Craig briefs: Hospital to host annual meeting Thursday |

Craig briefs: Hospital to host annual meeting Thursday

The Memorial Hospital board and administration will host its annual meeting Thursday at the Holiday Inn of Craig. The event is open to the public.

During the meeting, TMH will provide the public with an update on the new hospital project, an overview of 2008 finances, a look at 2009 finances and a brief look at the 2009-10 strategic plan.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 to 8 a.m. There is no cost, and a continental breakfast will be served.

For more information, or to RSVP, call Samantha Johnston at 826-3109 or e-mail her at

Editorial Board seeking new members for term

The Craig Daily Press is seeking three to four people to participate on its next Editorial Board.

Editorial Board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the newspaper’s opinion pieces for that week’s Wednesday and Saturday editions.

Editorial Board terms last three months.

If anyone is interested, call Editor Joshua Roberts at 875-1791, or e-mail him at

TMH golf tournament to be held this Friday

The ninth annual The Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament will take place at 2 p.m. Friday at the Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The tournament, a four-man team scramble format, benefits TMH Foundation. Teams may buy mulligans, and the mulligan tickets will be used in a drawing for prizes.

The price of the tournament is $50 per person or $200 per team. It includes 18 holes of golf, cart, all-you-can-eat burgers and a chance to win cash prizes. Prizes include Colorado Rockies tickets, restaurant gift certificates and more.

There will be a chipping pond, and contests for straightest drive, closest to the pin and to land tee shots on the seventh green.

For more information, call the Yampa Valley Golf Course at 824-3673 or Eva Peroulis with The Memorial Hospital Foundation at 826-2424.

Moffat County Fair now has new Web site

The Moffat County Fair is up and running on a new Web site,

The 2009 Moffat County Fair runs from Aug. 1 to 8.

The Wes Hertzog Memorial Bronc Match kicks off the fair Aug. 1. Other special events include a demo derby Aug. 7 and mini-bull riding for young people weighing less than 120 pounds Aug. 8.

The Web site has schedules of events, entry forms, history and photos of past fairs. The fair board hopes that residents will use the new Web site to get information and get inspired to participate in the fair. For more information, call the extension office at 824-9180 or e-mail

MCHS grad diagnosed with lymphoma disease

A benefit fund has been established at a local bank for a Craig native who recently was diagnosed with cancer.

Cory Pike, a 2007 Moffat County High School graduate and a Colorado State University student, was diagnosed June 10 with Burkitt’s lymphoma. He worked at the city of Craig swimming pool for two years while in high school and then worked construction at Craig Middle School. Cory is the son of Dave and J.J. Pike.

The benefit fund, which will go toward medical costs, is at Yampa Valley Bank, 435 Mack Lane.

Anyone wishing to send cards may mail them to Poudre Valley Hospital, 1023 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524 or to Cory’s grandmother’s house, 403 E. Pitkin, Fort Collins, CO 80421. Family friends said there will be a benefit auction or fundraiser on Cory’s behalf at a later date.

Bonfils to host blood drive at Center of Craig

The community blood drive in Craig will be held from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

Those participating are encouraged to eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating blood. Walk-ins will be accepted as space and time allows, but appointments can be made by calling The Memorial Hospital at 824-9411 or Michelle Moore at 826-32922.

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