News Briefs for Aug. 9
The Moffat County School District announced its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free and reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Local school officials will use the following size and income criteria for determining eligibility:
For additional family members add: $4,238 for free meals and $6,031 for reduced price meals.
Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced cost meals.
Application forms are available at each school office. Information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility and verifying data. In certain cases, foster children are also eligible for these benefits.
Applications may be submitted any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now, but have a decrease in income, become unemployed, have an increase in family size or become eligible for food stamp benefits, you may fill out an application at that time.
For more information, contact your child’s school.
Local resource for
soil, water issues
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office offers resources and information about soil conditions, water quality, plants and wildlife habitat enhancement. The agency offers help planning and designing irrigation water structures, ditches, ponds, springs and stream bank stabilization structures. Information about cross-fencing, range and pasture seeding, stocking rates, brush control, riparian protection, seedling tree establishment and irrigation water and rangeland management is also available.
All services are offered free of charge. NRCS has been assisting private landowners with conserving resources since 1935. Financial assistance may also be available.
For more information, visit the NRCS field office located at the USDA Service Center, 356 Ranney Street in Craig or call 824-3476 to schedule an appointment.
Canned Food BINGO
to be held Friday
A Canned Food Drive BINGO is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Moffat Fairgrounds picnic shelter.
To play, participants must donate two canned foods per BINGO card. Great prizes donated by local businesses will be awarded for each of 12 games. Free root beer floats also will be available, compliments of Elaine Sullivan and friends. The event benefits the Interfaith Food Bank.
Call Elisa at the CSU Extension Office, 824-9180.
Referees for football program being sought
Craig Parks and Recreation is looking for football officials for the 2005 tackle football season. Officials must be at least 24 years of age. Call 826-2006. Sept. 2 is the deadline for inquiries.
Rally for a Cure
tourney is Wednesday
The Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association is holding its sixth annual Rally for a Cure breast cancer benefit golf tournament, starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Yampa Valley Golf Course.
All community women are invited to participate in the event, which benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Moffat County Cancer Society. Organizer Susan Utzinger said many members of the golf association have been affected by the disease, so the cause is close to their hearts.
The event is a four-lady scramble, and participants are asked to wear pink.
This year’s theme is an ice cream social. Ladies do not have to belong to the golf association, and do not have to have a handicap.
The entry fee is $35, which includes lunch and prizes, but does not include green fees and cart rental. Call Utzinger at 824-9656.
DOW asks people to report animal sightings
Wildlife watchers in the western half of the state can help the Colorado Division of Wildlife track moose and river otters by reporting any sightings to a local DOW office.
Moose were transplanted in Northern Colorado in the 1970s and in southwest Colorado in 1992. Since then, the population has increased steadily. But because the moose are solitary animals and spread out over wide areas, it is difficult for wildlife managers to track their progress.
If you spot a moose or river otter while you are out hiking, fishing or sightseeing please make some notes if possible. Wildlife managers need location, GPS coordinates if possible, type of terrain, number of animals, color, sex, and if animals are adults or juveniles.
To report a sighting, call (970) 255-6100; Monte Vista, (719) 587-6900; Montrose, (970) 252-6000; Durango, (970) 247-0855.
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