Briefs for Nov. 7, 2011: Middle school to host conferences |

Briefs for Nov. 7, 2011: Middle school to host conferences

Craig Middle School will host parent/teacher conferences from 4:15 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday at the school, 915 Yampa Ave.

The conferences are open-house style.

Teachers are not available until 4:15 p.m.

For more information, call 824-3289.

Smokeout officials seek quitting stories

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is hosting the 36th Great American Smokeout on Nov. 17 and is seeking tobacco cessation stories for the cause.

Former tobacco users are asked to share their stories of what age they started using tobacco, which method they used to quit, how long they’ve been tobacco-free and how many times they tried to quit before they were successful.

Send stories to or Northwest Colorado VNA, Attention: Vicki Barron, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 by Nov. 14.

For more information, call Vicki Barron at 875-1883.   

Support group meets Tuesdays

The Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop.

The group is free and open to anyone.

For more information, call Sharlene Battaglia at 620-4478.

Horizons offering free screenings

Horizons Specialized Services, 439 Breeze St., is offering free developmental screenings for children from birth to age 3.

The screenings will address questions about when children should be walking and speaking as well as concerns about hearing and vision.

To make an appointment for a screening, call Judy at 824-7381.

Elkhead Reservoir Trail closed

The Elkhead Reservoir Trail at Elkhead State Park is closed for construction and re-vegetation until the summer of 2012.

State park staff ask that visitors avoid the trail until it is opened next year.

For more information, call 276-2061.

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