News briefs: Calling all Hayden Fairy float participants
Hayden Public Library Friendship Fairy float participants can meet from 4-6 p.m. at the library on Friday to help decorate the float and pick up costume items as needed.
Meet dressed in costume at the high school at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday so that we can be ready to be judged at 9:30 a.m.
The float is in conjunction with our summer reading program “Build a Better World” and based on the book the “Friendship Fairy,” which will be passed out during the Fair Parade on Saturday. Please contact the Library at 276-3777 with any questions.
Northwest Colorado Health is seeking new board members
Northwest Colorado Health, a nonprofit organization based in Routt and Moffat counties, is accepting applications for new board members. Northwest Colorado Health delivers health and wellness services to residents through three program areas: Primary care (including dental and behavioral health services), public health and home health and hospice. The organization also operates The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden. Northwest Colorado Health serves all residents, regardless of their ability to pay. Board members attend one, two-hour meeting per month and choose to serve on at least one committee. Individuals with experience in finance, human resources, community outreach, policy development or quality assurance are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Lisa Brown, CEO, at 970-871-7620.
Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District meeting set
The public is invited to join the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District at 6 p.m. Tuesday for a Public Meeting and Community Workshop to discuss the the district’s ongoing efforts on the proposed water storage project in the White River watershed. An open house will also be held from 3-6 p.m.
The location for this meeting will be in the Weiss Center Conference Room on the Colorado Northwestern Community College Campus.
In March of 2015 the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District completed a feasibility study with a goal of developing a reliable new water storage project in the White River watershed. Since the completion of this feasibility study, the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District has developed a scope of work and timeline for the next phase of this project. Drinks and refreshments will be served.
Rubber Ducky Race and celebration is Aug. 26
Northwest Colorado Health will host the Rubber Ducky Race for Hospice Aug. 26. Tickets are $10.
The race will start at 11 a.m. at the Ranney Street Bridge where Craig firefighters will dump the ducks into the Yampa River. The finish line and a post-race celebration will be at Loudy Simpson Park. There will be kids’ games, face painting, food vendors, live music and tours of a Craig Fire Rescue Truck and Classic Air Medical Helicopter. Ticket holders of the first 10 ducks that cross the finish line receive cash prizes totally $1,000. The grand prize is $500. Proceeds from ticket sales support Northwest Colorado Health’s Hospice and Palliative Care program and patients and families who benefit from end-of-life care in Moffat County. Tickets are available online at northwestcoloradohealth.org/rubber ducky or on the day of the race starting at 9 a.m. at the Ranney Street Bridge. For more information, call at 970-871-7609.
Moffat County is showing a sharp increase in gonorrhea cases after years of declining incidents of the sexually transmitted disease.