Craig briefs: Country school reunion set for 11 a.m. Saturday |

Craig briefs: Country school reunion set for 11 a.m. Saturday

Country school reunion set for 11 a.m. Saturday

A country school reunion will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. All those who attended the country schools as a student or teacher are urged to attend the reunion so it can be a really fun gathering for everyone. Call Mary Lou at 970-824-6761 or Wes at 970-824-6455 with questions.

Republican Women’s June meeting today

The June meeting of the Northwest Colorado Republican Women will be at 11 a.m. today at La Cabana Restaurant. All registered Republican men and women are welcome.

County’s Human Service Volunteers receive grant

Moffat County Human Service Volunteers announced Wednesday it has received a $12,000 community block grant, giving the nonprofit the capability to provide transportation for nutrition based needs within the county. The organization also has $7,000 rolled over from last year, making the total $19,000 to help community members.

That means the nonprofit can take those who qualify under the county’s poverty guidelines to the grocery store, the food bank and commodities at social services. This is an addtion to the other transportation to medical, dental and mental health appointments. If you feel you qualify for these services, contact the Community Budget Center at 970-824-7898.

VNA reminds residents of Hantavirus dangers

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association advises precautions when cleaning areas inhabited by rodents. Hantavirus is a serious, potentially fatal respiratory illness carried primarily by deer mice. People can be infected by breathing in dirt and dust contaminated with deer mouse urine and feces. Most cases occur in the spring and summer. The illness can begin one to six weeks after exposure. Early symptoms are fatigue, fever and muscle aches and may also include headaches, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems. Those who experience these symptoms and have potentially been exposed to rodents should seek medical attention immediately. Hantavirus can be prevented by cleaning up possible rodent food sources and nesting sites throughout the home, work area or campsite. For information about safely cleaning rodent areas, go to

Women-only Cast and Blast event to be held

GRAND JUNCTION — Women interested in learning the basics of shotgun shooting and fly fishing are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Cast and Blast clinic in Collbran.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The two-part class is designed for novices interested in learning about popular outdoor activities and is open to women from across the state, however space is limited.

“Many ladies want to hunt or fish, but they don’t have a mentor,” Kathleen Tadvick, education coordinator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said in a statement. “This class is perfect for them because it teaches the fundamentals of fly fishing and the safe use of shotguns in a comfortable environment.”

Tadvick said no experience or equipment is required and suggests to anyone planning to attend to bring a friend.

Cast and Blast and similar programs are offered through Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Outreach program, including workshops, clinics, seminars and educational hunts that focus on teaching the skills, ethics and traditions of hunting to novice youth and women.

For questions or to register for the Cast and Blast, call Tadvick at 970-255-6181.

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