Craig Briefs for Aug. 17 |

Craig Briefs for Aug. 17

Library preps county on request

The Moffat County Libraries monthly board meeting included a presentation of the library’s budget request for 2008 to Moffat County commissioner Saed Tayyara.

The library budget remains basically “a flat-line from last year’s budget,” library director Donna Watkins said. The only changes were slight increases in vehicle operation and utility costs, which the county commissioners expected.

In other library news:

• The libraries have personnel openings, with former employees returning to or leaving for positions with the Moffat County School District.

The Craig branch currently has two positions open and the Dinosaur branch has one opening.

The positions will be filled as soon as possible, and are posted at the Colorado Workforce Center.

• A total of 518 patrons visited the Moffat County Libraries for the Summer Reading Program, and 35 people attended the Harry Potter party Saturday, July 21.

• Compact Discs and audiotape books remain a big part of the circulation at the library, officials reported Monday, and new material is arriving frequently to accommodate patrons. Childrens selections are especially popular with traveling families.

• The Maybell branch hosted a fingerprint workshop July 13, with nine children lifting prints from around the library and trying to match them to each child present.

The Dinosaur Library had an end of the Summer Reading Program party on July 25 with 22 people attending.

Kits to quit smoking available

Tobacco-free quit kits for smokers and chewers are available at the Visiting Nurse Association offices in Craig at 745 Russell St. and in Steamboat at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101.

The kits promote the Colorado QuitLine and free support from a trained coach who guides and supports individuals through the quitting process.

Research shows you are seven times more likely to end your tobacco habit with the Quitline than if you are trying to quit on your own. Eight weeks of free nicotine patches are available, a $200 value. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669). Call 871-7639 for further assistance.

Ham radio exams to be given in Steamboat

Ham radio exams will be given at 6 p.m. Friday in Steamboat Springs at Yampa Valley Electric Association, 32 10th Street. Sponsored by the ARRL VEC, no pre-registration is needed walk-ins are welcome. Contact George Weber at (720) 839-8270 or e-mail:

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