Briefs for Aug. 22

Sign-ups are available for The Yahoo Golf Tournament scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Yampa Valley Golf Course. Men’s format is an 18-hole Chapman and women’s format is a two-lady scramble. Entry fees are $100 per men’s team and women are $25 per player. Golfers or the public can purchase golf balls that will be dropped from an airplane for $10 each. The person who purchased a ball that lands closest to the center of a target will win a big screen television valued at $1,500.

Entry forms are available at the Yampa Valley Pro Shop.

Sign up deadline is Sept. 12

All proceeds of the fund-raising event go to assist low-income patients of the Northwest Colorado Dental Care clinic. Call Tom or Helen Knez at 824-4227 or Dan Severson at 824-3668 or 824-9481.

Small Business center offers funds workshop

A free two-hour workshop, “Funding Sources for Your Business,” will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Craig Chamber of Commerce and First National Bank of the Rockies, The workshop will provide information about finding money from $1,000 to $2 million. Topics discussed include angel investors, venture capitalists, bank loans and SBA guaranteed loans. Call Willa Jean at 970-824-7078.

VNA receives more funding support

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has received significant financial support from organizations in the town of Hayden, bolstering the agency’s public campaign for the acquisition of The Haven Assisted Living Facility in Hayden. The Haven board of directors recently voted to pledge an additional $25,000 toward the VNA’s acquisition campaign.

Babson Carpenter Foundation notified the VNA that it would grant $20,000 toward the acquisition campaign, double the initial request of $10,000.

For more information, contact Suzi Mariano at 879-1632.

Free, reduced-cost meal programs available

The Moffat County School District announced its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free and reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Children from families whose income is at or below certain income levels depending on the size of their families are eligible for free or reduced cost meals.

Application forms are available at each school office. Information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility and verifying data. In certain cases, foster children are also eligible for these benefits.

Applications may be submitted any time during the school year. For more information, contact your child’s school.

Local resource

for soil, water issues

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office offers resources and information about soil conditions, water quality, plants and wildlife habitat enhancement.

The agency offers help planning and designing irrigation water structures, ditches, ponds, springs and stream bank stabilization structures. Information about cross-fencing, range and pasture seeding, stocking rates, brush control, riparian protection, seedling tree establishment and irrigation water and rangeland management is also available.

All services are offered free of charge.

For more information, visit the NRCS field office located at the USDA Service Center, 356 Ranney Street in Craig or call 824-3476 to schedule an appointment.

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