Craig briefs: Immunization clinic is offered at middle school
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will hold a drop-in immunization clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Craig Middle School for Back-to-School Night. Tdap and Menactra vaccines will be offered for students entering sixth grade and for any other children needing these vaccines. Low cost vaccines will be available for uninsured and underinsured children. The Association will accept private insurance, CHP+, Medicare, Medicaid, cash or check. For more information, call 970-824-8233. For general information on immunizations, visit http://www.immunizeforgood.com.
County Road 35 to be closed temporarily
The Moffat County Road Department will be temporarily closing Moffat County Road 35 at the intersection of Colorado Highway 394 and C.R. 35 for about one-half mile beginning Monday. Local traffic south of the culvert will have to access to C.R. 35 via C.R. 33 and 206. For more information, call 970-824-3211.
Free cardiovascular screenings from VNA
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Craig will provide free cardiovascular screenings by appointment Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 745 Russell St. Screenings include total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, blood glucose and body mass index. These screenings are offered by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 970-871-7634.
Patrol to crack down on impaired drivers
The Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the state will be increasing their presence on the roads to keep Coloradans safe from impaired drivers today to Sept. 3 as part of the Labor Day Holiday DUI enforcement efforts.
Last year, more than 1,400 Colorado residents were arrested for impaired driving, and 13 people died in alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes during the Labor Day crackdown.
“Law enforcement officers from across the state will be on heightened alert this holiday weekend to encourage drivers to make smart driving choices and plan ahead for a sober ride,” said Colonel Scott Hernandez, chief of the Colorado State Patrol. “Law enforcement is aware that high-visibility enforcement reduces impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent.”
The Labor Day impaired driving crackdown concludes a summer-long campaign, which included sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and increased DUI enforcement across the state.
County seeking input on community’s needs
The Moffat County Collaborative Council for Children and Families is seeking input from parents to identify the community’s unmet needs for children and families.
The mission of the council is to improve the safety and well being of Moffat County children and families through collaboration and education with families, the community and stakeholders.
Parents can access the survey online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mocofamilies. Participants are asked to complete only one survey per family. Input from spouses and children is encouraged.
CDOT reminds drivers to watch out for wildlife
The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers to beware of wildlife crossing roadways, especially at night. CDOT is asking people to stay alert and follow the roadside reminders to slow down at night in specifically designated “wildlife corridors.” It’s up to motorists this summer to simply do what the CDOT, the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and numerous other agencies always have recommended and wildlife advocates.
Hayden Heritage hosts Smithsonian Exhibit
The Hayden Heritage Center has been chosen by Colorado Humanities to be one of only six museums across Colorado to host the Smithsonian Exhibit: Journey Stories for 2013. The exhibit will be held through Aug. 24. Admission to the museum and exhibit are free.
The museum also will be hosting events:
■ Friday: Wagon tour rides of historic Hayden from the Fair grounds to the museum.
■ Aug. 24: Tour the Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Call for reservations.
Business Center Advisory needs team members
The Craig Moffat Economic Development Partnership is accepting applications for candidates to serve on our volunteer Business Incubator Center Advisory Team, according to a news release.
An Advisory Team Member is expected to:
■ Attend monthly meetings that are one hour during the workday
■ Serve on committees, as developed
■ Provide Business Center development ideas
■ Advise CMEDP Board of Directors on oversight of Business Center program operations and implementation of Business Center.
■ Offer guidance on long-range planning for Business Incubator Center, evaluating goals and objectives for the organization and all staff members serving the Business Incubator Center.
■ Serve as a good will ambassador to the community by publicizing progress and recognizing those who support our economic development initiatives.
New school record, outdone expectations at state mark bright future for Moffat County track and field
With Saturday bringing with it a new team record, a competition that nearly didn’t happen, and a bet with some slippery stakes, never let it be said that Moffat County High School track and field athletes don’t make their season exciting right up until the very end.