Craig briefs: Free car clinic set for Saturday |

Craig briefs: Free car clinic set for Saturday

A free car care clinic for single mothers, seniors and disabled residents is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1150 W. Ninth St.

Volunteers will check all fluids and top them off, if needed; test the anti-freeze; air up tires and check treads; check lights, battery connections, horn and wipers; and arrange for discounted repairs and oil changes, if possible.

The clinic is by appointment only. For more information, call Love INC at 826-4400.

DOW offering ‘cast and blast’ for area youths

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will be sponsoring a cast and blast event for youths ages 10 to 17 on Saturday. The clinic serves as an introduction to fly fishing and shotgun sports.

Transportation from Craig and Meeker will be provided. Lunch, gear and instruction also will be provided.

There is no cost for the event.

Youths need to register in advance to reserve their spot. For registration and details, call Nikki Stout with the DOW at 878-6090.

Friends of the Library meeting is today

The Friends of the Library annual meeting is set for noon today at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St.

The Friends of the Library reported that it would like to have as many members as possible attend the meeting. The group will use the meeting as a chance to revisit the vision of the Friends group, possibly change meeting dates and times to accommodate members and vote a new vice president into office.

If anyone cannot make the meeting, they are encouraged to drop off written views and suggestions at the Craig branch until today.

Anyone who would like to be considered for the vice president position should make that known, as well.

Farmers Unions will hold oil shale forum

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Northwest Colorado Farmers Union, the Douglas Creek Conservation District and White River Conservation District will host a conference today in Meeker about how oil shale will impact the Western Slope’s water supply, agriculture and local communities.

The conference will feature a presentation about oil shale’s suspected impacts to western Colorado, including reports by the Colorado River Water Conservation District, Yampa/White/Green River Basin Roundtable, Western Resource Advocates and Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado.

After the presentation, a panel featuring a local agriculture producer, a Rio Blanco County commissioner and a representative from the Colorado River District to discuss the issues.

A representative from Shell Oil Company also will be on hand to provide an industry perspective, and share some of its plans for western Colorado.

Audience members will be allowed to ask questions of the presenters after the panel discussion.

The conference is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Old Public Library at the Fairfield center, 200 Main St. in Meeker.

Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.

VNA offers vaccines for school immunizations

Parents, now is the time to take a look at school immunization requirements and recommendations, according to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.

Some colleges require the meningococcal vaccine for entering freshmen. Other recommended vaccines include Hepatitis A and HPV (females only).

Other school requirements for fall 2009 are as follows: Tdap for students entering sixth and 10th grades and for students who did not previously receive a Tdap in seventh, eighth, 11th or 12th grade.

DTaP, Polio, MMR and Varicella (chicken pox) are required for students entering kindergarten (additional immunizations may be required if your child is not up to date).

VNA provides immunizations for children from no charge to $14; the VNA will never refuse a vaccination to a child because of an inability to pay. For more information call 824-8233.

Clinic offering sports exams for athletes

Through July 31, Moffat Family Clinic will be offering free sports exams for athletes from the Moffat County, Hayden and Baggs, Wyo., school districts.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 824-3252.

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