Health briefs for June 14, 2014: Visiting Nurse Association offering free Craig screenings |

Health briefs for June 14, 2014: Visiting Nurse Association offering free Craig screenings

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will provide cardiovascular screenings free of charge from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at its Craig location at 745 Russell St.

Among the services available are tests for total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, blood glucose and body mass index.

Interested parties need to make an appointment.

For more information, call 970-875-1880.

Hayden fundraiser to take place June 20

The Haven Community Center annual fundraiser is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at The Haven, 300 S. Shelton Lane, in Hayden.

The event includes a barbecue and a silent auction. Live music by Loose Change begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $8 per student, $15 per adult, $25 per couple, $40 per family and free to children younger than 5.

Auction items can be viewed at Online bidding already is available for a guided expedition provided by Henderson Fly Fishing worth more than $600.

For more information, contact Karen Burley at 970-875-1888 or

June is Colorado Bike Month

Throughout June, multiple agencies are supporting Colorado Bike Month as a way to increase the recreational activity for the purposes of fun and health.

Part of this initiative is Bike to Work Day on June 25, as promoted by Colorado Department of Transportation’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Programs and Federal Highway Administration.

The exercise from regular, moderate cycling can help people avoid significant health issues, and other health benefits can be found from the lessened effect on the environment.

For more information, call 303-757-9982 or visit

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