Craig Briefs: Volunteers sought for tree planting |

Craig Briefs: Volunteers sought for tree planting

The Colorado Environmental Coalition, The Wilderness Society and Friends of Northwest Colorado are working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge to restore cottonwood forests along the Green River and invite the public to join two workdays later this month.

The workdays are scheduled for Friday and Oct. 23. Groups will meet in Steamboat Springs and Craig, and then travel to Browns Park.

Volunteers will work to transplant trees and install protective fencing. All volunteers are welcome, including families, and residents of all ages and abilities.

Registration is required for the event. For more information and to RSVP, e-mail Sasha at, or call her at 824-5241.

Today’s historical meeting postponed

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.

The Preserving the Last Frontier meeting scheduled for today has been postponed.

The organization, along with the Vermillion Archeology Chapter and Museum of North-

west Colorado, were slated to host Clifford Duncan, a Native American Ute elder whose ancestors lived in Moffat County.

However, Duncan will not be available Saturday.

The meeting and Duncan’s appearance are being rescheduled.

Horizons seeking volunteer mentors

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteer mentors to work one-on-one with developmentally disabled clients, the organization reported in a news release.

For more information, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 879-4466.

TMH offering reduced-cost mammograms

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Memorial Hospital is offering reduced-cost digital screening mammograms to women older than age 40 throughout October.

Women younger than age 40 may qualify if they have risk factors for breast cancer and their doctor’s approval. Before scheduling an appointment, get an order from a health care provider.

According to the National Cancer Institute, “Regular use of screening mammograms, followed by timely treatment when breast cancer is diagnosed, can help reduce the chances of dying from breast cancer.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 826-3150, or 826-3152 for Spanish.

Fund established for medical expenses

A fund has been established for Rob and Natalie Satterwhite for medical expenses surrounding complications with Natalie’s pregnancy.

Both Natalie and the Satterwhites’ unborn baby boy are under physicians’ care in the Denver area. The family reports that doctors will likely induce labor within the month, delivering the baby about six weeks early.

The family expects the baby to undergo open heart surgery shortly after birth.

Donations can be made to Yampa Valley Bank, 435 Mack Lane in Craig, in care of Natalie Satterwhite, medical expense account.

The Satterwhites thank friends and family for their prayers and donations.

Fundraiser set for Wednesday

There will be a fundraiser for St. Michael’s Kitchen, which provides free meals to the community twice a week, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St.

There will be a barbecue dinner and ice cream bar. The cost is $5 per person.

Car care clinic set for today

A small group at The Journey at First Baptist is offering a free car care clinic for single mothers, senior citizens and people with disabilities today.

The clinic is set for 8 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St.

Car checks, which cover the vehicle bumper to bumper, are available by appointment by calling 826-4400.

Miss Yampa Valley Pageant is today

The Miss Yampa Valley Pageant is today.

The “natural” pageant — girls ages 12 and younger are not allowed to wear makeup — is open to girls ages 3 to 18.

The day begins at 9 a.m. for contestants, and the final judging and crowning is at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. Admission costs at least one can of food for a drive pageant organizers are hosting.

For more information, call Stephanie Pearce at 620-0235, or visit

Free ASIST suicide prevention training

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is slated to present Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on Oct. 26 and 27 at the Moffat County Public Safety Center, 800 W. First St.

Participants will learn to recognize suicide and depression warning signs, apply a model for intervention and how to link people with community resources.

The workshop lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided.

Donations are accepted.

One continuing education credit through Adams State College for the course is available for $55.

To enroll in the ASIST training, call 875-2941.

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