Craig briefs for Aug. 11
Craig — Meetings for parents of all Moffat County High School students participating in fall sports are listed below:
Monday, Aug. 13
– Football. 6 p.m. Auditorium.
– Boys soccer. 6 p.m. Library.
– Cross country. 6 p.m. Room 202.
Wednesday, Aug. 15
– Volleyball. 5 p.m. Cafeteria.
– Cheer/dance. 6 p.m. Library.
All parents of fall athletes should plan to attend these meetings. The athletic office will be open before and after these meetings, so parents will have the opportunity to turn in required forms and fees. Students must have physicals and proof of insurance on file in the athletic office before being permitted to practice.
The forms and fees cannot be turned in to the coaches, but must be submitted to the athletic office. For more information, call Bunny Moyer at 824-7036, ext. 7117.
Free shots at
Routt County Fair
The Visiting Nurse Association is offering free children’s immunizations for those ages 3 and younger and free TDaP shots for adolescents ages 11 to 18 (this shot is required for all students entering sixth and 10th grades) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Routt County Fair.
A Spanish interpreter will be on site for non-English speaking families. Children younger than 18 must have a parent present and must bring their vaccine records. There will also be tobacco quit kits and other health information available. For more information call 879-1632.
Looking for local talent
The Craig Concert Association is inviting musicians, singers and dancers to tryout for the Local Talent Concert.
The tryouts are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Moffat County High School auditorium. They are on a first come, first serve basis. Tryouts should be 3 to 5 minutes long.
Submit a tape or CD before Sept. 8 if you are unable to make the tryouts.
The Local Talent Concert is scheduled for 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the high school auditorium. Call Jim Simpson at 824-4138 for more information.
Eagle removed from endangered species list
The bald eagle was officially taken off the endangered and threatened species list Wednesday.
The bald eagle population was as low as 400 pairs in the lower 48 states in 1963, but has rebounded to more than 10,000 pairs in 2007.
The bald eagle remains protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
For more information on bald eagles, go to http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/BaldEagle.htm
Suicide prevention workshop upcoming
A training workshop designed to give participants knowledge and skills to help and intervene with someone they fear is at risk for suicide and depression is scheduled for Aug. 13 to 14.
The Gatekeeper Training Work Shop is scheduled to run form 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the two-day workshop at the Yampa River State Park Visitor Center, 17 miles east of Craig on U.S. Highway 40. Lunch will be provided.
Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is putting on the training. Pre-registration is required. There is no cost.
Contact Anngie Jenkins at 826-2329 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sandy Beran at 824-8233.
always so endearing
The Mountain States Better Business Bureau has become aware of e-card scams that began showing up in June that, if opened, can seriously harm a computer.
ScamBusters.org reports consumers are being flooded with a new wave of scam e-cards and postcards that have “You’ve received a postcard from a Neighbor!” (or classmate, friend, relative) in the subject line.
There are a number of variations on this e-mail, but the goals are all undesirable: to install viruses, spyware and adware onto your computer, or to turn your PC into a “zombie” to help spam or attack other computers.
In some cases, merely opening the phony e-card will cause malicious software to download onto your computer. In other cases, you’ll be prompted to install software that the scammer claims is needed to view your special greeting card.
Your BBB has the following recommendations to stay safe:
• If in doubt, don’t open an e-card.
• Delete any e-card from someone you don’t know.
• Never click on anything from an unknown source, never open an attachment from an unknown source, and never download from an unknown source.
• Never click to accept terms from any company without reading the fine print.
• Use antivirus software and keep it up to date.
For additional advice, go to http://www.mountainstates.bbb.org or call 800-564-0371.
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