Briefs for August 8
Bikers needed for Wall
Craig — The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall comes to Craig Thursday, and tradition calls for a motorcycle escort the day before.
Current plans are for six to 12 bikers to meet the Wall in Maybell at 1 p.m. Wednesday to continue the wall’s trip from Provo, Utah.
Don Cronk, of American Legion Riders Post 62, is organizing the initial round of bikers. All bikers are welcome to participate at any point in the Wall’s introduction to Craig on Wednesday afternoon.
The motorcade plans to arrive at the west end of Craig on U.S. Highway 40 about 1:45 p.m., then ride west through town, loop back east on Victory Way, drive north on Yampa Avenue and eventually come back south on Ranney Street to Loudy-Simpson Park.
The memorial will be open at the park 24 hours a day from 11 a.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. Monday.
Goat Berry Bingo fundraiser Aug. 10 to 11
The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is hosting a “Goat Berry Bingo” fundraiser during the Moffat County Fair on Aug. 10 to 11 near the Fairgrounds grand stands.
Bingo sessions are to be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Contestants can buy a square for $2. Prizes will be given to winners who choose the squares the most “berries” land on.
Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center, 356 Ranney St., is a nonprofit agency, which provides services for women who face unplanned pregnancies. Call 824-5204 for more information.
Suicide prevention workshop upcoming
A training workshop designed to give participants knowledge and skills to help and intervene with someone they fear is at risk for suicide and depression is scheduled for Aug. 13 to 14.
The Gatekeeper Training Work Shop is scheduled to run form 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the two-day workshop at the Yampa River State Park Visitor Center, 17 miles east of Craig on U.S. Highway 40. Lunch will be provided.
Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is putting on the training. Pre-registration is required. There is no cost.
Contact Anngie Jenkins at 826-2329 or email@example.com, or call Sandy Beran at 824-8233.
Recycle old phone books
Dex currently is distributing its Craig-Steamboat Springs phone book directory.
Outdated Dex phone books can be recycled from Aug. 11 to Sept. 6 at the Steamboat Springs City Market, 1825 Central Park Plaza. A complete list of recycling options can be found by calling toll-free 1-877-2-GET-DEX (1-877-243-8339) or go to DexKnows.com/recycle.
Last year, area residents recycled an estimated 3 tons of Dex phone books, which saved 51 trees, enough landfill space to handle a year’s worth of trash from a household and enough electricity to power a home for a year. Since 1992, residents have recycled 49 tons of Dex directories, which would stretch 16 miles if laid end-to-end.
Radio class starts Saturday
A two-day Ham “Cram” Radio Technician Class begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Yampa Valley Electric Association, 32 10th Street. The class is free, but there is a small fee to take the certification test, which will be taken the following weekend.
Participants should study before the class and take practice tests online. The “cram session is to clear up details, watch demonstrations and prepare for the test. RSVP with instructor George Weber by calling 720-839-8270 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-cards aren’t always so endearing
The Mountain States Better Business Bureau has become aware of e-card scams that began showing up in June that, if opened, can seriously harm a computer.
ScamBusters.org reports consumers are being flooded with a new wave of scam e-cards and postcards that have “You’ve received a postcard from a Neighbor!” (or classmate, friend, relative) in the subject line.
There are a number of variations on this e-mail, but the goals are all undesirable: to install viruses, spyware and adware onto your computer, or to turn your PC into a “zombie” to help spam or attack other computers.
In some cases, merely opening the phony e-card will cause malicious software to download onto your computer. In other cases, you’ll be prompted to install software that the scammer claims is needed to view your special greeting card.
Your BBB has the following recommendations to stay safe:
• If in doubt, don’t open an e-card.
• Delete any e-card from someone you don’t know.
• Never click on anything from an unknown source, never open an attachment from an unknown source, and never download from an unknown source.
• Never click to accept terms from any company without reading the fine print.
• Use antivirus software and keep it up to date.
For additional advice, go to http://www.mountainstates.bbb.org or call 800-564-0371.
Board reschedules bond meeting
The Moffat County School District Board of Education will not have its scheduled special meeting Thursday night to approve a construction plan for the new middle school.
Neenan Archistructure, the engineering firm hired to plan and build the school projects, told the school district it could not have the plans or financial figures ready until Tuesday, Aug. 14. The School Board has scheduled for a meeting 6:30 p.m. that night.
The School Board plans to approve one plan or the other at the Aug. 14 meeting.
The meeting is to be open to the public, and the audience is scheduled to be allowed to speak.
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