Craig briefs for Dec. 23 |

Craig briefs for Dec. 23

Skills program selects finalists

The Moffat County Work and Life Skills Program Hiring Committee has selected finalists for its coordinator and counselor positions.

Susan Whinery has accepted the coordinator position, and Julia Elliott has accepted the counselor position.

“We were fortunate to attract an extremely well-qualified pool of applicants,” Darcy Trask, Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership director, said in a news release. “More than 20 candidates applied, and approximately seven applicants had extensive applicable experience.”

Whinery retired two years ago from the Moffat County School District after more than 20 years as a classroom teacher and high school dean, the news release reported. She has a master’s degree in education and curriculum development and a bachelor’s degree in English and psychology.

Elliott has worked in education and counseling for more than 10 years as a career counselor, instructor and advisor, according to the news release. She is a licensed professional counselor and has a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

“We are very delighted to have Susan and Julia joining the first week in January to begin implementing the Work and Life Skills program,” Trask said.

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VA Medical Center ER open Thursday, Friday

The Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Emergency Room will be open Christmas Day and Friday for registered patients. All other clinics will be closed. Walk-in patients to the VA Medical Center’s ER should use the building’s front entrance.

During the holiday weekend, Veterans Affairs patients who need non-emergency medical advice can call the medical center’s front desk at 970-263-2800 or toll free at 1-866-206-6415. The operator will direct the call as needed. This line is for non-emergency use only. For medical emergencies – any threat to life, limb or eyesight – dial 911.

Holiday visiting hours at the VA Medical Center are:

• ICU fifth floor: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Inpatient fifth floor: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Inpatient third floor: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Community Living Center (formerly TCU): Case-by-case basis as appropriate.

Post Office: Clear ice, snow from mailboxes

With the arrival of snow, ice and difficult weather conditions, the Craig Post Office is asking postal customers to always clear a safe, accessible path to mailboxes.

Post Office requests include:

• Make sure the mailbox is visible and free of snow and ice.

• Make sure mailboxes are safely accessible for letter carriers.

• Clear the mailbox area of snow, sleet, slush, ice and debris.

If mailboxes are blocked off and conditions are too difficult, letter carriers must consider safety and accessibility first and are instructed not to deliver to mailboxes and locations considered too difficult or unsafe to access.

For more information, call the Craig Post Office at 824-8506.

Faith Lutheran to host Christmas dinner

Faith Lutheran Church, 580 Green St., is scheduled to host a Christmas dinner at 1 p.m. Thursday. The meal is free, and all are invited to attend. For more information, call 824-3043 or Denise at 826-4762.

Coaches needed for AAU basketball

AAU basketball is looking for coaches for the 2009 season for boys and girls in grades six to eight.

If interested, call Andrea Camp at 824-6214 or Shane Camilletti at 824-8185.