Craig briefs: Support group to meet at noon today |

Craig briefs: Support group to meet at noon today

A bipolar/depression support group meets at noon today in the gold room of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Craig office, 745 Russell St.

The next meeting is scheduled for noon Jan. 18.

The group meets on the first and third Mondays of each month. The meetings are open to the public.

For more information, call Barb Parnell at 871-7655 or 819-4110.

VFW senior dinner on tap for tonight

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 is scheduled to host a senior dinner at 5 p.m. today at the post headquarters, 419 E. Victory Way.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

There is no cost, however, donations are welcome.

For more information, call post commander Mark Wick at 824-7145.

VNA offers seasonal, and H1N1 flu clinics

The Northwest Colo­rado Visiting Nurse Association will host two drop-in flu clinics for vaccinations this week.

The first will be for seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccinations available to all ages from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St. H1N1 shots are free, and seasonal flu shots are $22 for adults and $14 or less for children.

The second clinic will be for H1N1 flu vaccinations for adults 65 and older from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.

H1N1 shots again will be free.

For more information, call the flu hotline at 871-7684 or visit the VNA Web site at

Mini-tech conference planned for Jan. 21

The Moffat and Routt County Caregiver Support Group is scheduled to present a Mini-Technology Conference from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at The Haven Community Center in Hayden.

The conference will present what’s new in home care assistance with presentations on home care devices, discussions with health care professionals, and VNA experts. There also will be vendors from Mountain Home Medical & Interim Health Care, and assistive technologies from Centers for Independent Living. Visitors also may talk with representatives from the Independent Life Center.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Karen Burley at 875-1888.

Craig Chamber seeks award nominations

The Craig Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from businesses and residents for its annual Businessperson, Small Business and Large Business awards to be presented at the Chamber’s annual meeting in February.

For the fourth year, the Chamber will partner with the Craig Daily Press and KRAI to present “State of the County,” an event that highlights the accomplishments and plans of the city, county and Chamber.

Small businesses are those with 19 or fewer employees. Large businesses are those with 20 or more employees. The business person of the year can be a business owner, manager or employee.

Submit your nominations to, or mail them to 360 E. Victory Way. Nominations are due by Jan. 13.

Please include the business name and a brief explanation of why that person or business deserves the award.

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