Craig briefs: Daily Press to feature sweetheart couple
February 6, 2015
The Craig Daily Press is looking for a one of a kind love story to feature on Valentine's Day. Do you have a love story or know of a couple that have an over the top romance? If so, please email Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at nriley@CraigDailyPress.com, or give her a call at 970-756-1308.
Wear neon colors Friday to support Bulldogs
Everybody is encouraged to wear any neon color in support of the Bulldogs home games Friday. The home games include boys and girls varsity and junior varsity basketball playing Olathe. Two fundraisers will take place at the home games, including Chuck-a-Duck and Free Throws.
Hunters, anglers are invited to roundtable
Local sportsmen and women are invited to meet and discuss hunting and fishing issues with their citizen representatives during the Northwest Region Sportsmen's Roundtable caucus at 6 p.m., Monday at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Steamboat Springs office, 725 Weiss Drive.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife formed the Sportsmen's Roundtable in 2012 in a continuing effort to provide hunters and anglers with opportunities to submit input about wildlife management decisions. Consisting of elected and appointed delegates from each of the state's four wildlife management regions, the groups collect feedback from constituents in a variety of ways, including public meetings. The input is then relayed to Colorado Parks and Wildlife's leadership at the statewide Sportsmen's Roundtable meetings, held twice each year.
"This is a way to provide comments and concerns directly to a peer rather than an agency representative, which may help some people speak a little more freely," said appointed delegate Terry Meyers of Grand Junction. "We will then take the messages directly to high-level agency representatives, where it will be considered in future management decisions."
Energy expo to take place in Grand Junction
The Tenth Annual Energy Forum & Expo CO will be held on Feb. 27 at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction, according to a press release. Vendors of the expo will be available to visit with the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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The forum is free.
For stimulating educational lectures and discussions concerning the energy industry–today, tomorrow and in the future visit the forum, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit http://www.energyexpoco.com or call 970.216.2809 for more information.
Artists, chocolatiers needed for Art Walk
The Downtown Business Association is looking for artists, chocolatiers, musicians and businesses for the 20th annual Artwalk that takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in downtown Craig. The fee for artists and businesses is $35. Call Nadine at the Kitchen Shop at 970-824-8148 or Yvonne at Favorite Things at 970-824-5833 to sign up or for more information.
Measles vaccination is recommend by CDC
The United States is experiencing a multi-state measles outbreak that started in California in December 2014. Measles is a highly contagious, viral illness. Symptoms generally appear seven to 14 days after a person is infected and begin with fever, cough, runny nose and conjunctivitis (red, water eyes). A rash appears within five days after symptoms start. Infection can cause pneumonia, encephalitis and death. Measles is still common in other countries. Infection can be prevented with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. The CDC's recommends the following individuals receive the vaccine:
■ All children should get two doses of MMR vaccine, the first dose at 12 to 15 months old and the second dose at 4 to 6 years old. Special vaccination recommendations may apply to infants and children travelling internationally.
■ Adults born after 1957 who do not have evidence of immunity (documentation of adequate vaccination or having had the illness) should have one or two doses of the MMR vaccine, depending on their risk. Two doses are recommended for adults who are in a post-secondary school, work in a health care facility or are planning international travel. Children and adults can receive the second dose 28 days or more after the first dose.
For more information about measles vaccination, go to http://www.cdc.gov/measles/vaccination. The MMR vaccine is available at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. For more information, call 970-879-1632 in Steamboat Springs or 970-824-8233 in Craig.
AAA study: Seniors OK tougher driving laws
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety's latest report on aging Americans shows that senior drivers strongly support tougher driving laws, from bans on wireless devices to ignitions interlocks for first-time DUI offenders. The senior drivers also overwhelmingly support greater scrutiny in the license-renewal process for themselves and their peers. More than seven out of 10 drivers age 65 and older favor policies that require drivers age 75 and older to renew their license in person and also support requirements that seniors pass a medical screening to remain licensed.