Briefs for June 27: Presentation on public health goals today |

Briefs for June 27: Presentation on public health goals today

A presentation introducing proposed five-year public health goals for Moffat and Routt counties will take place at 6 p.m. today at The Haven Community Center, 300 S. Shelton Lane, in Hayden.

The presentation, part of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Board’s meeting, is open to the public.

“The 2008 Public Health Act requires local public health agencies to submit an improvement plan to the state board of health every five years,” the VNA reported in a news release. “The proposed goals and action plans announced at the meeting would be the focus of the five-year local public health improvement plan for communities in Routt and Moffat counties.”

For more information, call Evette Joyce at 871-7613.

Humane Society hosts open house

The Humane Society of Moffat County will host a volunteer appreciation open house celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the covered picnic area at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

The even coincides with the organization’s 10th anniversary.

Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

Free HIV tests offered today

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will offer free drop-in HIV tests from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day.

Tests take about 15 minutes and are available at the VNA’s offices in Craig, 745 Russell St., and Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101.

For more information, call the Craig office at 824-8233 or the Steamboat Springs office at 879-1632.

Chamber mixer Thursday

The next Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Business After-Hours Mixer is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at High Desert Timber Frames, 101 U.B.R. Lane, 12 miles northwest of Craig on Moffat County Road 7.

The business is located on the left just after the pavement ends.

The event is free to the public. For more information or to RSVP, call 824-5689 or email

Health screenings for miners Thursday, Friday

The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic, 785 Russell St., will offer free and confidential health screenings for local miners.

Screenings take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

The program, offered by The Miners Clinic of Colorado at National Jewish Health and The Memorial Hospital, is available for current and retired miners, uranium miners, millers and ore transporters, and people who worked at or lived downwind from the Nevada test site during nuclear weapons testing.

Appointments are required and space is limited.

To sign up or for more information, call 1-877-255-5864.

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Prather’s Pick: A picture book with a moral

April 24, 2019

Our grandson, Kenny Prather, who is now a resident of Kenai, Alaska, has always had a positive outlook on life. No matter whether his pickup truck breaks down, he has to drive to work on slick roads, he doesn’t feel well, or a hundred other scenarios, he always says, “It’s all good.” So I was reminded of him when I read this week’s book. The leading character in the book thinks “It’s all good,” too.

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