Craig briefs: Support group to meet July 16 |

Craig briefs: Support group to meet July 16

The next meeting of the Hayden/Craig Caregiver Support Group is scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 16 at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association office in Craig, 745 Russell St.

The meetings are alternated monthly between Craig and Hayden. Respite Care is the focus of the July 16 meeting. For more information, call Karen at 875-1888 or Diane at 875-1891.

VNA now offering free Quit Kits to smokers

Free nicotine patches and/or gum are available by calling the Colorado Quitline at 800-QUIT NOW (784-8669). Free Quit Kits, which do not include nicotine patches or gum, are available at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association office in Craig, 745 Russell St. For more information, call 871-7691.

VNA offering cardio screenings Monday

Cardiovascular assessments will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the Visiting Nurse Association office in Craig, 745 Russell Street. There is no cost. The VNA will screen for full cholesterol panel, glucose levels and body mass index. Call 846-9855 or 875-1880 to make an appointment.

Dry conditions likely for Fourth of July weekend

The National Weather Service is forecasting an upcoming drying trend, which follows an extended period of spring moisture.

Although that moisture was needed, it also produced an abundance of grass that now is beginning to cure and dry out at lower elevations, the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit reported in a news release.

“Fire danger to this point has been low overall,” said Mark Rogers, a fire management officer. “But if we get a few days of warm, windy weather, vegetation will dry out in a hurry, especially the smaller fine fuels. This will also move us into higher fire danger.”

Fire officials are encouraging people to be careful with all outdoor fires. When building a campfire, remember to:

• Build it in a cleared area free of flammable material.

• Keep it as small as possible.

• Bring a shovel and bucket to extinguish the fire with dirt and water until it’s cold to the touch.

• Never leave a campfire unattended. It is illegal to do so.

Wild Horse art show includes Colorado art

The seventh annual Wild Horse and Western Art Show and Sale will take place July 10 and 11 at the SCM Parish Center, 624 Bridger Ave., in Rock Springs, Wyo.

The Wild Horse and Western Art Show and Sale aspires to help “preserve our Western heritage by exposing the public to fine art images of the history and nature of the West,” according to a news release from event organizers.

This is accomplished by providing an opportunity for artists to showcase their works to the public and for the public to purchase those works.

This year, 33 artists were juried into the competition, which is a third more than in past years. Artists are from the Rocky Mountain region and as far away as Virginia, Florida and California.

The opening reception and awards presentations will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. July 10. Tickets are available at the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce, Community Fine Arts Center, and High Desert Art Galleries.

The show continues at 9 a.m. July 11 with both the competition exhibition and the artist booths available to see throughout the day until 6 p.m. Admission on Saturday is free.

Started in 2003, the art show was organizer as part of the Wild Horse and Burro Show sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management, and the Sweetwater Events Complex.

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