Craig briefs: Senior citizens seminar on retirement benefits |

Craig briefs: Senior citizens seminar on retirement benefits

A seminar for senior citizens about rules and strategies for collecting retirement benefits and coordinating Social Security with other sources of retirement income is from noon to 1 p.m. April 17 and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 18 at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus. The workshop, titled “Savvy Social Security Planning,” costs $10 and will be taught by Steve Ahlmer. For more information or to register, call 970-824-1135 or email

6-week course about parenting until May 14

A six-week course about “Parenting the Love and Logic Way” is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays until May 14 at the Moffat County Department of Social Services. The class is free and is open to all parents and educators of children of all ages. Snacks and child care will be provided. Class attendees also will be able to receive continuing education hours.

The Love and Logic philosophy was founded in 1977 by Jim Fay and Dr. Foster Cline and provides simple and practical techniques to help parents with kids of all ages raise responsible children, have more fun in their role and easily and immediately change their children’s behavior, according to a news release from Moffat County and Connections 4 Kids.

The course is being offered by the Moffat County Department of Social Services and Connections 4 Kids, which is the early childhood council that serves Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. Charity Reiser and Michelle Balleck will facilitate the class. For more information, call Balleck at 970-824-8282, ext. 47, or email

Reconstruction project on Highway 13 ongoing

A reconstruction project on Colorado Highway 13 began April 1 on a stretch of the highway south of Meeker and north of Rifle. The work will take place from mile marker 25 south to mile marker 22. The project will widen the road’s shoulders to 8 feet, add guardrails and new drainage pipes and increase sight distance for motorists, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through the end of October. No detours are planned, and motorists can expect to encounter alternating lanes of traffic and delays up to 15 minutes. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph in the work zone, and loads of more than 14 feet won’t be allowed.

The $6.7 million project is funded by the state’s FASTER legislation. The contractor on the project is Old Castle United Companies. For more information, call the project hotline at 970-878-7107 or email

Grand Futures asking for survey participants

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is collecting data on parents’ beliefs and perceptions about the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by their children. The survey results will help to inform youth substance use prevention efforts in Northwest Colorado. Parents who have a child in middle school or high school are eligible to take the survey. Your two cents matters, and your feedback is greatly appreciated. To take the Moffat County survey, go to

Freedom Hooves now taking applications

Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding of Northwest Colorado is accepting applications for new students and volunteers for the spring session, which begins April 30. Freedom Hooves offers therapeutic riding lessons for students 3 and older. Applications can be downloaded at Call Joan at 970-701-9085 for more information.