Craig Briefs: Awareness sessions slated for Jan. 7
Colorado State Parks, in conjunction with the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club, will host free Avalanche Awareness sessions Jan. 7 in the auditorium at Moffat County High School.
The sessions are scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m.
A field session will take place at 9 a.m. Jan. 8 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.
Craig Ford Mercury sponsors program
Jeff Corriveau announced Dec. 17 that Craig Ford Mercury Inc. would join Ford Motor Company in its ongoing commitment to National FFA.
“We’re pleased to be able to support the local chapter and Ford Motor Company in its strong commitment to the National FFA,” Corriveau said in a news release. “All our previous scholarship recipients tell us how grateful they are for the financial support and how the FFA experience has changed their lives.”
Craig Ford Mercury is sponsoring the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program for Moffat County High School, which helps a local student attend the college of his or her choice, according to the release.
Library branches to close starting today
All branches of the Moffat County Libraries are closed today in observance of the holiday. Branches are slated to reopen Monday.
For more information, call the Craig branch at 824-5116.
Vaccine available through VNA
For a limited time, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the meningococcal vaccine for $14 for adults and $14 or less for children, the VNA reported in a news release.
The vaccine is available at any of the VNA’s drop-in clinics. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 879-1632 or 824-8233.
With an above-average snowpack following a snowy winter, local firefighters and wildlife experts are expecting a mild fire season this year, especially at higher elevations.