Briefs for July 28 |

Briefs for July 28

School Board to accept nominations

— At Thursday’s Moffat County School District School Board meeting at the administration building, the board moved to begin the process to elect four new directors.

Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 are up for election, to be voted on Nov. 6.

Candidates must have been a registered elector of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months and a resident of the district they plan to represent. A person is ineligible if convicted of a sex crime against a child.

Those interested must file a written notice of intent at the Office of the Superintendent, 775 Yampa Ave., between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Candidates then are required to collect at least 50 signatures from eligible electors throughout the district.

Petitions are available beginning Aug. 8 at the Office of the Superintendent, and must be submitted there by 4 p.m. Aug. 31.

Buffalo meat recalled

State health officials Friday urged consumers who purchased buffalo meat products in Colorado restaurants to be aware a specific buffalo product has been recalled because of possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7, a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration.

The very young, seniors and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

No cases of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported in Colorado that are associated with this product.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced yesterday that Custom Pack, Inc., of Hastings, Neb., has voluntarily recalled approximately 5,920 pounds of ground beef and buffalo products due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7.

In Colorado, the only recalled products are the 12-pound boxes of ground buffalo patties distributed by King Canyon Buffalo, whose name is indicated on the label.

The recalled ground buffalo patties were produced on June 7, 2007, and distributed to restaurants in Colorado.

The recalled ground beef products were produced between June 1 and June 13, 2007, and were distributed to restaurants and institutions in Nebraska.

None of these products were sold through grocery stores.

The recalled products are:

• 10-pound bags of “Custom Pack, Inc., Ground Beef.” Each label bears a package date of “6-1,” “6-4,” “6-5,” “6-7,” “6-8,” “6-11,” 6-12″ or “6-13.”

• 25-pound boxes of “8-ounce Beef Patties.” Each box bears the package date of “7-07.”

• 6-pound boxes of “16 6-ounce Char Patties.” Each box bears the package date of “7-07.”

• 12-pound boxes of “Ground Buffalo Patties.” Each box bears the package date of “7-07.” Each package also bears the establishment number “Est. 5650” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The problem was discovered through sampling done by the Nebraska Department of Health Services, in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of an investigation into a reported illness.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Custom Pack, President David B. Dirks at 402-462-2532, or Chris Nerud, owner of King Canyon Buffalo at 303-944-9387.

Nerud indicated all recalled ground buffalo patties are in the process of being removed from all Colorado restaurants where the product was distributed.

News releases and other information can be found at

Immunization clinic on Aug. 2

Immunization requirements have changed. Students may need shots before the next school year.

The Craig Visiting Nurse Association, 745 Russell St., will be holding a walk-in immunization clinic from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2.

Shots are free for children ages 5 and younger and free to $14 for children older than 5. No appointments necessary, but all children must be accompanied by an adult and have a shot record. A Spanish interpreter will be available.

The VNA offers immunization clinics every week on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 824-8233 with questions or to make an appointment.

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