponsoring an English riding seminar. The seminar will be Saturday and Oct. 23 and 30 at the indoor area in the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden. The cost is $86 a person. Discounts and scholarships are available. Riders may bring their own ponies or ride our gentle, experienced ponies. Helmets are provided. Class times are scheduled according to age group. Call Becky Thayer at 824-0311.

VNA ofrece clase
de beuna nutrición
Vengan a aprender acerca de buena nutrición y de cómo adquirir habilidades que les ayudarán en la crianza y educación de sus hijos
Esta clase es gratuita y en Espanol. Se proverá cuidado de niños. La clase será de mucho interes para padres que tengan hijos desde bebes hasta los 8 años. Se les invita a todos los padres; sientanse libres de invitar a otros miembros de su familia y amistades. La clase será cada lunes de 3:30 a 4:30 de la tarde, del 18 de octubre al 15 de noviembre en la oficina de la Extensión, ubicada en el 539 de la calle Barclay. Por favor llamar a Maria Sandoval al 824-8233 si tienen alguna pregunta. Esta clase es patrocinada por la Extensión Cooperativa de la Universidad del Estado de Colorado y la Asociación de la Enfermera Visitante del Noroeste de Colorado (VNA).
CNCC offers course
on art of belly dancing
Belly dancing, also known as Oriental dance, Middle Eastern dance and Danse Orientale (Eastern dance) will be offered at CNCC-Craig campus starting Oct. 21.
The class will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evenings at the CNCC Trapper Fitness Center and will include warm up, technique, choreography, dancing and cool down.
Melinda Bobo, the instructor, has nine years of dance experience and three years of teaching experience. The class will count for one-half of a physical education credit. No previous experience is required. For registration information, call 824-1101.

Grand opening set
for Elks’ new bingo room
The Elks will hold a grand opening Oct. 29 to show off its new bingo room. Events will start at 6:30 and include prize drawings after each bingo game. There also will be a $250 blackout game.
The bingo room will feature a new nonsmoking area and stairless entry. For more information, call Dora at 824-2251.