Briefs for April 15, 2013: Local students honored with Rising Star awards |

Briefs for April 15, 2013: Local students honored with Rising Star awards

Colorado Northwestern Community College students Clay Crozier and Zoe Sowers were honored with Rising Star awards at a ceremony and luncheon Tuesday at Front Range Community College.

The award recognizes students who exemplify the best in service and leadership, according to a news release.

Crozier is pursuing an associate of applied science degree in equine studies and management. He is a student-athlete with the CNCC Rodeo Team, serves on the CNCC Rangely Campus Student Government, is the vice president of the Equine Club and is a resident assistant with Student Life. After graduating, Crozier plans to attend Brigham Young University-Idaho, according to the release.

Sowers is the Student Government president and the Phi Theta Kappa president. She is on the school Safety Committee and the Quality Assurance Committee. Sowers is a musician, singer-songwriter and dancer who also is a member of the community Choir of Craig. She plans to transfer to the University of Colorado Boulder, where she hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in psychology, according to the release.

Agenda for TMH finance committee meeting

The Memorial Hospital in Craig Finance Committee meeting

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Room AB, The Memorial Hospital in Craig, 750 Hospital Loop


■ Call to order

■ Presentation of 2012 audit

— Luke Zarecore: Dingus, Zarecore & Associates

■ Presentation of 2012 cost report

— Don Hoerl

■ Review March 20 meeting minutes

■ Approve QHR invoice for March

■ Equipment review and capital budget discussions

— Renewal of 4-1-13 D&O insurance

■ Chief financial officer’s report

— March financials

■ New business

■ Old business

■ Adjournment

The meeting is open to the public.

Medical foot care clinic offered for older adults

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides medical foot care clinics for older adults from 8 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at The Journey, 1150 W. Ninth St., and from 9 to 11 a.m. the first three Thursdays of each month at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. Clinics include consultation, foot inspections and toenail trim. The co-pay is $20. Call 970-875-1884 to make an appointment.

Next mobile food pantry distribution is Tuesday

The Food Bank of the Rockies mobile food pantry will distribute food from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. Food recipients should bring boxes or bags to carry their food.

Class of 1978 reunion coming up at MCHS

Plans are being made to celebrate the 35th reunion of Moffat County High School’s Class of 1978. The reunion will take place June 14 and 15. Nearly half of the class has been contacted, but many may not be aware of the festivities for a variety of reasons.Please contact Sharine Powell Endersen at or 623-393-2015, or Reneta Kawcak at 110 W. 12th St., Craig, CO 81625 or 970-824-7245 with contact information for the following classmates:

Dan Akins, Chris Allan, Matt Archuleta, Mike Atchley, David Bachman, Mary Lynn Behrman, Randy Bergman, Rusty Brady, Cherryl Brown, Richard Crabtree, Vic Dell, Kathy Ditges, Kenneth Ditges, Phil Douglas, Kenny Flies, Jack Ford, Abel Garcia, Brett Gardner, Colleen Gardner, Argy Georgeou, Joni Grandbouche, Becky Grimm, Dennis Harper, Viola Henson, Dean Hunter, Davis Hutchins, Kevin M Johnson, Tony Johnson, Marty Jones, Greg Knez, Stacy Leander, Shirley McMinn, Teresa Miles, Doug Moore, Rita Moore, Pam Orr, Brenda Pickett, Pam Poirier, Colleen Rowley, Jerri Rutherford, Debbie Spicer, Ruth Stewart, Mike Stewart, Bucky Taylor, Dannielle Urbanski, Debra Vanoy, Annette Vigil, Steve Wilkinson, Sandie Young and David Young.

Bullying prevention workshop set for May

A bullying prevention workshop is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 9 at The Steamboat Grand in Steamboat Springs. The free presentation for school staff members and officials will cover topics including bullying prevention legislation, best practices, interventions, creating a positive school climate and cyberbullying. Guest speaker Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D., is a professor of child development and an associate chairwoman in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She also is the co-editor of “Handbook of Bullying in Schools: An International Perspective.” Registration is at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event, and a continental breakfast and lunch are provided. For more information, visit

Rotary Club sponsoring American flag project

The Rotary Club of Craig once again is sponsoring the American flag project to encourage community support for Craig and the United States of America. Interested businesses and community members are asked to sponsor flags that the Rotary Club will then display throughout town on Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4, Patriots Day (Sept. 11), Columbus Day and Veterans Day.

The flags are placed on light poles on both sides of Yampa Avenue from Fourth Street to Sixth Street. On Victory Way, the flags are placed on both sides of the street starting at Lincoln and then every 90 feet heading west. The number of flags that will be posted will depend on the number of sponsors. Last year, the Rotary Club placed 107 flags on both Yampa Avenue and Victory Way. 

The Rotary Club said the flags are a great way to impress visitors driving through the area. The cost to purchase a flag and take part in the program is $75 per flag, per year. All sponsors will be recognized in the Craig Daily Press at the beginning and end of the flag year.

For more information or to sign up as a flag sponsor, call Randy Looper at 970-826-4444 or email

Benefits seminars for seniors are this week

A seminar for senior citizens about rules and strategies for collecting retirement benefits and coordinating Social Security with other sources of retirement income is from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus. The workshop, titled “Savvy Social Security Planning,” costs $10 and will be taught by Steve Ahlmer. For more information or to register, call 970-824-1135 or email

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