News Briefs: Dec 24, 2020

Dec. 31 deadline for $4K EV tax credit

RBC | Local nonprofit Clean Energy Economy for the Region is reminding Coloradans Dec. 31 is the last date to qualify for a $4,000 state tax credit. The “Innovative Motor Vehicle” income tax credit on the purchase of a new plug-in hybrid or all-electric vehicle will drop to $2,500 in 2021. The credit for leasing an EV will also decrease to $1,500 from the current $2,000. The state tax credit applies to all models, and everyone gets the full $4,000 regardless of their tax situation. More information about EVs, tax credits and buying considerations can be found at

It’s not to late to get health insurance

RBC | It’s not too late to get health insurance for 2021. Join a free virtual drop-in Second Chance Health Insurance Enrollment Event and get help from Health Coverage Guides and Brokers to enroll in health insurance for coverage starting Feb. 1. Event dates are Jan. 4, 11 and 14 from 5-8 p.m. Join Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 850 4557 9187, Passcode: 029231.

Short-staffed? Grow your own talent!

RBC | Good help is hard to find, yet great teams are more important now than ever. If you’re part of a healthcare profession (medical, dental, pharmaceutical, behavioral, home health, assisted living, and so much more), you’re invited to a panel discussion about new opportunities to grow your existing or new staff. Visit to complete a short survey, and receive a follow-up email with useful information. For any other questions and to schedule a visit with our team contact Sasha Nelson, Colorado Northwestern Community College Director of Workforce Training at 970-824-1118 or email

CNCC classes in Meeker and Rangely

Learn the history of yoga, how to apply yoga for stress management and end each class with a gentle yoga practicum with flow and pose breakdowns. Taught by Dana Armstrong. Learn in-person in Craig or online. Suitable for all levels. Class runs from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursday, Jan. 21 through Feb. 27. Please register by Jan.13. Class costs $180 for 12 sessions. Students must also purchase a copy of the book Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele. Meeker seniors 62+ receive 50 percent off. Register at or by calling 970-824-1118.

Enrich your personal and private life by learning how ethics impacts your daily life. Join instructor Gregory LaPoint in learning the basic history of ethics, how ethics is viewed in the modern era and how ethics can affect your life. You may wish to purchase the book: Natural Law and its Relevance by LaPoint. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 2 through March 11. Cost is $126 for 12 days of class. The class will be taught via webinar and is 100 percent online. Meeker seniors 62+ receive 50 percent off. Register at or by calling 970-824-1118.

Now there’s a new, quicker way to certify or recertify for CPR-AED/First Aid. Test your skills. Take an American Heart Association Online course and then travel to Craig to complete the two-hour skills practice and test. You must bring proof of successful completion of an AHA online course within 3 months of your skills test. Skills testing on your schedule is available for larger groups. Enrollment is open for testing March 6 and May 1. Meeker seniors 62+ receive 50 percent off. Register at or by calling 970-824-1118.