News briefs for June 13

Communidad Integrada/Integrated Community is inviting English speaking community members to be a part of a unique program that involves one-on-one mentoring to local immigrants who have a desire to learn English. Currently, 20 volunteers teach English for an hour and a half each week during a three-month period to more than 25 English learners from Mexico, Africa and Central and South America.
Integrated Community is holding an English teacher training for those who are interested in being a part of the cultural exchange, getting to know someone from Moffat County immigrant community, teaching them English and serving as a cultural liaison for them while they learn the community and local culture. No foreign language or teaching experience necessary.
For more information, contact Summer Laws at 846-5521.

Crime Stoppers seeking community help
Between May 5th and 12th, an unknown person(s) cut the padlock off a fuel storage tank at the Moffat Count Road and Bridge Shop in Hamilton, Colorado. The person or persons removed approximately 156 gallons of unleaded gasoline. If you have any information about this or any other crime, contact Moffat County Crime Stoppers at 824-3535. This phone line does not have caller ID. All callers will remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a cash reward.
Fire protection district taking applications
Craig Rural Fire Protection District is accepting applications for probationary firefighters. Successful applicants must be 18 or older, pass a medical physical, psychological evaluation, department physical agility test, drug screen, criminal background check, possess a valid Colorado driver’s license and have a good driving record.
Successful applicants will be required to become state certified Firefighter I and pass all other required fire department training within the first year. All needed training will be provided through Craig Fire/Rescue.
Positions are volunteer/paid-on-call with vested retirement after 10 years of service.
Applications are available at the Craig Fire Station, 419 Yampa Ave. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Completed applications must be returned to the fire station no later than 3 p.m. Sept. 1. Call the fire station with questions at 824-5914.

Author Littell to speak June 22 at fairgrounds
Bob Littell, author of “The Heart and Art of Net Weaving” will speak at noon June 22 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The presentation, sponsored by the Craig Chamber of Commerce, costs $10 and includes a brown bag lunch. All proceeds from books will go the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. People need to buy tickets in advance by calling the Chamber at 824-5689.

VNA seeking help for Haven acquisition
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is seeking donations from individuals, businesses and community groups to support the acquisition of The Haven Assisted Living Facility in Hayden, Colorado.
Anyone interested in making a donation to support senior services in the Yampa Valley should contact Suzi Mariano at the VNA, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, 970-879-1632,

Class offers operation room training
Colorado Northwestern Community College is offering an intensive perioperative nursing class starting today. The intensive 90-hour class is a joint effort with The Memorial Hospital.The class is open to registered nurses or those who are set to earn their registered nursing licenses. Two slots remain.
The first time opportunity for students to get training in operating rooms will be taught by former Craig resident and Moffat County High School graduate, Julie Mower. Mower is on the faculty at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
To register call 824-1119.

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