News briefs for Oct. 21 |

News briefs for Oct. 21

Caring for Colorado Foundation has awarded grants to two health care programs in Moffat County. Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association received a $40,000 grant to support women’s health services for low-income and uninsured women in Moffat and Routt counties. The foundation also awarded the Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition $450,000 during three years to open a new safety-net dental clinic to serve low-income children in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties.

Caring for Colorado Foundation provides community health grants to programs that improve the health status of individuals and communities by addressing unique community-identified health needs and issues. Call the foundation at (720) 524-0770 or (800) 463-7713 or by e-mailing

More than 200 students sing at Fall Vocal Clinic

The District Eight Fall Vocal Clinic will be held in the Moffat County High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Students from seven high schools have been working for nine weeks with Wayne Genova of Pueblo South High School to prepare for the clinic, which will feature eight musical pieces covering a range of styles. The Craig Middle School Performing Choir will welcome concertgoers from the second floor commons area with songs from their first quarter of work. The community is urged to attend this free concert showcasing more than 200 students from Meeker, Rifle, Grand Valley, Soroco, West Grand and Vail Mountain High Schools in addition to Moffat County.

Moffat County businesses invited to financing expo

The Craig Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Center and the Economic Development Partnership are jointly sponsoring a Business Financing Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Craig. All businesses in Moffat County are invited to attend. Representatives from business lending programs will be available to meet with local businesses interested in securing capital.

Organizations that will be represented include the U.S. Small Business Association, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Colorado Northwest Loan Fund and First National Bank of the Rockies.

Business owners planning to attend should RSVP to the Craig Chamber at 824-5689 by Monday. Call the Chamber with questions about the expo.

Veterans will receive diplomas at dinner

High school diplomas will be given to World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans during a special dinner at the Elks Club on Nov. 13. The dinner, which starts at 6 p.m., is sponsored by the local VFW, the Ladies Auxiliary and the Elks Club. Veterans wishing to receive a diploma need to call Johnny Garcia of the Colorado Workforce at 824-3246. RSVP by Nov. 4 to Dora at 824-2251 or Virginia at 824-5868.

Legal fund established for Austin Sadvar

A fund has been established to help with legal fees for Austin Sadvar. Those interested in contributing may do so by mailing payment to:

Bank of Colorado

c/o Austin Sadvar

P.O. Box 277

Craig, CO 81626

State transportation plan tech reports available

Fifteen technical reports that provide support documentation for Colorado’s draft 2030 Statewide Transportation Plan, “Moving Colorado: Vision for the Future,” are available for public review and comment. The reports provide detailed information for the 2030 statewide transportation plan. Hard copies of the summary plan and CDs for the Corridor Visions and Technical Reports are available at the Craig Library, 570 Green St. Reports also can be viewed online at

VFW sponsors teacher and student contests

Local teachers could win $2,000 along with an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., and a student could win a $10,000 U.S. savings bond in the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ national awards program. The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary will award the National Citizenship Education Teacher Award 2004 to one outstanding teacher in grades kindergarten to fifth, sixth to eighth and ninth to 12th. Students in sixth to eighth grades can compete in the Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition by writing a 300 to 400 word essay on the theme “What Service to Our Country Means to Me.” The deadline is Nov. 1 for both competitions. Students and teachers should call the local VFW Post by calling 824-7145 or visiting

Fourth-graders could

win cash for college

Fourth-graders can enter this fun and educational activity by logging on to; click on “Savings Plans” page, go to “News and Events”, then to “In the Community.”

Download the Student Entry Form, then complete and mail by Feb. 4. Call 1-800-COLLEGE.

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