Craig Briefs: YampaWorks opens new office at clinic in Craig |

Craig Briefs: YampaWorks opens new office at clinic in Craig

YampaWorks, Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Occupational Health Services, has opened an office in Craig. The office is in YVMC’s Specialty Clinic at 651 Yampa Ave. The YVMC Specialty Clinic offers laboratory tests, and a number of YVMC physicians see patients at the location.

“Many of our current clients — both employers and employees — are located in Craig. Providing a convenient location in Craig makes it easier for our clients to access the full range of our services,” Ted Morton, director of YampaWorks, said in a news release.

YampaWorks provides a variety of services including occupational injury management, diagnostic services, drug and alcohol screening, occupational physical exams and preventative services. All services will be available in the Craig location.

The office is open Monday through Friday. For YampaWorks appointments in Craig, call 970-824-1020.

Smithsonian exhibit on display in Rawlins, Wyo.

A Smithsonian Institution exhibit is the Carbon County Higher Education Center in Rawlins, Wyo., through June 15. “Key Ingredients: America By Food” is free and open to the public. For more information, call 307-328-9274 or visit

Parrot Head scholarship winners are announced

The Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrot Heads recently announced the winners of its annual scholarships. This year’s recipients are Rose Howe, Eryn Leonard and Hannah Kirk. Each Moffat County student will receive $1,000, which must be used to supplement their educational expenses for the upcoming year.

Parrot Heads chapter officials said each of the students has demonstrated hard work and dedication toward academic achievement, volunteerism, community involvement, music and environmental awareness — attributes admired, respected and demonstrated by Parrot Head club members.

Residents are reminded not to feed wild animals

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding people to keep their distance from wild animals. Often, well-meaning people try to provide assistance to young animals that appear to be abandoned, according to a news release.

“If 24 hours go by and the parent does not return, it is possible the newborn was abandoned or something happened to the adult animal,” Parks and Wildlife’s Jenny Campbell said in a news release. “Call our office and we will work with a certified wildlife rehabilitation center to get aid for the wildlife if possible. Don’t move the animal yourself.”

Handling most wildlife also is illegal. People attempting to rehabilitate animals without authorization from Parks and Wildlife face fines. Additionally, wildlife can carry diseases, and handling it can lead to human illness or serious injuries from scratches and bites from sharp teeth and claws, according to the release.

Big Blue Football Camp is this week at MCHS

The ninth annual Big Blue Football Camp for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade is from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Moffat County High School. Registration is from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the high school football field. The cost is $20. For more information, call 970-824-9586.

Fundraiser for Freedom Hooves set for May 18

Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding of Northwest Colorado is hosting a Poker Ride fundraiser May 18 in Sand Wash Basin. Early registration is open through Saturday. Visit for more information, or call 970-824-0105.

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