Craig Briefs: Free health care reform seminar is this month |

Craig Briefs: Free health care reform seminar is this month

Mountain West Insurance and the Smart Business Alliance are hosting a free seminar about health care reform and what it means to local businesses and employers. The seminar, to be led by insurance broker Jim Sjerven, will delve into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the health benefits exchange, timelines, business obligations and available tax credits.

The seminar is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 21. Lunch will be provided, but an RSVP is required to or 970-824-5689. The seminar will be held in Colorado Northwestern Community College Room 185.

EMS Week community barbecue set for May 19

The Memorial Hospital and Craig and Moffat County first-responder agencies are celebrating EMS Week with a free community barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at Loudy-Simpson Park. In addition to food, the event hosted by the TMH Emergency Medical Services department, Craig Fire-Rescue, Craig Police Department, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State Patrol will feature on-site activities like a teddy bear first-aid clinic for children, basic CPR information and LifeLine information.

St. Mary’s Hospital will have a Care Flight helicopter on site, as well was Sadie the Safety-Saurus, a dinosaur that helps teach children about safety.

“This event is a way for us to thank our community,” said Tracey Gunn, the emergency medical technician at TMH who is coordinating the event. “The event gives all of our first-responder agencies an opportunity to talk to people about what we do.”

The Moffat County Commissioners signed a declaration May 8 declaring the week of May 19 to 25 “EMS Week” in the county.

BLM resource advisory council to meet May 22

The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 22 at the BLM Grand Junction field office. The meeting is open to the public, with a public comment period taking place at 11 a.m.

Agenda items include a discussion of field office priorities, Grand Junction transportation planning, Roan Plateau supplemental EIS, an update on the Northwest Colorado Greater Sage Grouse EIS, and a swearing-in ceremony for Grand Junction field manager Katie Stevens.

For more information, call David Boyd at 970-876-9008.

Fair board seeks Family Fun Night sponsors

The Moffat County Fair is seeking activity sponsors for this year’s Family Fun Night, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9. The evening will begin with the Catch a Pig contest and will include other activities for families and children of all ages. There also will be music and strolling entertainment.

Any interested businesses, groups or individuals can call the Moffat County Extension Office at 970-824-9180. Sponsorship commitments are due by June 15.

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