Briefs for Jan. 7, 2011: Memorial service today for resident |

Briefs for Jan. 7, 2011: Memorial service today for resident

A local memorial service has been organized for late Craig resident Justin Bliss, who was killed Dec. 28 on U.S. Highway 40.

Residents are invited to attend a service at 2 p.m. today at New Creation Church, 520 Westridge Road. The service is an opportunity for residents to share memories and celebrate the life of Bliss.

For more information, call Columbine Apartments at 824-8127.

Farewell gathering Monday for Birch

An open house will take place Monday at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association to say goodbye to Sue Birch.

Birch has served as VNA chief executive officer since 1994.

She recently accepted a position as executive director for Colorado’s Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.

The open house is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the VNA’s Craig office, 745 Russell St. It is open to the public.

For more information, call Suzi Mariano at 871-7631 or

Awareness sessions slated for today

Colorado State Parks, in conjunction with the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club, will host free avalanche awareness sessions today in the auditorium at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane.

The sessions are scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m.

A field session will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday at Black Mountain, and will leave from the Freeman Reservoir parking lot.

Courtesy sound checks on snowmobiles will take place at the Freeman parking lot that morning.

For more information, call Yampa River State Park at 276-2061.

Variety Show set for tonight

The Craig Variety Show is slated for 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

The show includes performances by local singers/songwriters, poets and storytellers.

The event occurs on the first Friday of every month.

Call Bill Ronis at 620-6589 to be a part of the show.

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