Craig briefs: Infant immunizations available |

Craig briefs: Infant immunizations available

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free infant immunizations Monday through May 1 for any child age 24 months old and younger. Immunizations are by appointment only.

Parents who bring their infant’s immunization record to the VNA front desk for review will receive a free baby book. The VNA is located at 745 Russell St., in Craig.

For more information, call 824-8233.

Annual Spring Bazaar to be held Saturday

The Mite Society of the First Christian Church will have its Annual Spring Bazaar and bake sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. A variety of fancy work, gift ideas, crafts and home baked goods will be offered. Also, home-baked sweet rolls with coffee or tea will be available for a morning coffee break. For more information, call Lois Norman at 824-6773.

Booster club raising money with donuts

The GymStar Gymnastics Booster Club is selling Krispy Kreme Donuts beginning at 7 a.m. Friday until they are sold out. The cost is $8 for a dozen glazed and $9 for a dozen assorted. Proceeds benefit the gym.

Workshop focuses on planning for the future

The Moffat County Work and Life Skills Coalition is partnering with Craig Middle School to offer a “Parents Workshop,” from 6 to 9 p.m. April 30. The workshop is designed to help parents work with their seventh- or eighth-grade student to effectively plan for the future.

The workshop takes place at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. The workshop, valued at $50 a person, is being paid for by a grant from Moffat County Social Services. Call 321-7271 to reserve a space.

Photographer/author to visit Downtown Books

On May 7, wild horse photographer and author Carol Walker will visit Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., in Craig, to discuss and sign copies of her 2008 book “Wild Hoofbeats: America’s Vanishing Wild Horses.”

She will speak from 4 to 6 p.m.

For 28 years, Walker has traveled the world photographing wildlife.

Recently, she began chronicling the wild horses in the West, including the Adobe Town herd.

In her book, she describes the herd, its relationships and the threats to the wild horses clinging to their freedom on public lands.

The images in the book illuminate the relationship between horses and their people, as well as showcase the beauty of horses with images of horses at liberty.

The book includes a chronology of events, from a round up near Rock Springs, Wyo., in 2005 to the disposition of many of those horses under BLM stewardship. The book signing is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 824-5343.

BLM archaeologist to discuss history project

Preserving the Last Frontier meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St., in Craig.

Robyn Morris, Bureau of Land Management Field Office Archaeologist, will discuss an ongoing oral history project at Great Divide.

The event is free and open to the public. 824-3108 for more information.

Respiratory screenings available through VNA

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is now offering free screenings for patients who have been experiencing breathing problems or have been diagnosed with asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or other related respiratory illnesses in Moffat, Routt and Jackson counties.

Spirometry testing, pulmonary functions studies, prescription medications and disease management are available at a reduced charge based on income.

For more information or to schedule a screening, call registered nurse Victoria Barron, Community Health Educator, at 970-875-1883.

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