Briefs for Nov. 8, 2011: Craft sale spaces available |

Briefs for Nov. 8, 2011: Craft sale spaces available

The second annual craft sale at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way, is scheduled for noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19.

Booth spaces are still available. The price of the space benefits the VFW’s youth programs.

For more information or to reserve a space, call Mary Walters at 824-2923.

Veterans offered free driving course

All veterans and their spouses are invited to a free AARP safe driving course from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

To register, call Beverly Chapman at 824-5123.

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.

Smokeout organizers seek 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.

Elks to offer stroke screenings

Elks Lodge 1577 will host a Life Line Screening on Nov. 15.

The screenings help to identify potential cardiovascular conditions and assess risk for osteoporosis. The five screenings are painless and take between 60 and 90 minutes to complete. Packages start at $149.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit

Horizons offers free developmental 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.

MCHS Class of 1992 schedules 20-year reunion

The Moffat County High School Class of 1992 has set the date for its 20-year class reunion. The reunion is scheduled for June 14 to 17, 2012.

The organizing committee scheduled the reunion for the same weekend as the Whittle the Wood Rendezvous to provide classmates and their families a broad range of activities.

Details for the schedule of reunion events will be released at a later date.

For more information, or to help organize the reunion, call Chris Jones at 620-4155.

Depression, bipolar 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.

Area producers eligible for emergency loans

Moffat, Routt, Jackson and Larimer counties have been designated as contiguous counties to disaster area in Wyoming due to losses caused by severe storms, flooding and landslides between May 18 and July 8.

Producers in these counties could be eligible for Farm Service Agency low-interest emergency loans, available to operators of family farms and ranches who are unable to obtain credit elsewhere. Loans are based on production losses caused by the disaster.

Producers must file an application for an emergency loan by March 22, 2012.

For more information, call Laurie Nelson at (970) 242-9133, ext. 2.

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