News briefs for Aug. 13


There will be a meeting for the parents of all high school athletes at 7 p.m. on Monday in the high school auditorium. This meeting will cover the rules and policies of Colorado High School Activities Association and the athletic department along with giving parents a chance to pay athletic fees and complete required forms. School insurance forms will also be available at this time. Reminder: students will not be permitted to participate in any sport without a current physical, proof of insurance, emergency consent, notice to athletes and payment of fee. All parents of 2004-05 athletes are strongly encouraged to attend. Call the athletic office at 824-7036 if there are any questions.

Girls soccer team begins practice Tuesday
The Under 18 girls soccer team will begin fall league practices at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Practices will be held at Woodbury Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 until 7. Contact Coach Lori Smith if you are interested in participating.

Visit free 'blast from the past' exhibit Saturday
Saturday is a free admission day at the Museum of Northwest Colorado. The "Blast From the Past" 1964 exhibit is now on display. Taken from the old Craig Empire-Courier newspaper archives, more than 60 intriguing photos of our county and local residents have been enlarged and in some cases repaired. In conjunction with lots of great 1964 memorabilia, the quality and details of these fascinating photographs reveal many forgotten particulars of that year. It's all here for the viewer, from dial telephones, to old 45s and S&H Green stamps. Open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Steamboat Springs seeks art for summer 2005
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is soliciting artwork for our summer 2005 events. Please provide us with a concept for artwork for each or any event(s). Please also include other samples of your work for reference.
Once a design has been selected we will work with you to finalize the artwork and souvenir design. We will have the Chamber staff and event committees choose the design for each event. Call 879-0882 ext. 203 or email for more information. Events that need artwork are the Steamboat Marathon, Fourth of July, Cowboys Roundup Days, Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, Tour de Steamboat -- Century Ride and Labor Day Rockin Roundup. Artwork deadline is Nov. 1.

Yampa Valley motocross races set for Aug. 21, 22
Yampa Valley Sports Rider Association presents the RMXA District 25 Motocross Summer Series races in Craig on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22.
Practice begins at 7 a.m. and the races start at 8 a.m. Races will be at Thompson Hill, south on Ranney St. past the landfill. The association is expecting about 480 participants in this event. There are 25 classes depending on age and skill level. Riders start as young as 4 years old in the peewee division. Cost for spectators 12 and older is $10; cost for youths 6 to11 is $5 and 5 and younger get in free. The Lions Club will be running a concession. Spectators are urged to wear sunscreen and bring eye protection. Call 824-2182 or 824-2428.

Youth Soccer practices Mondays, Wednesdays
The fall season will start Sept. 1 for Craig Youth Soccer boys and girls teams for youths 10 to 12. Practices will be Mondays and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Woodbury Park. Matches have already been scheduled with Meeker and Steamboat. Call Bill Sawer at 824-0116 or Shannon Buchannan at 826-0567.

Mustang Club sponsors horse-handling workshop
The High Plains Mustang Club is sponsoring their first horse-handling workshop on Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. With an open-forum format, local members will share years of experience and offer consultation to participants. The workshop will be held on a ranch, 696 County Road 22, four miles north of Craig on Hwy 13. All horse owners (mustang or not) and those interested in owning a horse are welcome however, if you are thinking about adopting a horse in the Wild Horse Roundup scheduled in September you are encouraged to attend. Call Dona at 824-0105 or 824-9406.

Craig Daily Press seeks reps for Editorial Board
The Craig Daily Press is accepting nominations for community representatives on its Editorial Board. The community representatives would serve a four-month term from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31.
The Editorial Board includes two community representatives and three members of the newspaper staff. Newspaper staff members on the board are publisher Samantha Johnston, editor Andy Smith and senior staff writer Christina M. Currie.
The Editorial Board formulates the Our View opinions expressed on the Opinion page of the newspaper.
Readers interested in serving on the Editorial Board should send a letter of 500 words or less expressing their interest in the board to Smith at, or at 466 Yampa Ave., Craig CO 81625.
Nominations are due Aug. 27.
Call Smith at 824-7031 with questions.

County Fair seeks drivers for Demolition Derby
Demolition Derby drivers are needed for the 86th annual Moffat County Fair on Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig. Gates open at 8 am. Races start at noon. The guaranteed purse is $4000. Entry is $50 and pit passes are $20. Rule packages may be picked up at the Craig Daily Press or the Fair Office, 539 Barclay St. Call 824-9180.

Today is last day for golf tournament registration
The 10th annual Craig Kiwanis Doubles Scholarship Golf Tournament will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Yampa Valley Golf Course in Craig. This year's tournament will be dedicated to the memory of Dan Ovenden. There will be a shotgun start. The format will be six holes best ball, six holes chapman and six holes scramble (worst drive). Any twosome welcome -- men, women, couples, golfers and nongolfers. The cost is $50 per team. Cart and green fees are not included. The entry deadline is 6 p.m. today. The first sixty teams to pay play. Prizes will be given for first through fourth places gross and net. There will also be "special" category prizes awarded. Contact the Yampa Valley Golf Course.

Relay for Life benefit to be held in Rangely
A Relay for Life sponsored by the American Cancer Society in coordination with the Craig and Rangely Phi Pheta Kappa honor societies will be held Aug. 27 and 28 at the CNCC-Rangely campus.
Teams of eight to 10 members will walk in a relay through the night to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Each team will be asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event to raise awareness that cancer never sleeps. This year's event is a Rock-for-Cure event and teams are encouraged to dress like their favorite rock band.
A prize will be awarded to the best-dressed team. Back-to-back entertainment will be provided through the night. A pizza party will be held at midnight and a breakfast will be provided.
Team members can bring their RVs or tents to set up for members, families and friends.
Area businesses and churches are challenged to sponsor teams of employees or members or volunteer to sponsor existing teams. Individuals who are not sure they want to participate on a team but would like to volunteer to help with the event through all or part of the night are encouraged to call in as soon as possible. Many volunteers will be needed.
If you are a cancer survivor, please join as an honorary guest in the Survivors Lap, which begins the Relay for Life.
Your strength and courage will help the community see that cancer survivorship is real and that there is progress in the battle against cancer.

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